HRExaminer v10.56

“From an operations perspective, the most important thing to know about intelligent software is that the narrower the problem, the better it works.” John Sumser digs into AI and Intelligent Software Implementation in HR.



Human Capital Reporting has a new international look — it’s standardized. For the first time we can have meaningful, comparative information. Neil McCormick puts the yardstick to Human Capital Reporting.



John Sumser speaks with Athena Karp, the founder and CEO of HiredScore, an artificial intelligence HR technology company that powers the global Fortune 500. Listen to Athena Karp on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly’s special Saturday show: Oracle Hires Amazon Web Services Exec As New CMO, Cornerstone Acquires Clustree, PageUp Launches Recruitment Marketing Software, Phenom People raises $30M for AI Recruitment Platform, and Modern Health raises $31M to Accelerate Reach of Mental Health Benefits.


On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss how Paychex is Among Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies in 2020, Paycom will join the S&P 500, Personio, the German HR platform for SMEs raised $75M, ServiceNow Acquires Loom Systems, and we wrap up with The Randstad 2020 Talent Trends Report.


 

HRExaminer v10.55

There’s a path to realize the full potential of AI and intelligent software in HR but it isn’t one made with technology ideas engineered for the last century. John Sumser has a two-part series on User Interface Design Ethics for AI and Predictive Hiring Technology. Read part one here. In part two, John shares an example of how Manhattan-based Greenhouse Software is iterating the design of their tools to uncover where added intelligence and predictions can be most useful to their customers. Read part two here.



“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.



When left unchecked, one act of bad behavior, triggers another, and so on, until morale and performance both tank. Jason Lauritsen explains how to Confront Bad Workplace Behavior to Protect Employee Engagement.



Dr. Todd Dewett has feedback about Coaching, where there’s an Abundance of Great Intentions.



 

HRExaminer v10.54

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



Get the simple overview on AI and Intelligent Software you’ve been looking for. John Sumser categorizes things nicely with, 6 Types of AI or Intelligent Tools in HR Tech.



Did you know that all algorithms and models in AI experience ‘drift?’ Yeah, they wear out! John Sumser exposes the heart of the problem in, Maintenance is the heart of AI Utility in HR Tech.



“If you do decide to go into federal Australian politics - go in with your eyes wide open.” Dr. Chris Andrews shares an insider perspective about, Women in Australian Federal Politics.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser dig into a couple of big topics this week. An Article in The Atlantic describes how At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor. Education Technology is the other big story where 2019 Global Edtech Investments Reached a Staggering $18.66 Billion.


 

HRExaminer v10.53

Do We Have an AI Safe Word? 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).”



The job interview is supposed to predict which candidate will be most successful and encourage that ideal candidate to accept an offer. Most interviews accomplish neither goal. Bob Corlett explains how to Make Better Hires using Evidence-Based Interviewing Part I.



Bob Corlett wraps-up his two-part series on how to Make Better Hires with Evidence-Based Interviewing Part II.



Heather Bussing covers AI in HR Tech: Discrimination and Bias.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss some of the most important topics of 2019. Standouts include Ethics in AI, HR Tech in Recruiting, the role of HR, the pace of change, and the importance of Workforce Planning.


 

HRExaminer v10.52

When William Kahn first introduced the concept of employee engagement thirty years ago, he noted that systematic productivity and performance differences between employees are due not so much to differences in talent or ability, but rather to motivation. Should We Pay People More if They Bring Their Whole Self to Work? Read more from Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.



China Gorman suggests you forget about AI and HR Tech and focus on the humanity of your employees if you want a competitive and more engaged workforce. What’s Humanity Got To Do With It? Plenty.



Bad Leaders Stay In Power Because We Let Them. Mary Faulkner has a prescription to change that.



Dr. Todd Dewett illustrates The Problem with Corporate Values.



John Sumser speaks with Mike Gioja, the SVP of IT & Product Development at Paychex. Gioja has more than 35 years of experience in product management and strategy, as well as software and information technology. Listen to Mike Gioja on HRExaminer Radio.



