Talking at the U.S. State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world.
Look for new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows.
Though his talk is geared towards dynamic statistics vs perspectivs being tested, there are principles here that are applicable to systems of any sort… With the ever present question being, “Is your dataset representative to your perception?”read more
Tech Trends in Talent Acquisition: HR Professionals, Decision Makers, and Recruiters Hungry to Harness the Power of Social and Mobile Technology
iCIMS Sees Registrations for 12-City HR Hero Event Series Soar
As iCIMS’ innovative 12-city, 2013 HR Hero Event Series moves into its 2nd quarter, the company is reporting a surge in interest from HR professionals across the country when it comes to finding out about the latest technology trends that are impacting their industry.
Full schedule for Q2 available now…read more
Regardless of where you are in your career, which function you hold, and what your day-to-day responsibilities are, being a process-oriented individual is critical for optimal success. Processes create efficiencies, improve communication, give an organization a sense of structure, can guide companies through the toughest of times and the best of times, can prevent chaos from erupting in all types of scenarios. If a key employee leaves, if a company is scaling quickly, if a company is downsizing quickly, or if a new client is brought on board—all of these are scenarios in which having clear processes in place prior to the event will help transitions happen far more efficiently and smoothly, and keep business running as usual otherwise. If you don’t have appropriate processes in place for events like these, chaos can ensue quickly. Cara Aley provides some fabulous project management and process-oriented books that are well worth reading for the operations-driven individual.read more
The HRIS World is calling for writers for our blog. We are a professional blog that is read by 75+ countries and 10,000+ monthly, with nearly 50% of our audience being decision makers in their company or business. The other 50% is comprised mostly of admins, recent grads, and college students. Topics include, but are not limited to…read more
Dawn Altnam lives & works in the midwest and loves following the business tech world where spends her time researching her interests and then frequently sharing her discoveries in blogs.
Technology investments are necessary for any business wanting to keep up with today’s mobile world.
However, in a struggling economy, few businesses are able to provide their employees with the latest technology.
This problem has become even more prevalent in recent years, as the speed of innovation has forced companies to replace hardware at a staggering rate.
Thus, business leaders must make an unfortunate choice between spending limited funding on new technology or running the risk of becoming obsolete.
Click the read more button to discover how every cloud has a silver lining…read more
orginally posted 8-August-2010 image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net Have many thoughts concerning business processes being used to optimize the economic strength of a company in today’s economy and found the following on PNMSOFT and could not really summize nor say it better myself… Paramount Needs Automating administrative and repetitive processes to increase the ROI, improve risk management and make it easier to track and report on financial decisions is paramount to a streamlined, efficient, and effective HRIS system. If the...read more
originally posted on 8-November-2009 image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net With the economical challenges every business is facing, trimming costs and maintaining a watchful eye on overhead and project costs is paramount for all businesses, whether SMB’s or international enterprises. The economics landscape is changing drastically — and ideas, innovative or not, need to be focused on providing more return for their investment… This includes an increase in efficiencies, cost-effectiveness, a well-defined ROI is imperative to keeping costs...read more
originally posted on 23-September-2009 Many projects have started off with much anticipation and high energies between vendor and client. Some clients end up rolling forward quite readily with their project while others — well they are trying to figure out how everything cooled off to the point where they feel like they are standing in the middle of a large empty room holding an empty bag full of questions. Earlier on, the client may have found themselves in a position where they just had more questions than answers and falsely...read more
Rashed Kahn is a regular contributor to The HRIS World. The implementation of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) product can be an expensive exercise that consumes much of your time. My work with 2 different companies in the role of internal ERP solution manager, where I implemented and maintained an ERP in many different companies, locations and business units, has given me first-hand experience of the challenges involved. Tools Are Key You may be wondering how such a thing is possible, and what tools exist to enable such quick...read more
