April, 2008

Has Vurv Been Acquired?

Apr 30, 2008 Posted by

A lot of speculation began early last week that Vurv had been acquired and the deal would be announced as soon as May 1st.  As we all know, this space is always abound with speculation.  I have probably heard unsubstantiated rumors about every vendor when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.  Last week, I would […]


The Future of Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO)

Apr 16, 2008 Posted by

This week is the annual migration to New York for the HRO World Conference.  For the first time in 3 years, I have chosen to skip the conference and festivities (client work taking priority).   With the increased chatter around HRO as a failed model, it should make for great conversation during and after the conference.  […]


Why Professional Athletes Have Provisions in their Employee Contracts

Apr 12, 2008 Posted by

Most professional athletes have iron-clad contracts that prevent them from activities considered “career threatening”.  This includes activities such as skydiving, motorcycle-riding or water-skiing.  I once knew a professional baseball player that went on the disabled list because he got tossed off one of those mechanical bulls you see at country-western bars and pulled his hamstring.  […]


The Importance of Critical Roles

Apr 3, 2008 Posted by

On my drive to Boston this week, I was listening to a local radio show’s interview with the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  During the interview he was discussing his key objectives over the next year including a primary goal to increase the on-campus student population by 15%.  As he discussed his goals, […]


Softscape vs. SuccessFactors – Blame It On The Shoes

Apr 1, 2008 Posted by

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier, today SuccessFactors claimed new evidence that suggests “…Softscape representatives masqueraded as a prospective customer – New Millenium Shoe (www.newmilleniumshoe.com) purportedly operating out of Puerto Rico – in order to gain unauthorized access to SuccessFactors sales materials and SuccessFactors’ password-protected sales demonstration site.”  The claim was part […]