 

The Problem with Corporate Values

Corporate values are not always what they seem. Insincere proclamations and ignored platitudes in values statements can become a powerful negative influence when they are practiced and defended with conviction. Dr. Todd Dewett explains.
 

HRExaminer v10.51

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 Deployment in HR (from the iCIMS iNFLUENCE Event).



Everybody looks at titles despite ‘corporate speak’ about holocracy being a magic elixir. Mary Faulkner explains that One of the Cold Realities of Corporate Life is That Titles Matter.



Of Women and Work. “It’s time to rethink our time, our work, our days, our values, and how we want to spend our lives.” - Heather Bussing



John Sumser speaks with Joe Hanna, the Chief Strategy Officer at Workforce Logiq and Managing Director of ENGAGE Talent. Listen to Joe Hanna on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources, Modern Hire’s AI Code of Ethics, SVNDLY’s Contingent Workforce Management funding, the California Labor Law Crushing Freelancers, Facebook’s Payroll Data Theft, and the IBM Watson Exec That Claims They’re the only Big Player in their Segment.


 

HRExaminer v10.50

“There is no baseline for engagement to be tied to. As an employee it is natural that my engagement will rise and fall.” Paul Hebert makes the case for Measuring MTBED instead of Employee Engagement.



Management practices over the last century have focused on every aspect of productivity. Where does that leave creativity and innovation? Doug Shaw writes, “Good work often reveals itself slowly.” Does Productivity Kill Creativity and Innovation?



Neil McCormick and Dr. Chris Andrews tackle Payroll Reform in 2019.



John Sumser speaks with Elizabeth Clarke, the Executive Editor of Human Resource Executive. Elizabeth spent more than 25 years as a reporter and editor in South Florida before joining HRE. Listen to Elizabeth Clarke on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey discuss Stacey’s work on her upcoming book about the HR Tech Environment, iCIMS, Degreed Acquires Adepto, EddyHR Acquires Pay-Role HR Solutions, Paycom Announces LMS Enhancements, Workday reveals Products Exec Shuffle, and 10% of meetings workers book are FAKE.


 

HRExaminer v10.49

The old way of fixing Performance Management relied on tweaking ratings and competencies. What’s changed? Jamie Resker shows us the Sure Signs That Prove You’re On Top of Modernizing Performance Management.



Mary Faulkner has some great suggestions on how you can move your organization away from a “taste test” hiring process. The Pepsi or Coke Talent Taste Test.



Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic examines Why Some Leaders Are More Committed to Diversity.



John Sumser speaks with Cecile Alper-Leroux, the VP of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software. An economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of industry experience, she is a keynote speaker, and author of From Dissonance to Resonance. Listen to Cecile Alper-Leroux on HRExaminer Radio.



On HR Tech Weekly: Stacey has a big update from HR Tech Fest in Australia, PageUp Acquires Clinch, Sage Continues Acquisition Spree With CakeHR, Hastee secures £208M, Q&A with Emily McEvilly, Workday’s First Chief Customer Officer, Google Founders step away from Google with CEO Sundar Pichai now assuming full control, and Google fired four employees over alleged data-security issues.


 

HRExaminer v10.48

Should we Rethink the Golden Rule 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.



In this great talk, John Sumser perfectly defines The Transition from Enterprise to Intelligent HR Software and Solutions.



It’s Perfectly Legal to be an Asshole. At first glance this isn’t shocking. But, what can be shocking are the things we interpret as illegal in the workplace that actually fall under the non-protected class of “asshole.” Heather Bussing has more.



AI has begun to have a real impact on every stage of the HR process. Talla CEO Rob May, an AI automation platform specialist, shares how Hilton Hotels used AI to shorten their recruiting process by about 75%. Four Things You Need to Know About Implementing AI in HR.


“I think our increasing dependence on technology (and AI in particular) is increasing the dysfunction between the HR staff, the employee, and the technology.” Paul Hebert delves into The Twisted HR/Employee Relationship.