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.
 

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
 

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
 

Talent Mobility – The Struggle Is Real and AI Can Help

Outdated personnel information is a key roadblock to realizing the next leap in productivity. Fara Rives from HiringSolved looks at the three most common reasons employees and contractors don’t keep their information up-to-date and how AI can help.
 

What’s that got to do with Koala Bears?

“Every time we generalize about people or information or ideas, bits of detail get lost. To define something is to limit it. The very act of putting something complex and nuanced into a more general description, diminishes what is possible to convey about the thing itself. Representations are never complete.” - Heather Bussing
 

We Don’t Know If We Can Eliminate Bias From Tech

“Bias related technical tools fall into two categories. The tech group assumes that things work better when humans are not involved. The human group assumes that people should be the decision-makers when lives and careers are affected.” – John Sumser
 

Based on Historical Inputs (you might want to consider your options)

Intelligent software can tell you a lot about the past and nothing at all about the future. That should be the thing you notice most about the score given a recommendation. It should be marked ‘based on historical inputs.’ John Sumser
 

AI and Intelligent Tools in HR Tech Right Now – Q&A, Reinventing HR

John Sumser’s video talk on where we are now with Intelligent Tools (AI and Data) in the HR and Recruiting space during the coronavirus pandemic. John covers the key points companies need to understand about AI and other intelligent tools to successfully implement systems and gain their full benefits.
 

AI Latency

It’s easy for AI that learns from decisions made by the company to fall behind what employees are experiencing and learning. John Sumser walks us through the issues.
 

HRExaminer v10.68

John Sumser, Heather Bussing, and Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. have teamed up to create a new series called Small Scenarios for Changing Times. Rather than hyperbolic claims that HR’s time has finally arrived, they’re going to explore the likely issues in the near to medium term. Through these small, tactical questions, they hope to help you envision the coming realities. Their first issue is now available and it’s a free download. Introducing Small Scenarios.



Jeff Hunter is a seasoned innovator who founded Talentism six years ago after stints at Electronic Arts, Dolby, and Bridgewater Associates. Today, his team are using their experience with realizing human potential to help navigate the Coronavirus crisis. Talentism: Principles for Purpose in a Pandemic.



Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. writes, “We may find that the use of these tools is completely unfounded, and creates at best a random outcome (and at worst a tool for automating systemic discrimination).” Maybe We Need An AI Safe Word?



John Sumser speaks with Mike Hudy & Isaac Thompson, of Modern Hire. This is a rich conversation about the real-world benefits and limits of using AI in hiring. Listen to Isaac Thompson & Mike Hudy on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss the Coronavirus Work-At-Home Reality vs. Old Work Expectations and Measurement, WalkMe, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Asia HCM, Socrates, and Capacity.