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HRExaminer v9.02

On January 12, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
In Good at Terrified, Heather Bussing writes, “Fear is not something to fight, overcome, ignore, hide from, or defeat. It’s not a weakness. Fear is good stuff. It protects us, gives us important information, motivates us.”


What is John Sumser most afraid of in the industry, who was his biggest professional influence, and what is his view on the current state of HR Tech and AI? SmartRecruiters recently put these questions (and more) to John in an interview. Read, From an Interview.


Policies don’t fix performance, attendance, or behavior issues. Heather Bussing explains why you Should You Trash Your Policy Manual.


In HRIntelligencer this week, John Sumser shares a stash of insights, including an argument against using technology to eliminate bias.


On Episode 154 of HR Tech Weekly iCIMS Acquires TextRecruit, Paychex adds Tip Network, Monster wins US Treasury Department deal, New Gender Identification Option at the University of Toronto, and VCs invested the most capital in 2017 since the dotcom era.
 

Should You Trash Your Policy Manual?

On January 11, 2018, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Policies are not a good way to manage. Policies don’t fix performance, attendance, or behavior issues. So, what if you got rid of your policy manual?
 

Good at Terrified

On January 8, 2018, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“I’ve learned to just invite fear along for the ride. I give it a little attention, tell it some jokes, and ask it, very nicely, to stay in the backseat. When the fear is insistent, I listen to what it’s trying to tell me.” – Heather Bussing
 

When Harassment is Legal

On January 4, 2018, in Discrimination, Editorial Advisory Board, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
People often wonder if they’re being harassed at work, treated unfairly, or have been wrongfully terminated. It turns out, what most people think of as harassment or “wrongful” is neither — at least legally.
 

HRExaminer v8.50

Several years ago Dr. Todd Dewett penned, “Dewett’s Rules.” You’ll find them in Dr. Dewett’s book, The Little Black Book of Leadership. Recently, new bits of truth have begun to stick in his brain. Tap into his latest gems in, DEWETT’S RULES - PART 2.


Hiring requirements have to be based on a legitimate job requirement. Heather Bussing examines the flaws in how this works in the real world. Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me.


In HRIntelligencer this week, 188 Examples of AI in the wild. Measuring the Progress of AI Research. AI: What’s working and What’s Not.


John’s Guest On Episode 262 of HRExaminer Radio is Mark Willaman, the founder and CEO or HRmarketer.


On Episode 152 of HR Tech Weekly it’s Stacey and John’s annual review show for 2017. John and Stacey discuss the big trends, players, and technologies that shaped the year in HR Tech.
 

Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me

On December 28, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Appearance requirements are tricky because even though appearance-based discrimination is not technically illegal, it’s really difficult to justify when the rules on appearance also discriminate based on protected factors.
 

HRExaminer v8.49

On December 22, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Getting comfortable with being wrong is the secret to a lot of things. It’s a required skill for living and working with others. Heather Bussing explains why It’s good to be wrong.


The big company buys the small upstart. John Sumser points out how innovation is imported through acquisition when the Big Whales Swallow Smaller Fish.


In HRIntelligencer this week, we offer a few choice links focusing on AI ethics and accountability. Just what you need to read on a slow mid-winter’s day.


John’s Guest On Episode 261 of HRExaminer Radio is Michael Fauscette, the Chief Research Officer at G2 Crowd.


On Episode 151 of HR Tech Weekly: Indeed subscriptions, Quinyx Announces $12M Investment, Gores Group Sells Peoplenet, Paychex Introduces AccountantHQ, The HR robot for onboarding, and Microsoft Axes Arbitration in Sexual Harassment Cases.
 

It’s good to be wrong

On December 18, 2017, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
It’s normal to be scared of doing it wrong. But always needing to be right is trouble. In order to maintain a universe where you are perfect, and always right, you have to make your world very tiny, so that you can control it.
 

The Cult of Nice (You’re Doing It Wrong)

On December 7, 2017, in Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Today, between political correctness and buzzword, double-speak, it’s almost impossible to understand what anyone really means. They may not know themselves. But people sure are good at telling others: I’m Offended. You’re Doing It Wrong!
 

Culture Paradox

On November 16, 2017, in Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“Culture is another one of those buzzwords that can mean almost anything. In HR, it usually means the shared values, behavior, goals, and identity of the people that work at the company.” – Heather Bussing
 
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