AI: Making Sense of all the claims – Recruiting Trends and Talent Tech Conference Interview of John Sumser

On March 7, 2019, in AI, Artificial Intelligence, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, HRTech, Video, by John Sumser
John Sumser sits down with David Shadovitz, editor at Human Resource Executive Magazine, to discuss why companies aren’t actually using AI in their HR Tech.
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Tom Janz shares fascinating new data on machine learning assessment and hiring efforts, plus Tom highlights a critical obstacle to achieving success. Deep Thinking about Deep Learning.


This is an engaging topic and video of a talk John Sumser delivered on AI, Algorithms, and Who Owns the Outcome at Google. Afterwards, John moderated a panel on the topic that included Facebook’s Richard Rosenow, Derek Zeller from Engage Talent, Jeff Dunn, Intel’s Campus Relations Manager, and our own resident Employment Law expert, Heather Bussing.


Heather Bussing, has some effective remedies for dealing with the hard emotions that invariably crop up in life. Read, How to Get Through a Hard Day.


John Sumser speaks with Richard Milam, Founder and CEO of EnableSoft, an Inc. 5000 company and developer of Robotic Process Automation “robot” software known as Foxtrot. Listen to Richard Milam on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey have updates from The Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Conference, The Tru San Francisco Unconference, and the Kahuna Workforce Customer Advisory Board Meeting. Plus, IBM apologizes for using ethnic labels like ‘yellow’ and ‘mulatto’ on job application, Globoforce becomes workhuman, JobCase raises $100MM, and Landit Snags $13 Million in a Round Led by WeWork.
 

AI, Algorithms, and Who Owns the Outcome (Video)

On February 28, 2019, in AI, Artificial Intelligence, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, HRTech, Video, by John Sumser
This is a video with the full transcript for a talk John Sumser gave on AI, algorithms, and intelligent software in recruiting at Google’s Mountain View campus at the end of 2018. After John’s presentation, he moderated a panel that included Facebook’s Richard Rosenow, Derek Zeller from Engage Talent, Jeff Dunn, Intel’s Campus Relations Manager, and our own resident Employment Law expert, Heather Bussing.
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“We’re so excited about the future of technology but we can’t even get back to job candidates in a timely fashion.” Susan LaMotte gets to the core issues in, The People Refrain: Caught in the Chorus of Talent.


Dr. Todd Dewett, “Most observers suggest that judging others is wrong. However, to judge is to make a type of decision. What is more central to a successful life than sound decision-making?” It’s about the right kind of Judging.


Heather Bussing writes about How to Ask a Great Question.


John Sumser speaks with Mike Erlin, Founder and CEO at AbilityMap. Mike is a human capital technology entrepreneur with two decades experience and also a former America’s Cup Sailor. Listen to Mike Erlin on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Beamery Secures Workday as Strategic Investor & Partner, INFOR Announces New Partnership With Montage, LinkedIn To Unify Hiring Products On One Platform, Facebook To Train 1 Million People & Small Business Owners With Digital Skills By 2020, and SAP Lays Off Thousands As It Shifts To Advanced Technologies.
 

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On February 15, 2019, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRTech, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
We conclude The HRExaminer Series on Security from John Sumser this week with parts VI through VIII. John writes on The Future of Security Issues, The HR Security Center of Excellence, and in part VIII he provides advice on Getting Started.


John Sumser speaks with Beth White, Founder and Chief Bot at MeBeBot, an AI chatbot for HR. They discuss how Beth saw an opportunity to help HR initiate AI and machine learning processes by leveraging chatbots to act as Virtual Assistants. Listen to Beth White on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: K1 Invests Over $200 Million in Jobvite, Indeed Names New CEO, EdCast Acquires Leapest, Gartner Predicts CIOs Will Be AS Responsible for Culture Change as Chief HR Officers, and How to Not Be Creepy While Using Employee Data. Topics: Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Learning, HR Tech, and LMS.
 

HRExaminer v10.06

On February 8, 2019, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRTech, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
This week we dig deeper into the HR Examiner series on security from John Sumser. In parts III through V, John writes about, Context: Shifting Technology, Context: Increasing Employee Power and in part V, The Ecosystem of Security Issues.


