HRExaminer v12.08

Almost all security problems, intentional or otherwise, come from people. This is the first in a two-part series from John Sumser about making security a part of the HR agenda. Why Focus Your HR Department on Security?

John Sumser covers the future of security issues, building an internal security center of excellence in the HR department, and all the specifics for getting started with your organization. Why Focus Your HR Department on Security? Part II

John Sumser writes, “Somehow, in the race to be relevant to the top tier of the organization, we’ve lost sight of where the answers lie.” We must be reminded that Hands-on experience cleaning data produces great wisdom.

John Sumser steps back from the algorithms and sexy AI sales-speak to define the value of HR data at its core. Defining Value in HR Data.

I wasn’t expecting much the first time I saw Shawn Achor and heard him explain his research on happiness, but in no time I was feeling surprisingly happy myself. John Sumser has A Surprisingly Happy Encounter with Shawn Achor.


HRExaminer v12.07

As Frederick Buechner described, vocation is “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Matthew J. Stollak is here to remind us about an oft forgotten truth in our work. Say it with me, I need a Vocation!

Algorithms Follow Rules - People Don’t. See you in Court? What happens when you throw the legal system into the mix? Heather Bussing has some thoughts.

Dr. Todd Dewett shares, “I’m often approached with questions about motivation and morale. The question is the same: How do we get employees to feel like doing a great job?”

Heather Bussing has some suggestions on how to rewire your brain to view mistakes as shortcuts to real learning and wisdom. Is Learning By Mistake Really How We Learn Best?

Catch and Kill is the story of the writing of Ronan Farrow’s now-famous piece about Harvey Weinstein. John Sumser’s warning is simple, “Anyone involved in HR should read it.”


Algorithms Follow Rules – People Don’t. See you in Court?

Algorithms follow the rules every time. People don’t. What happens when you throw the legal system into the mix?

HRExaminer v12.06

This is interesting stuff. John Sumser draws the boundaries around the emergence of a new set of analytics-driven data-based elements of the HR department. Read more in part one of The HR Data Department.

John Sumser writes, “Jim Collins used the Flywheel metaphor in Good To Great. Picture a five-thousand pound flywheel on an axle. Your job is to get the flywheel rotating fast and keep it going.” The HR Data Department Part II.

John Sumser covers AI and algorithms in recruiting and then moderates a panel that includes Facebook, Engage Talent, Intel, and our resident employment law attorney, Heather Bussing. Google Talk on Algorithms and AI (Who Owns the Outcome?).

We surveyed over five-hundred HR executives to find out what they really think about AI and machines replacing people. - John Sumser uncovers What HR Really Thinks About Technology Replacing People? (Survey says read more.).

Can a workplace recover from discrimination or harassment or whistleblower drama? People’s lives and sanity depend on how you handle things. So does your company’s bottom line. So taking care of yourself as you move through the drama is the most important thing. Heather Bussing offers some good advice.


The HR Data Department Part II

“Jim Collins originally used the Flywheel as a metaphor in his book, Good To Great. Picture a huge, heavy flywheel mounted horizontally on an axle. The flywheel is two feet thick and weighs five-thousand pounds. Now imagine your task is to get the flywheel rotating on the axle as fast and for as long as possible.” - John Sumser

The HR Data Department Part I

“What we’re talking about here is the emergence of a new set of analytics-driven data-based elements of the HR department. It’s part of a new era in HR management that will evolve over the next two to five years. This is really interesting stuff.” - John Sumser

HRExaminer v12.05

In this John Sumser video he covers 13 Amazing HR Tech Solutions for the Pandemic.

Joe Gerstandt writes, “Emotions fuel motivation and behavior yet there seems to be something of an unspoken ban on emotion in today’s workplace.” Working with People (and their messy emotions).

Heather Bussing walks through the positive aspects of moving through negative emotions that we typically shun at work. If you can’t handle emotions at work, the problem may be you.

Sam Bocetta explains how HR can use training and hiring to improve network security and stop massive losses from hackers. HR’s Role in Strengthening the People Side of Security.

What do you do about the flow of conflicting claims about what works and what doesn’t in HR Tech? John Sumser shares his analysis. Making Sense of Nonsense (sense making?)


HRExaminer v12.04

This video from John Sumser covers his Q&#38A talk on AI and Intelligent Tools in the HR and Recruiting space in the times of the coronavirus pandemic. Spoilers: it’s probably not what you would expect. Watch, Q&A on AI and Intelligent Tools with John Sumser.

John Sumser writes, “Machines are incapable of seeing things that aren’t measured.” This can be a bad thing. The Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring.

Paul Hebert asks us to please Stop Measuring Employee Engagement (there’s something better).

Doug Shaw, writes, “Change can be hard, and the process of exploring how we do things differently needs to acknowledge this.” The language of change: an antidote for stress that stifles thinking, feeling, and doing.

If you’re Caught in the Chorus of Talent then you’re missing the big picture on attracting talent. Listen to the full chorus from Susan LaMotte.


HRExaminer v12.03

John Sumser writes, “Intelligent output requires the user to think before deciding. This makes the quality of the interface design a fundamental ethical question.” User Interface Design Ethics in AI - Part I.

“We must design our tools to help us practice our AI ethics. That includes a continuous process where you revisit your assumptions, rewrite your questions, validate your data, and measure results against not just KPI’s, but your underlying corporate values.” Read part two of John Sumser’s series on User Interface Design Ethics in AI - Part II.

From vision, strategy, and workforce impact to costs, maintenance, data standards, and process governance, John Sumser takes a look at HR Tech: AI and Intelligent Software Implementation - Part I.

John Sumser wraps-up his two-part series on, HR Tech: AI and Intelligent Software Implementation - Part II.

F1000 corporate executive and start-up CEO Jason Lauritsen discusses how the foundation of employee engagement is undermined by ignoring employee’s personal lives. Build a Better Foundation for Employee Engagement in 2021.