Bob Greene

Bob Greene currently serves as Senior HR Industry Analyst at Ascentis. His 43 years in the human capital management industry have been spent in practitioner, consultant, and vendor/partner roles. As practitioner, he managed payroll for a 5,000-person bank in New Jersey. As consultant, he spent eight years advising customers in HRMS, and payroll and benefits system design, as well as acquisition strategies. He also built a strategic HCM advisory practice for Xcelicor (now Deloitte Consulting.) As vendor/partner, he has had prominent roles in sales support, marketing and product management at Cyborg Systems, SAP, Oracle, Vurv Technology, SumTotal Systems, Enwisen, Lawson Software, and currently Ascentis. Greene has a total of eight years on the Editorial Board of IHRIM’s Workforce Solutions Review journal, as contributing editor, and for the past two years, has been Co-Managing Editor. His experience also includes two years as Adjunct Lecturer in HRIS at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Greene holds a BA in English from Rutgers College, and studied Law at IIT-Kent College of Law, concentrating in ERISA and employment law. He can be reached at bob.greene@ascentis.com.

AI in Performance Management: Gong Rings the Bell!

For decades, while the theory of performance management has been studied, written about, and improved “on paper,” the actual process has made little progress. Most often, it is still largely a paper-based, period-bound procedure with inputs limited to subjective observations by some combination of three sources: the employee themselves, the supervisor responsible for the review, …

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One Step Closer to a Permanent “Seat at the Table”: The SEC’s Regulation S-K HCM Disclosure Revisions

On August 26, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“the SEC”) announced its first significant set of investor disclosure requirement revisions in the past 30 years. These revisions require that investor communications such as prospectuses and annual reports include more detailed descriptions of human capital management risks and impacts to the organization. They are …

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: The Morning After…..Delayed

“Failing to plan … is … planning to fail.” (quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin) On December 13, 1972, Irwin Allen’s arguably most famous disaster flick, The Poseidon Adventure, debuted. Ultimately producing $125 million in box office (that was BIG back then, second only that year to The Godfather), it also produced just one Oscar win, …

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: What We’ve Learned So Far

“This virus is essentially malware aimed at the source code of humanity.” – Amy Webb, Quantitative Futurist On the last day of January, 2020, the average HR Information Technology professional in America was probably upbeat, working within a thriving economy, challenged by projects designed to harness the latest HR technology innovations, and focused on typical …

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AI for Human Capital Management: “Not Ready For Prime Time?”

One of my all-time favorite old movies, now 52 years old, is “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Screenwriter/director Stanley Kubrick and book author Arthur C. Clarke were way ahead of their time, despite the incorrect prediction of the year when artificial intelligence would be perfected, that it could threaten to replace humans. And the satire was …

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