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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

Cinderella HR Techies Gather in Orlando

May 29, 2008
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HR technology professionals will gather next month at Walt Disney World at a time they are living a kind of fairy tale—complete with some scariness. After years of toiling away as a kind of corporate stepchild on systems given little respect, HR software specialists are suddenly rising in stature.
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Seats at the Table, but Whos Ready

May 28, 2008
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When it comes to the long-sought “seat at the table” for HR leaders, Libby Sartain sees both good news and bad. Sartain, who sits on the board of directors at retailer Peet’s Coffee & Tea, notes that human resource leaders are increasingly joining such boards—a clear sign of growing clout for the profession. But she notices a dearth of HR practitioners who are prepared for top jobs in the field.
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Libbys Life in HR ... So Far

May 28, 2008
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Renowned people chief Libby Sartain looks back on her three decades in the profession as she exits Yahoo for a career break. One of the most recognizable names in HR, Libby Sartain talks to Workforce Management about the field she has helped shape—and what the future may hold for it.
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Glitzy Talent Management Interfaces Shed Light on Org Chart Software

May 21, 2008
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By borrowing the organization chart interface for their products, talent-management software makers are drawing attention to what has been a quieter corner of the HR software market: products expressly designed to create organizational charts.
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Special Report on HR TechnologyTalent Management Software-Style Over Substance

May 21, 2008
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The latest talent management products—modeled on organizational charts and baseball-card-style representations of employees—certainly have an appealing look, but skeptics dismiss the software as a fad that does little to boost effectiveness.
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