The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist

“As part of the work for our annual report on intelligent software and AI, we evaluate the interview and survey process to identify companies to watch closely. Each of the twelve companies we’ve selected here for our watchlist represents a different value proposition and core functionality across the entire spectrum of the industry. This is the 2020 HRExaminer Watchlist.”
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Employee Engagement Is About To Get Much More Difficult

Employee engagement is at an all-time high while 30 million Americans are out of work. What’s that about? F1000 corporate executive and start-up CEO Jason Lauritsen shares his analysis.
 

Employee Engagement Is About To Get (A Lot) More Challenging

“Gallups recent engagement trends data is such a head-scratcher. According to their most recent data, employee engagement is at an all-time high. You read that right. All-time high. - Jason Lauritsen
 

AI and Intelligent Tools in HR Tech Right Now – Q&A, Reinventing HR

John Sumser’s video talk on where we are now with Intelligent Tools (AI and Data) in the HR and Recruiting space during the coronavirus pandemic. John covers the key points companies need to understand about AI and other intelligent tools to successfully implement systems and gain their full benefits.
 

Small Scenarios 2: The benefit that is rarely used is about to get used a lot

You need to develop an image of what happens the day that all of the critical people are busy grieving or at funerals. The 2-page paper on bereavement leave gives you a point of departure for addressing the issue in your organization. There are no answers here, just really good questions.
 

AI and Intelligent Tools and Enterprise Software Consumerization

On March 12, 2020, in AI, Artificial Intelligence, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Trends, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“For a decade, HR Tech vendors uniformly claimed that the holy grail of software was the consumer experience delivered by companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and other web-centric software companies. It was a way of explaining the miserable levels of adoption in most offerings.” - John Sumser
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Wrong HR Tech Thinking = Missed Future

“It’s all but impossible to predict the future. And even if a company does just so happen to design the perfect solution that should be a brilliant success, it still might not succeed.” - Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D
 

Predictions Everywhere – 9 Trends that are Shaping AI and Intelligent Tools in HR Tech Part II

Veteran HR Tech Analyst, John Sumser completes his series on Nine trends shaping AI and intelligent tools in HR Tech.
 

Predictions Everywhere – 9 Trends that are Shaping AI and Intelligent Tools in HR Tech

“Humans are not good at making decisions. And yet, the proliferation of intelligent tools will give every decision-maker at every level a range of conflicting inputs from which a decision must be made.” - John Sumser
 

Maintenance is the heart of AI Utility in HR Tech

On January 7, 2020, 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.”