Are we facing a looming crisis in employee competence?

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In the midst of all the euphoric discourse about how new forms of digital technologies are able to disrupt established industries, a most foundational trait commonly shared amongst these stated examples almost always gets lost: The best disrupters of our time today do not follow an established playbook.  Almost every industry is being disrupted around […]

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Why high-performing cultures barf at most employee engagement initiatives

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Employee engagement is clearly the new kale. It’s become a contender in the game of buzzword bingo in the workplace and even boardrooms. But in all fairness, it’s a real issue. Forbes magazine cites results from a Gallup poll: “…70% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ and are emotionally disconnected from their […]

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Looking forward to TechHR 2015 this week #TechHR15

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I’m privileged to spend a day in Gurgaon this week at the People Matters TechHR Conference. I keynoted the inaugural event last year on Why Human Capital Must Fuel Digital Transformation and I came away learning far far more than what I talked about. The event last year was spectacular. Back then my biggest take away was […]

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What Integrated learning truly means. Three lessons we’ll share at SuccessConnect #sconnect15

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With millions of subscribers, over a 1000 customers and rated THE leader in integrated talent management for social technologies by IDC, at SuccessConnect next week, we’re going to share some really incredible SAP Jam customer stories on transformative HR and Learning from SuccessFactors. Here are some of the big topics: Knowledge vaporization is becoming a […]

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Why Performance Management needs to be disrupted. Pronto.

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Possibly the most soul-sucking activity at work is the prescribed employee performance process. Whilst the intention is good, in practice, the chain between strategy and goals, and execution levers – the material and mentoring resources, analytics and technology to improve the odds of success, and finally, the measurement of outcomes as they relate back to business strategy, […]

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Who said giant bubbles in tech are a bad thing? SAP / Successfactors named leader by IDC!

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IDC just announced that Successfactors is a leader for Worldwide Social Technologies specifically related to its Integrated Talent Vendor Assessment. This one meant a lot as it directly put to test our stated product and go-to-market promise and singular focus on solving core functional KPIs, with purpose built collaboration software. Back in 2012 we entered the cloud collaboration […]

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Looking for digital signals at #HRTechConf

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Heading to the 17th annual HR Tech Conference in Vegas this coming week for a day. The Human Resources domain is becoming increasingly more important because for every line of business… …the world of recording transactions and expertise and performance and other metadata about work, and where work gets done will need to be increasingly […]

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