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HRExaminer v8.42

On October 27, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
John Sumser just completed an extensive analysis of Artificial Intelligence in HRTech. He came away with the most coherent view of intelligent software in the HR and Recruiting space (you can find his new report here). The goal of John’s post this week is to provide a nexus for reviews, commentaries, and debates about the report. Plug in to the Discussion About The 2018 Index of Predictive Tools in HRTech: The Emergence of Intelligent Software.

It’s harder than ever to stay on top of the flow of massively conflicting claims about what works and what doesn’t in HR Technology. John Sumser puts things in order with some old fashioned Sense Making.

Joe Gerstandt points out that we have access to more information than ever before, but the vast majority of that information is still open to interpretation. What do you believe about the facts?

HRIntelligencer 1.22 Highlights: Voice recognition will transform these 5 industries. Three questions you should ask before investing in “AI” for HR, plus much more.

John’s Guest On Episode 255 of HRExaminer Radio is Jeanne Achille, the powerhouse founder and CEO of HR public relations firm, The Devon Group.

HRExaminer v8.41

On October 20, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Maren Hogan, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Maren Hogan returns from a spate of HR and Recruiting conferences with her predictions on the latest trends. From sourcing and scheduling bots to candidate personas. Understand what’s Trending Now.

HRIntelligencer 1.21 Highlights: “The really important AI breakthroughs at work will be made by bright, empathetic, or highly skilled humans working alongside incredibly diligent but very boring machines.” Read, What the rise of the AI dull-bots means for humans.

John’s Guest On Episode 254 of HRExaminer Radio is Jason Averbook, the CEO and Co-founder of Leapgen, a global HR consulting and education firm.

On HRx Big Ideas Radio, John Sumser speaks with Alfonso Díez David, an experienced international HR Leader at the helm of HR for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Listen to Big Ideas Radio.

On episode 142 of HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey have their annual review and wrap-up of The 2017 HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas.

On Episode 143 of HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John walk through the award winners for the Human Resource Executive Top HR Products of 2017.

HRExaminer v8.40

On October 13, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
A flurry of self-proclaimed Artificial Intelligence products swept the HRTech Conference this week. Amid the storm of new products and ideas are some key factors you must understand. John Sumser begins his multi-part series on the emergence of intelligent software in HR. Read, What is a Decision? 1.

“It’s been easier for everyone to get used to email, twitter, and video calls than it has having women in new roles both at work and at home.” Read, Women and Tech - The Pace of Change from Heather Bussing.

HRIntelligencer 1.20 Highlights: Creepiest Stories in Artificial Intelligence Development. Tech innovator Tim O’Reilly: Don’t fear technology, robots, or the future.

John’s Guest On Episode 252 of HRExaminer Radio is Brian Sommer, the founder and CEO of TechVentive.

On Episode 253 of HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser speaks with Tom Hammond, the Vice President of corporate strategy and product management at Paychex.

Women and Tech – The Pace of Change

Women’s roles in our culture and work have changed significantly over the last 100 years. Here’s some context on the evolution of women’s rights in the US from Heather Bussing.

HRExaminer v8.39

On October 6, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
If large groups of people, lots of activity, sound, noise, and light feel overwhelming, you may be an introvert. Let’s just say the HR Tech Conference is an extrovert’s delight. You need The Introvert’s Guide to the HR Tech Conference by Heather Bussing.

HRIntelligencer 1.19 Highlights: As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles. Only 3% of Company Data Meets Basic Quality Standards, plus much more.

John’s Guest On Episode 250 of HRExaminer Radio is Lisa Sterling, the Chief People Officer for Ceridian.

On Episode 251 of HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser speaks with Kristen Hamilton, the CEO and Co-Founder of Koru, a predictive hiring company.

On Episode 141 of HR Tech Weekly: Conference updates from Ceridian INSIGHTS, PayScale, and Oracle Open World, Upcoming HR Tech Conference, HR Gives Back Helps Speed a Cure, Oracle Slack Partnership, and New Funding for Envoy Global.

Introvert’s Guide to the HR Tech Conference by Heather Bussing

On October 2, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Heather Bussing shares her tips on how introverts can survive the upcoming HR Tech Conference.

HRExaminer v8.38

On September 29, 2017, in China Gorman, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Michael Carden, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
The more automated the world of work gets, the more critical it is for leaders to create human connections with their employees. What’s Humanity Got To Do With It? China Gorman has answers.

