HRExaminer v10.67

“One of the most enduring hallmarks of any effective innovation culture is the ability to deal with sacred cows. This refers to a custom, behavior, product, process, or rule that is known to all, unproductive, and yet untouchable and unaddressed.” Dr. Todd Dewett explains how Sacred Cows Make Great Barbeque.



Saying that ‘the computer made me do it’ won’t be a workable defense when things go sideways in your HR Tech deployments of Intelligent Tools and AI systems. John Sumser shares his Key Principles for Intelligent Tools and AI Deployment in HR.



Productivity and performance differences between employees are due not so much to differences in talent or ability, but rather to motivation. Should Employees Earn More If They Are More Engaged At Work? Read more from Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.



John Sumser speaks with Charles Hipps who founded Oleeo 25 years ago, launching the world’s first e-recruitment solution. Charles focuses today on the application of AI and automation in recruiting. Listen to Charles Hipps on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Nemesysco Remote Employee Wellness Monitoring, the CloudMills and HRNX Merger, SAP Lowers FY20 Outlook, and WorkJam and Notion both Raise $50M.


 

Key Principles for Intelligent Tools and AI Deployment in HR

John Sumser identifies three things all companies should be doing with their HR Tech to prepare for their future with AI and intelligent software.
 

HRExaminer v10.66

Jason Lauritsen writes, “The past few weeks have felt a little like riding a roller coaster with a blindfold on. Through it all, I keep coming back to the same question.” What’s the Right Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak?



John Sumser writes, “Just as humans have unconscious bias, machines have uncoded bias. Machines are incapable of seeing things that aren’t measured.” AI Hiring: Bias in the Code.



Everybody looks at titles despite ‘corporate speak’ about holocracy being a magic elixir. Mary Faulkner explains how The Cold Reality of Corporate Life is That Titles Matter.



Should we Rethink the Golden Rule at Work as it applies to leadership? Dr. Todd Dewett makes some useful distinctions on how to foster the principle of the golden rule while recognizing how you must apply it differently in the workplace.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss the Kronos and Ultimate Software Merger, Strivr, Microsoft Teams, Qualtrics, and StoryCorps.


 

AI Hiring: Bias in the Code

“While it is true that a machine can do a better job at relentlessly sticking to a narrow script, it cannot see or understand things that are not in the data. Unlike people and their unconscious biases, machines can only change their approach with new measurement and new coding. In other words, while machines may be able to address small components of unconscious bias, they cannot address all (or even most) of it.” - John Sumser

HRExaminer v10.65

The narrower the problem, the better that intelligent tools and AI work. What does that mean when it comes time to deploy a new HR Technology? John Sumser offers guidance on Software Implementation in HR with Intelligent Tools and AI.



Jason Lauritsen has some fantastic ideas on Building a Better Life and Helping Your People Do the Same.



This is a real treat. John Sumser speaks with his son Ray Sumser, a multimedia artist whose work explores underlying structural analogies between diverse art disciplines. Listen to Ray Sumser on HRExaminer Radio.



John Sumser speaks with Jason Averbook, the co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, a global keynote speaker, author, industry analyst, thought leader, and consultant in the area of human resources and workforce experience. Listen to Jason Averbook on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss COVID-19 news and impacts. From succession and workforce planning to ethics, workload increases in Recruiting and HR, and how intelligent tools and AI might figure into solving the large scale problems we face in our new upside down world.


 

Software Implementation in HR with Intelligent Tools and AI

“The number of tools available in Talent Acquisition outnumbers other tools by almost 10 to 1. New intelligent tool initiatives are most likely to start in the Recruiting silo or as a part of a larger suite initiative.” - John Sumser
 

HRExaminer v10.64

Here’s a Quick Guide to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act from our resident Employment Lawyer Heather Bussing.



Paul Hebert looks at how COVID-19 impacts HR’s role now and over the next decade. Can HR Do Their Future Job?



The old ways of fixing Performance Management aren’t working. Jamie Resker has solutions for Modernizing Performance Management.



John Sumser speaks with Randy Womack, the CEO of Socrates.ai. Socrates AI is trying to improve employee experience with a new type of conversational presence. Listen to Randy Womack on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss the COVID-19 Response, Topia, Mmonaeo, Lyra, SHRM, Ceridian, Workday, Facebook, Cornerstone Cares, HealthStream, NurseGrid, People Analytics, and Grokker.


 

HRExaminer v10.63

For a decade, HR Tech vendors uniformly claimed that the holy grail of software was the consumer experience delivered by companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and other web-centric software companies. Read, AI and Intelligent Tools and Enterprise Software Consumerization. John Sumser



What can you do to survive in a future that is almost certainly going to be radically different than anyone can predict? Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D shares three powerful recommendations in, Wrong HR Tech Thinking = Missed Future.



“People fall short of our expectations and do things that irritate and disappoint us,” writes Jamie Resker. Consider these three things Before You Engage In A Difficult Conversation.



John Sumser speaks with Henry Albrecht, the CEO of Limeade. Founded in 2006, Limeade is an employee experience technology company. Listen to Henry Albrecht on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss Oracle Layoffs, Mercer, Research Quality, Pay Equity, Silkroad, Lilith Christiansen, Alight, Employee Experience, AI, Machine Learning, Paycor, Paychex, and Aon, Willis Towers Watson.


 

AI and Intelligent Tools and Enterprise Software Consumerization

On March 12, 2020, in AI, Artificial Intelligence, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Trends, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“For a decade, HR Tech vendors uniformly claimed that the holy grail of software was the consumer experience delivered by companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and other web-centric software companies. It was a way of explaining the miserable levels of adoption in most offerings.” - John Sumser
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Wrong HR Tech Thinking = Missed Future

“It’s all but impossible to predict the future. And even if a company does just so happen to design the perfect solution that should be a brilliant success, it still might not succeed.” - Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D