Here are my most recent posts:

People are more likely to view work as meaningful when it mattered to others more than just to themselves.  In our article, “What Makes Work Meaningful?”, we highlighted some research findings on the qualities of meaningful work.   Professor Katie Bailey, from the University of Sussex, and her research team …

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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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