HRExaminer v7.32

On August 19, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
There are somewhere between 70 and 120 discrete silos of HR software. The 70 HR Silos John Sumser outlines this week stand as evidence that there are no standard practices in HR or HRTech. Read John Sumser’s two-part feature series here.

What does all the recent violence in the U.S. mean to the HR profession? Read, What Can HR do to “Make All Lives Matter?” from Cathy Missildine.

On HR Tech Weekly: 3% Salary Increase in 2016 also projected for 2017, Randstad Acquiring Monster, SAP SuccessFactors appoints Chief Revenue Officer, and The HR Open Standards Consortium Launches Benefits Enrollment Project.

Since founding TaxSearch, Inc. in 1987, Tony Santiago has built a family of tax brands. Tony has also developed a reputation as a national speaker and market influencer in the tax recruiting profession. Tony Santiago is on HRExaminer Radio.

Jeff Dickey-Chasins was the original marketing director for He’s better known these days as The Job Board Doctor. Listen to Jeff Dickey-Chasins on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.31

On August 12, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
We finish our four-part series this week on New Benefits Thinking. In parts three and four, John Sumser looks at the Essence Of A Benefits Strategy and The EVP in Retention.

Thought Leadership is Easy - Thought Doership is Hard. Neuroscience research suggests that people act their way into believing rather than thinking their way into acting. Meaning - wait for it - thought leadership is less effective at changing behaviors. Read more.

Monster is becoming a component of Randstad. The pathetic sales price of $429 Million is evidence of the Monster management team’s complete incompetence. Monster Returns to its Cave.

On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey chat about how benefits are changing and the latest work on Sierra-Cedar’s annual survey, Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview (illegal in Massachusetts), Ultimate Software makes list of 20 Best-Performing Tech Stocks, Is Oracle’s plan with NetSuite to own the most data?, Phenom People and iCIMS Announce Partnership, and One Source Virtual Announces Executive Team Transition.

Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist with an extensive background in both the clinical and professional consulting world. He is an international in-demand speaker and bestselling author. John talks with Dr. Cloud on HRExaminer Radio.

Trish McFarlane, author of the HR Ringleader blog, is the CEO of H3 HR Advisors and CEO and Co-Founder of HRevolutionize. She is a HR executive and analyst with over 15 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting, PR, healthcare, and IT. Trish McFarlane is on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.30

On August 5, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
We kick off a four-part series this week on New Benefits Thinking. John Sumser looks at the emerging model for a world-class standard benefits program, one increasingly personalized to the needs and interests of the individual. Start with New Benefits Thinking and then read Benefits is HRTech. Look for the last two articles in next week’s edition.

HRExaminer is introducing the HRTechnology Vanguard Awards. Over the coming months and years, we will be giving these awards to companies that represent the leading edge of HRTechnology.

Does your recruiting strategy look as dated as a mullet? According to Comscore, smartphone usage alone now exceeds total internet usage from four years ago. Bob Corlett calls out three ways your mobile recruiting strategy may look dated.

On HR Tech Weekly: Oracle’s purchase of NetSuite, Workday buys Platfora, Zenefits fines, Chatbot applications, and the Gender Pay Gap.

J. Trevor Hughes is the president and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology, and marketing law, and an adjunct law professor at The University of Maine. Listen to HRExaminer Radio.

Kerstin Wagner is the Head of Talent Acquisition at Deutsche Bahn Mobility Logistics AG. Kerstin studied business administration at the ESB Business School in Reutlingen (Germany) and Reims Management School (France) and holds an MBA from University of Ottawa (Canada). Kerstin started her career with Siemens AG in 1995. Listen to Kerstin Wagner on HRExaminer Radio.

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.

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.

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.

HRExaminer v7.26

On July 1, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Hiring and personnel data are critical bits of competitive intelligence. After being acquired by Microsoft, LinkedIn look’s like a leaky sieve to anyone who either competes with Microsoft or lives in a supply chain that competes with them. Read more in, LinkedIn Redux from John Sumser.

