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.

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #368: Michael Rosenbaum, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Arena

John Sumser speaks with Michael Rosenbaum, the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Arena. Arena applies predictive analytics and machine learning to rewire the labor market around outcomes. Michael lives in Baltimore with his family, he has a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA from Harvard College.

Small Scenario 6 – Meeting Palindromes: Sometimes, Leading is Letting Go

On June 9, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, HRExaminer, Small Scenarios, by John Sumser
Jon Stross, President and co-founder of Greenhouse shares his experiences with socially distant meetings and the differences in leadership and culture during the pandemic and unrest.

All emotions are powerful energy that bring us important information. It’s time to bring our humanity to work.

On June 8, 2020, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Expecting people not to feel or show their emotions at work is crazy but it takes practice to use emotional energy constructively.

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In Hiring Einstein: Small Scenario #5 the focus is on hiring neurodiverse people (free download)). Heather Bussing, Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D, and John Sumser continue their collaboration on Short Scenarios, a series of digestible papers that tackle the HR and Recruiting issues emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.

What about Performance Management in the time of COVID-19? “How can we reasonably expect people to recall, write, and talk about performance twelve months ago?” There are answers and Jamie Resker has some.

“Telling the truth becomes scary for our companies and creates all kinds of work challenges, some funny and others tragic.” Jason Seiden talks about Making Truth Safe.

John Sumser speaks with Yvette Cameron, co-founder and EVP of Velocity Career Labs where Yvette is working to develop the “Internet of Careers” for credentials. Listen to Yvette Cameron on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: The Coronavirus Pandemic, Racial Discrimination, Cutover, Bonusly, Reading on Race and Technology, Signal, Google, and College Graduates.


HR Tech Weekly: Episode #269: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On June 5, 2020, in HR Tech, HR Tech Weekly, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Stacey and John discuss the coronavirus pandemic and racial discrimination. Plus, UK firm Cutover Raises $17M For Its “Work Orchestration” App, Bonusly Employee Recognition Outfit Raises $9M, Some essential reading and research on race and technology, Signal (Messaging App) launches face-blurring tool, Google faces $5B lawsuit for tracking users in Incognito mode, and College Graduates Are Less Likely To Become Unemployed Due To The Coronavirus.

Hiring Einstein: Small Scenario #5

Hiring Einstein is about hiring neurodiverse people during and after the coronavirus pandemic. This is the fifth issue of Small Scenarios for changing times, a series of digestible papers that tackle the HR and Recruiting issues emerging from the crisis.

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #367: Yvette Cameron, co-founder and EVP, Velocity Career Labs

John Sumser speaks with Yvette Cameron, Co-founder and EVP of Velocity Career Labs where Yvette is working with the Velocity Career Foundation to develop the “Internet of Careers” for credentials.

Making Truth Safe

On June 1, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jason Seiden, by Jason Seiden
“For those of us responsible for developing a company’s employer brand, challenges in telling the truth lead to a very specific set of difficulties that can sink us if we’re not prepared.” - Jason Seiden

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“Now every executive search firm is called upon to reconsider who we serve, what services we offer, and how we deliver those services.” Bob Corlett shares his experience of how the coronavirus pandemic is ushering in The Era of the Modern Executive Search Firm.

“One of the most enduring hallmarks of any effective innovation culture is the ability to deal with sacred cows.” Dr. Todd Dewett explains more in an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Live Hard. Sacred Cows Make Great Barbeque.

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

I Don’t Know. Is Learning By Mistake How We Learn Best? You can bet Heather Bussing knows.

On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Unemployment, Job Boards, Changing Industries, and Recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus,, Workday, Salesforce, and Amazon.