HRExaminer v12.07

As Frederick Buechner described, vocation is “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Matthew J. Stollak is here to remind us about an oft forgotten truth in our work. Say it with me, I need a Vocation!



Algorithms Follow Rules - People Don’t. See you in Court? What happens when you throw the legal system into the mix? Heather Bussing has some thoughts.



Dr. Todd Dewett shares, “I’m often approached with questions about motivation and morale. The question is the same: How do we get employees to feel like doing a great job?”



Heather Bussing has some suggestions on how to rewire your brain to view mistakes as shortcuts to real learning and wisdom. Is Learning By Mistake Really How We Learn Best?



Catch and Kill is the story of the writing of Ronan Farrow’s now-famous piece about Harvey Weinstein. John Sumser’s warning is simple, “Anyone involved in HR should read it.”



 

Algorithms Follow Rules – People Don’t. See you in Court?

Algorithms follow the rules every time. People don’t. What happens when you throw the legal system into the mix?
 

Is Learning By Mistake Really How We Learn Best?

On February 8, 2021, in Big Data, Editorial Advisory Board, Futures, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Learning, Training, by Heather Bussing
“The hard way is how I’ve learned everything that’s important to me. Take learning to ski. The only way to hot chocolate is to skid down a mountain. What were you thinking? Suddenly, you have a whole new appreciation for gravity and friction.” - Heather Bussing
 

HRExaminer v12.06

This is interesting stuff. John Sumser draws the boundaries around the emergence of a new set of analytics-driven data-based elements of the HR department. Read more in part one of The HR Data Department.



John Sumser writes, “Jim Collins used the Flywheel metaphor in Good To Great. Picture a five-thousand pound flywheel on an axle. Your job is to get the flywheel rotating fast and keep it going.” The HR Data Department Part II.



John Sumser covers AI and algorithms in recruiting and then moderates a panel that includes Facebook, Engage Talent, Intel, and our resident employment law attorney, Heather Bussing. Google Talk on Algorithms and AI (Who Owns the Outcome?).



We surveyed over five-hundred HR executives to find out what they really think about AI and machines replacing people. - John Sumser uncovers What HR Really Thinks About Technology Replacing People? (Survey says read more.).



Can a workplace recover from discrimination or harassment or whistleblower drama? People’s lives and sanity depend on how you handle things. So does your company’s bottom line. So taking care of yourself as you move through the drama is the most important thing. Heather Bussing offers some good advice.



 

Can a workplace recover from discrimination or harassment or whistleblower drama?

What can HR do to recover from discrimination or harassment or whistleblower drama? Resident employment law attorney Heather Bussing reviews your options.
 

HRExaminer v12.05

In this John Sumser video he covers 13 Amazing HR Tech Solutions for the Pandemic.



Joe Gerstandt writes, “Emotions fuel motivation and behavior yet there seems to be something of an unspoken ban on emotion in today’s workplace.” Working with People (and their messy emotions).



Heather Bussing walks through the positive aspects of moving through negative emotions that we typically shun at work. If you can’t handle emotions at work, the problem may be you.



Sam Bocetta explains how HR can use training and hiring to improve network security and stop massive losses from hackers. HR’s Role in Strengthening the People Side of Security.



What do you do about the flow of conflicting claims about what works and what doesn’t in HR Tech? John Sumser shares his analysis. Making Sense of Nonsense (sense making?)



 

If you can’t handle emotions at work, the problem may be you

On January 29, 2021, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“Consider emotions as energy you can use to change things. Emotions can be superpowers. Here are some of the negative emotions that we typically shun at work, and the positive aspects of moving through them.” - Heather Bussing
 

HRExaminer v12.02

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?



 

Reimagining What is Necessary Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic demands that we reimagine, rethink, and reengineer our work. It starts with getting clear on what is truly necessary work. Trying to go back to what it was like is a mistake.
 

HRExaminer v12.01

Our systems were not designed to scale during an abrupt shift from centralized to distributed work. TJ Fjelseth, CHRO of Socrates.ai 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.