HRExaminer v10.90

“At the heart of the explosion of intelligent tools and AI in our software is the explosion of data. Buried beneath the expanding flow of information, workers have needed an assist of some kind just to process and try to understand what’s important.” Read part one of John Sumser’s new series: HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 1).



“The majority of information consumed by intelligent tools are various forms of text. Over time, that will shift into a heavy prevalence of machine generated or monitored data like movement patterns, keystrokes, social interaction, vocal intonation, environmental measurements, and communication patterns.” John Sumser concludes his series, HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 2).



Jason Lauritsen writes, “According to Gallup’s most recent data, employee engagement is at an all-time high.” What the ****? I guess Employee Engagement Is About To Get (A Lot) More Challenging.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Programmatic Job Advertising Leader Joveo Hires Dwane Lay to Bolster Customer Success Leadership, Cornerstone Analyst Update, Oracle to handle TikTok U.S. Data, and CareerBuilder Commits to Three-Year $300M Talent Acquisition Investment.



John Sumser speaks with Ben Waber, Ph.D., the president and co-founder of Humanyze, a workplace analytics company that powers the Humanyze AI platform and Organizational Health Score. Ben is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, having previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as HBR, Wired, The Economist, and NPR. Listen to Ben Waber is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

Employee Engagement Is About To Get (A Lot) More Challenging

“Gallups recent engagement trends data is such a head-scratcher. According to their most recent data, employee engagement is at an all-time high. You read that right. All-time high. - Jason Lauritsen
 

HRExaminer v10.66

Jason Lauritsen writes, “The past few weeks have felt a little like riding a roller coaster with a blindfold on. Through it all, I keep coming back to the same question.” What’s the Right Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak?



John Sumser writes, “Just as humans have unconscious bias, machines have uncoded bias. Machines are incapable of seeing things that aren’t measured.” AI Hiring: Bias in the Code.



Everybody looks at titles despite ‘corporate speak’ about holocracy being a magic elixir. Mary Faulkner explains how The Cold Reality of Corporate Life is That Titles Matter.



Should we Rethink the Golden Rule at Work as it applies to leadership? Dr. Todd Dewett makes some useful distinctions on how to foster the principle of the golden rule while recognizing how you must apply it differently in the workplace.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss the Kronos and Ultimate Software Merger, Strivr, Microsoft Teams, Qualtrics, and StoryCorps.


 

What’s the Right Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak?

On April 1, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, Jason Lauritsen, Leadership, by Jason Lauritsen
“For a moment, I wondered if I was wrong in feeling the way I did. How should I be feeling? There seemed to be a wide array of options based on the responses I’d received.” - Jason Lauritsen
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HRExaminer v10.65

The narrower the problem, the better that intelligent tools and AI work. What does that mean when it comes time to deploy a new HR Technology? John Sumser offers guidance on Software Implementation in HR with Intelligent Tools and AI.



Jason Lauritsen has some fantastic ideas on Building a Better Life and Helping Your People Do the Same.



This is a real treat. John Sumser speaks with his son Ray Sumser, a multimedia artist whose work explores underlying structural analogies between diverse art disciplines. Listen to Ray Sumser on HRExaminer Radio.



John Sumser speaks with Jason Averbook, the co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, a global keynote speaker, author, industry analyst, thought leader, and consultant in the area of human resources and workforce experience. Listen to Jason Averbook on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss COVID-19 news and impacts. From succession and workforce planning to ethics, workload increases in Recruiting and HR, and how intelligent tools and AI might figure into solving the large scale problems we face in our new upside down world.


 

Building a Better Life and Helping Your People Do the Same

“We have been solely focused on improving the experience that people have at work…But, we have overlooked something really important. As humans, we need help living better lives and having better relationships.” - Jason Lauritsen
 

HRExaminer v10.57

Should you purchase an AI Suite or a Point solution? Do you have the right objectives for launching a new intelligent tool in your organization? John Sumser looks at these and other elements of your project in Part II of AI and Intelligent Software Implementation in HR.



Jason Lauritsen writes, “We all need a solid foundation of relationships in our lives. That is where our work should begin.” Read, 3 Lessons for Building a Better Life and Helping Your People Do the Same.



“The most overused phrase has to be ‘employer value proposition.’ You join the tribe and POOF. It’s like taking your blindfold off in a Febreze commercial.” Susan LaMotte has the full explanation in, Employer Brand: Member of the Tribe.



Dr. Chris Andrews and Neil McCormick discuss the need for a globally recognized approach to managing Data Quality and Integrity in HR.



On HR Tech Weekly: Workforce Logiq and The Working Best Awards, The “Internet of Careers” Platform Using Blockchain, ServiceNow, and Passage AI.


 

3 Lessons for Building a Better Life and Helping Your People Do the Same

“We have been solely focused on improving the experience that people have at work…But, we have overlooked something really important. As humans, we need help living better lives and having better relationships.” - Jason Lauritsen
 

HRExaminer v10.55

There’s a path to realize the full potential of AI and intelligent software in HR but it isn’t one made with technology ideas engineered for the last century. John Sumser has a two-part series on User Interface Design Ethics for AI and Predictive Hiring Technology. Read part one here. In part two, John shares an example of how Manhattan-based Greenhouse Software is iterating the design of their tools to uncover where added intelligence and predictions can be most useful to their customers. Read part two here.



“People fall short of our expectations and do things that irritate and disappoint us,” writes Jamie Resker. Consider These Three Things Before You Engage In A Difficult Conversation.



When left unchecked, one act of bad behavior, triggers another, and so on, until morale and performance both tank. Jason Lauritsen explains how to Confront Bad Workplace Behavior to Protect Employee Engagement.



Dr. Todd Dewett has feedback about Coaching, where there’s an Abundance of Great Intentions.



 

Confront Bad Workplace Behavior to Protect Employee Engagement

On January 17, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, Employee Engagement, HRExaminer, Jason Lauritsen, by Jason Lauritsen
Start-up CEO and F1000 corporate executive Jason Lauritsen discusses how to confront bad workplace behavior to protect employee engagement.