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HRExaminer v9.16

On April 20, 2018, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
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.


John Sumser discusses the transition from enterprise to intelligent HR software. Watch his TED Talk here.


As John Sumser points out, it is impossible for a machine to know what it doesn’t know. Latency is the difference between what the machine knows and reality. Read, What Doesn’t Quite Work 2: Data Ages Like Fish.




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HRIntelligencer Highlights: Europe Divided Over Robot Personhood, The Scientific Paper is Obsolete, The Robots Are Killing Tesla, The End of Scale, Walmart’s Future Workforce: Robots and Freelancers, and “Should We Treat Data as Labor?”


On HR Tech Weekly: Workday Event and Natural Workspaces, Ceridian IPO could raise $441M, Company Security in the HR Department, Kronos Acquires Assets of Advanced Payroll Systems, Staffing Firm Adecco Enters Education With General Assembly Acquisition, PE Firm Invests in Deal to Merge PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, and Tech firms (including Microsoft and Facebook) vow not to aid government cyber attacks.
 

HRExaminer v9.15

On April 13, 2018, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
John Sumser begins an exploration of the limits of current thinking on intelligent software in management, particularly Human Resources Management. What Doesn’t Quite Work 1.


John Sumser writes, “Just like comparing a Swiss Army Knife to a single purpose blade, comparing point solutions to suite solutions is a sort of silly thing.” Read, Suite vs Point Solutions (From A Facebook Conversation).


HRIntelligencer Highlights: “Navigating the evolution of this emerging generation of automated technology is a global concern. At the same time, important quality issues, such as reproducibility of results, are coming to light as the first wave is installed.” - John Sumser


John Sumser speaks with Hessam Lavi, the Director of Product at SmartRecruiters. He previously co-founded Jobspotting, a smart recommendation engine for job seekers which was acquired by SmartRecruiters in 2017. Listen to Hessam Lavi on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Vettd Launches First AI Powered HR Deep Neural Network Platform, Paycom’s Growth (new Rochester office and strong stock performance), Welltok Raises $75 Million in Funding, News in the Assessment Space from outmatch and Shaker, and Life after data regulation: What a post-Facebook world might look like.
 

HRExaminer v9.14

On April 6, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Tom Janz, Weekly, by John Sumser
Why is a white man moderating this panel?” Jason Lauritsen was on the receiving end of that question during a recent panel he moderated about Women in Leadership. Jason shares his experience in his article, Gender at Work. We know what works when it comes to selecting the best candidates but that doesn’t stop us from tossing that all aside when we finally make a hire. Tom Janz, outlines how we get off track in, Candidate Selection: What Works and Why We Ignore It.


HRIntelligencer Highlights: “Algorithms become policy. When you purchase an AI product, you are buying a policy that is much harder to change than something in a policy manual.” - John Sumser


John Sumser speaks with Craig Shoneman, the Offering Management Director in the IBM Talent Management Solutions Business. Craig is responsible for defining the strategy and roadmap for IBM’s talent acquisition and Watson Talent capabilities. Listen to Craig Shoneman on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey discuss the Greenhouse Open event, MOVE Guides Unveils their New Brand, Topia, Textio expands its AI to help craft better recruiting messages, and Recruit Holdings Acquires Canadian Job Site Workopolis.com.
 

HRExaminer v9.13

On March 30, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Jamie Resker, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
For the foreseeable future, smart machines using machine learning and AI will struggle to keep abreast of actual circumstances. Without our help, they will make things simple for us without the real conversations required to reach useful decisions. John Sumser has more in, Treat Your Machines With Respect.


Our visiting performance management expert, Jamie Resker, shares the process on How to Make Pay Decisions Without Annual Reviews and Ratings.


HRIntelligencer Highlights: This week, we focus on the changes and advances in the technology. In particular, the recent Uber crash is likely to slow down the evolution of autonomous cars.


