Blockchain in HR: Mind-Blowing?

Jun 16, 2020 10:56:08 AM / by HR Tech posted in blockchain, blockchain in HR, HR Tech Conference, Yvette Cameron

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What is Blockchain? Isn’t it something to do with cryptocurrency? Why should I care about blockchain as an HR professional?  If you are asking these questions, you aren’t alone.

 

Blockchain in Simple Terms

You’ll often hear blockchain described as a “distributed, decentralized, public ledger” or a “record-keeping technology.” It’s widely associated with cryptocurrencies since it was first officially outlined over 10 years ago as the protocol used in the creation of the Bitcoin network. 

 

Often touted as complex — and it is if you really dig into the details — the broader concept of the technology itself is easier to grasp. Essentially, blockchain is a shared database or ledger that houses records validated by a community rather than a single entity. Each block contains data and is akin to a page of a ledger. As new records are created, the blocks are linked to the previous block to form a chain.

 

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Why HR Tech Should Care About Blockchain — Starting Today

Apr 17, 2018 11:50:30 AM / by HR Tech posted in blockchain, blockchain in HR, hr tech

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Contributor: Eynat Guez, Women in HR Tech presenter and CEO and Co-Founder of Papaya Global

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The Power of the Pilot Program

Mar 12, 2018 10:36:19 AM / by Jeanne Achille posted in technology, blockchain, AI, bitcoin, feasibility studies, HR, HR Agility, HR pilot program, HR Technology Conference, Women in HR Technology, HR practitioner, HR Tech Conference, Women in HR Tech Summit

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Building the business case for a new HR technology solution requires the involvement of numerous stakeholders within the organization. The most obvious is running the procurement gauntlet; others typically include IT, marketing, finance and HR operations. It is one of the reasons some HR teams limp along without the latest and greatest. After all, pushing an enterprise purchase forward can require the energy of Sisyphus; on its best day, it’s risky, disruptive and downright exhausting.

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