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Micah Fairchild Micah Fairchild, Editor-In-Chief, HRlab.com

 

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Micah is Editor-in-Chief of HR Lab, an affiliate of Vantive Media—itself a technology media company for HR, business, and IT leaders seeking to advance their organizations and careers by advancing their business technology strategy, performance and results.

Prior to Vantive, Micah served for 15+ years in a variety of middle to senior management roles and was tasked with addressing organizational issues as strategic and complex as workforce planning down to the granularity of employee performance. This "trench-work" (most recently, as a senior-level HR administrator for a mid-sized university) has seen Micah run initiatives for recruitment, organizational development; performance management; training; and talent management—all while keeping technology at the forefront.

Micah is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Capital Institute (HCI), and also holds the distinction of being a Development Dimensions International (DDI) Certified Facilitator. Micah's educational background includes a Bachelor's of Science (BS) degree in Psychology & Management as well as a Master's of Public Administration (MPA) degree with a focus in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Micah has presented at numerous conferences nationwide on topics ranging from system configuration to human capital analytics and has cultivated deep relationships into several key industry verticals including retail, financial services, government, technology, non-profits, healthcare, hospitality, education, and manufacturing, in order to gain penetrating insight into the unique needs each of these markets possess. End

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Managing The Measurement, The Truth About Human Capital Analytics
HR Analytics HR data is only as good as the methods used to share and analyze it. Leading HR departments are using Human Capital Analytics software to discover trends, identify issues, and increase confidence in workforce investments. Learn what the buzz is about, where companies are in their adoption phases, and what you need to get started.
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How Best Practices in Performance Management is Bending the Market
Performance Management best practices New research shows that leading companies are turning attention towards fixing outdated performance management systems and focusing on the attraction, engagement, and retention of top performers. This sea change in attitudes about the worth of performance appraisals is now driving an increase in Employee Performance Management (EPM) system implementations—and best practices achievements.
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The Top 4 Talent Management Software Trends to Watch
Talent Management Software With all the hype out there from HR software vendors and paid talent, it can be hard to find a voice of truth about what's happening in the talent management software market. The four top trends in this report highlight the evolving face of talent management technology from a source you can trust. And trust us, these are key trends that are worth reading more about.
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Are You "Open" Minded? A Closer Look at Open-Source Human Resource Management
Open Source HR There is an undeniable wave of open source software solutions targeted at Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and business intelligence systems to name a few. So HR professionals are beginning to ask, are open source HR systems readily available and ready for prime time? This article takes a deeper look.
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Game Changer or Just More Games: The Truth About M-Learning
Mobile Learning Mobile learning is just the latest in a series of HRIS technology advances designed to reach learners from outside the normal office structure. As opposed to e-learning, m-learning is available when the need actually arises and has the key objectives of ease and access—driving any needed learning through context and in real-time.
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The 5 Reasons You Need Payroll Software and Don't Even Know It
Payroll Software Payroll Software can increase efficiencies and lower costs but can also increase employee engagement, help with regulatory compliance, improve the environment, mitigate the chance and liability for tax penalties, and raise the competitiveness of your organization. Here we review 5 strategic reasons that organizations may benefit from internal payroll processing.
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Human Capital Technology: Avoiding the Change Management Pitfalls
Change Management Managing change can be a complex process that deals with everything from employee attitudes to process re-engineering. While research has emerged about how effective change management should be conducted, additional elements of change remain largely overlooked. This article focuses on the top 3 most often overlooked change management pitfalls linked with new HR software implementations.
 

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