On HR Tech Weekly, Erin Spencer sits in for Stacey Harris and talks with John about Microsoft’s reported plan to take a hands-off role in managing LinkedIn, Snag-A-Job acquires PeopleMatter, Caslight Health, and a look at the potential rise in HR Spending. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser talks with Pete Kazanjy. Pete is a serial founder and seasoned early stage SaaS executive. Most recently, Pete founded TalentBin.

Stacey Browning is executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Paycor. LEAD magazine awarded Browning with their inaugural C-Suite Award for strategic leadership impact. Get to know Stacey on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.25

On June 24, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
The Predictive Analytics being added at breakneck speed to HRTechnology systems are nascent Artificial Intelligence. Expect these early forms of AI to make big mistakes. Misunderstood and unchecked, those mistakes will spiral out of control. John Sumser has his own forecast for Predictive Analytics.

Core HRTech is all of the automation and processes required to manage the administrative functions associated with having employees. Learn more in HRTech Defined: I. Core HRTech.

On HR Tech Weekly, Erin Spencer sits in for Stacey Harris and talks with John Sumser about Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn, Progress with the Sierra-Cedar Survey, Lexy Martin coming out of retirement to join Visier, Ultimate and Vestrics, and the difference between product extension and innovation. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser speaks with Mattan Griffel, the Co-Founder and CEO of Y Combinator-backed One Month, the first-ever online school for accelerated learning.

Kristin Lewis is the Senior Director of product management for Equifax Workforce Solutions where she leads the Affordable Care Act Management Platform, a solution that was awarded Top HR Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine. Don’t miss Kristin Lewis on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.24

On June 17, 2016, in HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
At it’s simplest, Microsoft is buying LinkedIn to defend its productivity franchise against Google’s incursion. Down the road, they have the foundation for a powerful data and analytics offering. John Sumser digs into Microsoft’s role in ReFounding LinkedIn.

SimplyHired’s demise was also the sound of Indeed taking a victory lap. Jeff Dickey-Chasins evaluates Job Boards in the Age of Acquisition.

At the upcoming HRTech conference in Chicago John Sumser is giving a presentation that describes the universe of HR Tech. It’s starting here with HRTech Definitions.

27% of US office workers would sell their passwords. Many for as little as $100. John Sumser considers the intersection of HR and Security.

On HR Tech Weekly: Simply Hired purchased by Indeed, Younger women make less money than younger men in technology, Biologically engineering your workforce, and GE is considering scrapping the annual raise. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser talks with Chris Havrilla. Chris started her career as a Software Engineer but eventually found her true passion in HR. Today, she’s Vice President of Global HR Technology at ADP.

Mark Barlow is the Founder and CEO of AppLearn, a new solution for HR software adoption. Their thinking and approach has been touted by Gartner as three to four years ahead of the market. John Sumser speaks with Mark Barlow on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.23

On June 10, 2016, in Bob Corlett, HRExaminer, Mark Berry, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
As part of a recent workshop for HR and Talent Acquisition experts, Joe Gerstandt facilitated a hiring decision simulation. What Joe found may surprise you. What do you believe?

John Sumser shares a recent experience that highlights how Bad PR Lasts a Long Time.

Mark Berry looks at seven organizational and leadership dynamics that can make or break your workforce analytics initiative. Read Mark Berry’s post here.

Up next on HR Tech Weekly: Erin Spencer of Sierra-Cedar has some preliminary data from this year’s Annual Sierra-Cedar Survey. Plus, Bill Gates and AI, Microsoft’s Bots, and the payroll system that cheats employees at Domino’s Pizza. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser chats with Crystal Miller, the CEO of Branded Strategies and co-host of the daily HR podcast, DriveThruHR.

Candace Osunsade is SVP and Chief of Staff of the National Aquarium. Candace has been a strategic business partner and human resources leader for over 25 years. Listen in as John Sumser speaks with Candace Osunsade about her journey.
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