graphic for The 2018 Index of Predictive Tools in HRTech: The Emergence of Intelligent Software

 

HRExaminer v9.08

John Sumser writes, “Currently, a series of new forces are quickly reshaping the HR playing field. Meanwhile, the bulk of the HR profession’s attention is focused on doing the old stuff better. It’s like making better film or faster horses.” Fiddling While Rome Burns


Heather Bussing points to essential blogs that help us understand what the world is like for others, to appreciate the obstacles that humans experience daily because of their skin color. Why Black Blogs Matter.


Joe Gerstandt writes, “I will know that we are serious about humanizing the workplace when that is where we begin. In any endeavor involving human beings, inclusion must be the first priority, the first practice, it must be the first product.” Inclusion Comes First.


HRIntelligencer 2.07 Highlights: This week, we illuminate the science of changing your mind, a nonsense blue sky proposal, a look at online courses in AI, Apple watch medical breakthroughs, planning for GDPR and resource-rich pointers to NLP and crypto.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey Discuss Performance Management, Recruiting, and Payroll. Elsewhere, there’s a slew of new funding for Reflektive, Adecco Group, Vettery, Dynamic Signal, DailyPay, and CrystalKnowsMe. Last up, the Iowan Project Wants to Identify Skilled Tech Workers Who Have Left the State.
 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #160: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On February 23, 2018, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, Radio, by John Sumser
John and Stacey Discuss Performance Management, Recruiting, and Payroll. Reflektive Raises $60 Million, Adecco Group Acquires Recruiting Startup Vettery for $100M, Dynamic Signal Raises $36.5 Million, DailyPay Announces $9 Million in Series B Funding, CrystalKnowsMe Raises $5M to Make Personality Profiles the New Resume, and the Iowan Project Wants to Identify Skilled Tech Workers Who Have Left the State.
 

HRExaminer v9.07

Dr. Todd Dewett notes, “Most observers suggest that judging others is wrong. However, to judge is to make a type of decision. What is more central to a successful life than sound decision-making?” Judge!


Michael Carden of Joyous Labs writes, “So. Employee Surveys. Why not open source the question set?” Michael shares the plan in, Open Sourcing the Employee Survey.


John Sumser speaks with Dr. Ben Waber, the CEO and co-founder of Humanyze. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, and holds a Ph.D. from MIT. Listen to Dr. Ben Waber on HRExaminer Radio.


HRIntelligencer 2.06 Highlights: This edition looks at a couple of different impacts from automation. In some, machines are integrated gracefully. In others, the regionalization of work serves to amplify the number of transitions caused by intelligent software.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey discuss Employee Self-Service, RealWear Raises $17 Million in Funding, HackerRank Raises $30 Million to Transform the Developer Hiring Process, gr8 People Announces $8 Million in Funding, ENGAGE Talent Raises $3 Million to Accelerate Innovation of AI-Powered Recruiting, Americans voluntarily quitting jobs as labor market tightens, and IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft.
 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #159: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On February 16, 2018, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, Radio, by John Sumser
John and Stacey discuss Employee Self-Service, RealWear Raises $17 Million in Funding, HackerRank Raises $30 Million to Transform the Developer Hiring Process, gr8 People Announces $8 Million in Funding, ENGAGE Talent Raises $3 Million to Accelerate Innovation of AI-Powered Recruiting, Americans voluntarily quitting jobs as labor market tightens, and IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft.
 

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #267: Dr. Ben Waber

On February 14, 2018, in HRExaminer Radio, HRX Radio – Executive Conversations, Radio, by John Sumser
Dr. Ben Waber, is the CEO and co-founder of Humanyze. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, and received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex “Sandy” Pentland’s Human Dynamics group.
 

HRExaminer v9.06

Our brains still operate on 400,000-year-old software designed to address being eaten by saber tooth tigers, not sabotage from conniving coworkers. Humans are unpredictable. It’s a problem, because business is addicted to certainty. Read, Addicted to Certainty - HR’s Curse and Blessing.


Heather Bussing writes, “More people kill themselves in the US than die in car wrecks.” Chances are, someone you work with is depressed.


John Sumser speaks with Alan Stukalsky, the Chief Digital Officer for Randstad North America. Listen to Alan Stukalsky on HRExaminer Radio.


HRIntelligencer 2.05 Highlights: This issue offers 7 articles that belong in your AI bookmarks list. From a straightforward introduction to AI to a course from the father of the field, the pieces form a nice starting point.


On HR Tech Weekly: Workday Ventures Announces $250 Million Fund and new Leadership Appointments, Joveo Raises $5 Million, Spot launches a chatbot to combat workplace harassment, and Lead 2018 Inspired by HR.com.
 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #158: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On February 9, 2018, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, Radio, by John Sumser
Workday Ventures Announces $250 Million Fund and new Leadership Appointments, Joveo Raises $5 Million led by Nexus Venture Partners, Spot launches a chatbot to combat workplace harassment, and Lead 2018 Inspired by HR.com.
 

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #266: Alan Stukalsky

On February 7, 2018, in HRExaminer Radio, HRX Radio – Executive Conversations, Radio, by John Sumser
John Sumser talks with Alan Stukalsky, the Chief Digital Officer for Randstad North America. Alan is responsible for leveraging digital tools, big data, and artificial intelligence to create industry-leading solutions. He is also instrumental in integrating the company’s marketing strategies with its sales and delivery approach.
 

HRExaminer v9.05

On February 2, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Jason Lauritsen, Radio, Rob May, Weekly, by John Sumser
There are still a lot of misconceptions about both the technology and the human impact of deploying A.I. within companies. This week, we look at The Human Side of Implementing Artificial Intelligence.


Jason Lauritsen writes, “Work isn’t something we do, it’s who we are. You can’t get more personal than that. When it comes to our work, it is never ‘strictly business.’” Work is Personal, Act Accordingly.


John Sumser writes, “The fundamental question in Recruiting is not whether you have the best possible candidate, but when you should stop looking.” Recruiting Is Optimal Stopping.


HRIntelligencer 2.04 Highlights: The HR and Recruiting marketplace is awash in jargon about “AI.” This week’s articles are a breather. The tutorial section, with its bits about model robustness and expectation setting, are the gems.


On HR Tech Weekly there are many acquisitions to cover, including: SAP and CallidusCloud, MOVE Guides and Polaris, PeopleAdmin and Performance Matters, and PeopleStrong and GrownOut. Also, PageUp Launches PageUp Express, and HR Tech Conference owner LRP partners with Zukunft Personal.
 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #157: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On February 2, 2018, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, Radio, by John Sumser
SAP snags CallidusCloud for $2.4 billion, MOVE Guides Acquires Polaris Global Mobility, PeopleAdmin and Performance Matters Will Combine to Form First Comprehensive K-12 Talent Management Suite, HR Services Firm PeopleStrong buys referral recruitment platform GrownOut, PageUp Launches First Full Suite People Management Solution for Australian SMBs: PageUp Express, and HR Tech Conference owner LRP partners with Zukunft Personal.
 
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