Background Checks aren’t Enough: How to Hire the Right Person for your Company If you’ve recently entered the world of hiring, in which you, for the first time, are sitting on the other side of the interview table, you may breathe a sigh of relief. You may think that, now that you’re in charge, being the interviewer and not the interviewee is going to be easy. In hiring, that’s misconception number one. Misconception number two is that hiring the right person will be apparent after talking for only a few minutes. Of...read more
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of law suits… - Epicor sued over alleged ERP project failure (September 2011) http://bit.ly/oPuNJd - Oracle sued by university for alleged ERP failure (May 2011) http://bit.ly/lfy0D3 - Marin County alleges SAP, Deloitte engaged in racketeering (February 2011) http://bit.ly/r6wWHN - And more big failures from 2010 (December 2010) http://bit.ly/gK4Q3s For some, the fact that these matters are now heading to the courts is surprising, and for others not surprising at all. They have...read more
We have published several articles concerning the project life cycle, project management, and assessing the approaches most of us use with gaining and implementing a system. To provide a focal point, here is a listing of the articles — I’m quite sure we have others that need to be included, but this is a start… BEFORE searching for your HRIS system There is a better way to approach a HRIS project that will provide more benefits than the traditional project methodologies that many embrace… Systematic & efficient planning...read more
Through the customizations allowed with WordPress plug-ins, The HRIS World is now mobile friendly for viewing on smartphones and mobile machines. The WPtouch plug-in, distributed by The Brave New Code, Inc., is available for free from either WordPress.org or for the Code’s own website. They do offer packages with more kick to it, ranging in price from $49 to $199 The HRIS World will be starting with the free package and will implement a better package in the future. So far, we have seen a drastic improvement when accessing our...read more
Is this really the right question? Maybe the question should be: what project methodology is best suited of this project? Much of the discussion on project management today focuses on project life cycles – especially the various RADs, or rapid application deployment. Being a software development methodology, RADs involve methods like interactive development and software prototyping. This has resulted in RADs being a merger of various structured techniques, especially data-driven Information Engineering, with prototyping techniques to...read more
From my own 17+ years experiences, it all starts with the lack of proper planning and perspectives from the very beginning. The whole process leading up the RFP is usually not thorough enough as well as not drilled down enough — many times a needs assessment involving an objective interview with the key end-users is done haphazardly or not done at all… And WHO does this needs assessment can create beneficial and/or detrimental impacts that can affect the project in a HUGE manner… Many times bringing in the...read more
This is the last of 3 articles looking at Project Management from a perspective outside the box. In the first article, Performing A Needs Assessment on Project Management, we asked questions that focused at the whole process of obtaining and implementing a HRIS system… Is it really necessary to… change what is working? improve upon what is working? change what is not working? change what is not working well? In the second article, Reassessing the Management in Project Management we discussed the improvements that can be made that will result...read more
In my last article Performing a Needs Assessment on Project Management, a discussion was presented to look at the effort and resources consumed throughout the project (including the budget). A comparison of these two variables to the project phases provided the following diagrams, using the same timelines… At the end of the previous article, we posed the following questions… Are the methodologies really working or is just providing the desired results for the moment? For what is working, what results are trickling through the project that are...read more
In our first 3 articles, we provided an introduction to what is a HRIS system? rethinking beyond the traditional project methodologies when selecting a HRIS system during the implementation of a HRIS system a systematic, efficient selection and planning process to your HRIS project As with any methodology, it is inevitable there would be a need to strengthen any weaknesses. Most methodologies and processes evolve in cycles, usually resulting from the needs that grow as the result of new technologies and from evidences that certain aspects of...read more
originally posted on 14-July-2010 Just what is HRIS? Well, simply stated, HRIS is an acronym for Human Resources Information Systems… HRIS is also known as HRMS… Human Resource Management Systems… Or HCM… Human Capital Management… But this is just enlightening you to the acronyms and not telling you a thing about HRIS… HRIS, HRMS, HCM is the management of data and application system(s) whose ultimate goal is to produce a check as well as store and provide information of the...read more