HRExaminer v10.90

“At the heart of the explosion of intelligent tools and AI in our software is the explosion of data. Buried beneath the expanding flow of information, workers have needed an assist of some kind just to process and try to understand what’s important.” Read part one of John Sumser’s new series: HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 1).



“The majority of information consumed by intelligent tools are various forms of text. Over time, that will shift into a heavy prevalence of machine generated or monitored data like movement patterns, keystrokes, social interaction, vocal intonation, environmental measurements, and communication patterns.” John Sumser concludes his series, HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 2).



Jason Lauritsen writes, “According to Gallup’s most recent data, employee engagement is at an all-time high.” What the ****? I guess Employee Engagement Is About To Get (A Lot) More Challenging.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Programmatic Job Advertising Leader Joveo Hires Dwane Lay to Bolster Customer Success Leadership, Cornerstone Analyst Update, Oracle to handle TikTok U.S. Data, and CareerBuilder Commits to Three-Year $300M Talent Acquisition Investment.



John Sumser speaks with Ben Waber, Ph.D., the president and co-founder of Humanyze, a workplace analytics company that powers the Humanyze AI platform and Organizational Health Score. Ben is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, having previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as HBR, Wired, The Economist, and NPR. Listen to Ben Waber is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

Employee Engagement Is About To Get (A Lot) More Challenging

“Gallups recent engagement trends data is such a head-scratcher. According to their most recent data, employee engagement is at an all-time high. You read that right. All-time high. - Jason Lauritsen
 

HRExaminer v10.89

On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Trump Bans Fed Diversity Training, Annual Sierra-Cedar Systems Survey from Sapient Insights, AI, ML, NLP, Visier, Salesforce, Amazon Fleet Management, Automated Bullying, PeopleFluent LMS, eLearning Brothers, 3D Training, Salarium’s FacePass, Workday Vibe, and Workplace Equity.



Is your Leadership Style Pandemic Proof? In the midst of one of the worst pandemics in history, it’s only natural that our attention focuses on the leaders tasked with guiding us. Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has the story.



In 1970 Alvin Toffler wrote, “The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Paul Hebert highlights Unlearning: The New Must-Have Skill.



Jason Seiden looks at The future of culture with work automation software sitting at its center.



 

HRExaminer v10.88

“The more you specifically focus on being the guiding light, the more often you’ll find the strength to lead with purpose.” Dr. Todd Dewett illuminates a path towards Chasing Purpose.



Mary Faulkner writes, “My hope is that this recent crucible of events doesn’t just change “work;” but that it changes the way we even think about work.” The Coronavirus Crucible.



John Sumser speaks with Dave Weisbeck, the Chief Strategy Officer at Visier Corporation, The People Analytics Leader With 5,000 Customers In 75 Countries. Listen to Dave Weisbeck on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Eight Industry Leaders To Headline Virtual HR Tech Event, Workday Promotes Chano Fernandez to Co-CEO, The newly minted Ultimate Kronos Group (or what everyone will call UKG), Degreed Lands New Cash, and Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Starts With Uncertainty.



Open Feedback Produces Micro-Course-Corrections That Can Have A Huge Cumulative Impact On The Business. Michael Carden Shares The Results Of Using Open Feedback For The Last Year. Open Feedback Works.



 

HRExaminer v10.87

When IBM says that 120 million workers will require retraining, The Human Machine Learning Partnership is where it begins. John Sumser has more.



Human Resources has been on the frontlines of change throughout this pandemic. Now Mary Faulkner is handing you the key to The Secret to HR Evolution.



John Sumser speaks with Kelly Robinson, the founder and CEO of RedDot Media, a recruitment agency with roots in programmatic advertising. Kelly’s been involved in recruitment and recruitment technology both in the UK and US for the last 25 years and founded Broadbean, Inc before selling it to DGMT and CareerBuilder in 2014. Listen to Kelly Robinson on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: COVID-Life Productivity, Job Postings Down, Payroll Tax Swindle, Automation, Recruiting, Ceridian, Modern Hire, Karin Borchert, Google, and Trinet.



Sam Bocetta discusses The Human Side of Cybersecurity During The Coronavirus Pandemic. Bocetta is a journalist specializing in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.



 

HRExaminer v10.86

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Dave Winsborough write, “The current pandemic has highlighted important leadership deficits and dysfunctionalities, not just around competence, but also around integrity and moral leadership.” Moral Leadership in the Pandemic Age.



