HRExaminer v10.80

The pandemic has revealed existing problems within some institutions that were troubled long before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19. In this issue of Small Scenarios for Changing Times Heather Bussing, Michael Kannisto, and John Sumser look at the transition from school to work. Small Scenario № 10: Lost Generation.



There’s nothing like a crisis to trigger significant reform. Neil McCormick writes on Managing your Workforce post-pandemic.



Certain kinds of change are difficult for employees and diminish trust across your organization. Dr. Todd Dewett explains the steps that lead to Increased Trust.



What a 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 HR Examiner Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss the upheaval in business and HR caused by societal changes and the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Ultimate Software, Kronos, and Workplace Inequities.


 

Trust

Topics: Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Todd Dewett
“Regardless of how some set of circumstances has created a particular level of trust, trust can be increased.” - Dr. Todd Dewett
 

HRExaminer v10.74

“Now every executive search firm is called upon to reconsider who we serve, what services we offer, and how we deliver those services.” Bob Corlett shares his experience of how the coronavirus pandemic is ushering in The Era of the Modern Executive Search Firm.



“One of the most enduring hallmarks of any effective innovation culture is the ability to deal with sacred cows.” Dr. Todd Dewett explains more in an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Live Hard. Sacred Cows Make Great Barbeque.



“It’s frustrating when managers let patterns of underperformance perpetuate.” Jamie Resker explains why this happens and how to fix it. Help Your Manager to Give You Feedback Early and Often.



I Don’t Know. Is Learning By Mistake How We Learn Best? You can bet Heather Bussing knows.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Unemployment, Job Boards, Changing Industries, and Recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Salary.com, Workday, Salesforce, and Amazon.


 

Sacred Cows Make Great Barbeque (an excerpt from Dr. Dewett’s forthcoming book, Live Hard)

Topics: Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, Leadership, by Dr. Todd Dewett
“To achieve a dream and find real success almost always requires some form of innovation. Innovation, in turn, almost always requires you to deal with a sacred cow or two – whether making personal change or leading an organization. What are you waiting for?” - Dr. Todd Dewett
 

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.


 

Sacred Cows Make Great Barbeque

Topics: Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, by Dr. Todd Dewett
The idea is so fascinating it became the inspiration behind one of my most popular original quotes, “Sacred cows make great barbeque.” The point is that a whole lot of what we hold sacred isn’t really sacred, it’s just the way we’ve always done things – and making needed change just might taste great. – Dr. Todd Dewett
 

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.


 

Rethinking the Golden Rule at Work

“Let’s begin with a new and improved rule. For leaders, the rule is to treat others kindly with appropriate fairness.” - Dr. Todd Dewett
 

HRExaminer v10.61

On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss this week’s big announcement of Cornerstone OnDemand entering into an agreement to acquire Saba. Plus, GitHub for Data, Google to Close AI accountability Gap, EU introduces AI strategy, iCIMS Names Steve Lucas CEO, and Gartner has six Trends for CHRO’s that will impact the future-of-work.


Doug Shaw explains how missed opportunities in training are often a matter of Degrees of Separation.



Want to improve candidate experience? Change your Process. Read more from Felix Wetzel.



Dr. Todd Dewett shares three examples of fundamentally flawed - yet common - organizational practices. Question Your Unquestionable Truths.



John Sumser speaks with Tracey Burns, Senior Analyst, at OECD in Paris where she heads Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning, 21st Century Children, and Trends Shaping Education. Listen to Tracey Burns on HRExaminer Radio.



Question Your Unquestionable Truths

You can’t achieve excellence or stay ahead of the competition without occasionally reexamining your organization’s foundational beliefs and practices. Dr. Todd Dewett shares three examples of fundamentally flawed – yet common – organizational practices.