HRExaminer v7.29

On July 29, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Dr. David Kippen writes, “At the simplest level, the shift from engagement to purpose is, quite paradoxically, a shift from scarcity to optimism. Beyond paying bills, most of us seek meaningful work because we seek meaningful lives.” Meet Purpose, the New Black.

John Sumser looks for the underlying source powering some recent success stories in HRTech. Focus in on Seven Companies to Watch: July, 2016.

This week on HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris returns, Working in Silicon Valley and Living in the Rust Belt, IBM beats the street in Q2, and discussion on Microsoft, Phenom People, Remesh, Yahoo!, and the Disney intern temporarily fired over a Twitter post.

Tish Squillaro is the founder of CANDOR Consulting. John talks with Tish about management consulting, advising executives, and her latest book, HeadTrash2. Listen to Tish Squillaro on HRExaminer Radio.

Teela Jackson leads the HR Search Practice for Talent Connections in Atlanta where she is the VP of Talent Delivery. Teela received the Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 Award and volunteers with the Georgia SHRM State Council as a District Director. John Sumser speaks with Teela Jackson on HRExaminer Radio.

Seven Companies to Watch: July, 2016

On July 26, 2016, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Each week, I talk to five or six startups and consume their demos. Over the years, I’ve learned that success in HRTech is a combination of the founder’s personal characteristics and the technology. Here are some of the companies that came through this month.

Meet Purpose, the New Black

On July 25, 2016, in HRExaminer, by David Kippen
Simply put, your higher purpose answer the question, “what’s your company on this earth to do besides make money?” If you have a clear answer, are you communicating it? If not, if your organization’s higher purpose is not clear to you, it’s likely not to be clear to your colleagues, either. – Dr. David Kippen

HRExaminer v7.28

On July 22, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
You may not know what they’re called but word vectors have transformed the Google search results you see every day. In the next two years word vectors will do the same thing for recruiting and HR. Rob May is the co-founder and CEO of AI company Talla. His first article on HRExaminer is a must read. AI in HR: What Are Word Vectors And Why Do They Matter?

John Sumser just returned from the Ceridian annual users’ conference. He came away with the view that Ceridian sets a benchmark in how they manage their products and shape their story. Read, Tell Your Story.

Listen to HR Tech Weekly: John shares his updates from the Ceridian conference, Sierra-Cedar survey at HR Tech in October, Pokémon Go, Automation of Jobs, Tesla and driverless cars, Workday acquires Zaption, and The Power of Dirty Data.

Martin Snyder is a principal and founder of Main Sequence Technology. John talks with Martin about his background and Main Sequence’s flagship solution, PCRecruiter. Listen to Martin Snyder on HRExaminer Radio.

Jo-Anne Bloch is the Leader of Mercer’s Innovation Hub and the driving force behind Mercer’s HR solution PeoplePro. John Sumser speaks with Jo-Anne about her work on HRExaminer Radio.

Tell Your Story

On July 20, 2016, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Last week, John Sumser spent several days at the Ceridian annual users’ conference. He came away with the view that Ceridian sets a benchmark in how they manage their products and shape their story.

Five Links: Accelerating Change

On July 19, 2016, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
John Sumser has five fascinating links this week ranging from The Cynefin Framework and using Facebook for live learning, to the question of where machines could replace humans—and where they can’t (yet).

AI in HR:  What Are Word Vectors And Why Do They Matter?

On July 18, 2016, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Rob May, by Rob May
“Let’s say you couldn’t remember the capital of Belgium. You could ask the computer what it is by saying ‘I want Paris, but subtract France and add Belgium.’ The computer would return Brussels. Now imagine you could do that with employees. What if you could say ‘I want someone like my best engineer, but with more experience in management?’” – Rob May, CEO Talla
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HRExaminer v7.27

On July 15, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
The fundamental question in Recruiting is not whether you have the best possible candidate, but when you should stop looking. Programmers use an optimal stopping algorithm to determine when you reach this point in your hiring process. John Sumser does the math for you in this week’s feature article, Recruiting Is Optimal Stopping.

Today’s recruiting tools rely on historical data for their recommendations. Other systems use Machine learning. As a recruiter, it’s critical to understand how algorithms and AI work in the context of recruiting. Learn how a computer compares one candidate with another in, Basic Prediction Algorithms.

Erin Spencer sits in on the latest episodes of HR Tech Weekly. Episode 77 highlights include Brexit, Snag-A-Job, and how Millennials are having trouble finding full-time work. Episode 78 highlights include The Internet of Things, Phenom People, Beamery, and Microsoft’s clueless recruiting letter.

Naomi Bloom’s consulting career spans three generations of HRM software vendors. John Sumser chats with Naomi about her life experience and career on Episode 172 of HRExaminer Radio.

Lisa Sterling is the Executive VP and Chief People Officer at Ceridian. On this episode of HRExaminer Radio you’ll learn how she leads Ceridian’s global people strategy while driving the vision for their Dayforce Talent Management offering.

Grist for the Mill

On July 14, 2016, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
John Sumser shares some gems from his facebook flow. You’ll find links and quotes on Tesla beta testing their autopilot on the General Public, the best curated list of links and ideas on digital learning, or the white paper on Distributed Autonomous Organizations.

Recruiting Is Optimal Stopping

On July 12, 2016, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
“As I look more and more deeply into the mechanics of Computational HR (and Recruiting), I am surprised by what I find. The tools and techniques to deeply automate the disciplines are already in place.” – John Sumser
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