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HR Doesn’t Innovate

Edward Binney and Harold Smith co-invented crayons in 1903, which doesn’t seem that long ago. Fortune cookies were invented back in 1918 — but I have to admit that I thought fortune cookies were some sort of ancient Chinese dinner ritual. (This makes me mildly racist. Sorry, guys.) John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry built the…

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Company Culture is a Myth

Laurie Ruettimann is a workforce expert and podcaster. Please check the homepage for her most recent podcasts, LinkedIn courses, and newsletters.   I’ve been saying that your company doesn’t have a culture for years. You incorrectly apply the word “culture” to a group of people who behave a certain way because their lives are dominated by a few powerful figures…

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Predictive Analytics

A few weeks ago, Bill Kutik asked, “Is predictive analytics for HR the greatest shuck and jive since social recruiting?” Is Predictive Analytics for HR, the greatest shuck and jive since Social Recruiting? Read this #HRTechConf — Bill Kutik (@billkutik) October 27, 2014 I don’t know how to answer that question in a polite way. Instead,…

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