Items filtered by date: December 2013

Live Long, and Prosper: Spotlight on IHRIM Volunteer, Cindy Imber, HRIP, SPHR, Sr. Manager of Global HR Applications, Columbia Sportswear
This month’s Volunteer Spotlight shines on Cindy Imber, HRIP, SPHR, who is currently the Sr. Manager of Global HR Applications for Columbia Sportswear.  Cindy has worked with HR systems for over 15 years and implemented or upgraded over 10 HR systems including HRIS, Payroll, Performance, Compensation, and Recognition.  

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OntheAirOn March 18, I was the guest on the DriveThruHR Radio.   For those unfamiliar with DriveThruHR, it is a lunchtime chat about topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. The show runs daily, Monday through Friday, at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The host on my show was Bryan Wempen, @bryanwempen, who shares hosting duties with William Tincup, @williamtincup, and Nisha Raghavan, @thehrbuddy.

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New Accenture research reports that “the vast majority of professionals surveyed (91 percent) agree that the most successful employees will be those who can adapt to the changing workplace, and nearly as many (89 percent) report that they thrive on or don’t mind change. Although technology is increasingly gaining traction in the workplace today, Dion Hinchcliffe notes in ZDNet that “its strategic adoption and meaningful application by the typical worker is actually just beginning.”

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Sunday, 23 February 2014 04:18

IHRIM: Your Book of Opportunities in 2014

According to the US government (, the top 5 most popular New Year’s resolutions are:

  • Lose Weight
  • Volunteer to Help Others
  • Quit Smoking
  • Get a Better Education
  • Get a Better Job

While I wish IHRIM could help with the first resolution (top on my list, again, this year), and we don’t have a smoking cessation program, IHRIM can help you with three resolutions – Volunteering, Education, and Career Growth.

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Gaining benefits from the collaborative opportunities and information on CORE: IHRIM Spotlight on Volunteer Denise Eppel, We Energies
IHRIM is pleased to feature Denise Eppel in the Volunteer Spotlight.  Denise, Senior HR Business Analyst, We Energies, has been an IHRIM member since 2010.

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Every time I go to a Human Capital Management (HCM) technology vendor exposition, whether it is at IHRIM, HRTech, or one of the many HR Associations, I am always amazed at the number of vendors, especially new vendors. It has become an overwhelming job just knowing the changes and upgrade offerings of the major players in HCM, but dozens of new niche vendors offer new systems solutions each year. How do you know what the right fit is? Which will be reliable? Who will treat your organization as special? These are tough questions to answer in the fast changing world of HCM technology.

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Please join us in welcoming to the IHRIM Eye, Jim Pettit, HRIP, Sr. Liaison Workday HCM Project Manager, CareFusion. A long term IHRIM member, Jim has served in a number of volunteer roles and was recently elected to the IHRIM Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2014.
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Earlier this year we published our top 10 predictions for HR technology as provided to us by industry thought leaders in the IHRIM community.  As we head to the end of the year, we thought it worth visiting these predictions by reprinting the article below

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Thursday, 14 November 2013 16:08

Enjoying an abundant life thanks to IHRIM

Enjoying an abundant life thanks to IHRIM – spotlight on Dr. Lisa Plantamura, HRIP, Assistant Professor and Director of Instructional Design, Centenary College
IHRIM shines our volunteer spotlight on Dr. Lisa Plantamura, HRIP, Assistant Professor and Director of Instructional Design, Centenary College

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Las Vegas is HOT, and we’re not just talking about the weather! So it’s only natural that it is the venue chosen to debut this year’s HOTTEST and most innovative technologies supporting HR. On this special edition of #HRISChat, we’re talking with attendees at the show about what they’re, seeing, hearing, loving and loathing. Join IHRIM Board members Jeremy Ames and Damon Lovett (of Gaucho Group and KnowedgeSource, respectively), as they explore the top products and trends from every area of HR. Weigh in on buzz worthy topics like SaaS, Mobile, Big Data and the Cloud with our co-moderators who will incorporate product vendors and show attendees into the conversation.

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