HR’s Evolution During the Pandemic

On September 28, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Editorial Advisory Board, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“HR was never meant to be finite because people are not finite. We owe it to the people we support to keep wondering what’s new and what’s better, without the threat of judgmental retribution.” - Mary Faulkner
 

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When it comes to bias in AI you’ll hear two prevailing views. One assumes that people are the problem while the other sees them as the solution. John Sumser explores the two viewpoints in his article, Take 2 HR Viewpoints on AI Bias and Call Me in the Morning.



Psst, Do You Really Know How to Ask a Great Question? Heather Bussing writes, “Lawyers use leading questions to get people to say things they would avoid saying if given the chance: Isn’t it true that you ate the last Thin Mint? Then you opened the shortbread, didn’t you? And now the cookies are all gone, aren’t they? And I asked you to save me some, right?”



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss HR’s responsibility for Health & Safety, Paylocity adds Asynchronous Workplace Communication to Video, OutMatch Acquires LaunchPad, Microsoft Teams is launching ‘virtual commutes,’ and the U.S. Labor Department may make it easier to treat workers as independent contractors.



John Sumser speaks with David Karandish, the Founder and CEO of Capacity, an enterprise artificial intelligence SaaS company. John and David dig into AI-native support automation platforms. Listen to David Karandish is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

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“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.



 

Employee Engagement Is About To Get (A Lot) More Challenging

“Gallups recent engagement trends data is such a head-scratcher. According to their most recent data, employee engagement is at an all-time high. You read that right. All-time high. - Jason Lauritsen
 

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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.



 

Is your Leadership Style Pandemic Proof?

On September 9, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Editorial Advisory Board, Leadership, by Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Will certain types of leaders rise to the occasion of the coronavirus pandemic while others stumble or fall? Learn more from Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of 10 books and 150+ scientific papers on the psychology of talent, leadership, innovation, and AI.
 

Unlearning: The New Must-Have Skill

On September 8, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Editorial Advisory Board, Paul Hebert, by Paul Hebert
“To really move forward I believe unlearning is our key skill for the future. But that will be problematic for most. We know how to learn. We don’t know how to unlearn. At least not intuitively.” - Paul Hebert
 

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“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.



 

The Coronavirus Crucible

On September 1, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“The concept of a crucible is simple. The official definition is a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new. Sound familiar?” - Mary Faulkner
 

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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.