HRExaminer v10.44

If you were designing a future-orientated review of a well-regarded, high performing HR function how would you do it? Dr. Chris Andrews wants us Shooting for the Stars and shares his Criteria for a Review of a Well-Regarded HR Function.

Phenom People is the largest provider of the next generation of recruiting tools. The co-founders insist that they are more interested in reaching their goal of “helping a billion people find the right job,” than making lots of money. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Phenom People — Talent Experience Management.

Modern Hire are thoughtful and ethical technologists that provide Predictive Hiring through Assessment and Interview Technology. They’re on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Modern Hire — Open Standards Leadership in AI for HRTech.

John Sumser talks with Eric Sydell the EVP of Innovation at Modern Hire (formerly Shaker and Montage). Eric has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is passionate about applying machine learning, and deep learning in particular, to candidate data. Listen to Eric Sydell from Modern Hire.

On HRTech Weekly: A New Twist on Employee Tenure, Workforce Logiq acquires ENGAGE Talent, Benevity Funding and Corporate Social Responsibility, Creepy or Game Changing: HireVue’s AI Facial Recognition, and Kincade Fire Donations. Plus, our industry bids a fond farewell to Charles Coy.


Shooting for the Stars: Criteria for a Review of a Well-Regarded HR Function

On October 28, 2019, in Dr. Chris Andrews, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Chris Andrews
“If you were designing a future-orientated review of a well-regarded, high performing HR function how would you do it?” - Dr. Chris Andrews

HRExaminer v10.43

“You can have a flight risk calculator up and running in no time. Whether or not it actually works and whether or not you really want to use it are separate things,” writes John Sumser. You can take your chances with Flight Risk Thinking.

Oleeo is the fifth of twelve organizational profiles appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Oleeo focuses on candidate engagement from when someone enters the recruiting pipeline. Check out Oleeo and their Candidate Engagement Platform.

Paychex has well over half a million clients, delivers payroll services to nearly ten-percent of the American population, and is busy proving that large databases and use of broad-spectrum AI tools can make a big impact. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Paychex - Payroll and Basic HR Services.

John Sumser talks with Don Sull, cultureX co-founder and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Author of five books and ten best-selling Harvard Business Review articles, The Economist named him “a rising star in a new generation of management gurus.” Listen to Don Sull.

On HRTech Weekly: Stacey and John talk about Ceridian INSIGHTS, Research Headroom, Calculus and Probabilistic Decisions, ServiceNow and Bill McDermott, Oracle, SAP, Analyst Relations, Pay on Demand, and #BlameItOnTheFire.


HRExaminer v10.42

John Sumser picks up where we left off last week with his reviews of the 12 award-winning technology wizards that make up The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Athena Karp’s HiredScore makes an amazing AI candidate discovery and matching “brain” that’ is used for sophisticated silo-specific search with results that seamlessly integrate with their client’s HR Tech stack.The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: HiredScore - Data Driven Sourcing Technology.

KeenCorp is next up on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. John Sumser explains how KeenCorp analyzes a company’s digital communications to identify cultural ‘hot spots’ in need of attention. Check out KeenCorp’s Cultural Management Tool.

Mya is a well known chatbot that exemplifies the part of intelligent tool development that learns from doing. John Sumser has the details on Mya Systems - Conversational AI.

John Sumser talks about bias with Judd Kessler & Corinne Low who are both Associate Professors in the Business Economics and Public Policy Department at The Wharton School. They’ve just published a ground-breaking study on a new way to evaluate employer preferences for job candidates that they call Incentivized Resume Rating. Listen to Corinne Low & Judd Kessler on HRExaminer Radio.

On HRTech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser talk about the Workday Rising Event, SAP, and Glassdoor.


HRExaminer v10.41

On October 11, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Maren Hogan, Weekly, by John Sumser
Listen to our exciting annual HR Tech Conference Special recorded in Las Vegas last Friday with Stacey Harris and John Sumser. It’s all on this special edition of HR Tech Weekly.

John Sumser just announced The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist for intelligent tools and AI in HR. HRExaminer has selected twelve stand-out solutions to profile and acknowledge this year. Each represents a different value proposition and core functionality across the entire spectrum of the industry.

For our first profile from The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist John Sumser puts the spotlight on Capacity — a leader in the Knowledge Management with Conversational Interface category.

Americans keep quitting their jobs in record numbers. Maren Hogan has some good news along with 3 Ways to Retain Employees and Stop the Bleeding.

On this Thursday’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John wrap up their feedback on The 2019 HR Tech Conference, John discusses his new HRExaminer report: The 2020 Index of Intelligent Tools in HR Technology, Stacey has reactions on the roll-out of the latest Sierra-Cedar Annual Systems Survey, Plenty of AI Talk, Recruiting, Montage/Shaker, funding news, and more.


3 Ways to Retain Employees and Stop the Bleeding

Great news! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 3.6 million people quit their jobs in July 2019 in the U.S. “Wait. Turnover is bad for me. Why is this good news?” “Great question,” writes Maren Hogan.

HRExaminer v10.40

Bob Corlett explains how ninety-minutes of hard thinking upfront will do wonders for your hiring results. Your Hiring Suffers From Too Much Feeling and Not Enough Thinking.

“Bias is always an issue with AI and Intelligent Tools because the machine learning systems only know what they are taught.” Heather Bussing covers the Legal Issues in AI with Discrimination and Bias. Legal Issues in AI: Discrimination and Bias.

In Heather Bussing’s article, Behaving Badly Online and Defamation she points out how in the past we would write, set aside, edit our writing and communications before it was published in one of a few media outlets. Today, information, media of all kinds, get tweeted, posted, linked, YouTubed, Googled, and emailed instantaneously. The opportunities to create havoc and legal liability abound.

John Sumser speaks with Kyle Jackson the Founder and CEO of The Devon Group and the Chairperson of the Women in HR Tech Summit. This is John and Jeanne’s annual pre HR Tech show where you’ll get a thoughtful preview of the most interesting people and presentations for the upcoming show in Las Vegas. Listen to Kyle Jackson on HRExaminer Radio.

Much has been made in the last several years about the importance of business relevance in workforce analytics. But, there’s an overlooked factor of equal merit in successful workforce analytics projects. Mark Berry makes the case in Business Receptivity for Workforce Analytics: The Missing Link.


Business Receptivity for Workforce Analytics: The Missing Link

On October 4, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mark Berry, by Mark Berry
“To the degree, HR leaders in both workforce analytics and CHROs seek to promote both business relevance and receptivity, HR analytics will deliver business-impacting results and elevate their respective status within the organization.” - Mark Berry

Behaving Badly Online and Defamation

On October 3, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“Defamation is saying something false about a person in a way that damages that person. Defamation is the general category. Libel is saying it in writing. Slander is saying it verbally. False Light is making someone look bad based on false information.” - Heather Bussing

Legal Issues in AI: Discrimination and Bias

“Bias is always an issue with AI because the machine learning systems only know what they are taught. And what machine learning systems ‘learn’ is sometimes surprising or just wrong.” - Heather Bussing