What is virtual reality? What is augmented reality? Are they  the same thing? What are those weird head sets? And what does it have to do with HR? Before we answer those questions and explain the implications for the workforce,  let’s define VR and AR. Augmented Reality In AR,  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used to…

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you know that I watch a couple classic Christmas movies every year: Christmas Vacation and Scrooged. Come January when it’s time to put away the Christmas tree, I always fit in Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. If you are not familiar with this movie, get familiar, it…

It seems like most medium to large towns have that “it” employer.  Sometimes it’s a large Fortune 500 or medium sized private company.  You know, the cool place that you’ve heard is a great place to work. Maybe you saw their company tent at the local 10k and observed how much fun they were all…

Companies spend millions on safe and secure internal communications systems however they still fall short of capturing everyone’s attention. We’re all familiar with traditional methods of organizational communications, things like email blasts, office meetings, IM and Sharepoint. Those methods work very well for employees with easy access to a computer or who work in the same…

Wearables, accessories like smart watches and fitness trackers, are a big part of my life. I have the first generation Fitbit and I pair that regularly with the My Fitness Pal app which helps me track what I eat and how many calories I burn.  Unfortunately, my first generation Fitbit looks pretty slow considering the…

Part 1 in a 2 part series exploring the evolution of technology in the workplace.   I was too young to see the original Terminator movie but I was old enough to sneak into Terminator 2: Judgement Day  (sorry Mom), and on that day my obsession with the Terminator franchise and all things robots started….

The fact is I never thought of women’s issues in the workplace because I have never faced overt discrimination at work. No one has ever made terrible comments to me, sexually harassed me or any of the other actions you think of as discrimination. Do I know that it happens? Have I heard stories? Absolutely….