Also this week, John Sumser speaks with Jason Finkelstein, CRO of Traitify, a new category of HR Tech company using personality science to change hiring for the modern era. Listen to Jason Finkelstein on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: New Mercer And Redthread Research Report Shows Market For Diversity And Inclusion Technology, Pixar Takes On Toxic Work Cultures, Topia Names New CEO, Ultimate Software To Be Acquired, Google Super Bowl Commercial On Job Search For Veterans, New Funding For London HR Tech Startup Distributed That Uses AI To Source Talent, and Hirevue Is First To Create Advisory Board To Guide Continued Ethical AI Development.


 

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On February 1, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, Erin Spencer, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRTech, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
This week begins a special eight-part HR Examiner series on security from John Sumser. To kick it off, John provides the rationale for why HR should lead the way for organizational security and then moves into his overview for the series. Read, Security Series 1 - Overview: Why Focus Your HR Department on Security and Security Series 2 - Introduction.


Erin Spencer shares her experience using Qualtrics to help conduct the annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey in, A Love Letter to Qualtrics.


John Sumser speaks with Manish Goel, the co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at TrustSphere, a pioneer of next-generation Relationship Analytics. Listen to Manish Goel on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: HR Open Source Has A New Operating Board, Companies gaming Glassdoor Reviews, Culture Amp Acquires Zugata, Davos Global Reskilling Challenge, Skillsoft Launches New Digital Learning Journeys for Key Tech Roles, and IBM Announces New Data Scientist Certifications.
 

HRExaminer v10.04

On January 25, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRTech, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Heather Bussing has Thoughts on Discrimination, the complete diversity series from The HRExaminer.


“Whether law or religion wins depends on the issue, the time, and the court.” Heather Bussing explains how religion and law have important distinctions. Religion v. Law.


Heather Bussing writes, “It’s normal to be scared of doing it wrong. But always needing to be right is trouble. Getting comfortable with being wrong.


John Sumser speaks with Loren Larsen, the CTO at HireVue. Larsen is an award-winning technology veteran with more than 20 years of engineering and research experience. Listen to Loren Larsen on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: AI and Recruiting, Google fined $57 million, SAP to Resell Kronos Workforce Dimensions, Oracle CEO wants half of App market, CareerBuilder acquires TextKernal, iSolved HCM acquires Sage Payroll, and is IBM going to kill off Watson?
 

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On January 18, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRTech, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
While the answer to almost any question is a Google search away, Heather Bussing recommends something far more powerful. It all begins with three magic words, I Don’t Know.


Can you tell the difference between new recruiting technology and pornography? John Sumser gives us a hint. It’s Not About the Functionality (Ever).


John Sumser explains why statistics and driverless cars won’t do you a damn bit of good if you don’t know where you’re going first. Skinny Dipping Statistics.


John Sumser speaks with Christopher Butler, an HR data and analytics expert and the founder and CEO of One Model. Listen to Christopher Butler on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly, Stacey and John Provide an Informal Workforce Management Tutorial, There’s funding news from Talentsoft, CareerArc, Linear B, and Quinyx, Microsoft Teams Gets Location Sharing, Smart Camera, and Audio Messages, and Salesforce Is In Preliminary Talks To Acquire Workforce Management Software Company Clicksoftware.
 

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Jason Lauritsen explains how expectations dictate our reaction to almost every experience in our lives and that includes the kind of Expectations That Are The Root Of Your Employee Engagement Problem.


Heather Bussing discusses a book by fellow attorney Donna Ballman about How to Stand Up for Yourself Without Getting Fired.


The personal story about Boys and Thrones and Sexual Harassment is from the thirty-year-old version of Heather Bussing.


John Sumser speaks with Michael Carden, the Founder of Joyous, the conversational user interface for HR. Listen to Michael Carden on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly, The Federal shutdown disables E-Verify program, OutMatch Acquires Wepow, Earnin raises $125 million for payday advance platform, Crew (Slack messaging for shift workers) raises $35M, and Firm Led by Google Veterans Uses AI to ‘Nudge’ Workers Toward Happiness.