Month: June 2019

Why I Am No Longer Saying “Culture”

About 15 years ago, I was sitting at an office dinner party, and the company president was giving an emotional speech about the importance of company culture. The speech was inspiring, revolutionary, and confusing. Confusing because I was unsure what he meant by culture. Did he mean the behaviors he would like to see in the organization? The camaraderie and connections that existed within…

How can a HR vendor standout in a sea of competition? #SHRM19

Just flying back from the SHRM National Conference. This SHRM conference was the biggest ever. Over 20,000 HR and TA pros and leaders all in one location. Thousands of others from vendors and support staff. It was a bit crazy and awesome all at the same time. When you go into the expo of SHRM National (and other giant conferences like the HR Technology…

The Hassle of Performance-Based Pay

Are performance-based pay structures worth all of the hassle? It feels like the amount of effort that goes into these pay structures might not be worth the squeeze.  Typically performance-based pay requires the measurement of key performance indicators. That means that I’m paying someone to measure all of the “stuff.” That’s fine for me because as we know, you can’t manage what you can’t…

Expert Opinion: HR Tech & ATS

Continuing with our expert opinion series, we contacted the leading ATS providers to know their views about how HR technology is bringing a positive change in the functionality of Applicant Tracking Systems. You might want to read their opinions.

Get Ready for Gen Z – the Next Wave of Talent

Move over, millennials. There’s a new kid in town. Heralded as the most diverse, best-educated generation yet — it’s clear that the Generation Z population (those born after the mid-90s) is much more than simply the “little brother” as they start trickling into the workplace. By next year, Gen Z-ers are expected to make up one-fifth of the workforce. So, it’s about time you…

Karriere.at acquires majority stake in hokify

Karriere.at, the leader in the job classifieds market in Austria, has acquired a majority stake in hokify for an undisclosed amount. Hokify plans to expand its operations to Germany and to continue to establish itself in the recruiting of skilled workers in Austria within the next five years.

Xing appoints AI expert

Xing, the German business and professional social network, is appointing Dr. Ing. Sabrina Zeplin as Senior Vice President of the company’s Product platform.