HRExaminer v12.08

Almost all security problems, intentional or otherwise, come from people. This is the first in a two-part series from John Sumser about making security a part of the HR agenda. Why Focus Your HR Department on Security?



John Sumser covers the future of security issues, building an internal security center of excellence in the HR department, and all the specifics for getting started with your organization. Why Focus Your HR Department on Security? Part II



John Sumser writes, “Somehow, in the race to be relevant to the top tier of the organization, we’ve lost sight of where the answers lie.” We must be reminded that Hands-on experience cleaning data produces great wisdom.



John Sumser steps back from the algorithms and sexy AI sales-speak to define the value of HR data at its core. Defining Value in HR Data.



I wasn’t expecting much the first time I saw Shawn Achor and heard him explain his research on happiness, but in no time I was feeling surprisingly happy myself. John Sumser has A Surprisingly Happy Encounter with Shawn Achor.



 

Why Focus Your HR Department on Security? Part II

On February 19, 2021, in HR Tech, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
John Sumser concludes his two-part series on making security a part of the HR agenda. John covers the future of security issues, building an internal security center of excellence in the HR department, and all the specifics for getting started with your organization.
 

Why Focus Your HR Department on Security?

On February 18, 2021, in HR Tech, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Almost all security problems, intentional or otherwise, come from people. This is the first in a two-part series about making security a part of the HR agenda.
 

A Surprisingly Happy Encounter with Shawn Achor

On February 17, 2021, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“Achor’s talk was powerful precisely because it melded easy-to-understand ideas with scientific research. By the end of the talk, the audience was charged up, the social media pipelines were full of positivity, and contagious smiling was on display.” - John Sumser
 

Hands-on experience cleaning data produces great wisdom

On February 16, 2021, in Big Data, HR Tech, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“In the process of cleaning the data, great discoveries are made about the nature of the investigation. We learn the imperfections of our questions and the things that the data sources want to tell us. Hands-on experience cleaning the data produces great wisdom. The material that we shed in the cleaning process creates the first layer of real insight.” - John Sumser
 

Defining Value in HR Data

On February 15, 2021, in AI, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, HR Tech, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
John Sumser steps back from the algorithms and sexy AI sales speak to define the value of HR data at its core.
 

HRExaminer v12.07

As Frederick Buechner described, vocation is “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Matthew J. Stollak is here to remind us about an oft forgotten truth in our work. Say it with me, I need a Vocation!



Algorithms Follow Rules - People Don’t. See you in Court? What happens when you throw the legal system into the mix? Heather Bussing has some thoughts.



Dr. Todd Dewett shares, “I’m often approached with questions about motivation and morale. The question is the same: How do we get employees to feel like doing a great job?”



Heather Bussing has some suggestions on how to rewire your brain to view mistakes as shortcuts to real learning and wisdom. Is Learning By Mistake Really How We Learn Best?



Catch and Kill is the story of the writing of Ronan Farrow’s now-famous piece about Harvey Weinstein. John Sumser’s warning is simple, “Anyone involved in HR should read it.”



 

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

On February 9, 2021, in Discrimination, Diversity, Ethics, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, Sexual Harassment, by John Sumser
“Over and over, the goal of the game seems to be to keep the victims feeling ashamed and the documentation out of HR’s hands. Meanwhile, NDAs are used to cover tracks and keep a lid on the story.” John Sumser
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HRExaminer v12.06

This is interesting stuff. John Sumser draws the boundaries around the emergence of a new set of analytics-driven data-based elements of the HR department. Read more in part one of The HR Data Department.



John Sumser writes, “Jim Collins used the Flywheel metaphor in Good To Great. Picture a five-thousand pound flywheel on an axle. Your job is to get the flywheel rotating fast and keep it going.” The HR Data Department Part II.



John Sumser covers AI and algorithms in recruiting and then moderates a panel that includes Facebook, Engage Talent, Intel, and our resident employment law attorney, Heather Bussing. Google Talk on Algorithms and AI (Who Owns the Outcome?).



We surveyed over five-hundred HR executives to find out what they really think about AI and machines replacing people. - John Sumser uncovers What HR Really Thinks About Technology Replacing People? (Survey says read more.).



Can a workplace recover from discrimination or harassment or whistleblower 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.



 

What Does HR Really Think About Technology Replacing People? (Survey says read more.)

We surveyed over five-hundred HR executives to find out what they **really** think about AI and machines replacing people.