HR Tech Weekly: Episode #238: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On October 11, 2019, in HR Tech Weekly, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
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 comments on the roll-out of the latest Sierra-Cedar Annual Systems Survey, Plenty of AI Talk, Recruiting, Montage/Shaker, Funding News, and more.
 

The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Capacity — Knowledge Management with Conversational Interface

This is the first of twelve organizational profiles appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Recently known as ‘Jane.ai,’ Capacity is a St. Louis-based knowledge management company. They provide intelligent process automation, business process automation, and robotic process automation.
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The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist

As part of our work on our annual report on intelligent tools and AI in HR, we evaluate the interview and survey process to identify companies to watch closely. Each of the twelve companies we’ve selected this year for our HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist represents a different value proposition and core functionality across the entire spectrum of the industry.
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HR Tech Weekly: Episode #237: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On October 7, 2019, in HR Tech Weekly, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Stacey and John host their annual wrap-up show for The 2019 HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas. It was a big show so in today’s episode they hit the highlights and will follow up later this week with more analysis.
 

HRExaminer v10.39

Wouldn’t we all prefer a future workplace where our leader’s competence trumps their confidence? Lewis Garrad and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic tackle this fascinating and important question in their article, Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership?



Did you know that all algorithms and models in AI experience ‘drift?’ Yeah, they wear out! John Sumser exposes the heart of the problem in his article, Maintenance: is The Heart of #AI Utility in HRTech.



As Heather Bussing points out, “Creativity thrives in wide open spaces and impossible constraints. Best Practices are all about playing it safe and avoiding risk, failure, and conflict.” You need to know When Best Practices Don’t Work.



John Sumser speaks with Jeanne Achille 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 Jeanne Achille on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: John’s Third Annual AI in HR Tech Report and Stacey’s Sierra-Cedar Annual Systems Survey, Checkr, neuvoo, Job Boards, Data Dignity, GDPR, Microsoft, Google, Jaron Lanier, Hawaii, and the upcoming HR Tech Conference.


 

Maintenance: The Heart of #AI Utility in HRTech

On September 23, 2019, in AI, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Trends, Intelligent Software in HR, John Sumser, by John Sumser
John Sumser writes, “Maintenance. At the heart of intelligent tools (AI), deployment is a super-challenging question. Since all algorithms and models ‘drift’ (wear out), maintenance is a natural and important part of usage. But, maintenance is the hardest part of digital life.”
 

HRExaminer v10.38

Dr. Todd Dewett weighs in the right blend of Ambition and Passion at work.



You have a blank page. How would you shape HR if you were Starting Again? Dr. Chris Andrews has some ideas.



There is a Global Movement for Human Resources Standards. Dr. Stefanie Becker and Neil McCormick bring us up to speed.



John Sumser speaks with Don Weinstein who leads ADP’s Global Product and Technology team. Listen to Don Weinstein on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Strategic HR, Ceridian, Workforce Planning, ADP, Oracle, Research, Funding, George LaRocque, Hiring Solved, Indeed, Linkedin, Nextgen HCM, Wisely, and HR Snowflakes.


 

HRExaminer v10.37

Abhijit Bhaduri and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic join us to talk about a better way to hire. They cover known problems in the hiring process like confirmation bias, and the less known, such as How To Hire Great Candidates That Interview Poorly.



Straight talk at work is rare. It may also be the key ingredient that is holding your team back from achieving your goals. Listen up, Dr. Todd Dewett is Making the Case for Candor.



Feedback. It’s a big deal. Until we figure out how do it better, we won’t realize our potential. Jason Lauritsen gets underneath The Reason We Still Fail at Feedback.



John Sumser speaks with Christy Whitehead, the Chief Talent Economist at ENGAGE Talent. Christy leads the development of the science behind ENGAGE’s predictive algorithms and machine learning models as well as the product as a whole. Listen to Christy Whitehead on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: The upcoming HRExaminer Report, Sierra-Cedar Survey, LinkedIn, hiQ, Gig Workers, Payroll Taxes, Ceridian, Kronos, and AI.


 

HRExaminer v10.36

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 a great answer to that question.


Our visiting performance management expert Jamie Resker shares the process on How You Can Make Pay Decisions Without Annual Reviews and Ratings.


Humans are unpredictable. It’s a problem because business is addicted to certainty. Paul Hebert has more in, Certainty - HR’s Curse and Blessing.


John Sumser speaks with Tracey Parsons, the President of Parsons Strategic Consulting. It’s easy to accuse Tracey of being the energy behind the transformation of recruiting over the past 20 years. Listen to Tracey Parsons on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Why ‘inclusive’ Workplaces Still Make Fat People Feel Invisible, Unit4Global’s New HCM Strategy and North American Roles, Culture Amp Raises $82M, HireVue to Receive Growth Investment, and TimeClock Plus Announces Strategic Investment. Topics: Culture, Recruiting, and Diversity Inclusion.


 

HRExaminer v10.35

Paul Hebert writes, “The C-Suite is creating an HR practice that can’t be successful.” Can HR and the C-Suite Ever Get Along?


The job interview is supposed to predict which candidate will be most successful and encourage that ideal candidate to accept an offer. Most interviews accomplish neither goal. Bob Corlett Builds a Case for Evidence-Based Interviewing.


Bob Corlett wraps-up his two-part series on evidence-based interviewing in, Think Slower. Hire Better.


John Sumser speaks with Darrin Lipscomb, the Founder, and CEO of Ferretly, a 21st century background checking tool that incorporates AI to mitigate employment risk. Listen to Darrin Lipscomb on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Glassdoor, Oracle Lawsuit, Alight and NGA Human Resources, Entelo Acquires ConveyIQ, Danielle Weinblatt, Google Hire, Jane.ai and Capacity, and Perceptyx and Ally both raise money.