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Heather Bussing explains how the pandemic demands that we reimagine our indispensable work. Reimagining What is Necessary Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Jon Stross and his Greenhouse co-founder noticed that certain ways of leading and communicating during the pandemic suddenly snapped into focus while previous methods no longer fit the scene. Sometimes Leading Means Letting Go During the Pandemic (Lessons Learned in Zoom Rooms).

After the Furlough there are five things you should do to prepare for your employees’ return. John Sumser has more.

Recognizing AI in our HR Tech means trying to remember, in the onslaught of machine opinion, that by accepting the machine’s opinion you are making a decision. John Sumser has more in, Can we recognize baked-in AI in HR Tech in order to manage it properly?


Sometimes Leading Means Letting Go During the Pandemic (Lessons Learned in Zoom Rooms)

“In considering what our employees need from leadership right now, here are some of the questions we keep in mind.” Jon Stross, President and Co-founder of Greenhouse

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Our systems were not designed to scale during an abrupt shift from centralized to distributed work. TJ Fjelseth, CHRO of expands on the Conversations emerging during an abrupt shift from centralized to distributed work.

What should modern bereavement leave look like in pandemic times? Surely, the standard three days of paid leave to say farewell won’t cut it. Read, Modern Bereavement Leave in Pandemic Times from John Sumser.

Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. explains that college recruiting has a strict timeline and with each passing day the class of 2020 faced the prospect of being excluded from the recruiting process. The Lost Generation of College Recruits.

Neurodiverse people often possess remarkable technical and problem-solving capabilities. They end up surfacing insights that others miss. Heather Bussing has more about Hiring Neurodiverse People.

John Sumser asks you to consider who is really important at your company. Instead of paying attention to the people with charisma and connections, you need to focus on people with competence. 8 Steps to Identify Your Everyday MVP Employees During The Pandemic.


Conversations in an abrupt shift from centralized to distributed work

Employees face unprecedented stress while HR is managing new health and safety processes in parallel with navigating the complexities of redeployment and reductions in force.

Zoom and a bit about the downsides of decentralized work

“It seemed like we’d have more time and greater schedule control. Instead, it feels like we are never really disconnected. We simulate happy hours and book clubs but experience greater isolation.” - Stella Lupushor

Dropping Annual Reviews While Still Measuring Performance

“Managers, supervisors, and senior leaders are thrilled that performance appraisals are “retired.” Employees say the conversations feel more constructive, promote two-way dialogue, and allow for more participation versus the managers writing and delivering a review.” - Mark Millett, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager at A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies

Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership?

How we can avoid incompetent leadership? If we want leaders who are as competent as they are confident then we need to change what we’re looking for in our executives.

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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.


Moral Leadership in the Pandemic Age

“Modern HR displays a voracious appetite for the latest and shiniest leadership competencies, regularly updating corporate leadership models to incorporate current trends. Sadly, this rarely includes an appropriate discussion of the ethical or moral elements of leadership, unless when it is visibly lacking.” - Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Dave Winsborough

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Wouldn’t we all prefer a future workplace where our leader’s competence trumps their confidence? Lewis Garrad and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic tackle this fascinating and important question in their article, Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership?

Did you know that all algorithms and models in AI experience ‘drift?’ Yeah, they wear out! John Sumser exposes the heart of the problem in his article, Maintenance: is The Heart of #AI Utility in HRTech.

As Heather Bussing points out, “Creativity thrives in wide open spaces and impossible constraints. Best Practices are all about playing it safe and avoiding risk, failure, and conflict.” You need to know When Best Practices Don’t Work.

John Sumser speaks with Jeanne Achille the Founder and CEO of The Devon Group and the Chairperson of the Women in HR Tech Summit. This is John and Jeanne’s annual pre HR Tech show where you’ll get a thoughtful preview of the most interesting people and presentations for the upcoming show in Las Vegas. Listen to Jeanne Achille on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: John’s Third Annual AI in HR Tech Report and Stacey’s Sierra-Cedar Annual Systems Survey, Checkr, neuvoo, Job Boards, Data Dignity, GDPR, Microsoft, Google, Jaron Lanier, Hawaii, and the upcoming HR Tech Conference.