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About joehillesheim

Founder and President of Aspire HR, Inc.

Ghosts of Projects Past

One of the best things about scary movies is that they almost always seem to have sequels.  The bad guy comes back bigger and more evil with a score to settle.  The ghosts of previous decisions rear their transparent maws … Continue reading

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15 and Counting!

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of AspireHR.  When this company started, its goal was to be a different kind of consulting organization – the kind where consultants with a passion for customer satisfaction deliver real value … Continue reading

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aspireopenmic.com: Year-End Reviews from

aspireopenmic.com: Year-End Reviews from SuccessFactors Sam #SuccessFactors Sam describes his experience …#SAPHR http://wp.me/p17ZTJ-rs

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Black Friday Buyer’s Remorse

Outside of the consulting industry, Black Friday is a Thanksgiving tradition honored by consumers all over the United States. They wait for and stalk the best merchandise and lowest prices like big game hunters.  Inside of the consulting industry, fourth … Continue reading

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Olympics of HR

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he repeatedly mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule,” claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours.  For … Continue reading

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Angry Birds – Customer Version

Have you purchased the newest version of Angry Birds-Space($2.99)? I dutifully went and downloaded the latest and greatest version for my kids and immediately began playing. Within 2 hours my kids got a nasty surprise – to continue, you have … Continue reading

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SAP isn’t Quantum Physics

Schrödinger’s SAP HR Implementation I’m intrigued at how often the paradox of Schrodinger’s Cat (typically used to explain the absurdity of quantum mechanics) can be applied to SAP implementations.  Into a sealed box, you place a live cat and a … Continue reading

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