Welcome to our first ever virtual hack day - a day dedicated to bring the HROS community together to populate our website’s searchable content resource library with 100 new resources for everyone to learn from! We’ve tried to make this process as easy as possible for everyone to participate by keeping the time ask to under 15 minutes. For those who can’t make it today, we will leave this open until Friday.Read More
In December, we shared with the community our an overview of our strategic goals for 2018. One of our key focuses under the community value building section was a relaunch of our website resource library. Our aim was to increase search engine functionality to make it a simpler experience. As part of that, we also reviewed our resource library content and felt that we should expand this goal to include increasing the volume of assets.
When we started thinking about what the best way to do that would be, we felt we would start where we always do - opening it up to the community to partner.Read More
Today marks another exciting milestone for the community. We’re thrilled to announce a new 3-year Platinum sponsorship with Greenhouse! They were the first company to officially sponsor HROS, and this new partnership reinforces their continued commitment to support collaboration and openness in the industry and advance progressive practices and capabilities.Read More
How is it the end of 2017 already?
We have been heads down (as I am sure many of you have) in building our HROS community and wanted to share a recap of where we’ve been. We will also give a sneak peek about what you can expect more of in 2018.Read More
We're excited to unveil the new HROS.co website! We redesigned the site putting the community's needs front and center by opening with a search engine that will parse through all of the content on HROS.co to help you find exactly what you need...quickly. Our aim was to center the user experience around search so we could provide the highest value to visitors. From there, we streamlined the navigation to make it easier to view resources, get involved, learn about sponsorship, and more. We also incorporated our new brand platform throughout and streamlined the visions to provide a more cohesive experience.Read More
This week marks a milestone for HR Open Source. Two years ago, we stood on the stage of the LinkedIn Talent Connect conference unveiling HROS to the world in the opening keynote. We'll never forget that experience. It was a real moment of truth to spin this thing we'd been putting so much into building out into the world and see how it would land with the HR and recruiting communities.
Two years later it seems like such a long time ago. HROS has grown to over 4,500 members around the world. We've traveled from Johannesburg to Sydney meeting with practitioners and learning about new approaches to the world of work. We've been fortunate to partner with sponsors who share our vision for a more collaborative and open field and ensure all the resources will always be free for practitioners.Read More
Emergency weather events like hurricanes present challenges for communities, businesses, infrastructure ... and human beings. The impact of a major storm is wide-ranging and HR leaders know that business continuity means more than just the resumption of operations; it’s also ensuring that employees remain safe, recover and return.Read More
The limiting labels of "technical" and "non-technical" affect all teams. With a few tools and support, we can empower every team member to recognize their workplace contributions and encourage their continued development. It’s a critical step towards improving all teams and working toward shaking the limiting labels we enforce on ourselves and each other.Read More
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve entered into a three-year partnership with Namely that will carry through 2019. Namely is the leading HR, payroll, and benefits platform for midsized companies. Namely serves over 800 companies, representing over 125,000 employees globally. “As we began discussing this partnership and learning more about our respective communities, it was clear Namely shared our vision for a more empowered and inspired field of HR,” HROS Co-Founder Lars Schmidt stated about the partnership.Read More
Sparks are brief one-page summaries that community practitioners create to share actionable learnings of progressive initiatives they have executed. Snack sized case studies.Sparks are lightweight but still built to provide educational and inspirational value. Continuing to ask folks to share their why, what, how, learnings, and resources, these contributions will live on the searchable new Sparks page of our website.
So besides the length and time commitment, what is different from the case studies? These submissions will not be part of our usual peer review board and collaborative editing process like case studies. We’ll still review each submission to ensure it meets the contribution criteria and lives up to our HROS values expectations (for example - no sales pitches…), but it is an accelerated process designed to remove friction and support much more peer direct sharing.Read More
Through the first two years we self-funded. Our priority was getting to know the global community and partnering to help determine what we could build that would best support you - together. In February we announced a new sponsorship model to fuel our continued growth and expansion.
Our year one funding aim was relatively modest, aiming to cover basic operational expenses so we could continue building something meaningful and valuable. Over time, our goal is to bring on more sponsors to support our continued growth plans. In addition to helping us reach our growth goals, it will also allow us to establish a for-profit for good model where we can reinvest 10% of our revenue into an HROS Foundation to support innovation, training, and mentorship programs in HR and recruiting. With this, we are excited to share our inaugural group of sponsors to kick off this new chapter in HR Open Source’s history!Read More
HR Open Source was launched in 2015 as an answer to the question, “what would happen if HR and recruiting practitioners around the world had free access to resources to inform and inspire their work?” It began as a pilot to test that theory, but soon grew into something much more meaningful spanning 50+ countries. As we shift into a new phase of growth for HROS, we've been examing different revenue models. The only non-negotiable term was that all resources, case studies, community platforms, etc. must remain zero cost to practitioners. This is where we landed, and what's next for HROS.Read More
When was the last time you faced a challenge at work you weren't quite sure how to solve? Perhaps it was a new initiative that was vital to your company - yet you had no idea where to start.
What if you had access to free case studies contributed by your peers around the world who've successfully done that very thing you're struggling with? Not just what they did, but specific details on:
- Exactly how they did it
- The ROI and impact it had on their business
- Where they made mistakes (so you don't repeat them)
- And what technology and tools they used to get it right
Helping practitioners solve these problems was the guiding inspiration behind HROS Case Studies.Read More
It’s hard to imagine this month marks the one year anniversary of the public unveiling of HR Open Source. It’s been an amazing ride, and we’re honored and humbled to have met so many like-minded practitioners around the world who share our vision for a more open and collaborative global HR community.
In the past year we’re seen our community grow to over 1,000 members from 35+ countries. We’ve learned about some of the great work being done at companies like Dell, Virgin Media, Opower, Lever, and many more. We’ve traveled the world sharing our story and meeting practitioners from London to Sydney. We’ve seen over 200 members volunteer to help ensure HROS succeeds.
Most importantly, we’ve had dozens of conversations from community members all over the world about how HROS can be a valuable resource. You’ve shared feedback on case study topics you’d like to see, creating a centralized collaboration platform, clarifying how the community can support, and more.Read More
A definitive narrative, supported by data, can showcase the new reality: we are all HR. We are all, regardless of role or function, responsible for culture, retention and engagement. We are all responsible for attracting the best talent and understanding how we work together. These things are all intricately tied together and when there is true alignment, when those at both the top and the bottom of the organization speak the same language and have access to the supporting data, we will have true reformation and change.Read More
Share what you can...when you can. Share your own story and your own questions and views. This will create the conversation which will lead to connection ... which will lead to community.Read More
We are a tribe and a community. We work in a profession that, unlike many others out there, has a shot at changing people's lives. And now, with communities such as this one, we can be here for each other and we can learn from each other.Read More
ACM is based on using collaboration to create an evolving body of knowledge and best practices while the training and development of HR employees are built into the processes. ACM makes it easy to share knowledge among HR teams and create inter-organizational communities of practices. Are you ready to put it in your HR Open Source toolbox?Read More
All of us have the ability to share what we know. We can learn from others and move our profession forward - today, tomorrow and on into the future. Open Source for HR reminds us that knowledge shouldn’t be (and can’t be!) locked behind a conference pass.Read More
When I think about HR Open Source and the underlying concepts there are two things that spring to mind: the sharing of knowledge and leveraging the power of community. In a powerful session at #SHRM16, attendees were introduced to Open Source HR, invited to join the community, and encouraged to come along on the journey. Why is now the best time to do that?Read More