HRExaminer v10.28

A new faucet looks nice but it won’t fix a leaky pipe. Want to improve candidate experience? Change the piping. Read more from Felix Wetzel.


John Sumser walks through the important issues with Latency in AI and Intelligent Software.


“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.


John Sumser speaks with Elaine Orler, the co-founder and Chairman at TalVista. Elaine has been designing and implementing global HR solutions as a practitioner and a consultant for more than 20 years. Listen to Elaine Orler on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Ceridian, Alight, OneTrust, Vyopta, Payroll, Benefits Tech, and GDPR.
 

HRExaminer v10.27

Could we have made the first trip to the moon in 2019? It’s more than an interesting question from Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D.


John Sumser explains What Puts the Intelligence in Intelligent Software.


John Sumser speaks with Jamie Troiano, PredictiveHR’s founder and CEO. With 20 years experience, Jamie launched PredictiveHR in 2016. In two short years, PHR has tripled in size and is on target to triple again in 2019. Listen to Jamie Troiano on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: StepStone acquires majority of Appcast, Funding news for Fellow.app, Paris-based HR tech company CleverConnect, London-based HR platform Clear Review, and RealWear. Plus, What Everyone Should Know About Employer Background Checks.
 

HR Tech: What Puts the Intelligence in Intelligent Software?

On July 2, 2019, in AI, HR Technology, HRTech, Intelligent Software in HR, by John Sumser
“It is easy to feel overwhelmed by emerging technology of any kind. The following is intended to give you a simplified foundation for understanding the new technologies that many in the market still call AI, but is better labeled Intelligent Software.” - John Sumser
 

HRExaminer v10.26

On-demand labor is growing but we don’t really know by how much. More to the point, what is The Effect of On-demand or Gig Labor on the Traditional Job Board Market? Jeff Dickey-Chasins has a new analysis.


John Sumser continues his exploration of the limits of current thinking on intelligent software in management, particularly Human Resources Management. What Doesn’t Quite Work.


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: Data Ages Like Fish.


John Sumser speaks with Carol Leaman, the President, and CEO of Microlearning Platform, Axonify. Carol is an award-winning thought leader with an impressive track record of successfully leading tech companies. Listen to Carol Leaman on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Amazon Launches A Fully Managed AI-Powered Recommendation Service, Pryon Raises $20M To Automate Enterprise Workloads With AI. There’s also new funding for WorkForce Software, Degreed, and MentorcliQ. Plus, The latest Global Payroll Complexity Index.
 

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.
 

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.
 

HRExaminer v10.23

Bad behavior is contagious. When left unchecked, one act of bad behavior, triggers another, and so on, until morale and performance both tank. Jason Lauritsen explains why Confronting Bad Behavior to Protect Employee Engagement is critical to your success.


New systems often fail to displace old tools and can end up creating even more work. Chris Havrilla shares proven leadership solutions to help you innovate without sliding backwards. Keeping your Eyes on the Prize: A Parable for Leading AI / System Innovations.


Is it Time for “Employee Engagement” To Fork? “The best the business world can do when trying to figure out how to encourage employees to add value is to label it ‘engagement’ and create proxy measures for it.” Paul Hebert


John Sumser speaks with Jack Berkowitz, the SVP of Product Development for DataCloud at ADP where Jack is responsible for their vision and approach to AI. Listen to Jack Berkowitz on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey has updates on Talent Soft from Barcelona while John’s been with Convergence this week stateside. There are insights to share on the state of AI from John as he moves through 80+ recent interviews with AI vendors.
 

HRExaminer v10.22

What are the outcomes of cheaper prediction driven by AI in recruiting and HR? Darko Lovrich and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic bring clarity to the topic. Can HR Become a Prediction Machine?


“Innovation, risk taking, and rule-breaking seem to disappear once a person reaches a certain level.” Mary Faulkner has more in, Leadership and the Fear of Losing Everything.


John Sumser speaks with Damon Gage, President North America at Vervoe, an AI-powered hiring platform focused on testing and assessments. Listen to Damon Gage on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: IHRIM Launches New HRIP Certification Exam Platform, Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation Announces WorkforceReady, Paycor Acquires Ximble Scheduling, Absorb Software Announces Acquisition of Torch LMS, SmartRecruiters raises $50M, OpenSesame Raises $28M, and Modern Health, a mental well-being benefits platform, Raises $9M.
 

HRExaminer v10.21

John Sumser has a fantastic two-part series this week on AI Risks, Ethics, and Liability. After you’ve read about liability and ethics in Part one of the series dig into Part two for vendor questions and John’s thoughts on how to manage new algorithms.


Victorio Milian explains why you should develop, refine, and Learn to Trust Your Gut.


Bob Corlett reveals how and why managers duck risk in the hiring process. Is there an upside? Ducking Risk and Shifting Blame in Hiring.


On HR Tech Weekly: Cornerstone Names Heidi Spirgi as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Shaker International and Montage Merge, Criteria Corporation Announces Majority Growth Investment from Sumeru, plus Mercer and ServiceNow Join to Launch Mobility Management Platform.
 

HRExaminer v10.20

Why do poor leaders remain in their roles, even when almost everyone in their organization agrees they should go? Mary Faulkner has the answers in her article, Leadership and Legitimacy.


“There are a remarkable number of people whose poor decision-making costs their careers.” Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has the solution. The Psychology of Good and Bad Judgment - How to Make Smarter Decisions (And Avoid Looking Dumb).


Heather Bussing has great things to say about the book from employment lawyer Donna M. Ballman on how to Stand Up for Yourself Without Getting Fired.


“If you ask a lawyer a question, you are usually going to get a legal answer - which may or may not be want you want.” Heather Bussing explains How HR Should Work with Legal.


Dr. Todd Dewett covers how bosses everywhere can use The Office Press Conference to dramatically improve team communications.