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IT Leaders Turn to APIs, SaaS to Drive Business

The vast majority (86 percent) of IT respondents say they’re under "moderate" to "extreme" pressure to deliver services faster than last year.

Enterprise Tech

Seven Ways SaaS Providers Should Improve Their Service

The hidden reality in the SaaS community: It's not the software, but the service that differentiates cloud providers in building quality customer …

SaaS

Hello As-a-Service Economy, goodbye Outsourcing, Part I

When we coined the term “The As-a-Service Economy” a year ago (remember our famous Ten Tenets post), we never quite anticipated we were helping …

Innovation

Has Your Company Considered Outsourcing Your HR Business Processes?

<i>Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Ana Gomez of GEP.</i><p>In the last few years, the enterprise’s investments on business process services is …

Outsourcing

Are Your Human Resources Practices Putting Your Company at a Disadvantage? | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Auren Hoffman, CEO of LiveRamp, on Quora</i><p>The main goal of Human Resources should be to attract, retain, and grow talent (and, of course, to improve the overall quality of the talent base).<p>HR needs to be an enabler and a real help to each business unit within an organization.<p><b>Every manager</b> …

Human Resources

Three make Winner's Circle for Multi-tower HR Outsourcing: NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP

When God invented broad-scale multi-process outsourcing for the back office in the 1990's, a big chunk of the Global 2000 leapt up screaming "Please …

Employee Engagement

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Latest news<p>Strategy, culture and values<p>HR issues dominate complaints from whistleblowers<p>3 May 2018 Miriam Kenner<p>Reports of sexual harassment or abuse …

Sexual Harassment

Lack of confidence in skills and tools stall HR analytics uptake

There’s a huge gulf between intent and action when it comes to HR analytics, reveals a survey by cloud HRMS provider Fairsail.<p>Only 13% of the 150 …

Data Warehousing

Stop hiring data scientists until you’re ready for data science

I had yet another call last week with a brilliant data scientist working inside of a Human Resources Department of a major business. This HR data scientist has both a strong analytics and predictive analytics background. She has a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and a Master’s degree in predictive …

Data Science

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Latest news<p>Employment law<p>Asda worker who ‘deliberately’ obtained additional refund for toothbrush was unfairly dismissed<p>4 May 2018 Miriam …

Sexual Harassment

HR Needs To Raise Its Game If It Is To Take Its Place In The Front Rank

With all the talk of the continuing struggle to find and retain talent in a world where few organizations know the sorts of people they are going to need in the coming years, one might think that this would be a great time to be in human resources. That does not seem to be the case, however. Long …

Human Resources

A great HR journey lies ahead

Tips for Building a High-Performing Team in a Niche Industry

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The author of this post is a strategic HR leader at kCura, an eDiscovery software company.</i><p><b>By Dorie Blesoff, Chief People Officer at</b> …

Human Resources

Big Data and HR: Why HR Needs to Enter the Game

Big data is everywhere. For years, big data seemed to be for the data geeks and the super quant jocks, but today it’s used in marketing, customer …

HR is overdue a ‘creative reinvention’

Most Discussed<p>As a new financial year looms, Sonia McDonald CEO & Founder LeadershipHQ, makes two suggestions to enhance leadership development …

CEOs

Beyond Human Resources: 4 Ways to Improve Human Capital Management

Credit: Dean Drobot/Shutterstock<p>Human resources departments play a complex and dynamic role in businesses, but their primary responsibility is what's …

CEOs Seem to Get It, But What About HR Leaders?

Here’s another survey analysis and report that should be required reading for all HR professionals — <i>pwc’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey</i>.<p>The survey …

Human Resources

5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Do you love your job? Do you pop out of bed on Monday, ready to tackle the week, or is your "pop" more like a slow drop and roll? Given the latest Gallup State of the American Workplace Report findings showing that almost 70% of workers are disengaged at work on some level (and that number actually …

Internal Communication, Digital Workplace | simply-communicate

Most of us know that the answers to some of our biggest corporate conundrums lie within our frontline workforce. The challenge of course is...<p>A …

How Remarkably Successful Women Win in the Workplace | Inc.com

This week, there has been a lot of talk about what women should or should not say in the workplace. After a <i>Business Insider</i> piece by Ellen Lease regarding women's use of the word "just" went viral, many reactions have followed.<p>There are those who stand with Lease, citing the numerous studies that …

The Workplace

Millennials, Jobs, Job-Hunting Skills for Young Women, Men

When it comes to job-hunting, there's no question millennials have harnessed the power of the Internet to their best advantage—leveraging social media interactions into interviews and using LinkedIn accounts as up-to-date workplace portfolios, for example. But according to results from a new …

3 important secrets HR won't tell you

Well, when it comes to our work environment, I've got the "The Marshall Warning: At work, anything you say or do (or anything you should have said, but didn't) may be held against you!"<p>Although I meant The Marshall Warning to be somewhat of a joke, unfortunately, it's also very true.<p>In fact, I've …

Should You Send That Email? Here’s A Flowchart For Deciding

Email is broken. There’s too much of it, no one can agree on how to use it, it’s too easy to send, which encourages a glut of CYA CCing, and there are spammers. Online IT Degree (which is apparently the real name of a real website) has ventured into this fray with a lighthearted flowchart, designed …

HR: You CAN Get There From Here

R.E.M sang the words and they are sometimes, jokingly, attributed to people from Maine – “you can’t get there from here.”<p>For those in HR, it’s not an …

5 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Leader In The Digital Age

Ten years ago, the stereotypical image of a great leader was a strong, serious and somewhat intimidating type.<p>Today, we often hear that a great …

Americans Are Overworked, but Still Surprisingly Happy on the Job | Inc.com

Are you overworked, yet happy at work? If so, you're not alone. Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, released a new survey today that shows that Americans are both overworked and happy. Confused?<p>Fifty-three percent of Americans feel overwhelmed at work, but 86 percent …

The Workplace

High Performance BPO: The Value Multiplier Effect

Automation, analytics and talent are driving greater value in today’s BPO. In this year’s High Performance BPO Report, we highlight the businesses and service providers who, together, are realizing lasting value from their BPO relationships.

Accenture

Looking for your aaS? (IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS vs. BaaS)

Our API is getting a lot of traction these days. We enable our customers to perform lookups against our masterfile via a REST API. Recently, we've …