The Future of Payroll: 4 Trends to Watch: A Guest Post

Today’s blog post was written by Ashley Lipman. The way the world does business is constantly evolving. From production methods to administration procedures, technological advancements have changed the face of business exponentially in recent years. One of the areas that’s adapting to these changes is payroll. Payroll is a pain point for many business owners, …

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Future Friday: Are changes in the view of productivity changing because of technology?

Many people still view productivity as getting things done or getting things made. HubSpot’s chief people officer, Katie Burke, sees it differently. In an article in SiliconRepublic, she is quoted as saying: “I prefer thinking about performance and impact. It expands the conversation outside of just what you make, and gives room for the ‘how’ …

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Future Friday: Robots are not coming all that quick

We have all heard stories and news reports of robots replacing or displacing workers. Companies are developing driverless cars at what seems a rapid pace. Technology seems fated to give us all large amounts of “leisure” time aka unemployment. The prognostications, however, are not occurring at the pace many people expected. Companies are not adopting …

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Company Changes? Use Technology to Smooth the Path

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonster.org. It’s been said that the only constant in life is change. But change is hard. And while the idea of a new technology tool or a switch in organizational structure can be appealing, the actual execution of such changes can be tumultuous. One of …

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Carnival of HR: It's all about SHRM17

Next week is #SHRM17. I will be in attendance. To recognize #SHRM17 this month’s Carnival of HR is hosted by Melissa Fairman. She is encouraging you to follow the conference via social media if you cannot attend in person. In the meantime she posted this set of blogs to spark your interest in some of …

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Lessons HR could learn from Marketing: A Report from #DreamForce15

Last week I attended the #DreamForce15 conference in San Francisco. For those of you that are not aware of Dreamforce, it is the largest software conference, with 170,000 registered attendees. Yes, it does get hard to move around, especially early in the week. It however is a pretty amazing event. Off the campus however, a …

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Future Friday: The world of work and the Internet of Things

Most of you have heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. Wikipedia defines it as: “..the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the production, operator and/or other connected devices based on the infrastructure of International Telecommunication Union’s Global Standards Initiative. …

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Future Friday: Is there an embeddable device in your future?

How does the thought of being able to embed a device in your body to make your job easier appeal to you? What about an embedded device to improve your health or make you live longer? Would you do it? Many people cringe at the thought, yet there may be just such a device in …

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Future Friday: Beyond Google Glass in the world of HR

When Google Glass first came out people were very interested. Naturally there were naysayers and there have been many announcements that Google Glass is dead. On the other hand there were fans and pronouncements that Google Glass is alive and kicking. I thought it could be a great tool for the Human Resources professional and …

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Future Friday: Will your HR technology cost you employees?

I helped a client with a survey. One of the things that was clear from the responses was that the employees considered the HR technology to be “clunky”.  In fact many of them tried to use it and then gave up. They would resort to paper or email to get what they needed from HR. …

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