With great power comes great responsibility.

HRTECH has a curious relationship with law and regulations. On the one hand, it owes its genesis to payroll. Vendors have built sophisticated methods to gather and code these legislative requirements. They work closely with governments to understand what laws are...

Brexit, dropping HR IT in it.

https://twitter.com/DouweKorff/status/1160604325095313416?s=20 Tweet about Dropbox, Brexit and GDPR I saw this tweet this morning (HT Ian Brown), and Douwe highlights the failure of Dropbox to properly document its data protection statements on their website. I'd add...

It is done.

This morning, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, I successfully defended my PhD.  I completed the written work last year, and getting the oral defence done today is the final step in what has been a long road.  There is a bit of admin to do before I...

Monkigras and accessibility

Over the years I have been to many software conference and events. And just before it was übercool to throw out things that don't provide joy, I disposed of a massive pile of conference badges from Gartner symposiums, Sapphires, Risings and Openworlds and countless...

Using worktech and science for good.

Workplace harassment is evil.  It can make lives a misery.  Victims often feel unable to speak out. If they do, they face an inquisition, often by the very HR department they turn to help from. In many cases they risk their careers and livelihoods and face ridicule if...