Why didn’t Apple invent these??

Tech Crunch writer, Brian Heater, introduced us to the earphone set that is also a charger for your phone. Now, if you're a fan of Apple products, and have an iPhone 7 or above, you KNOW you are as irritated as I am that Apple has done away with the separate (and standard) headphones outlet. … Continue reading Why didn’t Apple invent these??

HR Analytics: Take Small Bites

True or false? Chocolate is essential to the production of effective people data analytics. Trick question. The answer is highly dependent upon who you ask. (If you're asking me for analytics, then, yes, definitely, the consumption of chocolate will be imperative.) Now that I have my chocolate, let's indulge in some more realistic true and false dialogs. True … Continue reading HR Analytics: Take Small Bites

After the HR software selection, then what?

So, you've made the decision that it's time to change your HR systems platform. You've got a great in-house staff who knows where the current gaps are, knows something about the software options out there and is eager to create HCM nirvana for your organization. Who will you trust to implement your new system? Here's … Continue reading After the HR software selection, then what?

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