What Doesn’t Quite Work

On June 25, 2019, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
John Sumser begins an exploration of the limits of current thinking on intelligent software in management, particularly Human Resources Management.
 

The Effect of On-demand or Gig Labor on the Traditional Job Board Market

On June 24, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, by Jeff Dickey-Chasins
“Depending on which forecaster or pundit you believe, the on-demand labor pool may be as much as 50% of the workforce by 2020 - or as little as 18%.” - Jeff Dickey-Chasins
 

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.
 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #222: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On June 21, 2019, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, by John Sumser
This week, iCIMS Acquires Jibe, Salesforce.com’s Tableau Acquisition, and BetterUp Raises $103 Million to Humanize Work.
 

You Better Treat Your Machines With Respect

On June 20, 2019, in AI, Artificial Intelligence, HRExaminer, Intelligent Software in HR, by John Sumser
“Our machines lack the capability to predict the future as anything other than an extension of the past. That means that their recommended decisions are most useful when they are up to date. So, we have to treat our machines with the respect that we’d accord an old friend.” - John Sumser
 

It’s Not AI, but it is a Wonderland of Experimentation

“What I’ve found instead was an amazing wonderland of experimentation. The companies I’ve covered in our reports are all charting unique paths through technology in pursuit of demonstrable value. It is a new flavor of Research and Development.” - John Sumser
 

Zenzine: Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts

On June 18, 2019, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Doug Shaw
Doug Shaw is exploring Open Space Technology, a liberating framework within which to convene dialogue. Doug shows examples from Open Space events discussing: The Future of Learning Technologies, The Arts in his local borough, and Mental Health.
 

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.
 

CEOs and HR: Then and Now

On June 14, 2019, in China Gorman, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by China Gorman
China Gorman makes a ‘then vs. now’ comparison of how CEOs are owning talent and culture-related issues in their organizations.
 

Gaming the Retention Model

On June 13, 2019, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
“These days, most major HR Tech vendors offer some form of automated ‘flight risk analysis.’ Imagine what a competitor might do if they could change your basic retention policy by changing the data that drives your intelligent tools.” - John Sumser