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Most Important Function of the Future = HR, by Marc Coleman, HRN Europe

The most talented department of the future will (need to) be human resources. Organisations work fine, it is the people working in them who decide the outcome. Increasingly, line leaders are filling the CHRO positions because they have greater understanding of business models, change management/transformation and plenty of experience at finding solutions to often very complex issues – so the theory moves to business management…

From Inside Out, Speed Your Company’s Social Transformation, by Kare Anderson, Forbes

“If HP only knew what HP knows,” former HP executive Lew Platt once famously said. Now that enterprise social software can spur company-wide, transparent sharing and collaboration, there’s no excuse. In fact, providing employees with easy and obvious ways to learn faster together and from each other is proving to be one of the most successful approaches for companies to stay competitive and spur employee esprit de corps…

Why Are Companies Hiring Overseas? They’re Going Where Revenues Are, by Jacque Vilet, TNLT

Extract:  Companies now target “emerging markets” for revenues. These include greater Asia, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and even Africa. These are the “hot” markets. They have middle classes (as defined by the World Bank) with money and insatiable appetites for spending. And they are growing exponentially. According to The Economist, Western multinationals expect to find 70 percent of their future growth there…

The HR Department of 2020: 6 Bold Predictions, by Erin Osterhaus, The New Talent Times

Without a doubt, software is changing how HR functions. But rather than spell the end of the human resources function, the nine experts I interviewed predict these changes will provide growth opportunities for HR professionals. This article lays out what will change and why, as well as how HR professionals can prepare…

Quick Tips for Starting Your New Employees Off Right, by David Lee at Ere.net

 I’ve been working on a program for a hotel group that includes how to onboard new employees and thought I would share with you a modified version of the tip sheet I created for it. While it obviously doesn’t include the level of detail and nuance to design the perfect new hire experience, it will give you guidance and a framework…

 The datification of Human Resources, by Josh Bersin, Forbes

A new buzzword has hit the business world:  Datafication – turning an existing business into a “data business.” Think about it this way:  LinkedIn has “datafied” our professional connections. Facebook has “datafied” our friend network.  Google has “datafied” our search and information retrieval. Twitter is “datafying” news and real time information. Waze is “datafying” our driving. The NSA is “datafying” our entire lifestyle :-) . This will continue…

How Fun is Your HR Tech?, by Steve Boese, HRE Online

In an environment where the expectations for all kinds of technologies are changing, HR technologies included, the single-most important need your HR systems should be meeting is to engage employees and let them have fun…

The global talent challenge, by Ritu Mehrotra, The global talent challenge

 Globalisation has paved the way for a plethora of opportunities as well as challenges for corporations. With the business world on a roller coaster ride, there is a tremendous transformation in the way companies have started sourcing their talent globally. Goods, capital, knowledge, technology and trade are more globally connected than they have been ever before. This connection has only increased the challenges faced by the companies in sourcing talent. The only challenge which always manages to get the utmost attention of hiring managers is building a strong talent pool and then sustaining the same. However, finding the right kind of talent has become the unattainable objective for MNCs…

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code by Brendan I. Koerner, Wired

J. Paul Gibson began to teach programming classes for teens out of frustration. A computer scientist at the National University of Ireland, he had by 1998 become shocked at the ineptness of his students. “I was seeing 18- and 19-year-olds having trouble with basic programming concepts that I myself had learned when I was 12,” recalls Gibson, who taught himself to code on a Sinclair ZX81…

45 Pieces of Career Advice That Will Get You to the Top, by The Daily Muse Editor

When it comes to your career, sometimes it feels like you could use all the advice you can get. From picking the “right” career to actually excelling in it, there’s certainly a lot to learn. And that’s why we’ve gathered our all-time best career advice. From starting out at the bottom of the totem pole to advancing to a more senior position to—who knows?—maybe even branching out to open your own business, we’ve collected 45 of the best tips for whatever stage you’re at in your career…

 

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Meta4, with 1,300 customers in 100 countries, manages more than 18 million people worldwide. The company’s R&D&I center located in Spain (Madrid) develops HR applications capable of meeting local and global needs of all types of organizations. The editorial team is made up of professionals with over 15 years of experience in the HR technology field.

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