Recharge HR – The Story

I’m passionate about wellness at work. Here’s why.

For most of my career I was fortunate to be part of a major Fortune 500 company. I had insane career growth opportunities (IMHO) and real adventures in learning, leading, traveling and challenging myself. When I became a single mom, I had a manager who understood I needed to work at home when my daughters … Continue reading I’m passionate about wellness at work. Here’s why.

TAKING THE WORK OUT OF THE WORK DAY – SAP’s #HumanRevolution Revealed at SuccessConnect 2018

 “How to start a revolution: round up a Rockstar team of humans.” Ya gotta have heart Chairman, Bill McDermott made a point of telling the story of his first meetings with Lars Dalgaard, founder of SuccessFactors, to discuss the acquisition of SuccessFactors by SAP.  Bill recalls Lars saying: “You gotta protect the heart!”  Bringing the … Continue reading TAKING THE WORK OUT OF THE WORK DAY – SAP’s #HumanRevolution Revealed at SuccessConnect 2018

WWPD? What Would Payroll Do (if it actually modernized for a digital workforce)

"Success in the digital future will depend on your company's ability to implement digital technologies innovatively, by rethinking strategy, culture and talent." ~ MIT Sloan Management review. Face it we are in the digital future. It's now. I have quite possibly been one of the biggest skeptics on the idea that payroll could look much … Continue reading WWPD? What Would Payroll Do (if it actually modernized for a digital workforce)

The Science of HR: No experiments, please!

One of my favorite Disney characters is the lesser-known Figment - an impish dragon who challenges traditional thinking and scientific proofs as he interacts with scientist, Dr. Nigel Channing on the EPCOT ride, Figment's Journey into Imagination.  "Sure, you can see with your eyes," says Figment, "but imagine what you could see if you used your … Continue reading The Science of HR: No experiments, please!

Strategic HR for a New Industrial Revolution

There’s a rumble in the atmosphere as technical advancements of the last three decades convene together upon something larger than themselves.  Enter the workplace of the Fourth Industrial Revolution where the data points we have carefully collected over the past several decades are now connected in ways that would be the envy of The Jetsons. … Continue reading Strategic HR for a New Industrial Revolution

Imagine Loving HR Again

In her Ted Talk,  Why Art Thrives at Burning Man, Nora Atkinson poses the question: Why in this increasingly digital age are people still coming out into the desert, in extreme conditions to make art? And the answer: it's because of the human connection. In the world in which I work, we talk about making everything … Continue reading Imagine Loving HR Again

The Beginning

So, this is my first blog post on "Recharge HR!" And I want to tell you a little bit about why and how this online book came to be. In my work with Americas' SAP Users' Group (aka, ASUG), I was hired to be the Human Resources ("HR") subject matter expert. First, let me say that … Continue reading The Beginning