What are SaaS Bundles?

Most of HR technology is SaaS technology. What is that? Software as a Service (SaaS; pronounced /sæs/) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as “on-demand software.” SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a…

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What’s Trending in HR Tech?

Want to know what’s trending in HR tech? Big data. Also known as the phrase you’re misusing. It’s the beast that won’t go away. Nobody knows what it is and everybody fears it. Customer experience. Some call this CX and others call this UX because there are gradations of customer and user experiences. Anyway, I…

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9 Steps to Streamline the Hiring Process

Here are 9 steps to streamline the hiring process. Don’t lose anybody. Make sure your good people don’t quit. Don’t hire stupid people. Then you don’t have to fire anybody. Use the internet. People look for jobs on the web. Read the resumes people send you. I bet there’s a winner in there. When someone…

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Regent’s University London Speech

Hi, everybody. Today is the big day. I’m addressing the graduates of Regent’s University London. I’m excited about my speech. There are almost 200 graduates and about 700 people will attend the ceremony. Due to time constraints — and faculty who want to wrap this up quickly — my designated time has been reduced considerably.…

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HR Mothers I’d Like to Follow

My cat, Roxy, is mesmerized by the M.I.L.F. $ video. If you don’t know anything about it — and why would you because you have taste? — here’s the description from Wikipedia: Set in a candy-colored town called “Milfville,” it features Fergie with a group of famous mothers, including Kim Kardashian West, Chrissy Teigen, Alessandra…

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HR Office Politics

The one area where I’ve consistently failed during my entire career is office politics. I’m so bad at it. When I first started working, I could barely navigate the landscape of my HR department. I walked into a minefield of hormones, broken promises, and horizontal envy. I thought the way to make a name for…

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Happy Birthday, Sarah (White) Brennan!

Today is Sarah Brennan’s birthday. You’re like — who the hell is Sarah Brennan? I’m like — she’s Sarah White, but she’s got a new last name in late 2014 because she married a dude named Jake. You’re like — I still don’t know her. Is she new? No, Sarah Brennan is not new. We…

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Marathon Monday: No Excuses

I spent the first thirty years of my life making a lot of excuses about my job, my wellness, my mental health, and the overall state of my life. Some of those excuses were true. Many were lies I told myself. Those days aren’t entirely over. I’m full of shit and lazy on countless occasions.…

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Top 5 Issues for HR in 2016

Here are my top 5 issues for HR professionals that will impact your job for the rest of 2016. The election. I’ve been telling you for years that HR sits at the intersection of work, power, politics and money. This election is an HR election. Watch accordingly. HDHPs. High-deductible health plans are all the rage.…

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I’m HR Positive

There’s a movement in my industry called “HR Positive.” You guys are sharp. I don’t need to draw you a map. It’s about saying positive things about HR and being helpful instead of critical. Being positive is a good way to live your life. Why be a jerk if you don’t have to be a…

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