HR Happy Hour 249 – Live from HireVue Digital Disruption

HR Happy Hour 249 – HireVue, Digital Disruption, and the Big Lies in HR

Recorded LIVE at HireVue Digital Disruption 2016, Park City, Utah

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

Guest: Mark Newman, Founder & CEO, HireVue

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This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve was joined by Mark Newman, Founder & CEO of HireVue, the leading technology provider of video-based technology solutions for talent acquisition, assessment, and talent analytics. HireVue essentially created the category of ‘video interviewing’, but now are much more than just that, with new technology on assessments, coaching, and deep learning now a part of the overall talent platform. On the show Mark shares the larger HireVue story and then talks about the three ‘Big Lies’ in HR and Talent – one, We NEED more candidates;, two, Millennials don’t want long careers with any one company;, and three, The War for Talent is back on.

Mark shared some great ideas on how organizations can avoid getting trapped by these ‘big lies’ and how technology plays a role in managing these challenges.

You can listen to the show on the show page here, or by using the widget player below:

This was a fun, and really interesting conversations with one of the most interesting technology leaders in the HR tech space.

Many thanks to HireVue for having the HR Happy Hour at Digital Disruption this year.

And also thanks to our sponsor Virgin Pulse, learn more about them at www.virginpulse.com.

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HR Happy Hour 248 – Generational Influence vs. Life Stages – The Battle!

HR Happy Hour 248 – Generational Influence vs. Life Stages: The Battle!

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

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This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish talk about one of their favorite reports.  The KPCB Internet Trends Report by analyst Mary Meeker came out last week. In the report, Ms. Meeker examines macro trends in technology, economics, demographics and more.  Trish and Steve talk about a few of the major items, one being the impact of generations on the workplace and behavior.  There is a heated debate regarding what impacts behavior most.

FYI – Steve felt he was right of course.

We also talked about some of the major shifts in world and workplace demographics and how some of the major tech trends might impact work, workplaces and Human Resources.

You can listen to the show on the show page HERE or by using the widget player below:

This was a fun and interesting converstaion for sure. And many thanks to our HR Happy Hour Show sponsor Virgin Pulse, www.virginpulse.com.

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HR Happy Hour 247 – Greenhouse and the Future of Recruiting Technology

HR Happy Hour 247 – Greenhouse and the Future of Recruiting Technology

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

Guest: Daniel Chait, Co-founder and CEO, Greenhouse

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This week on the show, recorded live in San Francisco on site at Greenhouse Open, the customer event for recruiting technology provider Greenhouse, Steve sat down with Greenhouse Co-founder and CEO Daniel Chait to talk about how companies can become great at recruiting and how modern recruiting technology can help them achieve this goal.

Turns out, at least some of the process changes that companies can implement, like going into candidate interviews with a structured plan, or making sure you understand which are the key elements or attributes that are likely to make a candidate successful can elevate an organization’s recruiting function into the top 10%.

Additionally, Dan and Steve talked about the market for recruitment technology, why it might be so crowded with solution providers, and why most recruitment technology providers have made a mistake by trying to make recruiting simple and somehow ‘not core’ to the business. Dan and Greenhouse feel that recruiting is hard, important, and are creating tools to make organizations successful at these tough challenges.

You can listen to the show on the show page here, or using the widget player below:

This was a fun and interesting show – many thanks to Dan and the entire team at Greenhouse for having the HR Happy Hour out at the event. And also, many thanks to our HR Happy Hour Show sponsor Virgin Pulse, www.virginpulse.com.

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HR Happy Hour 246 – Do you need an HR system? What leaders need to know

HR Happy Hour 246 – Do You Need an HR System? What Leaders Need to Know

Hosts: Trish McFarlane, Steve Boese

Guest: Dave Fiacco, PeopleStrategy

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First, Steve and Trish are THRILLED to welcome our new partner and sponsor, Virgin Pulse to the HR Happy Hour show!  Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, designs technology that cultivates good lifestyle habits for your employees. Please visit them at www.VirginPulse.com for more information.

This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish talked with Dave Fiacco, President and COO of PeopleStrategy. As President and Chief Operating Officer of PeopleStrategy, David Fiacco sets the bar high and ensures the company upholds its promise to deliver exceptional solutions coupled with extraordinary service.

