June, 2007

Is Google Losing its Appeal for Talent?

Jun 29, 2007 Posted by

The Wall Street Journal posted a great article yesterday regarding Google’s increasing challenge to recruit and retain top talent.  The article highlights three current challenges for Google: As their workforce continues its hypergrowth (currently over 12,000 employees), bureaucracy increases, decision-making slows, and the individual opportunity to have an impact lessens. Highly lucrative stock options are entering their […]

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What Are You Doing for Your Employees?

Jun 28, 2007 Posted by

Apple is giving all of their full-time employees a free iPhone.  Based on my calculations… 17,000 employees x $300 (Apple cost of the device assuming 40% margin on $499 retail price)                  = over $5 million investment in their workforce

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Participate in the 10th Annual CedarCrestone HR System Survey

Jun 28, 2007 Posted by

We all know CedarCrestone for not only being a great Oracle/PeopleSoft implementation partner but for also delivering some of the most comprehensive survey information as it relates to trends in HR technology.  Now is your opportunity to participate in that survey.  Running from now until July 9, the survey will be open for “HR or […]

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101 Things All Sports Fan Must Experience

Jun 27, 2007 Posted by

ESPN.com yesterday published a list of 101 things all sports fans must experience before they die.  It’s a great list.  As I went through the list, I noticed I have accomplished about 10% of the “experiences” including the World Cup (#2), Spring Training (#6), Red Sox-Yankees game (#15), A game at Notre Dame (#23), MLB Opening […]

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Business Leaders Don’t See HR as Key to People Strategies – Is This Concerning?

Jun 26, 2007 Posted by

Last week, Thomas Otter challenged many other noted bloggers to comment on a recent survey by Deliotte essentially stating that HR is irrelevant to corporate strategy.  As the report notes… “While 60 percent of senior business executives consider people issues to be a significant factor in corporate strategy, relatively few of them look to their […]

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