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Why Best Practices Suck

“Shouldn’t we learn from others and determine the most effective way to reach our goals, benchmark our progress, and achieve success? Best practices are only best if you’re just practicing. And I have no clue what a benchmark really is, or what you do with one.” – Heather Bussing
 

HRExaminer v9.20

Jeff Dickey-Chasins highlights how Google and Facebook’s new offerings have made dramatic changes in job discoverability. Read, How Job Seekers Discover Jobs is Actually Changing.


Heather Bussing explains how technology Product Managers are designing how you work. Where People and Tech Collide.




Special Event Announcement
The HCM Master Class: Princeton
with Jeanne Achille and John Sumser

Understanding the Human
Capital Marketplace, its Evolution,
and its Future.


Friday (all-day) June 29, 2018
Optional Museum & Dinner Thursday, June 28th
Historic Nassau Inn Palmer Square
Princeton, New Jersey

Learn More »




HRIntelligencer Highlights: John Sumser is noticing that great video content on the topic of AI and intelligent software isn’t widely shared. We set that right by featuring the YouTube channel of Rob Miles, a British AI theorist.


John Sumser speaks with Matt Hendrickson, Founder and CEO of the Ascendify talent acquisition platform. Listen to Matt Hendrickson on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey discuss GDPR and Data Trade Wars, LinkedIn’s new 1-click apply, HireVue Acquires MindX (AI-Based Talent Assessments Suite), Parsable secures $40M investment to bring high tech to deskless industrial workers, and Oracle acquires machine learning platform Datascience.com.
 

Where People and Tech Collide

Why should you care about product managers? Because these are the people designing how you work.
 

HRExaminer v9.19

Find out why Maren Hogan thinks blockchain will make the rolodex and database approach in talent acquisition essentially useless. Will Blockchain Actually Affect Talent Acquisition?


John Sumser reviews the latest book on recruiting from Tim Sackett, The Talent Fix: A Leaders Guide to Recruiting Great Talent. Learn more in, Jimmy Stewart Goes to Recruiting.


Let’s just say that Heather Bussing has a healthy skepticism about technology being the solution for everything. When Tech Is Not the Answer.




Special Event Announcement
The HCM Master Class: Princeton
with Jeanne Achille and John Sumser

Understanding the Human
Capital Marketplace, its Evolution,
and its Future.


Friday (all-day) June 29, 2018
Optional Museum & Dinner Thursday, June 28th
Historic Nassau Inn Palmer Square
Princeton, New Jersey

Learn More »




HRIntelligencer Highlights: Much of the work HR will be responsible for is broader than the current definitions of the discipline. This week, we offer a smattering of insight and tutorial.


On HR Tech Weekly: John discusses the O’Reilly AI Conference, Conference Updates from the ServiceNow Knowledge18 and WorkForce Software Conferences, How Glassdoor became one of the biggest tech deals of 2018, and CloudPay Announces Raising $25 Million.
 

When Tech Is Not the Answer

On May 9, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“My favorite app is the off button. And my phone is, well, just a phone. It’s not that I’m a complete Luddite. I just have a healthy skepticism about technology as the solution for everything.” – Heather Bussing
 

Stop Defining Employee Engagement as Discretionary Effort

On April 26, 2018, in Diversity, Editorial Advisory Board, Engagement, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Working harder and working better often mean working more, especially in our current workaholic, cult-of-busy culture. If employers want employees to do their best, stop looking at “discretionary effort” and start looking at factors employers actually can influence and control.
 

HRExaminer v9.08

John Sumser writes, “Currently, a series of new forces are quickly reshaping the HR playing field. Meanwhile, the bulk of the HR profession’s attention is focused on doing the old stuff better. It’s like making better film or faster horses.” Fiddling While Rome Burns


Heather Bussing points to essential blogs that help us understand what the world is like for others, to appreciate the obstacles that humans experience daily because of their skin color. Why Black Blogs Matter.


Joe Gerstandt writes, “I will know that we are serious about humanizing the workplace when that is where we begin. In any endeavor involving human beings, inclusion must be the first priority, the first practice, it must be the first product.” Inclusion Comes First.


HRIntelligencer 2.07 Highlights: This week, we illuminate the science of changing your mind, a nonsense blue sky proposal, a look at online courses in AI, Apple watch medical breakthroughs, planning for GDPR and resource-rich pointers to NLP and crypto.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey Discuss Performance Management, Recruiting, and Payroll. Elsewhere, there’s a slew of new funding for Reflektive, Adecco Group, Vettery, Dynamic Signal, DailyPay, and CrystalKnowsMe. Last up, the Iowan Project Wants to Identify Skilled Tech Workers Who Have Left the State.
 

Why Black Blogs Matter

On February 19, 2018, in Discrimination, Diversity, Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“We expect that everyone else experiences the world as we do, and that the way things work for us is the way it works for everyone. This is why it is so hard to recognize our own privilege and biases; they seem normal and natural.” – Heather Bussing
 

HRExaminer v9.06

Our brains still operate on 400,000-year-old software designed to address being eaten by saber tooth tigers, not sabotage from conniving coworkers. Humans are unpredictable. It’s a problem, because business is addicted to certainty. Read, Addicted to Certainty - HR’s Curse and Blessing.


Heather Bussing writes, “More people kill themselves in the US than die in car wrecks.” Chances are, someone you work with is depressed.


John Sumser speaks with Alan Stukalsky, the Chief Digital Officer for Randstad North America. Listen to Alan Stukalsky on HRExaminer Radio.


HRIntelligencer 2.05 Highlights: This issue offers 7 articles that belong in your AI bookmarks list. From a straightforward introduction to AI to a course from the father of the field, the pieces form a nice starting point.


On HR Tech Weekly: Workday Ventures Announces $250 Million Fund and new Leadership Appointments, Joveo Raises $5 Million, Spot launches a chatbot to combat workplace harassment, and Lead 2018 Inspired by HR.com.
 

Chances are, someone you work with is depressed

On February 8, 2018, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
The important thing to understand is that HR is not in a position to make the determination as to whether someone is depressed, or whether the depression is potentially protected as a disability.
 
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