Category Archives: Cup o’ Joe

Industry expert and AspireHR president, Joe Hillesheim shares his views and insights on a wide variety of topics and issues.

Year End Tips

At the end of each year, you should be aware of common updates within the system.  I wanted to provide you all with tips that you will need to perform to prepare for the upcoming year and correctly close out … 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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October is the time of year for haunted houses…

… cold wind, and falling leaves. October is also that time of year when your SAP production system needs updating; all of the ghosts in the machine have been locked up for months and are howling for freedom. Projects sometimes … Continue reading

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Believing in Best Practices isn’t like believing Santa Claus.

Believing in Best Practices isn’t like believing Santa Claus.  They aren’t some nebulous concept only to be trotted out on special occasions in front of a group of executives who want to believe, but whose experience with consulting firms tells … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate”

Like the sadistic prison guard in the movie Cool Hand Luke who told his prisoners, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate,” project managers often do not attribute unrealized plans, missed goals and unsuccessful projects to a lack of … Continue reading

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Declaration of Independence (ahem, Declaration of HR Consulting)

When in the course of human resources events, it becomes necessary for a client and a consulting company to forge the professional bands which connect them with another through a shared vision for SAP HR, and to assume among the … Continue reading

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Summer should be simple

Regardless of your age, summer should be a simple time. No week-long meetings, piles of paperwork, or office intrigue. As an adult, a summertime mindset is a hard thing to achieve. The work world doesn’t let us daydream about fishing … Continue reading

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