HRExaminer v9.31

The co-working company WeWork just announced a “Vegetarian only” food policy at company events. Heather Bussing explains Why WeWork’s Vegetarian Policy Won’t Work.

Paul Hebert says that HR Needs to Follow the Right Rabbit and we couldn’t agree more.

Cities are increasingly organized by profession. Seattle for Software, Los Angeles for Entertainment, and so on. John Sumser takes us on a tour of Guild Cities.

Heather Bussing points out the warning signs in, When Companies Stop Innovating.

On HR Tech Weekly: There’s acquisition news from ADP, Workday and Bullhorn. is merging with Compdata Surveys. There’s new funding for CultureAmp, GustoHQ, and League. Plus, John and Stacey discuss Change Management, Payroll, Compensation, Culture, and Benefits.

Follow the Right Rabbit

“HR is tasked with a new mission. A mission requiring new skills and new thinking. Yet it is still tasked with the old mission. And as a department, as a profession and as individuals – HR is trying to chase both rabbits.” -Paul Hebert

HRExaminer v9.26

Is it Time for “Employee Engagement” To Fork? “The best the business world can do when trying to figure out how to encourage employees to add value is to label it ‘engagement’ and create proxy measures for it.” - Paul Hebert

Is bias fair? Nope. Is it legal? No. Is it real? Yes. Heather Bussing weighs in on Discrimination vs. Reality.

HRIntelligencer Highlights: “When most vendors talk about bias and its management with AI, they are really talking about compliance.” - John Sumser

John Sumser speaks with Jodi McDermott, Chief Product Officer at SHL. Jodi has over 20 years of experience in digital technology, analytics, and product management. Listen to Jodi McDermott on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: News from Paychex, Percipio, and the researchers that tricked Watson AI into seeing cats as ‘crazy quilts’ and ‘cellophane.’

Is it Time for “Employee Engagement” To Fork?

On June 28, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Engagement, HRExaminer, Paul Hebert, by Paul Hebert
“All the benefits we attribute to engagement happen when employees want to add value and have the ability to do it.” – Paul Hebert

HRExaminer v9.21

Doug Shaw writes, “Open Space Technology is a very liberating, loose framework within which to convene dialogue. I like it a lot.” Read Doug’s latest article, Zenzine: Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts.

All of us know a person who seems to leave a company just before the layoffs, or at just the right time to take advantage of a new economic wave at a competitor. These are Sentinel Employees. Get the early word from Paul Hebert.

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HRIntelligencer Highlights: “It’s a mistake to call the new wave of intelligent software AI. But, we are making interesting progress towards the next stages of digital tooling. Predictions are becoming inexpensive and people are learning how to predict an amazing array of things.” - John Sumser

John Sumser speaks with Joe Hanna, the founder, and CEO of ENGAGE Talent, an AI-powered recruiting platform. Listen to Joe Hanna on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: Hits Major Milestones with 15,000 Unique Job Titles, Workday Furthers Data discovery capability within Prism Analytics, Phenom People Raises $22 Million, Indeed Pledges 3,000 New Jobs in Austin, Terminal Raises $13 Million, and Microsoft launches SharePoint Spaces so you can view company content in mixed reality.

Sentinel Employees

On May 24, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, Leadership, Paul Hebert, Retention, by Paul Hebert
“Canaries are called sentinel species. Your organization is an ecosystem as well. And you too have sentinel species. You may not know it. You may not have identified them yet. But they are there.” – Paul Hebert

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

Addicted to Certainty – HR’s Curse and Blessing

On February 5, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Paul Hebert, by Paul Hebert
“Our brains are coded to do one thing – help us survive. Unfortunately, they still operate on 400,000-year-old software designed to address being eaten by saber tooth tigers, not sabotage from conniving coworkers.” – Paul Hebert

HRExaminer v8.31

John Sumser Kicks Off a Series on Culture this week. John Writes, “Culture Is the Aggregate of the Experience of All Stakeholders. The Largest Single Element, by Far, Is Employee Experience.” Read, Culture? 1.

Paul Hebert Is Sure to Get You Thinking in His Article, Employee Engagement is About Making Things Harder for Employees, Not Easier.

John Sumser Went to School at The MIT Media Lab and Shares His Class Notes In, People Analytics: MIT July 24, 2017.

There Is No Shortage of Forgettable Email Solicitations From HR and Recruiting Vendors. John Sumser Explains How the Best Ones Don’t Try to Sell You Anything at All. Read, How To Do It.

HRIntelligencer 1.10 Highlights: When Will Automation Reach Your Industry?, How to Understand Machine Learning Adoption in the Enterprise, What Tomorrow’s Business Leaders Need to Know About Machine Learning, Who Earns the Most in the Gig Economy?, Plus More.

On Episode 132 of HR Tech Weekly: John Sumser’s New Report on Artificial Intelligence, Stacey Harris Appointed to IHIRM Board, SyncHR Get $16 Million in Funding Led by NEA, Efficient Forms Announces Partnership With AltaLink Capital, and Facebook’s Plan to Convince Businesses Workplace Beats Slack and Microsoft Teams.

John Sumser talks with Eileen Clegg, A Visual Journalist and Founder of the Company, Visual Insight. She Is Known for Her Visual Facilitation of Human Interactions, and for Her History Timeline Murals. Listen to HRExaminer Radio - Executive Conversations.

On Episode 26 of HRx Big Ideas Radio, John Sumser Talks With Dr. Dale A. Masi, Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland. Dr. Masi Is the Author of Fifteen Books and More Than Seventy Articles Dealing With EAPs, Evaluation, and Various Mental Health Issues. Listen to Big Ideas Radio.

Employee Engagement is About Making Things Harder for Employees, Not Easier

On July 31, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Paul Hebert, by Paul Hebert
“I think back to things I’ve been “engaged” with in the past they were always things I’d made an investment in - either in time or money. My investment increased my engagement.” - Paul Hebert