The HR Product Manager in The Emerging HR Data Department – Conclusion

Current intelligent tools and AI in HR Technology default to a view that the future is just the past plus a little more; that tomorrow is just more yesterday. Then there’s the idea of assessing group intelligence and how that could evolve to include machines as members of human organizations, and finally, there are limits of specialized AI in HR that we must understand and manage.
 

The HR Product Manager in The Emerging HR Data Department

“It’s the inherent benefits of a unified data asset, coupled with reduced costs and increased employee satisfaction that will drive the emergence of a new role: The HR Product Manager.” - John Sumser
 

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A new era in HR management will evolve over the next two to five years. Read more from John Sumser in, The Emerging HR Data Department.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John have a far-ranging conversation about the state of HR Tech and the reality of living and working in what we’ll call “The United Nations of COVID.”



Dr. Todd Dewett writes, “You cannot choose civility over candor. Civility is vital, but without candor it is useless.” Civility vs. Candor - It’s not an either/or Equation.



Can Your Team Recover from Workplace Drama? People’s lives and sanity depend on how you handle things. So does your company’s bottom line. So taking care of yourself as you move through the drama is the most important thing. Heather Bussing offers some good advice.



The world we want is simple and controllable. Technology is not. Heather Bussing explores the intersection of Time and People and Technological Change.



 

The Emerging HR Data Department

A new era in HR management will evolve over the next two to five years. What we’re talking about here is the emergence of a new set of analytics-driven data-based elements of the HR department. Read more in, The Emerging HR Data Department.
 

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AI and Intelligent Software such as Machine Learning depend wholly on the analysis of past data. John Sumser shines the spotlight on AI Ethics: and how Machines Only Know the Information They Have.



Heather Bussing writes, “Discrimination comes from our fear that someone is going to take something away from us that we want - relationships, jobs, money, stuff.” So, How Do People Change Their Minds About Discrimination?



Heather Bussing provides the introductions to simplifying your business problems. Meet Shepherd’s Result Triangle.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Visier, People Analytics, SAP, Oracle, Google, WFH, Safety, Trustsphere, Practitioners, HRExecutive, Top HR Products of 2020, George LaRocque, and Unleash.



John Sumser speaks with Henry Vasquez and Ike Bennion, Cornerstone’s Principal Product Manager and Principal Portfolio Marketing Manager. Together, they touch every part of Cornerstone’s product development and marketing strategy. Henry Vasquez and Ike Bennion are on HRExaminer Radio.



 

AI Ethics: Machines Only Know the Information They Have

“The differences between human and machine views of a particular task are complementary. The machine can see patterns and rules with increasing accuracy. But its picture is emotionless and limited to things that have already happened.” - John Sumser
 

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Mark Millett and Jamie Resker discuss the catalyst and outcome for dropping annual performance reviews at A.I.M. Mutual Insurance. Dropping Annual Reviews While Still Measuring Performance.



Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership? Lewis Garrad and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic argue that if we want competent leaders then we need to change what we’re looking for in our executives.



Mary Faulkner discusses how the pandemic has shone a spotlight on HR’s capabilities to think around corners and solve unexpected problems. How will this change the role of HR in redefining the “new normal?” HR’s Evolution During the Pandemic.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: IHRIM, Phenom People, My Ally, Paycor, 7Geese, Oracle, Workday, AnyVision, Alexa, Diversity, Safety, COVID-19 Facial Recognition & Voice Analysis.



John Sumser speaks with Ken Matos, Ph.D., the Director of People Science at Culture Amp. Ken leads a global team of psychologists and researchers who provide clients with actionable advice on collecting, understanding, and acting on employee feedback. Ken Matos, Ph.D. is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

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When it comes to bias in AI you’ll hear two prevailing views. One assumes that people are the problem while the other sees them as the solution. John Sumser explores the two viewpoints in his article, Take 2 HR Viewpoints on AI Bias and Call Me in the Morning.



Psst, Do You Really Know How to Ask a Great Question? Heather Bussing writes, “Lawyers use leading questions to get people to say things they would avoid saying if given the chance: Isn’t it true that you ate the last Thin Mint? Then you opened the shortbread, didn’t you? And now the cookies are all gone, aren’t they? And I asked you to save me some, right?”



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss HR’s responsibility for Health & Safety, Paylocity adds Asynchronous Workplace Communication to Video, OutMatch Acquires LaunchPad, Microsoft Teams is launching ‘virtual commutes,’ and the U.S. Labor Department may make it easier to treat workers as independent contractors.



John Sumser speaks with David Karandish, the Founder and CEO of Capacity, an enterprise artificial intelligence SaaS company. John and David dig into AI-native support automation platforms. Listen to David Karandish is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

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“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.



 

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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.