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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HR Happy Hour 240 – Oracle HCM World Preview: Big Bets for HR in 2016

HR Happy Hour 240 – Oracle HCM World Preview: Big Bets for HR

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

Guest: Bertrand Dussert, VP, HCM Transformation & Thought Leadership, Oracle

Recorded Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Today on the HR Happy Hour Show, Trish and Steve welcomed back the show Oracle’s Bertrand Dussert, one of our Top 5 all-time HR Happy Hour guests, to talk about some of the ‘Big Bets’ CHROs and HR leaders are making in 2016, as well as previewing the upcoming Oracle HCM World event in Chicago taking place April 5-7 in Chicago.

Bertrand spends tons of time meeting with senior HR leaders from some of the world’s largest organizations and this gives him fantastic insight and perspective on what the major issues are that are facing CHROs today, and how the best performing organizations are tackling these challenges, supported by modern HCM technologies.

We talked data and analytics, the desire to reinvent performance and talent management, and how HR leaders are moving to improve the overall employee experience. Additionally, we debated Steve’s position on the HR Happy Hour Show’s 9-box grid, and whether or not he will ever live up to his potential.

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

This was a fun, interesting, and thought-provoking show, we hope you enjoy it.

You can learn more about Oracle HCM World here. If you will be there, be sure to find the HR Happy Hour Show team, as we will be in attendance as well, doing some interviews on site.

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HR Happy Hour 239 – The Human Jukebox Project, #EntryLevelBoss, and Other Stories

HR Happy Hour 239 – The Human Jukebox Project, #EntryLevelBoss, and Other Stories

Recorded Friday, March 18, 2016

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

Guest: Alexa Schoen, Founder, EntryLevelBoss

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This week on the HR Happy Hour, we welcome Alexa Shoen to the show.  We are thrilled to have Alexa on the show because of her diverse background.  Whether in her role as a freelance Content Strategist & Communications Advisor in Berlin, her newly released album The Human Jukebox Projector her highly successful #EntryLevelBoss movement, Alexa is on the move.  She uses her creativity to inspire others, not only her fellow Millennials, but a whole new generation of people who are looking for inspiration in their careers.

We chat with Alexa about the impact of music and how it’s possible to collaborate via social using that medium.  We also talk about the ways the #EntryLevelBoss movement is training people to think about work differently.  Please  join hosts Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane and our guest, Alexa Schoen, this week for what will be an interesting and important topic.

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, and I hope you check it out.

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HR Happy Hour 238 – Keeping the Human in HR: Live from Ultimate Connections

HR Happy Hour 238 – Keeping the Human in HR: Live from Ultimate Connections 2016

Recorded LIVE at Ultimate Connections 2016 in Las Vegas

Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

Guest: Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP HCM Innovation, Ultimate Software

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This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, we welcome back friend of the show and one of our favorite guests, Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software to talk about the three big mega-trends that are facing HR leaders in 2016, and some of the ways that technology can help HR leaders and their organizations meet these challenges.

The three big topics we touched upon on the show include, the concept of the  “Employee Experience”, and how that differs from traditional ways of measuring employee engagement, the evolution and transformation of performance management as many organizations are re-thinking their performance management processes, and finally, how HR and HR technology has strive to make predictive and prescriptive analytics more accessible and relevant for HR and business leaders in 2016.

This was a fun and interesting conversation about some big issues in HR, ways HR leaders can wrap their minds around these issues, and how technology continues to evolve to address these dynamic trends.

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

Many thanks to Cecile and to the team at Ultimate Software for once again welcoming the HR Happy Hour to the Ultimate Connections event.

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