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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.
 

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.