HRExaminer v7.29

On July 29, 2016, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, 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, John Sumser, 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, John Sumser, 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.

HRExaminer v7.26

On July 1, 2016, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Hiring and personnel data are critical bits of competitive intelligence. After being acquired by Microsoft, LinkedIn look’s like a leaky sieve to anyone who either competes with Microsoft or lives in a supply chain that competes with them. Read more in, LinkedIn Redux from John Sumser.

On HR Tech Weekly, Erin Spencer sits in for Stacey Harris and talks with John about Microsoft’s reported plan to take a hands-off role in managing LinkedIn, Snag-A-Job acquires PeopleMatter, Caslight Health, and a look at the potential rise in HR Spending. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser talks with Pete Kazanjy. Pete is a serial founder and seasoned early stage SaaS executive. Most recently, Pete founded TalentBin.

Stacey Browning is executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Paycor. LEAD magazine awarded Browning with their inaugural C-Suite Award for strategic leadership impact. Get to know Stacey on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.25

On June 24, 2016, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
The Predictive Analytics being added at breakneck speed to HRTechnology systems are nascent Artificial Intelligence. Expect these early forms of AI to make big mistakes. Misunderstood and unchecked, those mistakes will spiral out of control. John Sumser has his own forecast for Predictive Analytics.

Core HRTech is all of the automation and processes required to manage the administrative functions associated with having employees. Learn more in HRTech Defined: I. Core HRTech.

On HR Tech Weekly, Erin Spencer sits in for Stacey Harris and talks with John Sumser about Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn, Progress with the Sierra-Cedar Survey, Lexy Martin coming out of retirement to join Visier, Ultimate and Vestrics, and the difference between product extension and innovation. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser speaks with Mattan Griffel, the Co-Founder and CEO of Y Combinator-backed One Month, the first-ever online school for accelerated learning.

Kristin Lewis is the Senior Director of product management for Equifax Workforce Solutions where she leads the Affordable Care Act Management Platform, a solution that was awarded Top HR Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine. Don’t miss Kristin Lewis on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.24

On June 17, 2016, in HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
At it’s simplest, Microsoft is buying LinkedIn to defend its productivity franchise against Google’s incursion. Down the road, they have the foundation for a powerful data and analytics offering. John Sumser digs into Microsoft’s role in ReFounding LinkedIn.

SimplyHired’s demise was also the sound of Indeed taking a victory lap. Jeff Dickey-Chasins evaluates Job Boards in the Age of Acquisition.

At the upcoming HRTech conference in Chicago John Sumser is giving a presentation that describes the universe of HR Tech. It’s starting here with HRTech Definitions.

27% of US office workers would sell their passwords. Many for as little as $100. John Sumser considers the intersection of HR and Security.

On HR Tech Weekly: Simply Hired purchased by Indeed, Younger women make less money than younger men in technology, Biologically engineering your workforce, and GE is considering scrapping the annual raise. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser talks with Chris Havrilla. Chris started her career as a Software Engineer but eventually found her true passion in HR. Today, she’s Vice President of Global HR Technology at ADP.

Mark Barlow is the Founder and CEO of AppLearn, a new solution for HR software adoption. Their thinking and approach has been touted by Gartner as three to four years ahead of the market. John Sumser speaks with Mark Barlow on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.23

On June 10, 2016, in Bob Corlett, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Mark Berry, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
As part of a recent workshop for HR and Talent Acquisition experts, Joe Gerstandt facilitated a hiring decision simulation. What Joe found may surprise you. What do you believe?

John Sumser shares a recent experience that highlights how Bad PR Lasts a Long Time.

Mark Berry looks at seven organizational and leadership dynamics that can make or break your workforce analytics initiative. Read Mark Berry’s post here.

Up next on HR Tech Weekly: Erin Spencer of Sierra-Cedar has some preliminary data from this year’s Annual Sierra-Cedar Survey. Plus, Bill Gates and AI, Microsoft’s Bots, and the payroll system that cheats employees at Domino’s Pizza. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser chats with Crystal Miller, the CEO of Branded Strategies and co-host of the daily HR podcast, DriveThruHR.

Candace Osunsade is SVP and Chief of Staff of the National Aquarium. Candace has been a strategic business partner and human resources leader for over 25 years. Listen in as John Sumser speaks with Candace Osunsade about her journey.

HRExaminer v7.22

On June 3, 2016, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Matt Charney, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
US Employers spend roughly $20 billion every year on diversity and inclusion initiatives. Matt Charney wonders if the money being spent is addressing the underlying problem. Read Matt’s article, A Class Act: The Real Diversity Double Standard.

The debate about “Time to Fill” is largely pointless – like TTF or not, it’s here to stay. Read more in Bob Corlett’s post.

On HR Tech Weekly: New federal law on overtime sparks debate, Leap forward for human capital disclosure, Ultimate Software acquisition of Vestrics predictive analytics platform, Entelo Raises $12 million for enterprise data-driven recruiting, and Bias in algorithms. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser chats with Dwaine Maltais, the EVP and GM for the US Operations of the talent management platform Technomedia.

Al Adamsen is the Founder & Executive Director of the Talent Strategy Institute. John Sumser talks with Al Adamsen on HRExaminer Radio.


HRExaminer v7.21

On May 27, 2016, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
What’s the answer to exceptional recruiting? Greenhouse thinks they have one and they’re applying that vision to everything, right down to the default settings in their software. John Sumser went to Greenhouse to find out more. Take a full look at, Greenhouse: If Recruiting Had An Answer.

Who owns all the data being collected? It’s a question that started to take on an urgent tone a few years back. In 2013, John Sumser and Heather Bussing put together an amazing series on data ownership that is as useful today as it was then. Don’t miss, From The Vault: Who Owns Data.

On HR Tech Weekly: Millions of workers eligible for overtime pay under new federal rule, The 19th Annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey, Obama administration releases rules on wellness programs, and the new HCM Tech from SAP SuccessFactors that could help companies improve diversity. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On Episode 160 of HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser chats with Lexi Gordon, the Lead Consultant and Project Manager for exaqueo, a firm focused on culture, employer brand, and talent consulting.

Kathryn Minshew is the CEO of Muse. John Sumser spoke with Kathryn about her background and her team’s goal to build Muse into the ultimate career finder and guidance destination. Listen to Kathryn Minshew on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.20

On May 20, 2016, in Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
The layoffs have begun in Silicon Valley and tech hubs across the world will find themselves the beneficiaries of a rich inheritance of talent. Read more in, Silicon Software Diaspora by John Sumser.

We are all amateur psychologists. Unsurprisingly, this has big implications for HR, in particular talent management. Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explains why HR’s Biggest Enemy Is Not What You Think.

In his article Skinny Dipping Stats, John Sumser explains why statistics and driverless cars won’t do you a damn bit of good if you don’t know where you’re going first.

On HR Tech Weekly: The Cornerstone Convergence User Conference takes center stage and Stacey, John, and Erin discuss Humanyze, the wearable that wants to be the “Fitbit For Your Career.” Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

We have two episodes of HRExaminer Radio for you this week:

On Episode 158 of HRExaminer Radio, Robin Schooling shares her experiences as the VP of HR at Hollywood Casino and her former HR roles in banking and health care.

Kent Plunkett is CEO and President of the newly focused Listen to the story of how Kent Plunkett sold and later returned to run the company again.