We’re prone to being less honest the more psychologically distant we are from the person we are communicating with. HR futurist Mike Carden looks at, The Anonymity Paradox.

HRIntelligencer 1.18 Highlights: The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI, Proof That Our Definitions of Privacy Are Really Out of Date (See Advances in AI Are Used to Spot Signs of Sexuality), plus much more.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser speaks with Frida Polli , an award-winning Harvard and MIT neuroscientist turned CEO who has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal. Frida is the co-founder of Pymetrics, a predictive analytics company using neuroscience and AI to predict talent success without bias.

On Episode 140 of HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey Discuss the Upcoming HR Tech Conference and John previews his upcoming report on AI vendors in HR. One VC has put Bullhorn up for sale while others are funding Legion with $10.5M and Pymetrics with $8 million. Zenefits charts a new course with a new CEO while PlanSource pushes out Halley, their latest software release.

HRExaminer v8.37

On September 22, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Jamie Resker, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Should you drop your traditional annual performance review ratings? To Drop or Not to Drop Performance Ratings, that’s the question Jamie Resker wrestles with this week.

In HRIntelligencer 1.17: McKinsey on How Artificial Intelligence Can Deliver Real Value to Companies and Robots Still Threaten 47% of U.S. Jobs, Plus Much More. Read HRIntelligencer 1.17 today.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser speaks with Elena Windgate, the Chief Marketing Officer at MosaicTrack, a startup that has pioneered the use of AI for candidate matching.

On Episode 30 of HRx Big Ideas Radio John Sumser speaks with Charu Malhotra. Charu has over 12 years experience leading global Employer Branding and Digital Talent Acquisition change programs. Listen to Big Ideas Radio.

On episode 138 of HR Tech Weekly: ADP Analyst Day Update New York, Equifax Data Breach, and Paycom Ranks No. 2 on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List.

On On Episode 139 of HR Tech Weekly: Lots of HR Tech Funding News, Including Shortlist, WellteQ, and Lever. Google Boosts Cloud Natural Language API. Greenhouse Adds CRM and Predictive Analytics to Talent Acquisition Suite, and Pizza Hut Manager’s Threatening Employees Letter on Hurricane Irma.


HRExaminer v8.36

In any job review you’ll find two divergent evaluations of the exact same experience. Herein lies the fundamental problem with performance ratings. Jason Lauritsen outlines Why Performance Ratings are Harmful.

Richard Mirabile, Ph.D and Kelley Steven-Waiss are back with Part II on What Michelangelo Can Teach Us About Talent Strategies.

In HRIntelligencer 1.15 discover how Silicon Valley Luminaries are Preparing for Robot Takeover. In HRIntelligencer 1.16 learn Why Big Business Is Racing to Build Blockchains.

On Episode 137 Of HR Tech Weekly, OneSource Virtual Appoints Trey Campbell as CEO, Entelo Names Chris Grimes as Head of Recruitment Marketing Agency Relations, the Rescission of DACA - a Quick Overview of How This Impacts Your DACA Employees, and the Push for Pay Transparency Is Only Growing Stronger.

On HRExaminer Radio John Sumser speaks with Howard Schwartz, CEO and co-founder at Crowded, a sourcing and engagement platform for tech talent.

HRExaminer v8.35

On September 1, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Rob May, Weekly, by John Sumser
Bots are a big deal. They are now so pervasive that it’s hard to go through a day without having an interaction with one. Bots are Big: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Brandon’s insurance claim was filed, approved, and paid in 3 seconds. This is how AI-powered benefit claims will work in HR in the future. Read this week’s HRIntelligencer.

On Episode 136 Of HR Tech Weekly, Stacey Harris has an update on SuccessConnect, Ideal Raises $3M to Scale AI for Recruiting Platform, Gigster Lands $20 Million to Help Companies Hire On-Demand Software Teams, Oracle Needs One Critical Segment to Keep Growing, and Skype’s New ‘Interviews’ Feature Lets You Test Candidates Using a Real-Time Code Editor.

On HRExaminer Radio John speaks with veteran HR Tech analysts Stacey Harris and Bill Kutik. Listen in as they talk about some of the history and trends in HR Technology.

On Episode 29 of HRx Big Ideas Radio, John Sumser talks with Steve Boese about the upcoming HR Technology Conference. Steve is the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference and a Technology Editor at LRP Publications. Listen to Big Ideas Radio.