Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

How H&R Block Has Transformed their Hiring Process

When you have to hire over 80,000 employees every tax season, you learn a thing or two about effective recruiting. One of the most important things H&R Block, the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, has learned is not to get comfortable in its recruitment practices. Year after year our company re-examines and evolves those [...]

Countdown to HR Tech World

Recruiters today face challenges that their predecessors never imagined. With the rise of social and mobile technologies and the empowered consumer have come a bevy of consumer-like expectations among those searching and applying for jobs. These expectations are even greater among the top candidates. For example, a recent study showed that 75 percent of high-potential [...]

Annual Performance Reviews: Lose-Lose?

A recent lawsuit filed against Yahoo alleging unfair firing practices tied to a performance review system implemented back in 2013 has brought a decades-old debate back into focus. The suit claims that (in a similar vein to GE’s infamous annual house cleaning, made famous under Jack Welch) Yahoo’s methodology is more of a Draconian measure [...]

10 predictions for HR in 2016

The famous Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr once warned “prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future”. Whilst I fully concur with that sentiment, like an inebriated lemming being merrily edged towards the precipice of a cliff, it’s time to take the plunge and give my ten predictions for HR [...]

The Most Sought-After Talent Prefer Mobile Recruitment

Employees designated as high-potentials are especially attracted to searching and applying for jobs using mobile devices, according to new research. Nearly 70 percent of high-potentials surveyed by the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute said they are more drawn to organizations with a mobile recruitment option, compared with 51 percent of other employees. About three-quarters of high-potentials [...]

The Future of HR in 2016

What are the trends in HR that will likely affect how companies plan their business strategy in 2016? We hear terms like personalization, collaboration, open systems, analytics adoption and more. I asked several of my Smarter Workforce leaders to share their predictions on important HCM trends in the coming year. Read what they think 2016 [...]

Finding and Retaining the Right Talent Goes Beyond Promoting a Job

We all know that finding and retaining the right talent goes far beyond just promoting a job with a good benefits package and a few perks. Talent acquisition is about driving candidate attraction by creating brand awareness, building lasting relationships, and enriching the overall candidate experience, much like marketing does with consumers. Success will depend [...]

The IBM-SAP Alliance

One of the best parts of my job as VP of Smarter Workforce engineering is meeting with our clients and gaining a deeper understanding of their current and future needs in terms of HR solutions. The newly announced IBM/SAP Alliance is very exciting because it directly addresses what our customers need and want: simple, fast [...]