What is on HR’s Mind?
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What is on HR’s Mind?

It’s almost 2013, and the first trend papers have been published. 2012 was a busy year for HR, with many developments in the HRTech space. It all started early this year with SAP’s acquisition of Successfactors. Then Oracle bought Taleo and IBM Kenexa. So for the first time in many years HR was labeled as…

HR’s Identity Crisis
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HR’s Identity Crisis

Do you know what an identity crisis is? In psychology, it’s a failure to achieve ego during adolescence. Those who emerge from this stage with a strong sense of identity are well equipped to face adulthood with confidence and certainty. Those who fail to achieve a cohesive identity – who experience an identity crisis –…

The HR Delivery Dilemma

The HR Delivery Dilemma

Ever heard of the HR Delivery Dilemma? It’s when you have seen so many 3- and 4-letter abbreviations that you don’t know what to do any more: SAAS, PAAS, BPO, SSC, the list goes on and on. Fortunately, it’s not all black and white, and you don’t have to look at this from an either/or point…

2008: What’s in store for HR?

HR has come a long way in the last 10 years. Coming from a traditional administrative role, HR has worked hard to revitalize its services, aiming to better fulfill its strategic and tactical role. Administrative services have been optimized and made as (cost-)efficient as possible. Now that most organizations have achieved this minimum standard, the…

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Shared Services

Shared services operate within organizations by providing services to internal clients. They operate on business principles and provide internal services at a cost and quality that is acceptable to its clients, when assessed against alternatives. They are referred to as shared services, because their activities are shared by units across entire organizations, instead of duplicating…