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Everything You Know Is Wrong

On May 31, 2018, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Always distrust tools; always be alert for alternative ways of thinking. Many of the amazing insights that are becoming available involve rethinking the things you think you know.
 

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: Salary.com 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.
 

HRExaminer v9.20

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


Heather Bussing explains how technology Product Managers are designing how you work. Where People and Tech Collide.




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HRIntelligencer Highlights: John Sumser is noticing that great video content on the topic of AI and intelligent software isn’t widely shared. We set that right by featuring the YouTube channel of Rob Miles, a British AI theorist.


John Sumser speaks with Matt Hendrickson, Founder and CEO of the Ascendify talent acquisition platform. Listen to Matt Hendrickson on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey discuss GDPR and Data Trade Wars, LinkedIn’s new 1-click apply, HireVue Acquires MindX (AI-Based Talent Assessments Suite), Parsable secures $40M investment to bring high tech to deskless industrial workers, and Oracle acquires machine learning platform Datascience.com.
 

Where People and Tech Collide

Why should you care about product managers? Because these are the people designing how you work.
 

HRExaminer v9.19

Find out why Maren Hogan thinks blockchain will make the rolodex and database approach in talent acquisition essentially useless. Will Blockchain Actually Affect Talent Acquisition?


John Sumser reviews the latest book on recruiting from Tim Sackett, The Talent Fix: A Leaders Guide to Recruiting Great Talent. Learn more in, Jimmy Stewart Goes to Recruiting.


Let’s just say that Heather Bussing has a healthy skepticism about technology being the solution for everything. When Tech Is Not the Answer.




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Historic Nassau Inn Palmer Square
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HRIntelligencer Highlights: Much of the work HR will be responsible for is broader than the current definitions of the discipline. This week, we offer a smattering of insight and tutorial.


On HR Tech Weekly: John discusses the O’Reilly AI Conference, Conference Updates from the ServiceNow Knowledge18 and WorkForce Software Conferences, How Glassdoor became one of the biggest tech deals of 2018, and CloudPay Announces Raising $25 Million.
 

When Tech Is Not the Answer

On May 9, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“My favorite app is the off button. And my phone is, well, just a phone. It’s not that I’m a complete Luddite. I just have a healthy skepticism about technology as the solution for everything.” – Heather Bussing
 

HRExaminer v9.18

“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.


27% of US office workers would sell their passwords. Many for as little as $100. John Sumser considers the intersection of HR and Security. HR and Security.




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Understanding the Human
Capital Marketplace, its Evolution,
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Historic Nassau Inn Palmer Square
Princeton, New Jersey

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HRIntelligencer Highlights: This week’s bits are a little more gloomy than usual. AI is susceptible to hacking; Blockchain is a little bogus; Algorithms drive things towards mediocrity. The tutorials are thicker but more uplifting.


John Sumser speaks with Jameson Fauver the Vice President of Business Development for Kashable. Listen to Jameson Fauver on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: The O’Reilly AI Conference, John and Stacey report on the WCN and Successfactors Analyst Events, Ceridian up 42% following payroll software IPO, Machine Learning firm Humu raises $40 million, Workday’s New Design System, and Facebook’s enterprise Workplace now has 52 SaaS apps.
 

HRExaminer v9.17

On April 27, 2018, in Dr. Chris Andrews, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
With his three daughters in mind, Dr. Chris Andrews examines the gender pay gap from all angles. Equivalence (for women).


“If discretionary effort means time working, then it’s not really discretionary.” You have to admit, Heather Bussing makes a good point. Stop Defining Employee Engagement as Discretionary Effort.




Special Event Announcement
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with Jeanne Achille and John Sumser

Understanding the Human
Capital Marketplace, its Evolution,
and its Future.


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Optional Museum & Dinner Thursday, June 28th
Historic Nassau Inn Palmer Square
Princeton, New Jersey

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HRIntelligencer Highlights: “The broad themes include a deeper look at privacy, clearer definitions of what is and isn’t AI, the shifting definitions of a company, the importance of being able to reproduce results, and the criticality of clean accurate data.” - John Sumser


John Sumser speaks with Robin Erickson, Ph.D. Dr. Erickson leads talent acquisition, engagement, and retention research for Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Listen to Robin Erickson, Ph.D., on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Ceridian IPO Raises $462 Million, Learning Technologies Acquires PeopleFluent, ServiceNow Acquires VendorHawk, Aasonn Partners With PeopleDoc, Lumesse Announces Partner Marketplace, and John shares his excitement about his upcoming talk on AI at the O’Reilly AI Conference.
 

HRExaminer v9.16

On April 20, 2018, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
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.


John Sumser discusses the transition from enterprise to intelligent HR software. Watch his TED Talk here.


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 2: Data Ages Like Fish.




Special Event Announcement
The HCM Master Class: Princeton
with Jeanne Achille and John Sumser

Understanding the Human
Capital Marketplace, its Evolution,
and its Future.


Friday (all-day) June 29, 2018
Optional Museum & Dinner Thursday, June 28th
Historic Nassau Inn Palmer Square
Princeton, New Jersey

Learn More »





HRIntelligencer Highlights: Europe Divided Over Robot Personhood, The Scientific Paper is Obsolete, The Robots Are Killing Tesla, The End of Scale, Walmart’s Future Workforce: Robots and Freelancers, and “Should We Treat Data as Labor?”


On HR Tech Weekly: Workday Event and Natural Workspaces, Ceridian IPO could raise $441M, Company Security in the HR Department, Kronos Acquires Assets of Advanced Payroll Systems, Staffing Firm Adecco Enters Education With General Assembly Acquisition, PE Firm Invests in Deal to Merge PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, and Tech firms (including Microsoft and Facebook) vow not to aid government cyber attacks.
 

HRExaminer v9.15

On April 13, 2018, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
John Sumser begins an exploration of the limits of current thinking on intelligent software in management, particularly Human Resources Management. What Doesn’t Quite Work 1.


John Sumser writes, “Just like comparing a Swiss Army Knife to a single purpose blade, comparing point solutions to suite solutions is a sort of silly thing.” Read, Suite vs Point Solutions (From A Facebook Conversation).


HRIntelligencer Highlights: “Navigating the evolution of this emerging generation of automated technology is a global concern. At the same time, important quality issues, such as reproducibility of results, are coming to light as the first wave is installed.” - John Sumser


John Sumser speaks with Hessam Lavi, the Director of Product at SmartRecruiters. He previously co-founded Jobspotting, a smart recommendation engine for job seekers which was acquired by SmartRecruiters in 2017. Listen to Hessam Lavi on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Vettd Launches First AI Powered HR Deep Neural Network Platform, Paycom’s Growth (new Rochester office and strong stock performance), Welltok Raises $75 Million in Funding, News in the Assessment Space from outmatch and Shaker, and Life after data regulation: What a post-Facebook world might look like.