HRTech Analysts: ‘Bus Boys’ or Thought Leaders?

It’s HRTech month this month, with #HRTechConf just concluded in Chicago and now #HRTechCongress taking place in Paris. Amongst all the vendors, HR and Talent practitioners there will be a bunch of other folks mooching around who we can loosely categorise as “Analysts, bloggers, Influencers, Advisors”. There’s been a lot of talk recently about this group,…

AI is the new black: Reflections from #HRTech

After a full on week in Chicago for the annual HRTech conference, what better place than the west coast to reflect on what came out of Chicago for me. I’ve several inspirations for blogs which will come later in the week, but first up are my overall takeaways from what was a great event. It’s artificial and lacks…

Recruiters and Algorithms: Separating fact from fiction

The subject of “recruiters being replaced by algorithms” is a hot topic of debate, and hype, in our industry right now. Check out this article by Matt Jeffery from SAP on ERE. The comment stream alone shows you the level of passion on both sides of the debate. Those pro the technology suggest that the…

LinkedIn & Microsoft: Laggards or leaders…?

Scanning my facebook feed this morning, I came across this view of the LinkedIn and Microsoft wedding plans from John Sumser, in which provides an interesting perspective. John makes some great points, well worth a read. I think one of the challenges for LinkedIn has been that their original magnetic north was never in recruitment. They started as an…

Gamification or desperation?

I hate the phrase gamification. To me, its a term that serves little purpose than to give journalists and “pop up” guru’s a hook around which to generate hype and promote their personal agendas. Nope, not a fan. I am, however, a fan of game mechanics, a much better and more meaningful way to refer…

The future of HR Tech: #BYOP – Bring Your Own Portal.

Perhaps one of the few advantages of hitting 50 is being able to reflect on how much “working life” has changed over the past 25 years. It has been a period of unprecedented change and on a level exponentially more complex or rapid than that of my parents generation or those before them. Probably the biggest…