Employer Brand and The Rules of Your Tribe

“When you live your cultural values and you can clearly define the rules of the tribe, the employer brand isn’t just a promise or a proposition. It’s a clear definition, and introduction, and a gateway to the tribe.” - Susan Strayer LaMotte
 

HRExaminer v10.69

John Sumser, Heather Bussing, and Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. continue their series, Small Scenarios for Changing Times, with a focus on bereavement leave. Get your free download in the article. Small Scenarios 2: The benefit that is rarely used is about to get used a lot.



Will leaders with certain qualities rise to the occasion of the Coronavirus pandemic or Do We Need a Different Type of Leader During a Crisis? Learn more from Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.



Is it possible for HR to see the difference between genius and criminality? John Sumser explains more in his article, Is that Criminal or Genius?



John Sumser speaks with Martha Bird, a Business Anthropologist working in ADP’s Roseland Innovation Lab. Listen to Martha Bird on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Workday, SAP, ADP, Guru, Yellow Messenger, UK Pay Data Reporting, COVID-19, Salesforce.com, Marc Benioff, and Alexander Mann Solutions.


 

Small Scenarios 2: The benefit that is rarely used is about to get used a lot

You need to develop an image of what happens the day that all of the critical people are busy grieving or at funerals. The 2-page paper on bereavement leave gives you a point of departure for addressing the issue in your organization. There are no answers here, just really good questions.
 

HRExaminer v10.68

John Sumser, Heather Bussing, and Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. have teamed up to create a new series called Small Scenarios for Changing Times. Rather than hyperbolic claims that HR’s time has finally arrived, they’re going to explore the likely issues in the near to medium term. Through these small, tactical questions, they hope to help you envision the coming realities. Their first issue is now available and it’s a free download. Introducing Small Scenarios.



Jeff Hunter is a seasoned innovator who founded Talentism six years ago after stints at Electronic Arts, Dolby, and Bridgewater Associates. Today, his team are using their experience with realizing human potential to help navigate the Coronavirus crisis. Talentism: Principles for Purpose in a Pandemic.



Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. writes, “We may find that the use of these tools is completely unfounded, and creates at best a random outcome (and at worst a tool for automating systemic discrimination).” Maybe We Need An AI Safe Word?



John Sumser speaks with Mike Hudy & Isaac Thompson, of Modern Hire. This is a rich conversation about the real-world benefits and limits of using AI in hiring. Listen to Isaac Thompson & Mike Hudy on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss the Coronavirus Work-At-Home Reality vs. Old Work Expectations and Measurement, WalkMe, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Asia HCM, Socrates, and Capacity.


 

HRExaminer v10.67

“One of the most enduring hallmarks of any effective innovation culture is the ability to deal with sacred cows. This refers to a custom, behavior, product, process, or rule that is known to all, unproductive, and yet untouchable and unaddressed.” Dr. Todd Dewett explains how Sacred Cows Make Great Barbeque.



Saying that ‘the computer made me do it’ won’t be a workable defense when things go sideways in your HR Tech deployments of Intelligent Tools and AI systems. John Sumser shares his Key Principles for Intelligent Tools and AI Deployment in HR.



Productivity and performance differences between employees are due not so much to differences in talent or ability, but rather to motivation. Should Employees Earn More If They Are More Engaged At Work? Read more from Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.



John Sumser speaks with Charles Hipps who founded Oleeo 25 years ago, launching the world’s first e-recruitment solution. Charles focuses today on the application of AI and automation in recruiting. Listen to Charles Hipps on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Nemesysco Remote Employee Wellness Monitoring, the CloudMills and HRNX Merger, SAP Lowers FY20 Outlook, and WorkJam and Notion both Raise $50M.


 

Key Principles for Intelligent Tools and AI Deployment in HR

John Sumser identifies three things all companies should be doing with their HR Tech to prepare for their future with AI and intelligent software.
 

HRExaminer v10.66

Jason Lauritsen writes, “The past few weeks have felt a little like riding a roller coaster with a blindfold on. Through it all, I keep coming back to the same question.” What’s the Right Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak?



John Sumser writes, “Just as humans have unconscious bias, machines have uncoded bias. Machines are incapable of seeing things that aren’t measured.” AI Hiring: Bias in the Code.



Everybody looks at titles despite ‘corporate speak’ about holocracy being a magic elixir. Mary Faulkner explains how The Cold Reality of Corporate Life is That Titles Matter.



Should we Rethink the Golden Rule at Work as it applies to leadership? Dr. Todd Dewett makes some useful distinctions on how to foster the principle of the golden rule while recognizing how you must apply it differently in the workplace.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss the Kronos and Ultimate Software Merger, Strivr, Microsoft Teams, Qualtrics, and StoryCorps.


 

HRExaminer v10.65

The narrower the problem, the better that intelligent tools and AI work. What does that mean when it comes time to deploy a new HR Technology? John Sumser offers guidance on Software Implementation in HR with Intelligent Tools and AI.



Jason Lauritsen has some fantastic ideas on Building a Better Life and Helping Your People Do the Same.



This is a real treat. John Sumser speaks with his son Ray Sumser, a multimedia artist whose work explores underlying structural analogies between diverse art disciplines. Listen to Ray Sumser on HRExaminer Radio.



John Sumser speaks with Jason Averbook, the co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, a global keynote speaker, author, industry analyst, thought leader, and consultant in the area of human resources and workforce experience. Listen to Jason Averbook on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss COVID-19 news and impacts. From succession and workforce planning to ethics, workload increases in Recruiting and HR, and how intelligent tools and AI might figure into solving the large scale problems we face in our new upside down world.


 

HRExaminer v10.64

Here’s a Quick Guide to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act from our resident Employment Lawyer Heather Bussing.



Paul Hebert looks at how COVID-19 impacts HR’s role now and over the next decade. Can HR Do Their Future Job?



The old ways of fixing Performance Management aren’t working. Jamie Resker has solutions for Modernizing Performance Management.



John Sumser speaks with Randy Womack, the CEO of Socrates.ai. Socrates AI is trying to improve employee experience with a new type of conversational presence. Listen to Randy Womack on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss the COVID-19 Response, Topia, Mmonaeo, Lyra, SHRM, Ceridian, Workday, Facebook, Cornerstone Cares, HealthStream, NurseGrid, People Analytics, and Grokker.


 

HRExaminer v10.63

For a decade, HR Tech vendors uniformly claimed that the holy grail of software was the consumer experience delivered by companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and other web-centric software companies. Read, AI and Intelligent Tools and Enterprise Software Consumerization. John Sumser



What can you do to survive in a future that is almost certainly going to be radically different than anyone can predict? Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D shares three powerful recommendations in, Wrong HR Tech Thinking = Missed Future.



“People fall short of our expectations and do things that irritate and disappoint us,” writes Jamie Resker. Consider these three things Before You Engage In A Difficult Conversation.



John Sumser speaks with Henry Albrecht, the CEO of Limeade. Founded in 2006, Limeade is an employee experience technology company. Listen to Henry Albrecht on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss Oracle Layoffs, Mercer, Research Quality, Pay Equity, Silkroad, Lilith Christiansen, Alight, Employee Experience, AI, Machine Learning, Paycor, Paychex, and Aon, Willis Towers Watson.