If you'd like to learn more about the ideas of Keith Hammonds, author of the August 2005 issue's feature Why We Hate HR, be sure to tune into an upcoming free Web event organized by Ultimate Software.
At 11:30 a.m. ET, on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, the provider of Web-based payroll and workforce management tools will offer a Webcast with Keith, who wonders why so many HR people want to hang out in the same room with him.
Knowledge@Wharton joins the fray with a piece entitled Is Your HR Friend or Foe?. Suggesting that it depends on who's asking the question -- as I think we've seen in discussion here -- the article goes on to highlight some interesting challenges and opportunities.
A while back, my intrepid colleague Keith Hammonds described his attempts to get U2's globe-trotting front man and philanthropic crusader to talk about Third World poverty in our annual social capitalist issue. Bono didn't return the call. But last week I read about a call he did place -- to the Chicago Tribune's music critic Greg Kot. "You've offended us," Bono said. "We need to talk."
It's been awhile since Fast Company took a behind-the-scenes peek at the spamming world. As far as I can remember, editor Keith Hammonds was the last to go snooping around in that shadowy corner of commerce (see The Dirty Little Secret About Spam). Since Keith's piece in August 2003, spam has evolved, showing up more and more on blogs, phones, and even in IM. The Register, an online British IT mag, revisits the subject in a piece here.