Dave talked with us about a topic that leaders everywhere struggle with.  Do you need a HR system?  Do you need to upgrade your system?  If so, how do you know and what are the steps?  Some of the issues we tackled on the show:

-What considerations should HR think about during the process of moving from using Excel or other home grown tools to an actual HR system?

-How do HR leaders (or other leaders) decide if a suite or point solution is what they need?

-How does the type of solution you choose tie into pricing?

You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or by using the widget player below.

This was a fun and interesting show, thanks again to Dave Fiacco for joining us this week.

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HR Happy Hour 245 – Talking About Talent, Culture, and Technology

HR Happy Hour 245 – Talking about Talent, Culture, and Technology (on the Radio)

Recorded Friday, May 6, 2016

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

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This week on a fun twist on the HR Happy Hour Show, we are replaying/reposting an appearance Steve made recently on the Win-Win @ Work Radio Show that is broadcast weekly on WSCA FM, 106.1 in Portsmouth New Hampshire,

Steve was interviewed by Win-Win @ Work host Kristi Baxter and Michael Cameron, (who are fantastic), and the conversation touched upon innovation in the HR technology marketplace, how technology is helping HR leaders and organizations with talent management, succession planning, and career development, and finally, on the ongoing debate of hiring for culture fit vs. hiring for raw talent.

You can listen to the show on the show page HERE or using the widget player below:

This was a really fun and interesting conversation, and we thought it would be a great idea to share this interview with the HR Happy Hour Show community as well.

Big thanks to Michael and Kristi for having Steve on the Win-Win @ Work show!

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Oracle HCM World: Pushing Toward a Changing Workplace

As an HCM analyst, one of the questions I get the most is what my prediction is for the direction of human capital management in the next 3- 5 years.  I’m lucky in that I am able to attend many events and “Analyst Days” so that I can hear how HR technology providers are focused on driving that direction.  I recently attended Oracle HCM World in Chicago, IL.  If you have not attended before, it’s a wonderful way to not only learn more about Oracle and all their HCM offerings, it is a way to learn from some of the top industry leaders and walk away with a new perspective on the future of Human Resources.

The latest information, provided by Chris Leone (SVP & GM Oracle HCM Cloud), shows that Oracle has:

  • 6K+ HCM Cloud customers
  • 1K+ Core HR customers
  • 275+ Fortune 500 companies
  • 2K+ ERP customers
  • 600 Live Core HR Customers (70- 100 “go live” each quarter)

This impressive growth shows that the momentum Oracle has enjoyed in recent years appears to be continuing.  With more and more businesses moving to the Cloud for their organizational systems, there appears to be no end in sight for the ways that HCM providers can grow their technology offerings.

Oracle is focused on a few areas that seem to be getting a lot of play, but that may or may not resonate with HR professionals just yet.  The next few years will tell if companies are ready for:

  • Investment in Talent solutions over other areas such as Payroll or core HR
  • Collaboration analytics to determine how well people are working together
  • Wellness and reputation management solutions
  • Consumerized HR solutions that will bring the same personalized experience to employees that we all have when we shop online
  • A fully integrated learning module

The learning module is one that caught my eye as an opportunity for immediate interest to customers and prospects.  Oracle has been working on the learning module for over 2 years. There is complete integration to the existing employee profiles.  They also created Communities, which brings a YouTube channel approach to the clients. Clients can have public or private communities where content is pushed to employees, as they need it.  Learning is no longer a stand-alone, it can be part of any one of the Oracle applications.

As you can see, Oracle remains a provider to watch.  They continue to examine how work is changing and then come up with solutions to meet those new organizational needs.12938299_10156838555100523_4829286294804735114_n

 

Note: At Oracle HCM World, Steve Boese and I recorded a series of video interviews with several Oracle HCM customers and partners. We’ll share some of those videos here at H3HR.com soon.

HR Happy Hour 244 – Global Trends in HR Technology from HR Tech China

HR Happy Hour 244 – Global HR Technology Trends from HR Tech China

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

Guest: Madeline Laurano

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This week on the HR Happy Hour show, join hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane as they talk with Madeline Laurano, co-founder of Aptitude Research Partners.   Fresh from the HR Technology Conference in Zhuhai, China, the three talk about the trends in HR technology and how they are similar around the globe.

