What Does Today’s CIO need to Succeed?

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, If the research is correct (we’re certain it is), CIOs are expected to “drive new revenue and lead critical, cross-functional efforts when it’s time to transform a process or business model.” As digital technology increasingly transforms industries across the board, it’s just one more indication of  how the role of a CIO is changing…

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CHRO’s to CIO’s: What’s holding back our Digital Transformation?

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions – Every organization faces unique business challenges.  But one current challenge nearly all organizations face is accelerating adoption of a digital work environment. CHROs are turning to their CIOs to explain why their organization isn’t digitally transforming at the speed it should be. Yet, it’s often CHROs themselves who have a profound…

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The Impact the User Experience Has on the HR & IT Departments

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, Do you ever think about how a successful user experience is related to software adoption, employee satisfaction, and retention rates? Most companies don’t, but that’s changing. If you’re like most businesses, you compete primarily on the basis of customer experience. But the truth is that everything an employee experiences through his or…

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IT & HR: It’s all about automation and simplification if you are going to be competitive

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions – As an HR professional, you work with multiple people throughout the recruiting and on-boarding processes. From interview to training, there’s a lot of paperwork, procedures, and management involved in bringing a new hire up to speed. Enter automation and its ability to transform HR departments and simplify the voluminous work they…

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What New Challenges Face HR with Employees in the Digital Age?

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Cindy Olson, Chief Human Capital Transformation Strategist of Choice Strategic Alliance Most HR leaders recognize the competitive advantage of human capital. So why are the talent practices they use stuck in the 20th century? HR Challenges in the Digital Age In Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First, the authors set out to help organizations elevate their HR strategy…

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The IT Bottleneck & Why They need HR in Their Corner

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions – The promised goal of technology is an endless streamlining of work until it becomes so easy that productivity is bursting from the office. The reality is that for every boost of speed it brings, there are issues that bottleneck the process and negate all of those gains. Many of these issues…

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The Choice Philosophy

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  Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions – During my 15 years at a Big Five firm, it was ingrained in me that it was not my job to make decisions for my clients, but to equip them with the right information so they could make the best choices for themselves. In 1985, the predecessor company to ‘Choice Solutions’…

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DIY HR

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 Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions – These days, I can’t tell you how many times I hear, “I’m sorry, but we have a fire to put out.”  Typically, I am in conversation with a client (IT leader) when a small knock is heard at the door.  After given permission to enter, an anxious body briskly makes their…

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Changing of the Reins: CIO to CHRO

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions – Working more hours and taking advantage of new tools and technologies (like the smartphone) isn’t making us more productive.  Since 2011 productivity has slowed down.  WorkMarket is calling it a productivity crisis and I agree. As a leader in providing technology solutions, I am most disappointed in our IT leaders.  Instead…

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CIOs don’t have the skillset to take on the digital transformation

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 Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions – The digital transformation is going to eat non-transformational CIOs for dinner. That is about 80% of today’s CIOs (yes, really). Business objectives aren’t necessarily new (cost cutting, scale, new rev stream and retain talent) but how these objectives are achieved will be. And quite frankly, the traditional CIO needs to step…

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