John Sumser speaks with Jonathan Kestenbaum, the Managing Director of Talent Tech Labs. He is a lawyer by education, and an entrepreneur and investor by trade. Listen to Jonathan Kestenbaum on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey discuss the 2018 LEHRN Expo. Also, Randstad Sourceright launches “Talent Velocity,” and Ascendify Launches Aspire, an AI-Powered Career Assistant.
 

HRExaminer v9.12

On March 23, 2018, in China Gorman, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
  The CEO and HR: Then and Now HRExaminer Weekly Edition v9.12 March 23, 2018   Five 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 with a comparison of how today’s CEOs are performing in, CEOs and […]
 

HRExaminer v9.11

On March 16, 2018, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
While PWC’s latest report on the impact of AI and automation focuses on how robots will take our jobs, a different finding drew our interest. ‘Learning mishaps’ occur when a machine doesn’t have all of the information but gives a recommendation or makes a decision anyway. John Sumser has more in, Preparing for the Change or Machines Have Bad H(AI)R Days.


“Why is it so hard for marketing people to understand that any surveys they generate will always be suspect?” Survey Says: John Sumser isn’t having any.


HRIntelligencer 2.10 Highlights: This week is another layer of myth-busting. Great management comes from anticipating the worst case while preparing to execute the best. Our droning-on about the risks of AI is the best way I know to get you ready for the inevitable.


John Sumser speaks with Heather Bussing about the intersection of technology and people (notably, bias in new technologies). Heather is an employment lawyer, writer, and photographer. Listen to Heather Bussing on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Updates From the Ultimate Software Connections 2018 Users Conference, Bullhorn Acquires Talent Rover and JobScience, PredictiveHR Secures Funding and Creates Alliance With TrenData, and Paycor Adds to Leadership Team.
 

HRExaminer v9.10

On March 9, 2018, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
“Harnessing AI requires a different kind of thinking. This is not more of the same old software. The products and services offered in HR Tech under the rubric of AI make decisions and recommendations that used to be the province of human beings. We don’t really know if they are any good at it. We don’t really understand the consequences of using the tools.” John Sumser takes us through the looking glass in, A(lice) I(n) Wonderland.


Where do valuable tools with less exciting technology fit in? John Sumser considers the utility of, “Good Enough Technology.”


HRIntelligencer 2.09 Highlights: Think of this week’s issue as your trip to the bleeding edge farmer’s market. There are no crystal clear answers about anything in the emerging technology.


John Sumser speaks with Loren Larson, the CTO at HireVue, an experienced product development executive. Listen to Loren Larson on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Scout Exchange Announces $100M in Funding to Accelerate Growth of Recruitment Marketplace, Degreed Announces New CEO and $42 Million Series C Funding, Salesforce tapped for CBP human resources work, New Algorithm Lets AI Learn From Mistakes, Become a Little More Human. Topics: #Learning #AI
 

HRExaminer v9.09

“Innovation, risk taking, and rule-breaking seem to disappear once a person reaches a certain level. Bucking tradition doesn’t seem quite as sexy when your newly gained power and influence is at stake.” Mary Faulkner has more in, Leadership and the Fear of Losing Everything.


We received a reply to last week’s article, Fiddling While Rome Burns, from the Emperor himself. Thankfully, Michael Kannisto was able to miraculously channel Nero’s Reply.


Everyone’s chasing the ‘new’ at the expense of why - especially when it comes to technological change. John Sumser has some ideas about how to refocus in his article, Why Aren’t We Asking These Questions in HR?


HRIntelligencer 2.08 Highlights: Think of this week’s issue as your trip to the bleeding edge farmer’s market. There are no crystal clear answers about anything in the emerging technology.


On HR Tech Weekly: There’s a fresh wave of funding in HR Tech with Joberate, Nomad, Strive Talent, ClickIQ, and Peakon raising money. RealMatch Rebrands as pandoIQ and Launches AI-Enabled Job Ad Platform, Collective Health Bets Employers Are Fed Up With Health Expenses, Apple is launching medical clinics for its employees, and in GDPR related news, Google has received 2.4 million ‘right to be forgotten’ URL delisting requests and fulfilled 43%.
 

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.
 

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.
 
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