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Nero’s Reply

On February 28, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Michael R. Kannisto, Ph.D., by Michael Kannisto, Ph.D.
After last week’s article, Fiddling While Rome Burns, we got a reply here at The HRExaminer from the Emperor himself. Thankfully, our amazing colleague, Michael Kannisto was miraculously able to channel Nero’s response.
 

Leadership and the Fear of Losing Everything

On February 26, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
The reality is that everyone is subjected to pressure from above to stay under the radar once they reach a certain level. That won’t be stated explicitly, mind you. You’ll hear things like, “It’s political,” or “Pick your battles,” or my personal favorite, “That’s not the hill to die on.” – Mary Faulkner
 

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
 

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 v9.07

Dr. Todd Dewett notes, “Most observers suggest that judging others is wrong. However, to judge is to make a type of decision. What is more central to a successful life than sound decision-making?” Judge!


Michael Carden of Joyous Labs writes, “So. Employee Surveys. Why not open source the question set?” Michael shares the plan in, Open Sourcing the Employee Survey.


John Sumser speaks with Dr. Ben Waber, the CEO and co-founder of Humanyze. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, and holds a Ph.D. from MIT. Listen to Dr. Ben Waber on HRExaminer Radio.


HRIntelligencer 2.06 Highlights: This edition looks at a couple of different impacts from automation. In some, machines are integrated gracefully. In others, the regionalization of work serves to amplify the number of transitions caused by intelligent software.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey discuss Employee Self-Service, RealWear Raises $17 Million in Funding, HackerRank Raises $30 Million to Transform the Developer Hiring Process, gr8 People Announces $8 Million in Funding, ENGAGE Talent Raises $3 Million to Accelerate Innovation of AI-Powered Recruiting, Americans voluntarily quitting jobs as labor market tightens, and IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft.
 

Judge!

On February 12, 2018, in Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Todd Dewett
“In the end, judging is essential, just like breathing. Judge! All the time, but do it effectively. Just remember, it can be a simple way to reinforce uninformed selfish black and white views. Or, it can be a tool for harnessing your intelligence to allow you to understand life more fully.” – Dr. Todd Dewett
 

Open Sourcing the Employee Survey

On February 11, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Michael Carden, by Michael Carden
Michael Carden of Joyous Labs maps out the benefits of open sourcing the employee survey and has seeded the first open source employee survey project on github.
 

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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