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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

Employers May Want to Get off Sidelines in Dialogue on Worker Economic Insecurity

August 1, 2006
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Anger about erosion of the traditional compact between workers and employers could spur new regulations and harm companies’ reputations as competition for talent intensifies.
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Homegrown HR Technology

July 15, 2006
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Using an internally produced Web portal called MySource, Qualcomm's HR systems cover a variety of functions. The home-brewed approach makes the San Diego specialist in wireless communications an oddity among large firms.
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Softscape Plans Expansion Amid Growing Sales

June 30, 2006
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Along with such vendors as Taleo, Kenxa, Oracle and SAP, Softscape competes in the field of performance and talent management software.
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ABC's of HR Tech Not Easy

June 19, 2006
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Erroneous data, poor integration with core systems keep firms from realizing software’s strategic potential.
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Many U.S. Multinationals Doing Little to Meet Overseas Employee Data Privacy Rules

May 12, 2006
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Avoiding sanctions shouldn’t be the only concern; breaches of personal information could badly damage a company’s reputation.
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On the Clock But Off on Their Own Pet-project Programs Set to Gain Wider Acceptance

April 28, 2006
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In addition to fueling innovation, policies like Google’s ‘20 percent time’ can serve as an important recruiting and retention tool, but companies must effectively manage the programs to make sure they pay off.
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Internet Data Rule Cloudy, But With a Silver Lining

March 29, 2006
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Confusion remains about how to comply, but observers say the new regulations will lead to better hiring and more efficient corporate staffing departments.
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Technology Test Subject

March 20, 2006
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As people chief at SAP, Claus Heinrich provides the business software maker real-world insight into the applications that workforce managers need. But his greater responsibility may be helping the company's innovative culture amid global expansion.
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Software as Service

January 20, 2006
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Applications that are accessed via the Internet are taking hold in several workforce management areas, including core HRMS, recruitment and performance management. This “on-demand” software carries lower upfront costs than licensed software and allows for frequent upgrades. Sector heavyweights such as Oracle and SAP are developing strategies, keen to make sure they don't get left behind. But for all the allure the delivery model holds, providers are keenly aware of a key issue: Top-notch customer service can make or break their business, and not every software company is used to providing superior support.
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