HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #346: Drew D’Agostino, CEO and Greg Skloot, President of Crystal

John Sumser speaks with Drew D’Agostino and Greg Skloot, the CEO and President respectively of Crystal. In early 2015, Crystal developed and released the first Personality AI app, designed to reveal anyone’s personality without a personality assessment. Drew and Greg just published their new book, Predicting Personality: Using AI to Understand People and Win More Business.
 

The Complete HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist

Over the last month and a half, we’ve been individually profiling each of the twelve organizations that were selected for our HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. With that done, we are recapping the entire list here with links to each individual profile. If you’ve missed any of the profiles you can quickly jump to them from the table in this article.
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How Inclusion Happens

On November 18, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, by Joe Gerstandt
“Inclusion is an experiential outcome, the experience of being consistently and fully included. That experience is largely the product of behaviors, especially the behaviors of ones manager and co-workers. If you want to change the way that an employee is experiencing the workplace, for example to make it a more inclusive experience, then there is no bigger lever than those behaviors.” - Joe Gerstandt
 

HRExaminer v10.46

Jason Seiden writes, “If you read only a single article this year about how to lead an HR function, make this the one, it’ll make you smarter.” 5 Steps for Making Smarter HR Technology Decisions.



Textio delivers augmented writing. With its first implementation as a bias reducer in job ad creation, the company started down the road to understanding the meaning of the words you use. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Textio — Organizational Transformation Tool.



With the largest deployment of intelligent tools in the industry (over 600 accounts using their Perception tool alone), Ultimate Software pioneered the idea of making AI the heart of the service. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Ultimate Software — Most Effective Broad Deployment of AI Tools.



John Sumser talks with Ellen Nussbaum, the CEO at Humanyze, a pioneer in organizational analytics. Born from the MIT Media Lab in 2011, the company provides advanced research in organizational network analysis and behavioral science. Ellen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and serves on the Board of Advisors of WGBH, a leader in public broadcasting and content creation. Listen to Ellen Nussbaum from Humanyze.



On HRTech Weekly: KronosWorks 2019, ADP BuyBack, Ceridian Secondary Public Offering, New PeopleStrong President, HireVue in AI ethics hot seat for their facial recognition hiring tool, and Amazon launches AWS Data Exchange.


 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #243: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On November 15, 2019, in HR Tech Weekly, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
This week: KronosWorks 2019, ADP BuyBack, Ceridian Secondary Public Offering, New PeopleStrong President, HireVue in AI ethics hot seat for their facial recognition hiring tool, and Amazon launches AWS Data Exchange.
 

The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Ultimate Software — Most Effective Broad Deployment of AI Tools

Ultimate Software is the twelfth of twelve organizations appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Ultimate Software covers Payroll to Recruiting with all of the stops between. Ultimate is a $1B+ business built in the SMB market. Today the firm is an increasingly important presence in the large enterprise segment. Ultimate is demonstrating a method for deploying intelligent tools that are built on core values of respect for the individual and broader understanding of the workforce.
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HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #345: Ellen Nussbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Humanyze

John Sumser speaks with Ellen Nussbaum, the Chief Executive Officer at Humanyze, a pioneer in organizational analytics. Previously, she was the SVP of Services and Customer Success at Veracode; she also led consulting and technical teams at software firms including Fidelity Information Services, ProfitLogic, and Oracle. Ellen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and serves on the Board of Advisors of WGBH, a leader in public broadcasting and content creation.
 

The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Textio — Organizational Transformation Tool

Textio is the eleventh of twelve organizations appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Textio delivers augmented writing. With its first implementation as a bias reducer in job ad creation, the company started down the road to understanding the meaning of the words you use. By providing the equivalent of a digital mirror, the company gives its users feedback that allows them to adjust their language before communicating.
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5 Steps for Making Smarter HR Technology Decisions

On November 11, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jason Seiden, by Jason Seiden
You poor thing. You need to make a smart HR Technology decision for your organization! What do the best minds, steeped in experience recommend? Take counsel from Jason Seiden in his article, 5 Steps for Making Smarter HR Technology Decisions.
 

HRExaminer v10.45

Sexual harassment is a nearly tone-deaf label for what happens in the workplace. In Ronan Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill, John Sumser explains how the stories of complicity through silence, intimidation by leaders, and the executive desire to look good will leave you feeling nauseated. If you are in HR, please read this book and then look around you and see what’s happening.



Why haven’t job board products evolved? Jeff Dickey-Chasins is a good person to ask (he’s known as The Job Board Doctor after all). With Recruitment Product Offerings, Change is Slow.



Data sourcing, quality, and control are at the heart of SwoopTalent and they’re doing a spectacular job of managing the quality of large volumes of sourcing data. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: SwoopTalent — Automated Data Lake Management, Sourcing.



Talespin’s most observable offering is Barry, the AI character you can fire over and over again. Talespin is important because we’re entering an era where full productivity can be reached in radically reduced time due to XR-powered practice environments. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Talespin — Best Virtual Reality Deployment.



On HRTech Weekly: IHRIM launches Refreshed HRIP Certification, Symphony Talent Acquires SmashFly Technologies, Workday Announces Intent to Acquire Scout RFP for $540M, ServiceNow To Acquire Cognitive Search Capabilities of Attivio, and JPMorgan tests its Amazon-Berkshire health venture on bank employees.