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HRExaminer v7.36

On September 16, 2016, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
If large groups of people, lots of activity, sound, noise, and light feel overwhelming, you may be an introvert. Let’s just say the HR Tech Conference is an extrovert’s delight. Yet, the conference is full of interesting people, products, and information. What to do? Simple. Heather Bussing has the Introvert’s Guide to HR Tech.

Mary Faulkner gets underneath why There is no “action” in your action plans (why follow through falls down).

If employers want employees to do their best, Heather Bussing thinks they’ll need to Stop Defining Employee Engagement as Discretionary Effort.

On Episode 87 of HR Tech Weekly: CareerBuilder acquires Workterra, Sodexo Acquires Inspirus, Cornerstone hiring Sarah Brennan, As Skill Requirements Increase, More Manufacturing Jobs Go Unfilled, Career survival in the fourth industrial revolution, and Excess Management costing the US Trillions.

Esther Bongenaar and Vasilis Giagkoulas are two very important parts of the HR Analytics team at Royal Dutch Shell. John Sumser digs into the numbers with Esther and Vasilis on Episode 191 of HRExaminer Radio.

Joe Hanna is the Founder and CEO of Job Marker Maker and ENGAGE Talent, both predictive recruiting platforms. Joe has over 22 years of global experience in software and enterprise applications and is also a published author. Catch up with Joe Hanna on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.35

On September 9, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Like all great organizational ideals, there is paradox in the notion that a culture can be controlled. Read this week’s feature article from John Sumser, Managing Culture.

On Episode 86 of HR Tech Weekly: SAP and #SuccessConnect16 updates, Glint and Assessments, Amazon 30 hour workweek, Flexible schedules, and Greenhouse’s Employee Lifetime Value model.

David Ossip is Ceridian’s Chairman and CEO. David was recently named as one of the top CEOs by Glassdoor, and Ceridian one of the Best Places to Work in 2016. During his tenure at Workbrain, David was named twice to Canada’s Best 50 Managed Companies. Listen to David Ossip on HRExaminer Radio.

Richard Mosley is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on employer brand management. He co-authored the first book on the subject (‘The Employer Brand’ — Wiley 2005), as well as the very latest (‘Employer Brand Management, Practical Lessons from the World’s Leading Employers’ - Wiley September, 2014). Listen to Richard Mosley on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.34

On September 2, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
“This week, in the silence of my office, I took time to reflect on some of the questions we all reflect on when faced with life and death – Why is my work important?” Read, Paying it Forward: The Generosity of the HR Tech Community from Stacey Harris.

Telling the truth becomes scary for our companies and creates all kinds of work challenges, some funny and others tragic. Jason Seiden talks about how to Make Truth Safe: The Key to Internal Activation.

Gallup says that 87% of employees around the world are not engaged. Feel Like A Number?

On HR Tech Weekly: Salesforce: The software release process and their job fairs, Workday 2Q results and mid-market, Microsoft tests Project Sonoma, Why Are American Workers Getting Less Productive?, The Age of the Never-Ending Performance Review, and The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement.

Vivek Wadhwa is a Fellow at Stanford University in Corporate Governance and Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship at Duke University. One of Vivek’s recent books was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year. Listen to Vivek Wadhwa on HRExaminer Radio.

Steve Boese is the Co-Chair of HR Executive Magazine’s HR Technology Conference and co-founded H3HR Advisors Inc. Steve is a frequent author, speaker, and panel moderator on HR Technology, and is well known as the co-host of the “HR Happy Hour Show.” Catch Steve Boese on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.33

On August 26, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Things change all the time. Knowing this often feels worse. The reality is anything can happen and nothing stays the same. This is the dilemma almost all employees face dealing with technology at work. Heather Bussing is back on HRExaminer and she’s talking about Change and time.

Circumstances at work change, and sometimes they can be quite difficult. The formula for trust building, however, does not change. Dr. Todd Dewett outlines How To Increase Trust.

