Here are my most recent posts:

Of all the emerging technologies, blockchain is the least exciting as a technology, but potentially the most impactful on society.  Blockchain doesn’t converse with you, it won’t 3D print your house or cut out your kidney stones with precision while the surgeon has a cup of tea. In terms of …

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The HR Tech Congress, the second held in Paris, was yet again a splendid mix of stimulating speakers, great organisations and brilliant technology.  However, the smell of revolution was in the air…   Professor Gary Hamel made a rallying cry that was so loud it could be heard 17km away …

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  For the last 19th years, Sierra Cedar have been conducting a survey on HR System adoption.  This demonstrates admirable commitment to a market that ebbs and flows like the form of our star strikers in the European Football Championships (who are only on their 15th edition).  The survey is …

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The 2nd HR Tech World was held in London’s ‘ExCel’ centre – oh the sweet irony, and a pertinent reminder of how far we have come!  Here is my view of some of the themes emerging from the conference. This was an excellent conference with good speakers, a mix of …

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What is the impact of SaaS on HR Outsourcing?  I have written how BPaaS (business process as a service) might provide a “Silver Lining for HR Outsourcing”. One of the pioneers of BPaaS is OneSource Virtual, who are well known in the US as one of the largest Workday implementation …

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The relentless move of HR to the cloud is ongoing, with over 2000 organisations now using or moving to the Big 3 software providers. HR in the Cloud customers (approx) 650 @OracleHCM 732 @SuccessFactors EC 550 @Workday #HRTech #HCM — Andrew Spence (@AndySpence) September 8, 2015 And HR software in …

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We are indeed living in a time of ‘Brilliant Technologies’. I studied Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence back in the mid ‘90s. The multi-disciplinary researchers dreamt about natural language comprehension and powerful AI computing power. Fast forward 20 years and they would be delighted to meet ‘Miss Siri and Mr …

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At HR Tech Europe last year I was fortunate to meet a very nice robot, called Oscar, who works for Oracle. In ‘speaking’ to the Robot, I noticed it’s intelligence was limited by the human who was hiding behind the conference stand using a microphone.  It dawned on me that …

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