“Leader-proof” your transformation efforts: Mind the gap

Posted by Noah Rabinowitz on May 24, 2017.

As the world rapidly transforms around us, organizations have had to learn how to adapt quickly or risk falling behind, or even worse, become extinct. For example, only 12 percent of the Fortune 500 com­panies from 1955 are still in business, and last year alone, 26 percent fell off the list.1 During periods of disruption and change, leaders can either serve as the primary catalyst for growth, or hold companies back. One of the greatest challenges today is understanding whether the leaders you have in place are the right leaders to support transformation.

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The path to HR sustainability

From the digital workplace to digital HR to sustainable HR

The path to HR sustainability
Posted by Michael Gretczko on October 27, 2016.

For those of us active in the realm of HR and business, “digital HR” and the “digital workplace” have been hot topics. But as is often the case with new terminology and buzzwords, they can mean different things to different people. We’ve thought a lot about the challenges HR faces and the role of “digital” in addressing them, and it’s more encompassing than many of the definitions we’ve seen. The digital workplace is what powers digital HR, which in turn enables HR to sustain itself in the face of disruption.

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Heading to the cloud? Learn from this company’s speedy trip

Posted by Tim Ely, on June 8, 2016.

The potential benefits of moving from on-premises systems to cloud-based systems are well-documented, including lower up-front investment, reduced ongoing maintenance and costs, ease of updating, faster implementation, standardization across systems, and the like. These factors, along with a desire to transform HR to more easily access reliable data and better serve users, led one global company to migrate to the cloud in a big way—retiring more than 70 legacy systems on its brisk 15-month journey.

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The secret of sustainable HR

The secret of sustainable HR

Posted by Erica Volini on April 12, 2016.

Last month, Deloitte was listed on Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for List…for the 17th year in a row (don’t worry, this isn’t a blog post about how great Deloitte is, although I am pretty proud of this organization). I still remember when we made the list for the first time. We were #8 and I remember thinking–where do we go from here? Given that it was 1998 and the heyday of exponential change hadn’t quite embedded itself in our lexicon, I couldn’t imagine how we could do much better. But what I really couldn’t envision was that 17 years later we would still be on that list. Achieving success is one thing, but sustaining it–especially in our ever-evolving world–that’s quite another.

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Myth busting HR Shared Services

How accurate are your perceptions of HRSS?

Myth busting HR Shared Services Posted by Greg Vert on March 16, 2016

If you still think of HR Shared Services (HRSS) organizations as little more than call centers and data entry hubs, it may be time to reset your perceptions—and your expectations. HRSS is continuously evolving to meet a new set of demands from the businesses it supports. To meet these demands, the modern HRSS operates more like a commercial business—focused on cost control, value creation, and customer service all at once.

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HR trends, strategies top attention-getters in 2015

HR trends, strategies top attention-getters in 2015

Based on the HR Times posts that garnered the most views in 2015, our readers are especially drawn to stories highlighting what’s new and trending in the world of human capital and how businesses are responding. As we welcome 2016, we’ll be watching the progression of these trends as well as continuing to track new developments that impact people and performance. Get ready for what’s next with a quick review of the topics that captured the most attention over the last year.
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10 new trends in HR technology signal big disruptions

10 new trends in HR technology signal big disruptions

Posted by Josh Bersin on November 24, 2015.

Imagine a human resources application that runs on your phone, knows your location, and recommends people with which to network. It provides continuous onboarding and transition assistance. It also evaluates time-management aptitude to help improve productivity, automatically assess work behaviors, offer feedback on improving work-life balance, and offer on-the-job skills training. It may even share exercise and healthy eating tips where and when you need them.

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HR Times Redux: Have you seen these top posts?

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Over the past three years, HR Times has been discussing the talent-workforce-leadership-learning-organizational sphere with a broad audience of HR leaders and practitioners from business, industry, and government. We’ve looked at the trends and technologies, the challenges and risks, and the opportunities and imperatives for the future. Now we’re taking a brief look back. Here are a few of the top posts that have garnered the most attention. Did you miss any? Take a look and take away some food for thought.

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Hot from the HR Technology Conference and SuccessConnect

Talent Analytics

Posted by Josh Bersin on October 9, 2013

This week at the HR Technology Conference and SuccessFactors SuccessConnect, we are releasing two years of research in the area of talent analytics. After interviewing more than 50 companies and surveying nearly 500 organizations, we found an enormous opportunity for Human Resources organizations to improve their impact on the business through BigData principles applied to HR.

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