ICYMI Monday: Le Quatorze Juillet
This is a regular weekly feature here on the Jibe Blog, in which we uncover some of the best recruitment and technology stories from the previous week you may have missed. But first, we take a little trip in the wayback machine.
First of all, congrats to Germany on their World Cup win yesterday – the entire tournament was fantastic and the final victory was well deserved. But today, we’re all about France as we travel back to the French Revolution in our weekly time machine… it is Bastille Day, after all. And hey, we’re all for revolutions and evolution here at Jibe. It was on this day in 1789 that French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a fortress turned prison that housed many untried political enemies of the monarchy. The storming of the Bastille marked the true beginning of the French Revolution and is celebrated today as a national holiday in France.
Though the current renaissance in HR technology may not be as historically significant as the French Revolution, it’s still something our industry will look back on years from now as a true, long overdue technological revolution. The tools being brought to market today, particularly in talent acquisition, mark a wholesale change in the way HR and recruiting functions in today’s digital and online world. With that in mind, let’s get to this week’s stories.
- Why It’s A ‘Glorious Time’ To Be In HR
Speaking of the HR technology revolution, Gene Marks posted this good overview on Forbes last week of what’s driving it – acceptance of the cloud, pent-up demand and more affordable tools. We’d only suggest adding one more provider to his list of recently funded HR tech companies… wink, wink.
- The Digital Highway: Why HR Needs to Move Out of the Slow Lane
While the HR Tech revolution is certainly underway, it is still in its infancy and slow to take off, as Capemini Consulting’s Subrahmanyam KVJ details in his post on Wired’s Innovation Insights forum last week. The results of Capgemini’s recent “Global HR Barometer” survey tell a somewhat alarming story about a disconnect between the perceived need to innovate, and the true appetite to do so among leadership.
- Business Integration Crucial for HR Big Data to be Meaningful
OnRec posted this story summarizing a recent panel of leading HR practitioners, organized by ADP. The panel explored the challenges present in moving big data and analytics from hype to reality in HR, identifying a continued lack of integration and questions around data integrity as major hurdles. But there are solutions now available to significantly overcome these challenges… so again: wink, wink.
- The BAD Candidate Experience: Alive & Kicking
One of our favorites, Rayanne Thorn, who had Jibe CEO Joe Essenfeld on her HR Latte podcast recently, posted a reminder on Blogging4Jobs that we still have a ways to go to improve the experience we’re offering to candidates. While solution providers are offering numerous tools for companies to tackle the problem, Rayanne implores talent acquisition pros to use a simple, old-school piece of technology to help: the phone. Pick it up!
That about wraps it up for this week, we’re off to storm something in honor of Bastille Day. Or maybe we’ll just consume an extra bottle of Bordeaux with dinner tonight. Viva la Revolution!
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