HRExaminer v10.90

“At the heart of the explosion of intelligent tools and AI in our software is the explosion of data. Buried beneath the expanding flow of information, workers have needed an assist of some kind just to process and try to understand what’s important.” Read part one of John Sumser’s new series: HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 1).



“The majority of information consumed by intelligent tools are various forms of text. Over time, that will shift into a heavy prevalence of machine generated or monitored data like movement patterns, keystrokes, social interaction, vocal intonation, environmental measurements, and communication patterns.” John Sumser concludes his series, HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 2).



Jason Lauritsen writes, “According to Gallup’s most recent data, employee engagement is at an all-time high.” What the ****? I guess Employee Engagement Is About To Get (A Lot) More Challenging.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Programmatic Job Advertising Leader Joveo Hires Dwane Lay to Bolster Customer Success Leadership, Cornerstone Analyst Update, Oracle to handle TikTok U.S. Data, and CareerBuilder Commits to Three-Year $300M Talent Acquisition Investment.



John Sumser speaks with Ben Waber, Ph.D., the president and co-founder of Humanyze, a workplace analytics company that powers the Humanyze AI platform and Organizational Health Score. Ben is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, having previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as HBR, Wired, The Economist, and NPR. Listen to Ben Waber is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 2)

On September 15, 2020, in AI, Artificial Intelligence, HR Tech, HR Technology, John Sumser, by John Sumser
In part two of his series, John Sumser digs into the categories of HR data in AI and Intelligent Tools. John covers PII data, machine data, text, language, behavioral, transactional, rate of change, data flows, survey data, network analysis, and more.
 

HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 1)

On September 14, 2020, in AI, Artificial Intelligence, HR Tech, HR Technology, John Sumser, by John Sumser
There’s a saying, ‘data makes its own gravy.’ Using data creates data about usage. Interestingly, the meta data created by data is often more useful than the data itself. John Sumser delves into the types and attributes of HR data in AI and Intelligent tools.
 

HRExaminer v10.89

On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Trump Bans Fed Diversity Training, Annual Sierra-Cedar Systems Survey from Sapient Insights, AI, ML, NLP, Visier, Salesforce, Amazon Fleet Management, Automated Bullying, PeopleFluent LMS, eLearning Brothers, 3D Training, Salarium’s FacePass, Workday Vibe, and Workplace Equity.



Is your Leadership Style Pandemic Proof? In the midst of one of the worst pandemics in history, it’s only natural that our attention focuses on the leaders tasked with guiding us. Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has the story.



In 1970 Alvin Toffler wrote, “The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Paul Hebert highlights Unlearning: The New Must-Have Skill.



Jason Seiden looks at The future of culture with work automation software sitting at its center.



 

HRExaminer v10.88

“The more you specifically focus on being the guiding light, the more often you’ll find the strength to lead with purpose.” Dr. Todd Dewett illuminates a path towards Chasing Purpose.



Mary Faulkner writes, “My hope is that this recent crucible of events doesn’t just change “work;” but that it changes the way we even think about work.” The Coronavirus Crucible.



John Sumser speaks with Dave Weisbeck, the Chief Strategy Officer at Visier Corporation, The People Analytics Leader With 5,000 Customers In 75 Countries. Listen to Dave Weisbeck on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Eight Industry Leaders To Headline Virtual HR Tech Event, Workday Promotes Chano Fernandez to Co-CEO, The newly minted Ultimate Kronos Group (or what everyone will call UKG), Degreed Lands New Cash, and Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Starts With Uncertainty.



Open Feedback Produces Micro-Course-Corrections That Can Have A Huge Cumulative Impact On The Business. Michael Carden Shares The Results Of Using Open Feedback For The Last Year. Open Feedback Works.



 

HRExaminer v10.87

When IBM says that 120 million workers will require retraining, The Human Machine Learning Partnership is where it begins. John Sumser has more.



Human Resources has been on the frontlines of change throughout this pandemic. Now Mary Faulkner is handing you the key to The Secret to HR Evolution.



John Sumser speaks with Kelly Robinson, the founder and CEO of RedDot Media, a recruitment agency with roots in programmatic advertising. Kelly’s been involved in recruitment and recruitment technology both in the UK and US for the last 25 years and founded Broadbean, Inc before selling it to DGMT and CareerBuilder in 2014. Listen to Kelly Robinson on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: COVID-Life Productivity, Job Postings Down, Payroll Tax Swindle, Automation, Recruiting, Ceridian, Modern Hire, Karin Borchert, Google, and Trinet.



Sam Bocetta discusses The Human Side of Cybersecurity During The Coronavirus Pandemic. Bocetta is a journalist specializing in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.



 

The Human Machine Learning Partnership

Recognizing AI means trying to remember, in the onslaught of machine opinion, that by accepting the machine’s opinion you are making a decision. ‘The machine suggests but the fault is yours’ will necessarily replace ‘The machine told me to do it.’ - John Sumser
 

HRExaminer v10.86

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Dave Winsborough write, “The current pandemic has highlighted important leadership deficits and dysfunctionalities, not just around competence, but also around integrity and moral leadership.” Moral Leadership in the Pandemic Age.



John Sumser speaks with Cecile Alper-Leroux, the VP of Product Innovation at Ultimate Software. Cecile is an author and economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of industry experience. Cecile has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, HR Magazine, HRD Canada TV, and The Wall Street Journal. Listen to Cecile Alper-Leroux on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: U.S. Productivity, Layoffs, Oracle, Tiktok, Salesforce, Workday, IBM, Tech Consolidation, EdTech, EdCast, and Career Pathing.


Neil McCormick highlights a framework of questions that leaders should ask about their business to prepare for when everyone is ready to come back to work. Managing your Workforce After the Pandemic.



How do we help people to stop being scared and to let go of rigid views about things they don’t know? Heather Bussing examines the Fear of what we don’t know, and certainty about assumptions that are wrong.



 

HRExaminer v10.85

John Sumser writes, “Another way of describing the next wave of organizational ethics driven by AI and intelligent tools is that it is nothing less than the stewardship of the organization.” Let’s put it this way, there are Questions about your AI Ethics.



John Sumser speaks with Kevin Parker, CEO and Chairman of the Board at HireVue. Long before it became a health imperative, HireVue was working to perfect video and virtual hiring. Listen to Kevin Parker on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Indeed, ZapInfo, Skillsoft, Rippling, CloudPay, Thriver, and HBR 21 HR Jobs of the Future.


This may turn out to be one of the hardest times in history to find a job. Heather Bussing explains why Right now is the best time to be unafraid.



Employment Law Attorney Heather Bussing explains that revenge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other guy to die. The Revenge Contract.



 

Questions about your AI Ethics

“The entire organization, probably led by the HR Department, is entering a time of deep examination of organizational ethics. The questions that underly the development of an ethics process are about the ways in which we care for and protect the organization and its members.” - John Sumser