Caveat: I know that my position on this is somewhat biased given what we do at Triple Creek. But hey, this is a blog and I’m entitled to be opinionated, right?
The next #HRTechChat takes place on Friday, Dec.
The answer is lots of technology. Over the past 20 years, technology has in fact exacted an inescapable mark not only on the process of talent acquisition, but on the search for jobs, too -- i.e. talent acquisition's mirror image.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Unlike last week, the twitter and news streams related to the human capital management (HCM) space are pretty docile. Outside of @TimTebow, the European debt crisis, Putin’s billionaire “challenger” and the Republican primaries, it’s been a quiet Monday. So I am going to take the opportunity and get geeky on you, workforce management (WFM) style.
What's more exciting than stories about big companies buying smaller companies? Big companies buying smaller-but-still-big companies, that's what—in the cloud. And that's what we witnessed this past weekend, when the very, very big SAP AG acquired the not-exactly-small cloud-based HCM vendor SuccessFactors, Inc.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. On Friday, I participated in my first #HRTechChat #tchat, where dozens of us discussed the primary technologies that changed HR, whether HR staff is hesitant to surf the waves of the evolving technology trends, who should HR’s best friends be, and so forth. I was prepared to summarize the discussion today and add my POV, but a couple of things have happened since then, which I feel I have to address (thankfully, though, someone else wrote a great summary of the former).
Compared to what did, it's a much tougher question to answer.
This past Friday afternoon, the first of four questions for our debut #HRTechChat, "What are the top 'technologies' that revolutionized HR the last decade and why?," set a tone that generated nearly 400 tweets in an hour's time, making our inaugural Twitter chat a teeming one. To everyone who participated, thank you -- the conversation covered a phenomenal amount of ground.
"What are the biggest advantages for HR with HR technology today?"
That's the question we'll discuss at our first #HRTechChat. When is it? Tomorrow! That's Friday, Dec. 2, when you can hop on Twitter at 11am PT / 2pm ET and weigh in.
What does it mean to keep social media an inside job? It means turning to social media networks that aren't outside. Networks such as LinkedIn and BeKnown are outside. They continually tug at your employees, tempting them with the lure of a drug known as networking, which almost always delivers a gratifying, satisfying high; to use this drug, however, your employees almost always must go outside, and although some can handle their networking, many, often your best employees, will almost always move on to much harder drugs—like quitting.
I hope we all enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday. It’s my second favorite holiday after Veteran’s Day.