The Cold Reality of Corporate Life is That Titles Matter

On March 31, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
Talent Strategist Mary Faulkner writes, “They’ll tell you titles are immaterial. That no one actually looks at titles but they’re lying.”
 

HRExaminer v10.52

When William Kahn first introduced the concept of employee engagement thirty years ago, he noted that systematic productivity and performance differences between employees are due not so much to differences in talent or ability, but rather to motivation. Should We Pay People More if They Bring Their Whole Self to Work? Read more from Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.



China Gorman suggests you forget about AI and HR Tech and focus on the humanity of your employees if you want a competitive and more engaged workforce. What’s Humanity Got To Do With It? Plenty.



Bad Leaders Stay In Power Because We Let Them. Mary Faulkner has a prescription to change that.



Dr. Todd Dewett illustrates The Problem with Corporate Values.



John Sumser speaks with Mike Gioja, the SVP of IT & Product Development at Paychex. Gioja has more than 35 years of experience in product management and strategy, as well as software and information technology. Listen to Mike Gioja on HRExaminer Radio.



 

Bad Leaders Stay In Power Because We Let Them

On December 26, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“Bad leaders stay bad leaders because someone (or some group or some system) lets them. Someone is legitimizing their behavior and their leadership style and ensuring that terrible leader stays in their role.” - Mary Faulkner
 

HRExaminer v10.51

Saying that ‘the computer made me do it’ won’t be a workable defense when things go sideways in your HR Tech deployments of Intelligent Tools and ‘AI’ systems. John Sumser shares his Key Principles for Intelligent Tools Deployment in HR (from the iCIMS iNFLUENCE Event).



Everybody looks at titles despite ‘corporate speak’ about holocracy being a magic elixir. Mary Faulkner explains that One of the Cold Realities of Corporate Life is That Titles Matter.



Of Women and Work. “It’s time to rethink our time, our work, our days, our values, and how we want to spend our lives.” - Heather Bussing



John Sumser speaks with Joe Hanna, the Chief Strategy Officer at Workforce Logiq and Managing Director of ENGAGE Talent. Listen to Joe Hanna on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources, Modern Hire’s AI Code of Ethics, SVNDLY’s Contingent Workforce Management funding, the California Labor Law Crushing Freelancers, Facebook’s Payroll Data Theft, and the IBM Watson Exec That Claims They’re the only Big Player in their Segment.


 

One of the Cold Realities of Corporate Life is That Titles Matter

On December 16, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“Oh, they’ll tell you titles are immaterial. That holocracy is a magic elixir. That no one actually looks at titles when it comes to talent. They’re lying.” - Mary Faulkner
 

HRExaminer v10.49

The old way of fixing Performance Management relied on tweaking ratings and competencies. What’s changed? Jamie Resker shows us the Sure Signs That Prove You’re On Top of Modernizing Performance Management.



Mary Faulkner has some great suggestions on how you can move your organization away from a “taste test” hiring process. The Pepsi or Coke Talent Taste Test.



Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic examines Why Some Leaders Are More Committed to Diversity.



John Sumser speaks with Cecile Alper-Leroux, the VP of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software. An economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of industry experience, she is a keynote speaker, and author of From Dissonance to Resonance. Listen to Cecile Alper-Leroux on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey has a big update from HR Tech Fest in Australia, PageUp Acquires Clinch, Sage Continues Acquisition Spree With CakeHR, Hastee secures £208M, Q&A with Emily McEvilly, Workday’s First Chief Customer Officer, Google Founders step away from Google with CEO Sundar Pichai now assuming full control, and Google fired four employees over alleged data-security issues.


 

The Pepsi or Coke Talent Taste Test

On December 3, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“I suspect most of us have experienced the challenge of a new hire who interviewed well but was a train wreck once they got into the job. Unfortunately, many organizations’ hiring processes are set up to enable this outcome. Think about it - an interview is basically a taste test.” - Mary Faulkner
 

HRExaminer v10.30

What would you want to see if we could have a National Payroll Standard? Neil McCormick and Chris Andrews have some thoughts in their article, Payroll Reform.


When you say it’s hard to find good talent, what skills are the candidates’ missing? Mary Faulkner explores The “Real” Skills Gap.


Cramming a year’s worth of benefits information into a new hire or open enrollment session simply doesn’t work. Harry Gottlieb makes a good case for Year-Round Benefits Engagement.


John Sumser speaks with Cecile Alper-Leroux, the VP of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software. An economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of industry experience, she is a keynote speaker, and author of the upcoming book, From Dissonance to Resonance. Listen to Cecile Alper-Leroux on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Swooptalent and Phenom People form Strategic Partnership, Toast Acquires Stratex to Simplify HR For Restaurants, Gusto Raises $200M, Willis Towers Watson Introduces Skill-Based Pay Analytics Platform, and How AI Companies Can Avoid Ethics Washing.


 

The “Real” Skills Gap

On July 22, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“But talk to any frustrated employee and you will hear a different story. It’s a story of what behavior seems to be rewarded in the workplace, and it’s not the traditional skills highlighted in articles online.” - Mary Faulkner
 

HRExaminer v10.22

What are the outcomes of cheaper prediction driven by AI in recruiting and HR? Darko Lovrich and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic bring clarity to the topic. Can HR Become a Prediction Machine?


“Innovation, risk taking, and rule-breaking seem to disappear once a person reaches a certain level.” Mary Faulkner has more in, Leadership and the Fear of Losing Everything.


John Sumser speaks with Damon Gage, President North America at Vervoe, an AI-powered hiring platform focused on testing and assessments. Listen to Damon Gage on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: IHRIM Launches New HRIP Certification Exam Platform, Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation Announces WorkforceReady, Paycor Acquires Ximble Scheduling, Absorb Software Announces Acquisition of Torch LMS, SmartRecruiters raises $50M, OpenSesame Raises $28M, and Modern Health, a mental well-being benefits platform, Raises $9M.