What to do when the data says you’re wrong

On August 6, 2019, in Analytics, Big Data, Data, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Stacey Harris, by Stacey Harris
“Every HR professional should be prepared to face data that contradicts their beliefs sooner or later.” – Stacey Harris
 

HRExaminer v10.31

Dr. Todd Dewett writes, “I don’t wish to glorify deviance. However, sometimes it is the wise choice.” Dr. Dewett explains the Six Levels of Deviance.


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 Real Reason We Fail at Feedback.


There are still a lot of misconceptions about both the technology and the human impact of deploying AI within companies. This week, Rob May looks at The Human Side of Implementing Artificial Intelligence.


John Sumser speaks with John Bell, the Founder and CEO of reThinkData LLC. John has over 25 years of experience with integrating data systems and improving workflow inefficiencies in the Talent Acquisition industry. Listen to John Bell on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Former AWS engineer arrested for Capital One data breach, Ceridian Launches Dayforce in Ireland, Recruitics Acquires KRT Marketing, Harver, Truework, and Fuel50 get new funding, and Culture Amp and Symphony Talent Launch Analytics Tools.


 

HRExaminer v10.30

What would you want to see if we could have a National Payroll Standard? Neil McCormick and Chris Andrews have some thoughts in their article, Payroll Reform.


When you say it’s hard to find good talent, what skills are the candidates’ missing? Mary Faulkner explores The “Real” Skills Gap.


Cramming a year’s worth of benefits information into a new hire or open enrollment session simply doesn’t work. Harry Gottlieb makes a good case for Year-Round Benefits Engagement.


John Sumser speaks with Cecile Alper-Leroux, the VP of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software. An economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of industry experience, she is a keynote speaker, and author of the upcoming book, From Dissonance to Resonance. Listen to Cecile Alper-Leroux on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Swooptalent and Phenom People form Strategic Partnership, Toast Acquires Stratex to Simplify HR For Restaurants, Gusto Raises $200M, Willis Towers Watson Introduces Skill-Based Pay Analytics Platform, and How AI Companies Can Avoid Ethics Washing.


 

HRExaminer v10.29

“It’s frustrating when managers let patterns of underperformance perpetuate.” Jamie Resker explains why this happens and how to fix it. How to Help Your Manager to Give Feedback Early and Often.


Susan LaMotte writes, “It’s time to face the reality of our workforce. We’re not the average.” The Call of the Average Worker (hint — it’s not you).


“We don’t really understand the consequences of using the tools.” John Sumser explores the issues with AI in Wonderland.


John Sumser speaks with Jason Roberts, Global Head Of Technology and Analytics, Randstad Sourceright. Jason has more than 16 years’ experience using big data to drive recruitment strategies for Fortune 500 companies. Listen to Jason Roberts on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss the latest news.


 

HRExaminer v10.28

A new faucet looks nice but it won’t fix a leaky pipe. Want to improve candidate experience? Change the piping. Read more from Felix Wetzel.


John Sumser walks through the important issues with Latency in AI and Intelligent Software.


“I know some folks who today consider the phrase ‘diversity of thought,’ a red flag and I understand why. It is a way out for folks looking for a way out.” Joe Gerstandt has A diversity of thoughts on diversity of thought.


John Sumser speaks with Elaine Orler, the co-founder and Chairman at TalVista. Elaine has been designing and implementing global HR solutions as a practitioner and a consultant for more than 20 years. Listen to Elaine Orler on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Ceridian, Alight, OneTrust, Vyopta, Payroll, Benefits Tech, and GDPR.
 

HRExaminer v10.27

Could we have made the first trip to the moon in 2019? It’s more than an interesting question from Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D.


John Sumser explains What Puts the Intelligence in Intelligent Software.


John Sumser speaks with Jamie Troiano, PredictiveHR’s founder and CEO. With 20 years experience, Jamie launched PredictiveHR in 2016. In two short years, PHR has tripled in size and is on target to triple again in 2019. Listen to Jamie Troiano on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: StepStone acquires majority of Appcast, Funding news for Fellow.app, Paris-based HR tech company CleverConnect, London-based HR platform Clear Review, and RealWear. Plus, What Everyone Should Know About Employer Background Checks.
 

HR Tech: What Puts the Intelligence in Intelligent Software?

On July 2, 2019, in AI, HR Technology, HRTech, Intelligent Software in HR, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“It is easy to feel overwhelmed by emerging technology of any kind. The following is intended to give you a simplified foundation for understanding the new technologies that many in the market still call AI, but is better labeled Intelligent Software.” - John Sumser
 

HRExaminer v10.26

On-demand labor is growing but we don’t really know by how much. More to the point, what is The Effect of On-demand or Gig Labor on the Traditional Job Board Market? Jeff Dickey-Chasins has a new analysis.


John Sumser continues his exploration of the limits of current thinking on intelligent software in management, particularly Human Resources Management. What Doesn’t Quite Work.


As John Sumser points out, it is impossible for a machine to know what it doesn’t know. Latency is the difference between what the machine knows and reality. Read, What Doesn’t Quite Work: Data Ages Like Fish.


John Sumser speaks with Carol Leaman, the President, and CEO of Microlearning Platform, Axonify. Carol is an award-winning thought leader with an impressive track record of successfully leading tech companies. Listen to Carol Leaman on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Amazon Launches A Fully Managed AI-Powered Recommendation Service, Pryon Raises $20M To Automate Enterprise Workloads With AI. There’s also new funding for WorkForce Software, Degreed, and MentorcliQ. Plus, The latest Global Payroll Complexity Index.
 

HRExaminer v10.25

Instant Talent Analytics is a new technique that can provide an assessment of an individual without requiring the individual to take a test. Tom Janz has more. Instant Talent Assessment Appeals. But does it work?


Doug Shaw writes, “Open Space Technology is a very liberating, loose framework within which to convene dialogue.” Zenzine: Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts.


It is a new flavor of Research and Development for a new flavor of software. John Sumser explains that It’s Not AI, but it is a Wonderland of Experimentation.


Machine learning and AI will struggle with complex environments. Without our help, these tools will make things simple for us without the real conversations required to reach useful decisions. John Sumser has good advice: You Better Treat Your Machines With Respect.


On HR Tech Weekly: iCIMS Acquires Jibe, Salesforce.com’s Tableau Acquisition, and BetterUp Raises $103 Million to Humanize Work.
 

HRExaminer v10.24

John Sumser writes, “The fair haired children and ivy league managers want to run and hide from failure. But, failure is the essence of life.” Failure is still vastly underrated.


With his three daughters in mind, Dr. Chris Andrews examines the gender pay gap from all angles in, Equivalence (for Women).


Jeff Dickey-Chasins highlights how developments in Google and Facebook’s offerings have made big changes to job discoverability. Read, How Job Seekers Discover Jobs is Actually Changing.


Machines are easier to fool than people. For starters, the machine assumes that the data is clean. John Sumser maps out the unnerving possibilities for Gaming the Retention Model.


Six years ago, China Gorman identified seven leadership behaviors that HR pros were hoping to see their CEO champion in talent and culture-related areas. China is back to compare how today’s CEOs are performing. CEOs and HR: Then and Now.