The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist

“As part of the work for our annual report on intelligent software and AI, we evaluate the interview and survey process to identify companies to watch closely. Each of the twelve companies we’ve selected here for our watchlist represents a different value proposition and core functionality across the entire spectrum of the industry. This is the 2020 HRExaminer Watchlist.”
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Questions to inform HR’s response in the coronavirus pandemic – The Small Scenarios Series

With unheard-of workplace disruption and historical levels of unemployment around the world, HR leaders and practitioners have never had to be more effective. There’s a need for innovation in each small decision and action we take. No one can wait for benchmarks to emerge yet mistakes can cost lives. Rather than hyperbolic claims that HR’s time has finally arrived, we’ve begun to explore some of the likely issues in the near to medium term.
 

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #382: Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO of The Devon Group

John Sumser talks with Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO of The Devon Group in their annual pre-HR Tech Conference show. Jeanne chairs the Women in HR Tech Summit at the annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition as well as at the HR Festival Asia in Singapore. Founder and CEO of The Devon Group, Jeanne has more than 25 years of HR technology sales, marketing, and PR experience.
 

A Death in the Family (from an HR Perspective)

On October 27, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, Erin Spencer, HRExaminer, by Erin Spencer
“The difference in how our employers handled our absences are a perfect case study in how to, or not to treat employees in a time of crisis.” - Erin Spencer
 

Building the Computational HR Flywheel in The Emerging HR Data Department

“I’ve been discussing The Emerging HR Data Department and The HR Product Manager. This piece will focus on building a computational HR flywheel within the emerging HR data department.” John Sumser
 

HRExaminer v10.95

There’s a developing need for a new role that can manage a dizzying array of technological tools and operational complexity in a landscape dotted with legal and cultural landmines. John Sumser has more in, The HR Product Manager in the Emerging HR Data Department.



John Sumser looks at the myriad technologies that the HR Product manager is likely to shepherd in their role. CONCLUSION - The HR Product Manager in the Emerging HR Data Department.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss the upcoming Virtual HR Tech event and Prezi introduces dynamic video teaching tools as education moves online.



Heather Bussing explains Why Less is More with Policies.



Employee engagement is at an all-time high while 30 million Americans are out of work. What’s that about? Jason Lauritsen digs into why Employee Engagement Is About To Get Much More Difficult.



 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #289: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On October 23, 2020, in HR Tech, HR Tech Weekly, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Stacey and John discuss the upcoming Virtual HR Tech event and Prezi introduces dynamic video teaching tools as education moves online.
 

Why Less is More with Policies

On October 22, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“If you need a screwdriver, don’t use a mallet. The more comprehensive the policy, the less flexibility there is to deal with people. Pretty soon, the plan defeats the purpose.” - Heather Bussing
 

Employee Engagement Is About To Get Much More Difficult

Employee engagement is at an all-time high while 30 million Americans are out of work. What’s that about? F1000 corporate executive and start-up CEO Jason Lauritsen shares his analysis.
 

The HR Product Manager in The Emerging HR Data Department – Conclusion

Current intelligent tools and AI in HR Technology default to a view that the future is just the past plus a little more; that tomorrow is just more yesterday. Then there’s the idea of assessing group intelligence and how that could evolve to include machines as members of human organizations, and finally, there are limits of specialized AI in HR that we must understand and manage.