How Do People Change Their Minds About Discrimination?

On October 6, 2020, in Discrimination, Heather Bussing, by Heather Bussing
“How do people change their minds about discrimination? What inspires you to abandon what you believed before, then believe something different? What if the question is not what happened or how does it work? What if it’s something you just believe? Religion is a good example. Discrimination is another.” - Heather Bussing
 

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Mark Millett and Jamie Resker discuss the catalyst and outcome for dropping annual performance reviews at A.I.M. Mutual Insurance. Dropping Annual Reviews While Still Measuring Performance.



Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership? Lewis Garrad and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic argue that if we want competent leaders then we need to change what we’re looking for in our executives.



Mary Faulkner discusses how the pandemic has shone a spotlight on HR’s capabilities to think around corners and solve unexpected problems. How will this change the role of HR in redefining the “new normal?” HR’s Evolution During the Pandemic.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: IHRIM, Phenom People, My Ally, Paycor, 7Geese, Oracle, Workday, AnyVision, Alexa, Diversity, Safety, COVID-19 Facial Recognition & Voice Analysis.



John Sumser speaks with Ken Matos, Ph.D., the Director of People Science at Culture Amp. Ken leads a global team of psychologists and researchers who provide clients with actionable advice on collecting, understanding, and acting on employee feedback. Ken Matos, Ph.D. is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

Dropping Annual Reviews While Still Measuring Performance

“Managers, supervisors, and senior leaders are thrilled that performance appraisals are “retired.” Employees say the conversations feel more constructive, promote two-way dialogue, and allow for more participation versus the managers writing and delivering a review.” - Mark Millett, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager at A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies
 

Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership?

On September 29, 2020, in Contributing Authors, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Editorial Advisory Board, Lewis Garrad, by Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
How we can avoid incompetent leadership? If we want leaders who are as competent as they are confident then we need to change what we’re looking for in our executives.
 

HR’s Evolution During the Pandemic

On September 28, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Editorial Advisory Board, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“HR was never meant to be finite because people are not finite. We owe it to the people we support to keep wondering what’s new and what’s better, without the threat of judgmental retribution.” - Mary Faulkner
 

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When it comes to bias in AI you’ll hear two prevailing views. One assumes that people are the problem while the other sees them as the solution. John Sumser explores the two viewpoints in his article, Take 2 HR Viewpoints on AI Bias and Call Me in the Morning.



Psst, Do You Really Know How to Ask a Great Question? Heather Bussing writes, “Lawyers use leading questions to get people to say things they would avoid saying if given the chance: Isn’t it true that you ate the last Thin Mint? Then you opened the shortbread, didn’t you? And now the cookies are all gone, aren’t they? And I asked you to save me some, right?”



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss HR’s responsibility for Health & Safety, Paylocity adds Asynchronous Workplace Communication to Video, OutMatch Acquires LaunchPad, Microsoft Teams is launching ‘virtual commutes,’ and the U.S. Labor Department may make it easier to treat workers as independent contractors.



John Sumser speaks with David Karandish, the Founder and CEO of Capacity, an enterprise artificial intelligence SaaS company. John and David dig into AI-native support automation platforms. Listen to David Karandish is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

Psst, Do You Really Know How to Ask a Great Question?

On September 22, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Learning, by Heather Bussing
“We have most of the knowledge of the Universe in our pocket, along with a whole lot of things we may never understand. Instead of learning what to remember, we need to learn how to think.” - Heather Bussing
 

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“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
 

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On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Trump Bans Fed Diversity Training, Annual Sierra-Cedar Systems Survey from Sapient Insights, AI, ML, NLP, Visier, Salesforce, Amazon Fleet Management, Automated Bullying, PeopleFluent LMS, eLearning Brothers, 3D Training, Salarium’s FacePass, Workday Vibe, and Workplace Equity.



Is your Leadership Style Pandemic Proof? In the midst of one of the worst pandemics in history, it’s only natural that our attention focuses on the leaders tasked with guiding us. Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has the story.



In 1970 Alvin Toffler wrote, “The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Paul Hebert highlights Unlearning: The New Must-Have Skill.



Jason Seiden looks at The future of culture with work automation software sitting at its center.