How to Hire Someone Who is Not Good at Communicating

“Standard interviews accounted for only 8% of the variability in future performance and productivity. In a world where it is still virtually impossible to get hired for any job without going through an interview, this is surely a shocking finding.” – Abhijit Bhaduri and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

HRExaminer v8.18

Mara Swan and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic lead off this week’s edition with their article about how learnability is arguably the main antidote to job automation. Read their article, Curiosity, not Data, Will Improve the Image and Performance of HR.

John Sumser asks for more clarity and less hype about HR Technology “platforms.” You can probably guess where this one is going by the title. Read, Platform, Schmatform.

On episode 119 of HR Tech Weekly: U.S. FCC chairman to propose reversing ‘net neutrality’ rules, AT&T’s Words on Time Warner Deal Say ‘Underdog.’ Its Actions Speak Otherwise, ABB and IBM team up on industrial artificial intelligence, Cybersecurity Experts are Populating American Boardrooms, and If You Use Slack, You Can Monitor Company Morale.

John Sumser talks with Andrew Gadomski, the Founder of Aspen Advisors. Aspen designs solutions for large-scale recruiting organizations. Before founding Aspen, Andrew held leadership roles at Honeywell and Banister International, and today is also an adjunct professor at NYU, where he lectures on effective hiring and recruiting. Listen to Andrew Gadomski on HRExaminer Radio - Executive Conversations.

On Episode 18 of HRx Big Ideas Radio, John Sumser talks with Katee Van Horn, the VP of Global Engagement & Inclusion for GoDaddy. Katee’s focus is on outreach to diverse and underrepresented communities and building an inclusive culture for GoDaddy. She writes about being a better human resources practitioner and is working on her first book about leadership coaching. Listen to Katee Van Horn on Big Ideas Radio.

Curiosity, not Data, Will Improve the Image and Performance of HR

Topics: Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
“A report presented by ManpowerGroup at the latest World Economic Forum highlighted that learnability, the desire to adapt one’s skill set to remain employable throughout one’s working life, is arguably the main antidote to job automation.”

HRExaminer v7.45

  Predictive What? HRExaminer Weekly Edition v7.45 December 2, 2016   It takes 40 minutes of dedicated time on the world’s most powerful computer to simulate one second of human brain activity. Yet, the more you listen to the parade of folks who claim that they can accurately measure people, teams, and organizations, the more […]
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The Dangerous Rise of the Rogue HiPo

Topics: Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, HRExaminer, Leadership, Rebecca Callahan, by Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Why is it so challenging for organizations to manage their HiPos well? In our view, the key problem has to do with the common gap between leadership emergence and effectiveness. Specifically, a large proportion of employees with the ability to emerge as HiPos are not equipped to be effective in leadership roles when they get there.

HRExaminer v7.20

The layoffs have begun in Silicon Valley and tech hubs across the world will find themselves the beneficiaries of a rich inheritance of talent. Read more in, Silicon Software Diaspora by John Sumser.

We are all amateur psychologists. Unsurprisingly, this has big implications for HR, in particular talent management. Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explains why HR’s Biggest Enemy Is Not What You Think.

In his article Skinny Dipping Stats, John Sumser explains why statistics and driverless cars won’t do you a damn bit of good if you don’t know where you’re going first.

On HR Tech Weekly: The Cornerstone Convergence User Conference takes center stage and Stacey, John, and Erin discuss Humanyze, the wearable that wants to be the “Fitbit For Your Career.” Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

We have two episodes of HRExaminer Radio for you this week:

On Episode 158 of HRExaminer Radio, Robin Schooling shares her experiences as the VP of HR at Hollywood Casino and her former HR roles in banking and health care.

Kent Plunkett is CEO and President of the newly focused Listen to the story of how Kent Plunkett sold and later returned to run the company again.

HRExaminer v6.46

This week we’re presenting a comprehensive view of employee engagement. We have a panel comprised of six HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board Contributors with strong voices, good ideas, and unique perspectives. The six articles on employee engagement are published in two parts. Part one features Cathy Missildine, Jason Lauritsen, and Paul Hebert. Part two has articles from Dr. David Kippen, Heather Bussing, and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. Start here »

This week on HR Tech Weekly: Workday Expands ADP Partnership, Mercer invests in Pymetrics, ADP announces expansion of GlobalView, and GuideSpark offers complimentary 1095-C Offering. Listen to Episode 48 of HR Tech Weekly.

In Episode 128 of HR Examiner Radio, John Sumser speaks with Lori Sylvia, the Chief Marketing Officer at Smashfly.


The Employee Engagement Panel – Kippen, Bussing, Chamorro-Premuzic

We’re running a two-day panel here at HRExaminer where we explore employee engagement. Our panel is comprised of six HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board Contributors with strong voices, good ideas, and unique perspectives. Today’s panel includes Dr. David Kippen, Heather Bussing, and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.

HRExaminer v6.43

Why do so many smart people make so many dumb decisions? Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, the CEO of Hogan Assessments and Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University, discusses the psychology of how to make smarter decisions (and avoid looking dumb). Read, Book Smart vs. Street Smart – The Psychology of Good and Bad Judgment. You can also listen to Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic live on HRExaminer Radio next Wednesday November 18, (7AM Pacific, 10AM Eastern, 3PM GMT).

We share and publish information on the Internet in the blink of an eye. How often do you run afoul of copyright law without even knowing it? Heather Bussing explains how to stay on the right side of the law in, Copyright and the Internet.

This week on HR Tech Weekly: The Achievers open recognition API, The coming battle for interface primacy, CEB Acquires Wanted Technologies, Uber’s algorithm more controlling than the real boss, Facebook usage changing, messaging apps growing, and Google’s neural network wants to write your emails for you. Listen to Episode 45 of HR Tech Weekly.

In Episode 123 of HR Examiner Radio, John Sumser speaks with Kevin Wheeler, Founder and President of the Future of Talent Institute.


Book Smart vs. Street Smart – The Psychology of Good and Bad Judgment

In the real world, there is rarely enough time or information to make a reasoned decision, and even if there were, there is no pre-defined formulae to solve the problems we have.