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HRExaminer v9.18

“I know some folks who today consider the phrase “diversity of thought,” a red flag and I understand why. It is a way out for folks looking for a way out. Joe Gerstandt has A diversity of thoughts on diversity of thought.


27% of US office workers would sell their passwords. Many for as little as $100. John Sumser considers the intersection of HR and Security. HR and Security.




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HRIntelligencer Highlights: This week’s bits are a little more gloomy than usual. AI is susceptible to hacking; Blockchain is a little bogus; Algorithms drive things towards mediocrity. The tutorials are thicker but more uplifting.


John Sumser speaks with Jameson Fauver the Vice President of Business Development for Kashable. Listen to Jameson Fauver on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: The O’Reilly AI Conference, John and Stacey report on the WCN and Successfactors Analyst Events, Ceridian up 42% following payroll software IPO, Machine Learning firm Humu raises $40 million, Workday’s New Design System, and Facebook’s enterprise Workplace now has 52 SaaS apps.
 

A diversity of thoughts on diversity of thought

On April 30, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, by Joe Gerstandt
“While there can be value in talking about cognitive diversity as a different kind of diversity, there is no way to truly divorce it from identity.” – Joe Gerstandt
 

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.
 

Inclusion Comes First

On February 21, 2018, in HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, by Joe Gerstandt
“We are rapidly turning “human” and “humanizing” into some of our newest and most fashionable buzzwords, as much of what is said and written in their name has little to do with humans.” – Joe Gerstandt
 

HRExaminer v8.42

On October 27, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
John Sumser just completed an extensive analysis of Artificial Intelligence in HRTech. He came away with the most coherent view of intelligent software in the HR and Recruiting space (you can find his new report here). The goal of John’s post this week is to provide a nexus for reviews, commentaries, and debates about the report. Plug in to the Discussion About The 2018 Index of Predictive Tools in HRTech: The Emergence of Intelligent Software.


It’s harder than ever to stay on top of the flow of massively conflicting claims about what works and what doesn’t in HR Technology. John Sumser puts things in order with some old fashioned Sense Making.


Joe Gerstandt points out that we have access to more information than ever before, but the vast majority of that information is still open to interpretation. What do you believe about the facts?


HRIntelligencer 1.22 Highlights: Voice recognition will transform these 5 industries. Three questions you should ask before investing in “AI” for HR, plus much more.


John’s Guest On Episode 255 of HRExaminer Radio is Jeanne Achille, the powerhouse founder and CEO of HR public relations firm, The Devon Group.
 

What do you believe about the facts?

On October 26, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, by Joe Gerstandt
“One of the many collective delusions alive and well today is that we are awash in “facts.” I personally do not think we have much in the way of facts. We certainly have access to more information than ever before, but the vast majority of that information is still open to interpretation.” -Joe Gerstandt
 

HRExaminer v8.22

On June 2, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
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.


In John Sumser’s first edition of The HRIntelligencer, he looks at the Big Picture in AI, plus AI in the field, and a tutorial on how machine learning works. Read, HRIntelligencer 1.01.


Oracle is clearly pointing to the emerging near term trend of blending HR directly into operations. John Sumser has more in, Disappearing HR.


On episode 123 of HR Tech Weekly: SAP and Ceridian Analyst Updates, Electronic Commerce Inc. to Become Vibe HCM, Google says it’s too expensive to provide wage data to government, and IPsoft Introduces the Most Human AI Technology on the Market.


John Sumser talks with Mary Kaylor, the manager of public affairs for the Society for Human Resource Management. She is the managing editor of the SHRM Blog and the creator and producer of #Nextchat, a global Twitter chat on HR trends. Listen to Mary Kaylor on HRExaminer Radio - Executive Conversations.


On Episode 22 of HRx Big Ideas Radio, John Sumser talks with Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR, JD. Susan is a columnist on HR Leadership for HRExecutive Online. She is the former President and CEO of SHRM. Susan also co-authored and edited “The Future of Human Resource Management.” Listen to Susan Meisinger on Big Ideas Radio.
 

Inclusion Comes First

On May 29, 2017, in HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, by Joe Gerstandt
“We are rapidly turning “human” and “humanizing” into some of our newest and most fashionable buzzwords, as much of what is said and written in their name has little to do with humans.” – Joe Gerstandt
 

Unfortunately, HR doesn’t understand human beings either

Someone needs to speak for *humans* in the organization, and they should know what they’re talking about.
 

HRExaminer v8.01

On January 6, 2017, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, Neil McCormick, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
“If we listen to the rhetoric, the function of HR is progressing nicely along the path to being recognized as a strategic business partner within organizations and a critical player in the overall corporate cycle. In my experience the rhetoric doesn’t match the reality.” Read Neil McCormick’s article, My three wishes for HR and business in 2017.


Joe Gerstandt says that if you cannot settle on clear, concise, and logical definitions of diversity and inclusion you will only truly benefit from them by accident. Read, Different Kinds of Difference.


Employment Branding is an old, old story. Here’s how John Sumser was talking about it in late 2000. Start with From The Vault: Employment Branding 1 of 2 and then finish with Part 2.


This week on Episode 102 of HR Tech Weekly: SAP Analyst Update, Talemetry HealthcareSource Announce Partnership, DOL issues final rule on city retirement programs, “So What Kind of Performance Review Do You Want, Anyway?,” and Gartner predicts future of personal data in smart cities.


On episode 103 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey and John host the year-end show on notable HR Tech news, acquisitions, mergers, funding, and The Top 5 Ways Work Changed in 2016.


Chris Bruce is the managing director and co-founder of Thomsons Online Benefits. Chris led the development of Thomsons Online Benefits very first benefits administration technology platform, Darwin. He is also a patron of the charity JustAid. Listen to Chris Bruce on HRExaminer Radio.


Rounding out the first issue of 2017 we have Episode 2 of HRx Big Ideas Radio where John talks with Alise Cortez, PhD about Finding Meaning in Work.