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Of the 15 innovations we highlighted in our summer survey with HR Tech World, the lack of awareness of potentially one of the most transformative technologies should be a worry to us all.   Blockchain – the much hyped, and clearly the most mysterious of all the innovations for HR …

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We are living in challenging times. Unpredictability and uncertainty in the economic and political worlds continue to impact confidence in consumers and businesses at global and local levels.   While some welcome volatility, in general instability is anathema to business. HR leaders aren’t immune from these concerns. When questioned by …

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As we all know by now, the new General Data Protection Regulation was passed last year and will come into effect in May 2018. According to a recent Financial Times report, many EU companies are “dramatically underestimating the impact of new data protection regulation… and failing to prepare adequately for …

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A company’s success depends on employee productivity, which, by the way, isn’t necessarily about working their fingers to the bone. Workplace productivity is simply the measure of time or effort that’s spent to get things done.   When employees have high productivity, operations become more efficient, sales targets become more …

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As a Human Resources professional, I often find solace in Anthropology; the study and understanding of humanity’s past to uncover and guide our future. It’s somewhat easy to see why as I carve a career into a business profession that has witnessed arguably the largest evolution of all in such …

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In 2016 we conducted our third HR Realities survey in partnership with HRN, the organisers of HR Tech World. One of the interesting and unexpected results of the survey was how it highlighted the challenges of being a “decentralised” HR function – especially in relation to their experience of HR …

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It’s that time of year again—HR Tech World is in full preparations for our flagship Amsterdam show on October 24-25, which will be our largest yet.

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People Analytics is one of the most talked about disciplines within HR. Interest in the subject continues to soar, adoption levels are on the rise and in my experience at least, people analytics is increasingly acknowledged as a core element of HR’s response to the challenge (and opportunity) presented by …

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  Julie is nervous about her forthcoming meeting with the executive board. As HR director of her company, she noticed a significant dip in employee engagement right around the annual performance appraisal period. She goes into the meeting armed with her engagement data and a proposal to change the current …

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Last month, I wrote on what not to miss at HR Tech World in San Francisco. And, I didn’t! And, I learned a lot. My overall lessons learned — Lesson 1: Unleash, disruption, and people aspects are more important than the technology. Lesson 2: People Analytics sessions were the most …

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The next time you’re recruiting new talent for your company, you might be evaluating them through a game they play on their phones. Gamification is a relatively new trend in the HR industry. Since traditional interviews are getting boring, however, we’re always open for something new to explore.   Have …

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“The future has an ancient heart” – attending HR Tech World San Francisco on 14-15 June 2017 brought this quote back to my mind as it perfectly describes my sentiment after listening to many speakers and participating in many conversations.   All the key learnings (as superbly summarized by David Green) lead to …

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