The damage is already done. By agreeing to the Randstad offer, Monster’s board guaranteed the death of the operation. John Sumser has more on The Monster Deal.

On HR Tech Weekly: LinkedIn Sues After Scraping Of User Data, Wal-Mart’s new scheduling system, Cornerstone and SAP Successfactors vendor analyst updates, Workday and IBM extend current relationship, and Most of the companies similar to Box and Dropbox will be gone in 2 years (Gartner).

Brian Kelly is widely recognized in the workforce analytics marketplace. Brian was President and Chief Executive Officer at Vestrics before selling the company recently to Ultimate Software. Tune in to HRExaminer Radio to meet Brian Kelly.

Eric Friedman is the founder and CEO of eSkill Corporation, whose cloud-based product customizes skills tests to fit nearly any job description. Eric holds a Psychology degree from Brown University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Listen to Eric Friedman on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.32

On August 19, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
There are somewhere between 70 and 120 discrete silos of HR software. The 70 HR Silos John Sumser outlines this week stand as evidence that there are no standard practices in HR or HRTech. Read John Sumser’s two-part feature series here.

What does all the recent violence in the U.S. mean to the HR profession? Read, What Can HR do to “Make All Lives Matter?” from Cathy Missildine.

On HR Tech Weekly: 3% Salary Increase in 2016 also projected for 2017, Randstad Acquiring Monster, SAP SuccessFactors appoints Chief Revenue Officer, and The HR Open Standards Consortium Launches Benefits Enrollment Project.

Since founding TaxSearch, Inc. in 1987, Tony Santiago has built a family of tax brands. Tony has also developed a reputation as a national speaker and market influencer in the tax recruiting profession. Tony Santiago is on HRExaminer Radio.

Jeff Dickey-Chasins was the original marketing director for He’s better known these days as The Job Board Doctor. Listen to Jeff Dickey-Chasins on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.31

On August 12, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
We finish our four-part series this week on New Benefits Thinking. In parts three and four, John Sumser looks at the Essence Of A Benefits Strategy and The EVP in Retention.

Thought Leadership is Easy - Thought Doership is Hard. Neuroscience research suggests that people act their way into believing rather than thinking their way into acting. Meaning - wait for it - thought leadership is less effective at changing behaviors. Read more.

Monster is becoming a component of Randstad. The pathetic sales price of $429 Million is evidence of the Monster management team’s complete incompetence. Monster Returns to its Cave.

On HR Tech Weekly: John and Stacey chat about how benefits are changing and the latest work on Sierra-Cedar’s annual survey, Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview (illegal in Massachusetts), Ultimate Software makes list of 20 Best-Performing Tech Stocks, Is Oracle’s plan with NetSuite to own the most data?, Phenom People and iCIMS Announce Partnership, and One Source Virtual Announces Executive Team Transition.

Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist with an extensive background in both the clinical and professional consulting world. He is an international in-demand speaker and bestselling author. John talks with Dr. Cloud on HRExaminer Radio.

Trish McFarlane, author of the HR Ringleader blog, is the CEO of H3 HR Advisors and CEO and Co-Founder of HRevolutionize. She is a HR executive and analyst with over 15 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting, PR, healthcare, and IT. Trish McFarlane is on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.30

On August 5, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
We kick off a four-part series this week on New Benefits Thinking. John Sumser looks at the emerging model for a world-class standard benefits program, one increasingly personalized to the needs and interests of the individual. Start with New Benefits Thinking and then read Benefits is HRTech. Look for the last two articles in next week’s edition.

HRExaminer is introducing the HRTechnology Vanguard Awards. Over the coming months and years, we will be giving these awards to companies that represent the leading edge of HRTechnology.

Does your recruiting strategy look as dated as a mullet? According to Comscore, smartphone usage alone now exceeds total internet usage from four years ago. Bob Corlett calls out three ways your mobile recruiting strategy may look dated.

On HR Tech Weekly: Oracle’s purchase of NetSuite, Workday buys Platfora, Zenefits fines, Chatbot applications, and the Gender Pay Gap.

