HR Tech Weekly: Episode #223: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On June 28, 2019, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Amazon Launches Personalize, A Fully Managed AI-Powered Recommendation Service, Pryon Raises $20M To Automate Enterprise Workloads With AI, New Funding announced for WorkForce Software, Degreed, and MentorcliQ. Plus, Global Payroll Complexity Index Reveals Compliance Threats And Ranks 40 Countries In Order Of Payroll Risk. Topics: AI, MI, Gaming Systems, and Payroll.
 

What Doesn’t Quite Work: Data Ages Like Fish

On June 27, 2019, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“There are no good ways for tracking the current relevant quality of the data under management in an organization. You should expect this problem to metastasize. As the title says, data ages like fish.” - John Sumser
 

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #328: Carol Leaman, President & CEO, Axonify

John Sumser speaks with Carol Leaman, the President, and CEO of Microlearning Platform, Axonify. Carol is an award-winning thought leader with an impressive track record of successfully leading tech companies. Prior to Axonify, Carol was the CEO of PostRank Inc., a social engagement analytics platform she sold to Google. She was also the CEO at several other technology firms, including RSS Solutions and Fakespace Systems.
 

What Doesn’t Quite Work

On June 25, 2019, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
John Sumser begins an exploration of the limits of current thinking on intelligent software in management, particularly Human Resources Management.
 

HRExaminer v10.25

Instant Talent Analytics is a new technique that can provide an assessment of an individual without requiring the individual to take a test. Tom Janz has more. Instant Talent Assessment Appeals. But does it work?


Doug Shaw writes, “Open Space Technology is a very liberating, loose framework within which to convene dialogue.” Zenzine: Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts.


It is a new flavor of Research and Development for a new flavor of software. John Sumser explains that It’s Not AI, but it is a Wonderland of Experimentation.


Machine learning and AI will struggle with complex environments. Without our help, these tools will make things simple for us without the real conversations required to reach useful decisions. John Sumser has good advice: You Better Treat Your Machines With Respect.


On HR Tech Weekly: iCIMS Acquires Jibe, Salesforce.com’s Tableau Acquisition, and BetterUp Raises $103 Million to Humanize Work.
 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #222: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On June 21, 2019, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
This week, iCIMS Acquires Jibe, Salesforce.com’s Tableau Acquisition, and BetterUp Raises $103 Million to Humanize Work.
 

You Better Treat Your Machines With Respect

“Our machines lack the capability to predict the future as anything other than an extension of the past. That means that their recommended decisions are most useful when they are up to date. So, we have to treat our machines with the respect that we’d accord an old friend.” - John Sumser
 

It’s Not AI, but it is a Wonderland of Experimentation

“What I’ve found instead was an amazing wonderland of experimentation. The companies I’ve covered in our reports are all charting unique paths through technology in pursuit of demonstrable value. It is a new flavor of Research and Development.” - John Sumser
 

HRExaminer v10.24

John Sumser writes, “The fair haired children and ivy league managers want to run and hide from failure. But, failure is the essence of life.” Failure is still vastly underrated.


With his three daughters in mind, Dr. Chris Andrews examines the gender pay gap from all angles in, Equivalence (for Women).


Jeff Dickey-Chasins highlights how developments in Google and Facebook’s offerings have made big changes to job discoverability. Read, How Job Seekers Discover Jobs is Actually Changing.


Machines are easier to fool than people. For starters, the machine assumes that the data is clean. John Sumser maps out the unnerving possibilities for Gaming the Retention Model.


Six years ago, China Gorman identified seven leadership behaviors that HR pros were hoping to see their CEO champion in talent and culture-related areas. China is back to compare how today’s CEOs are performing. CEOs and HR: Then and Now.
 

Gaming the Retention Model

On June 13, 2019, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“These days, most major HR Tech vendors offer some form of automated ‘flight risk analysis.’ Imagine what a competitor might do if they could change your basic retention policy by changing the data that drives your intelligent tools.” - John Sumser