HRExaminer v10.44

If you were designing a future-orientated review of a well-regarded, high performing HR function how would you do it? Dr. Chris Andrews wants us Shooting for the Stars and shares his Criteria for a Review of a Well-Regarded HR Function.

Phenom People is the largest provider of the next generation of recruiting tools. The co-founders insist that they are more interested in reaching their goal of “helping a billion people find the right job,” than making lots of money. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Phenom People — Talent Experience Management.

Modern Hire are thoughtful and ethical technologists that provide Predictive Hiring through Assessment and Interview Technology. They’re on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Modern Hire — Open Standards Leadership in AI for HRTech.

John Sumser talks with Eric Sydell the EVP of Innovation at Modern Hire (formerly Shaker and Montage). Eric has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is passionate about applying machine learning, and deep learning in particular, to candidate data. Listen to Eric Sydell from Modern Hire.

On HRTech Weekly: A New Twist on Employee Tenure, Workforce Logiq acquires ENGAGE Talent, Benevity Funding and Corporate Social Responsibility, Creepy or Game Changing: HireVue’s AI Facial Recognition, and Kincade Fire Donations. Plus, our industry bids a fond farewell to Charles Coy.


HRExaminer v10.43

“You can have a flight risk calculator up and running in no time. Whether or not it actually works and whether or not you really want to use it are separate things,” writes John Sumser. You can take your chances with Flight Risk Thinking.

Oleeo is the fifth of twelve organizational profiles appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Oleeo focuses on candidate engagement from when someone enters the recruiting pipeline. Check out Oleeo and their Candidate Engagement Platform.

Paychex has well over half a million clients, delivers payroll services to nearly ten-percent of the American population, and is busy proving that large databases and use of broad-spectrum AI tools can make a big impact. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Paychex - Payroll and Basic HR Services.

John Sumser talks with Don Sull, cultureX co-founder and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Author of five books and ten best-selling Harvard Business Review articles, The Economist named him “a rising star in a new generation of management gurus.” Listen to Don Sull.

On HRTech Weekly: Stacey and John talk about Ceridian INSIGHTS, Research Headroom, Calculus and Probabilistic Decisions, ServiceNow and Bill McDermott, Oracle, SAP, Analyst Relations, Pay on Demand, and #BlameItOnTheFire.


HRExaminer v10.42

John Sumser picks up where we left off last week with his reviews of the 12 award-winning technology wizards that make up The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Athena Karp’s HiredScore makes an amazing AI candidate discovery and matching “brain” that’ is used for sophisticated silo-specific search with results that seamlessly integrate with their client’s HR Tech stack.The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: HiredScore - Data Driven Sourcing Technology.

KeenCorp is next up on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. John Sumser explains how KeenCorp analyzes a company’s digital communications to identify cultural ‘hot spots’ in need of attention. Check out KeenCorp’s Cultural Management Tool.

Mya is a well known chatbot that exemplifies the part of intelligent tool development that learns from doing. John Sumser has the details on Mya Systems - Conversational AI.

John Sumser talks about bias with Judd Kessler & Corinne Low who are both Associate Professors in the Business Economics and Public Policy Department at The Wharton School. They’ve just published a ground-breaking study on a new way to evaluate employer preferences for job candidates that they call Incentivized Resume Rating. Listen to Corinne Low & Judd Kessler on HRExaminer Radio.

On HRTech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser talk about the Workday Rising Event, SAP, and Glassdoor.


HRExaminer v10.41

On October 11, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Maren Hogan, Weekly, by John Sumser
Listen to our exciting annual HR Tech Conference Special recorded in Las Vegas last Friday with Stacey Harris and John Sumser. It’s all on this special edition of HR Tech Weekly.

John Sumser just announced The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist for intelligent tools and AI in HR. HRExaminer has selected twelve stand-out solutions to profile and acknowledge this year. Each represents a different value proposition and core functionality across the entire spectrum of the industry.

For our first profile from The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist John Sumser puts the spotlight on Capacity — a leader in the Knowledge Management with Conversational Interface category.

Americans keep quitting their jobs in record numbers. Maren Hogan has some good news along with 3 Ways to Retain Employees and Stop the Bleeding.

On this Thursday’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John wrap up their feedback on The 2019 HR Tech Conference, John discusses his new HRExaminer report: The 2020 Index of Intelligent Tools in HR Technology, Stacey has reactions on the roll-out of the latest Sierra-Cedar Annual Systems Survey, Plenty of AI Talk, Recruiting, Montage/Shaker, funding news, and more.


HRExaminer v10.40

Bob Corlett explains how ninety-minutes of hard thinking upfront will do wonders for your hiring results. Your Hiring Suffers From Too Much Feeling and Not Enough Thinking.

“Bias is always an issue with AI and Intelligent Tools because the machine learning systems only know what they are taught.” Heather Bussing covers the Legal Issues in AI with Discrimination and Bias. Legal Issues in AI: Discrimination and Bias.

In Heather Bussing’s article, Behaving Badly Online and Defamation she points out how in the past we would write, set aside, edit our writing and communications before it was published in one of a few media outlets. Today, information, media of all kinds, get tweeted, posted, linked, YouTubed, Googled, and emailed instantaneously. The opportunities to create havoc and legal liability abound.