J. Trevor Hughes is the president and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology, and marketing law, and an adjunct law professor at The University of Maine. Listen to HRExaminer Radio.

Kerstin Wagner is the Head of Talent Acquisition at Deutsche Bahn Mobility Logistics AG. Kerstin studied business administration at the ESB Business School in Reutlingen (Germany) and Reims Management School (France) and holds an MBA from University of Ottawa (Canada). Kerstin started her career with Siemens AG in 1995. Listen to Kerstin Wagner on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.29

On July 29, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Dr. David Kippen writes, “At the simplest level, the shift from engagement to purpose is, quite paradoxically, a shift from scarcity to optimism. Beyond paying bills, most of us seek meaningful work because we seek meaningful lives.” Meet Purpose, the New Black.

John Sumser looks for the underlying source powering some recent success stories in HRTech. Focus in on Seven Companies to Watch: July, 2016.

This week on HR Tech Weekly: Stacey Harris returns, Working in Silicon Valley and Living in the Rust Belt, IBM beats the street in Q2, and discussion on Microsoft, Phenom People, Remesh, Yahoo!, and the Disney intern temporarily fired over a Twitter post.

Tish Squillaro is the founder of CANDOR Consulting. John talks with Tish about management consulting, advising executives, and her latest book, HeadTrash2. Listen to Tish Squillaro on HRExaminer Radio.

Teela Jackson leads the HR Search Practice for Talent Connections in Atlanta where she is the VP of Talent Delivery. Teela received the Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 Award and volunteers with the Georgia SHRM State Council as a District Director. John Sumser speaks with Teela Jackson on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.28

On July 22, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
You may not know what they’re called but word vectors have transformed the Google search results you see every day. In the next two years word vectors will do the same thing for recruiting and HR. Rob May is the co-founder and CEO of AI company Talla. His first article on HRExaminer is a must read. AI in HR: What Are Word Vectors And Why Do They Matter?

John Sumser just returned from the Ceridian annual users’ conference. He came away with the view that Ceridian sets a benchmark in how they manage their products and shape their story. Read, Tell Your Story.

Listen to HR Tech Weekly: John shares his updates from the Ceridian conference, Sierra-Cedar survey at HR Tech in October, Pokémon Go, Automation of Jobs, Tesla and driverless cars, Workday acquires Zaption, and The Power of Dirty Data.

Martin Snyder is a principal and founder of Main Sequence Technology. John talks with Martin about his background and Main Sequence’s flagship solution, PCRecruiter. Listen to Martin Snyder on HRExaminer Radio.

Jo-Anne Bloch is the Leader of Mercer’s Innovation Hub and the driving force behind Mercer’s HR solution PeoplePro. John Sumser speaks with Jo-Anne about her work on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.27

On July 15, 2016, in HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
The fundamental question in Recruiting is not whether you have the best possible candidate, but when you should stop looking. Programmers use an optimal stopping algorithm to determine when you reach this point in your hiring process. John Sumser does the math for you in this week’s feature article, Recruiting Is Optimal Stopping.

Today’s recruiting tools rely on historical data for their recommendations. Other systems use Machine learning. As a recruiter, it’s critical to understand how algorithms and AI work in the context of recruiting. Learn how a computer compares one candidate with another in, Basic Prediction Algorithms.

Erin Spencer sits in on the latest episodes of HR Tech Weekly. Episode 77 highlights include Brexit, Snag-A-Job, and how Millennials are having trouble finding full-time work. Episode 78 highlights include The Internet of Things, Phenom People, Beamery, and Microsoft’s clueless recruiting letter.

Naomi Bloom’s consulting career spans three generations of HRM software vendors. John Sumser chats with Naomi about her life experience and career on Episode 172 of HRExaminer Radio.

Lisa Sterling is the Executive VP and Chief People Officer at Ceridian. On this episode of HRExaminer Radio you’ll learn how she leads Ceridian’s global people strategy while driving the vision for their Dayforce Talent Management offering.
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