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BUSINESS, HR

Stephen Lynn: The Heart of HR Technology is Still the People

CEO Stephen Lynn, “We think about data security all day long.”

Stephen Lynn, Chief Executive Officer – Dovetail Software

Stephen Lynn
“We (at Dovetail) have people who live and breathe thinking about security. What we do at the core is storing, transmitting customer / employee data. So that is what we have to live and breathe and think about.” – Stephen Lynn

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Stephen’s mind:

On Employee Happiness: “What drives development of HR software. The heart of it is still people. Most CEOs will tell you that their biggest assets are their people. But do they walk the talk – do their actions follow their words? You will find lots of companies, CEOs, and senior management who will talk about the wellness or the importance of their people or the happiness of their people. But how many actually concentrate or focus on that – and what is the impact of that? .” – Stephen Lynn

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.

BUSINESS, HR

Dwane Lay, “There’s Nobody Busier than the HR Practitioner”

Dwane Lay, “Customer Experience means the Whole Life Cycle of the Customer”

Dwane Lay, VP – Customer Experience – Dovetail Software

“I think that really everything after the sales process, you are building the relationship upfront, but it’s the management piece after that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. We hear a lot of people talk about their relationship with the vendors never gets better than right before they sign the contract. The whole, You’ll do anything to get me as a customer, why won’t you do anything to keep me as a customer? We try to make sure we do everything to make our customers happy.” – Dwane Lay

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Dwane’s mind:

  • Customer Experience is a Partnership with the Client
  • Having HR Experience Makes a Difference in how you serve an HR Department
  • How being a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Process Designer assists in his role
  • The Biggest Problem with HR Technology
  • HR Experience + Great Developers = Great HR Tech Product
  • Lean HR, eliminating waste to do your job better
  • Retooling HR by John Boudreau
  • Dwane writes about Planning for Long-Term HR System Success.
  • On Twitter: @DwaneLay

On Lean HR: “Lean Tools, generally speaking, they look at our business processes and how do eliminate waste, how do we get better at what we do, how do we get faster, how do we take care of our business operations with fewer resources applied to it – usually it’s just clearing out the nonsense. With Lean HR, it really started as a passion project for me to look at these tools that are available – that quite frankly, are not that complex, but you have to have someone teach you how to use them. We don’t do a good job in HR of teaching people Root Cause Analysis tools, Decision-Making Tools – we don’t tend to include that in the curriculum.” – Dwane Lay

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.

BUSINESS, HR

Kane Frisby, “By HR, For HR”

Kane Frisby, “Using HR Data to Serve the Whole Organization”

Kane Frisby, Chief Strategy Officer – Dovetail Software

“The majority of HR teams are probably running unhealthy and getting fit takes a bit of effort. We like to help HR departments run themselves and we keep our product up-to-date.” – Kane Frisby

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Kane’s mind:

On Getting HR Fit: “If you are running on-premise software or are still using post-it notes and spread sheets, there are products out there for you, like Dovetail to help you get HR fit. You are probably running unfit software, take a good look out there.” – Kane Frisby

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.

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Matt Yunker: Sales Ethics and Integrity

Matt Yunker, “Showing Efficiency and Savings”

Matt Yunker, Director of Sales with a Focus in Healthcare

“One of the reasons I came to Dovetail was the integrity of the organization. Ethics is a big deal to me. You just can’t lie to a customer. I see it over and over. And I  think ‘Lies by Omission’ is a big issue in sales, where you just don’ tell them and you let it go and you deal with it later. If I were the customer, how would like to be I like to be sold to? What would I like to know up front? I need to know so that I can make an educated decision.” – Matt Yunker

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Matt’s mind:

  • Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite
  • Healthcare Focus
  • By HR, for HR
  • A Product that gives HR a voice at the table
  • Organizational Wellness
  • Sales Ethics and Integrity
  • Acting with Integrity can determine Organizational Wellness
  • Efficiency and Savings
  • Why Conference Attendance is important
  • Matt Writes about Sales Ethics

On Integrity: “Those that are operating at an unethical manner or with a lack of integrity? I think it comes from the top down – they are driven by the bottom line and it comes from senior leadership that says, ‘This is what I want to see and I don’t care how you get there.’  And, fortunately, our organization isn’t like that — one of the reasons why I came to Dovetail was I felt our senior leadership had integrity.” – Matt Yunker

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.