John Sumser speaks with Cecile Alper-Leroux, the VP of Product Innovation at Ultimate Software. Cecile is an author and economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of industry experience. Cecile has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, HR Magazine, HRD Canada TV, and The Wall Street Journal. Listen to Cecile Alper-Leroux on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: U.S. Productivity, Layoffs, Oracle, Tiktok, Salesforce, Workday, IBM, Tech Consolidation, EdTech, EdCast, and Career Pathing.


Neil McCormick highlights a framework of questions that leaders should ask about their business to prepare for when everyone is ready to come back to work. Managing your Workforce After the Pandemic.



How do we help people to stop being scared and to let go of rigid views about things they don’t know? Heather Bussing examines the Fear of what we don’t know, and certainty about assumptions that are wrong.



 

HRExaminer v10.85

John Sumser writes, “Another way of describing the next wave of organizational ethics driven by AI and intelligent tools is that it is nothing less than the stewardship of the organization.” Let’s put it this way, there are Questions about your AI Ethics.



John Sumser speaks with Kevin Parker, CEO and Chairman of the Board at HireVue. Long before it became a health imperative, HireVue was working to perfect video and virtual hiring. Listen to Kevin Parker on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Indeed, ZapInfo, Skillsoft, Rippling, CloudPay, Thriver, and HBR 21 HR Jobs of the Future.


This may turn out to be one of the hardest times in history to find a job. Heather Bussing explains why Right now is the best time to be unafraid.



Employment Law Attorney Heather Bussing explains that revenge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other guy to die. The Revenge Contract.



 

HRExaminer v10.84

Replacing anonymous surveys with open feedback has improved interpersonal dynamics and team results. Michael Carden shares the surprising Lessons from a year of open feedback in a group of forward-thinking enterprises.



Outdated employee and contractor information is a key roadblock on the road to faster productivity but AI can help. HiringSolved’s head of Product, Fara Rives has a fresh take. Talent Mobility - The Struggle Is Real and AI Can Help.



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.” Five Steps for Making Smarter HR Tech Decisions.



What’s that got to do with Koala Bears? If there’s anyone that can explain what Koalas and dots have to do with losing track of people in data it’s Heather Bussing.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Gretchen Alarcon, ServiceNow, Moovila, Jason Seiden, Brainworks, Medio Smart Health Monitoring App, Data Sets, NLP, and Reopening Tech-Enabled Office Post-Covid.


 

HRExaminer v10.83

“The ‘can technology solve bias’ question is an important part of a larger conversation. Interestingly, it may be that the outcomes delivered by intelligent tools are less important than the questions that they raise,” writes John Sumser. We Don’t Know If We Can Eliminate Bias From Tech.



John Sumser explains, “Just because we measure and model an organization doesn’t mean we understand it.” Based on Historical Inputs (you might want to consider your options).



Is Terminating an Employee a Good Thing? Heather Bussing offers some things to remember when you are getting ready to fire somebody.



John Sumser speaks with Dave Weisbeck, Chief Strategy Officer at Visier. Dave’s a seasoned software executive whose experience ranges from building development teams to growing multi-billion-dollar businesses. Listen to Dave Weisbeck on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly The U.S. economy’s worst contraction on record, SAP, Qualtrics, Modern Hire, Sonru, Infosys, Reskill and Restart, COVID-19, T3 Innovation Network, and the Paychex PPP Loan Forgiveness Solution.


 

HRExaminer v10.82

“This is the future, I thought. This is important. HR, I’m telling you now: the future of culture has a piece of work automation software sitting at its center. Jason Seiden explores The Culture Challenge: Individual Excellence Doesn’t Scale (until now).



Over the last three months Michael Kannisto, Stela Lupushor, Jon Stross, TJ Fjelseth, Heather Bussing, and John Sumser, have created ten issues of Small Scenarios for Changing Times. Through these small, tactical questions in each issue, we hope to help you envision the coming realities created by the coronavirus pandemic. View all the issues and get your free downloads (no email required).



“I want to discourage your overindulgence in impression management, because real leadership is about developing yourself in a manner that helps others see the complete you.” Dr. Todd Dewett invites you to Get Real and Show Your Ink.



John Sumser speaks with Martha Bird, a Business Anthropologist at ADP. Martha helps creates meaningful products by questioning and responding to the social and cultural dynamics of technology. Listen to Martha Bird on HRExaminer Radio.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: 23rd Annual HR Systems Survey from Sapient Insights and Sierra-Cedar, Velocity Network, Blockchain Career Credentialing, COVID-19 Virginia Emergency Temporary Standard, Lattice Funding, and Performance Management.