Specifically, the conversation covers having Talent Acquisition as a priority and the Chinese focus on services.  With that focus, there is great interest in acquiring and using the best and most relevant HR technologies.  We also talked about the way that China officials brand their city and the benefits US organizations could gain by having that focus.

We also talk about the way that China uses social media in their organizations.  The perception is that they ban most of the sites we use in the US.  And while that may be true, they have alternatives that may be just as effective.  In fact, the US contingent all embraced WeChat and loved it.

You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or by using the widger player below:

This was a really fun and lively show, and we hope you give it a listen.

And many thanks to everyone at LRP Publications and China Star for putting on the HR Technology China conference and for inviting us to participate as speakers.

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HR Happy Hour 243 – Live from Oracle HCM World 2016

HR Happy Hour 243 – Live from Oracle HCM World

Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane

Recorded LIVE at Oracle HCM World 2016, Chicago

This week on the HR Happy Hour show, join hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane live from Oracle HCM World 2016 in Chicago. At the event, Steve and Trish talked about some of the themes and ideas from the conference including how technology continue to disrupt HR and HR leaders, the challenges of integration across HR technology platforms, the need for HR technologies to provide consumer-grade user experience, and how the migration of enterprise technologies to the cloud creates opportunity for HR leaders and their organizations.

Additionally, Steve shared his pro tips on how to describe your professional experiences, the major stages of enterprise technology innovation, (featuring a Y2K reset), Trish explained the difference between employee engagement and employee commitment, and Trish scored a major point be beating Steve to the punch when discussing the need for HR and Financial systems to work together seamlessly.

You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or using the widget player below:

This was a really fun and lively show, and we hope you give it a listen.

And many thanks to everyone at Oracle and the Oracle HCM team for welcoming the HR Happy Hour to the event!

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HR Happy Hour 242 – Big Ideas for Employee Benefits in 2016

HR Happy Hour 242 – Big Ideas for Employee Benefits in 2016

Recorded Wednesday March 30, 2016 at the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

Guest: Nate Randall, President and Founder, Ursa Major Consulting

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This week on the show Steve sat down at the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference with Nate Randall, President & Founder at Ursa Major Consulting to talk about three big ideas and trends in employee benefits that Nate is seeing as he works with organizations around the country.

Nate shared some ideas around managing benefits in a global and distributed environment, and the challenges that can present. We also talked a little about use of Private Exchanges for employee benefit coverage, and some considerations that employers should take into account when evaluating this model. Finally, we spent some time discussing the new trend of employers offering Financial Wellness programs for their employees, and some important factors employers need to consider before deploying these kind of programs.

Nate also shared some insights from one of his former roles at Tesla Motors, and the challenges they faced in scaling up the organization from under 1,000 employees to over 13,000 in a very short time.

You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or using the widget player below:

This was an interesting and informative show with one the the industry’s leading experts and thinkers on employee benefits – we hope you will check it out.

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HR Happy Hour 241 – Tackling Recruiting Challenges with Modern HR Technology

HR Happy Hour 241 – Tackling Recruiting Challenges with Modern HR Technology

Recorded Wednesday March 23, 2016

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

Guest: Jon Bischke, CEO and Founder, Entelo

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This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Trish and Steve are joined by Jon Bischke, CEO and Founder of Entelo, a leading provider of innovative HR and recruiting technology solutions that help organizations find and assess talent as well as help them improve the diversity of their talent pools and pipelines.

Entelo technology helps organizations not only unearth candidates by building comprehensive candidate profiles that are far more complete than what can be found on a simple resume or LinkedIn profile, but it also enables organizations to spend their limited time and resources focusing on learning more about the very best candidates.

Entelo has innovated in the area of diversity, and has built what are the industry’s first set of solutions explicitly designed to help organizations enhance and expand the diversity of their candidate pools. Listen to the show to learn more about how Tech can help HR leaders in this important area.

Jon also shared details of the World’s Greatest Sourcer contest – you can learn more about that at www.worldsgreatestsourcer.com.

Additionally, Steve lamented the fact that resumes still are not dead as yet., we pitched (once again) the impending Diet Dr. Pepper show sponsorship, and the idea of recruiting for ‘Culture Add’ instead of ‘culture fit’.

You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or using the widget player below:

This was an interesting and informative show with one of the HR and recruiting technology industry’s most innovative leaders, many thanks to Jon and Entelo for joining us.

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