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Russ Resslhuber: Change is a Constant in HR

Russ Resslhuber, “We can posit that change is constant!!”

Russ Resslhuber, Senior Sales Engineer with Dovetail Software

Russ, what is the best part of your job:

“It’s never the same — every prospect we meet with – though they may have the same fundamental needs, will have a different perspective on them, on what matters the most , on how they want to tackle solving them. And sometimes, you do encounter new problems you haven’t seen before, new questions that haven’t come up. And that is what keeps it interesting, it is never the same thing twice.  I’m also really pleased that the produce we have, Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite, designed as we like to point out ‘Designed HR, for HR‘ – really does address virtually all of the needs we encounter. We have very rarely come up with a situation where we not able to come up with a really good solution for a problem that was presented to us by a prospect.”

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Russ’s mind:

  • Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite
  • Common Issues and Challenges for HR departments today
  • Updates and Upgrades to software today that benefits HR
  • The Advances of SaaS and HR Tech today
  • Impacting Organization wellness
  • “We can posit that change is a constant”
  • Data – Is HR doing enough with the data they collect?
  • Automation: keeping current with changes
  • “Measuring what’s of interest today”
  • The importance of configureable technology to the HR departments of today

On HR Case Management: “Fundamentally – what HR Case Management is about, is understanding what’s going on. It’s developing data that is precise and detailed about what kind of issues employees are encountering, what kind of questions are they asking, how are we responding to them. It really is fundamental in being able to even answer the question, how are we doing? what are we doing right? what are we doing wrong? where can we get the biggest bang for our buck?”  – Russ Resslhuber

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.

BUSINESS, HR

Bill Kutik on intrepidHR at HR Tech

HR Tech Industry Icon: Bill Kutik

Bill Kutik stopped by intrepidHR at the HR Tech conference in Chicago recently and shared his insights and expertise. What keeps Bill invigorated?

“These are the people who know the most about a field Ive been heavily involved in for the 27years. You just don’t give that up in a flash. You play the edges of it, so I’ve found good edges to play, and it’s worked out quite well.”

Check out this great interview and learn the latest and greatest on Bill’s mind:

  • HR Technology today
  • The HR Tech panel with Naomi Lee Bloom, and Brian Sommer
  • What Bill envisioned when he launched HR Tech
  • The “Town Meeting of this Industry”
  • “Technorati” of HR Tech
  • Firing Line with Bill Kutik – Bill’s show on YouTube – check it out!
  • 65% of HR Tech attendees are 1st time attendees

“I could not be prouder than any godfather, father, or grandfather of what this event has turned into.” – Bill Kutik

Thanks Bill!

BUSINESS, HR

HR Latte, EPISODE 100: Bill Kutik

HR Tech Pre-Conference CHATS: Guest Bill Kutik joins Rayanne for this #KeyPointPodcast 
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HR Latte, episode 100


Series:
 Pre-HR Tech

Bill KutikBill Kutik, of Firing Line with Bill Kutik, joined Rayanne for this special edition of HR Latte, a pre-conference conversation for the 19th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition.  Bill Kutik is a legend in HR Technology with 27 years under his Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive Magazine and having been the founder of the HR Technology Conference 19 years ago, which HRE owns.

“The facts are good enough.” – Bill Kutik
What else do we need to say?

HR Technology

Bill started Firing Line with Bill Kutik two years ago while producing audio and written content, as well, to benefit the industry by sharing key points, ideas, information, and technology for human resource professionals and those who build , market, sell technologies which support the HR industry.

Check out Bill’s latest Firing Line with guest Naomi Bloom: HR Tech Guru Naomi Bloom on Getting Faster Software Implementation – Tech has exploded but not the selection, buying and implementation of software, which remains largely manual. Naomi Bloom has some answers.

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • Firing Line will Bill Kutik
  • The Perfect Learning Object: a 5-minute video
  • Oct 1 Issue of HRE highlights Bill’s annual review of HR Tech: SAP, Oracle, Workday
  • Most Memorable HR Tech Conference: 9/11/2001

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