Jan 31, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

Finding the right match: Why Microsoft launched a skills library

Often, what you’re looking for is right under your nose. Microsoft and other companies commonly find it challenging to assess the skills of their employees. The reason? The language people use to talk about professional skills varies widely (what one person calls content creation might be referred to as editorial planning by another). This can...

Jan 16, 2019   |   Idunn Wolfe

Taking the sting out of traveling for Microsoft employees with a bot

When Microsoft employees fly around the world for work, they do so to create a human connection. Now those valuable face-to-face meetings are a bit easier, thanks to a non-human source—a bot. The Microsoft Business Travel Letter Tool is a recently launched internal bot that makes the tedious process of filling out travel forms much...

Oct 30, 2018   |   Idunn Wolfe

Sweetening the first day for new Microsoft hires

Productivity is the name of the game at Microsoft. Not surprisingly, Microsoft strives for efficiency in everything it does, including the approach for an employee’s first day. Called New Employee Onboarding (NEO), the Microsoft onboarding experience is primed for disruption, says Robert Koester, a senior IT service operations manager in Core Service Engineering and Operations...

Aug 16, 2018   |   Lukas Velush

Microsoft HR leader: IT pivotal to driving culture change

It’s no secret we’re living in a time of transformation. The digital era is creating work environments and styles like we’ve never seen before—everything is moving faster than ever. To stay current and competitive, organizations of all types and sizes have to flex to meet the needs of their employee base in terms of when,...

Jan 18, 2018   |   Lukas Velush

Solving a human resources puzzle with Dynamics 365

When the market doesn’t offer the tool you need, build it yourself. That’s the way Jay Clem views the world. He leads the Microsoft Human Resources IT team, and his team just helped the Dynamics 365 product team build a new feature that Microsoft Human Resources needed and will soon use. “We have a really...