John Sumser speaks with Kyle Jackson the Founder and CEO of The Devon Group and the Chairperson of the Women in HR Tech Summit. This is John and Jeanne’s annual pre HR Tech show where you’ll get a thoughtful preview of the most interesting people and presentations for the upcoming show in Las Vegas. Listen to Kyle Jackson on HRExaminer Radio.

Much has been made in the last several years about the importance of business relevance in workforce analytics. But, there’s an overlooked factor of equal merit in successful workforce analytics projects. Mark Berry makes the case in Business Receptivity for Workforce Analytics: The Missing Link.


HRExaminer v10.39

Wouldn’t we all prefer a future workplace where our leader’s competence trumps their confidence? Lewis Garrad and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic tackle this fascinating and important question in their article, Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership?

Did you know that all algorithms and models in AI experience ‘drift?’ Yeah, they wear out! John Sumser exposes the heart of the problem in his article, Maintenance: is The Heart of #AI Utility in HRTech.

As Heather Bussing points out, “Creativity thrives in wide open spaces and impossible constraints. Best Practices are all about playing it safe and avoiding risk, failure, and conflict.” You need to know When Best Practices Don’t Work.

John Sumser speaks with Jeanne Achille the Founder and CEO of The Devon Group and the Chairperson of the Women in HR Tech Summit. This is John and Jeanne’s annual pre HR Tech show where you’ll get a thoughtful preview of the most interesting people and presentations for the upcoming show in Las Vegas. Listen to Jeanne Achille on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: John’s Third Annual AI in HR Tech Report and Stacey’s Sierra-Cedar Annual Systems Survey, Checkr, neuvoo, Job Boards, Data Dignity, GDPR, Microsoft, Google, Jaron Lanier, Hawaii, and the upcoming HR Tech Conference.


HRExaminer v10.38

Dr. Todd Dewett weighs in the right blend of Ambition and Passion at work.

You have a blank page. How would you shape HR if you were Starting Again? Dr. Chris Andrews has some ideas.

There is a Global Movement for Human Resources Standards. Dr. Stefanie Becker and Neil McCormick bring us up to speed.

John Sumser speaks with Don Weinstein who leads ADP’s Global Product and Technology team. Listen to Don Weinstein on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: Strategic HR, Ceridian, Workforce Planning, ADP, Oracle, Research, Funding, George LaRocque, Hiring Solved, Indeed, Linkedin, Nextgen HCM, Wisely, and HR Snowflakes.


HRExaminer v10.37

Abhijit Bhaduri and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic join us to talk about a better way to hire. They cover known problems in the hiring process like confirmation bias, and the less known, such as How To Hire Great Candidates That Interview Poorly.

Straight talk at work is rare. It may also be the key ingredient that is holding your team back from achieving your goals. Listen up, Dr. Todd Dewett is Making the Case for Candor.

Feedback. It’s a big deal. Until we figure out how do it better, we won’t realize our potential. Jason Lauritsen gets underneath The Reason We Still Fail at Feedback.

John Sumser speaks with Christy Whitehead, the Chief Talent Economist at ENGAGE Talent. Christy leads the development of the science behind ENGAGE’s predictive algorithms and machine learning models as well as the product as a whole. Listen to Christy Whitehead on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: The upcoming HRExaminer Report, Sierra-Cedar Survey, LinkedIn, hiQ, Gig Workers, Payroll Taxes, Ceridian, Kronos, and AI.


HRExaminer v10.36

The more automated the world of work gets, the more critical it is for leaders to create human connections with their employees. What’s Humanity Got To Do With It? China Gorman has a great answer to that question.

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

Humans are unpredictable. It’s a problem because business is addicted to certainty. Paul Hebert has more in, Certainty - HR’s Curse and Blessing.

John Sumser speaks with Tracey Parsons, the President of Parsons Strategic Consulting. It’s easy to accuse Tracey of being the energy behind the transformation of recruiting over the past 20 years. Listen to Tracey Parsons on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: Why ‘inclusive’ Workplaces Still Make Fat People Feel Invisible, Unit4Global’s New HCM Strategy and North American Roles, Culture Amp Raises $82M, HireVue to Receive Growth Investment, and TimeClock Plus Announces Strategic Investment. Topics: Culture, Recruiting, and Diversity Inclusion.


HRExaminer v10.35

Paul Hebert writes, “The C-Suite is creating an HR practice that can’t be successful.” Can HR and the C-Suite Ever Get Along?

The job interview is supposed to predict which candidate will be most successful and encourage that ideal candidate to accept an offer. Most interviews accomplish neither goal. Bob Corlett Builds a Case for Evidence-Based Interviewing.

Bob Corlett wraps-up his two-part series on evidence-based interviewing in, Think Slower. Hire Better.

John Sumser speaks with Darrin Lipscomb, the Founder, and CEO of Ferretly, a 21st century background checking tool that incorporates AI to mitigate employment risk. Listen to Darrin Lipscomb on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: Glassdoor, Oracle Lawsuit, Alight and NGA Human Resources, Entelo Acquires ConveyIQ, Danielle Weinblatt, Google Hire, and Capacity, and Perceptyx and Ally both raise money.