graphic for The 2018 Index of Predictive Tools in HRTech: The Emergence of Intelligent Software

 

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #274: Robin Erickson, Ph.D.

On April 25, 2018, in HRExaminer Radio, HRX Radio – Executive Conversations, Radio, by John Sumser
Robin Erickson, Ph.D., leads talent acquisition, engagement, and retention research for Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She holds a doctoral degree in organizational communication and change, as well as a master’s in communication, from Northwestern University. Robin also has a master’s in theology from Northern Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.
 

HRIntelligencer v2.15

On April 24, 2018, in HR Intelligencer, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
“Every single one of these links is worth your time. The broad themes include a deeper look at privacy, clearer definitions of what is and isn’t AI, the shifting definitions of a company, the importance of being able to reproduce results, and the criticality of clean accurate data.” – John Sumser
 

Equivalence (for women)

On April 23, 2018, in Dr. Chris Andrews, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Chris Andrews
“While looking at the issue of gender pay equity for work purposes I thought it seemed unnecessarily complex. I asked the eldest of my three daughters what she knew, and she answered that she understood women were paid less than men, but that she couldn’t readily explain why.” – Dr. Chris Andrews
 

HRExaminer v9.16

On April 20, 2018, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Machines are easier to fool than people. For starters, the machine assumes that the data is clean. John Sumser maps out the unnerving possibilities for Gaming the Retention Model.


John Sumser discusses the transition from enterprise to intelligent HR software. Watch his TED Talk here.


As John Sumser points out, it is impossible for a machine to know what it doesn’t know. Latency is the difference between what the machine knows and reality. Read, What Doesn’t Quite Work 2: Data Ages Like Fish.




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HRIntelligencer Highlights: Europe Divided Over Robot Personhood, The Scientific Paper is Obsolete, The Robots Are Killing Tesla, The End of Scale, Walmart’s Future Workforce: Robots and Freelancers, and “Should We Treat Data as Labor?”


On HR Tech Weekly: Workday Event and Natural Workspaces, Ceridian IPO could raise $441M, Company Security in the HR Department, Kronos Acquires Assets of Advanced Payroll Systems, Staffing Firm Adecco Enters Education With General Assembly Acquisition, PE Firm Invests in Deal to Merge PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, and Tech firms (including Microsoft and Facebook) vow not to aid government cyber attacks.
 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #168: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On April 20, 2018, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, Radio, by John Sumser
Workday Technology Analyst Event, This year’s Sierra-Cedar Survey, Ceridian IPO could raise $441M, Company Security and the HR Department, Kronos to Acquire Assets of Advanced Payroll Systems, Workday Natural workspaces, Staffing Firm Adecco Enters Education With General Assembly Acquisition, Canadian Private Equity Firm Invests in Deal to Merge PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, and Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks.
 

What Doesn’t Quite Work 2: Data Ages Like Fish

On April 19, 2018, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
“There are no good ways for tracking the current relevant quality of the data under management in an organization. You should expect this problem to metastasize. As the title says, data ages like fish.” – John Sumser
 

TED Talk with John Sumser | HR Exchange at Think 2018

On April 18, 2018, in Video, by John Sumser
Listen to John Sumser at a recent TED Talk where he discusses the transition from enterprise to intelligent HR software and solutions.
 

HRIntelligencer v2.14

On April 17, 2018, in HR Intelligencer, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Highlights: Europe Divided Over Robot Personhood, The Scientific Paper is Obsolete, The Robots Are Killing Tesla, The End of Scale, Walmart’s Future Workforce: Robots and Freelancers, and “Should We Treat Data as Labor?”
 

Gaming the Retention Model

On April 16, 2018, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
These days, most major HRTech vendors offer some form of automated ‘flight risk analysis.’ Imagine what a competitor might do if they could change your basic retention policy by changing the data that drives your intelligent tools.
 

HRExaminer v9.15

On April 13, 2018, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
John Sumser begins an exploration of the limits of current thinking on intelligent software in management, particularly Human Resources Management. What Doesn’t Quite Work 1.


John Sumser writes, “Just like comparing a Swiss Army Knife to a single purpose blade, comparing point solutions to suite solutions is a sort of silly thing.” Read, Suite vs Point Solutions (From A Facebook Conversation).


HRIntelligencer Highlights: “Navigating the evolution of this emerging generation of automated technology is a global concern. At the same time, important quality issues, such as reproducibility of results, are coming to light as the first wave is installed.” - John Sumser


John Sumser speaks with Hessam Lavi, the Director of Product at SmartRecruiters. He previously co-founded Jobspotting, a smart recommendation engine for job seekers which was acquired by SmartRecruiters in 2017. Listen to Hessam Lavi on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Vettd Launches First AI Powered HR Deep Neural Network Platform, Paycom’s Growth (new Rochester office and strong stock performance), Welltok Raises $75 Million in Funding, News in the Assessment Space from outmatch and Shaker, and Life after data regulation: What a post-Facebook world might look like.
 
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