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.

HRExaminer v9.04

We’re not the average. Susan LaMotte explains how hiring managers, HR Leaders, and even CEOs are consistently trying to build their own employer brands. But here’s the problem: Employer brands can’t be built in boardrooms. Read, The Call of the Average Worker: Hint — it’s Not You.

The UK government never did any scenario planning for Brexit. The UK government didn’t even plan for the possibility of losing the referendum. Felix Wetzel shares his Lessons in Scenario Planning from Brexit that could save your organization.

HRIntelligencer 2.03 Highlights: This issue is full of evidence that bias can’t be contained as easily as some claim. The problem is multilayered.

John Sumser speaks with Iain Scholnick, the founder and CEO of Braidio, a cloud-based collaborative learning platform. Listen to Iain Scholnick on HRExaminer Radio.

On Episode 156 of HR Tech Weekly: ADP acquires WorkMarket, Global Insurer AXA Acquires Maestro Health, Hyr Raises $1.6 Million To Help Retailers Embrace The Gig Economy, and Facebook rolls out global privacy settings hub for GDPR.

HRExaminer v9.03

On January 19, 2018, in Bob Corlett, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Hiring Suffers From Too Much Feeling and Not Enough Thinking. This week, Bob Corlett explains where to add ninety-minutes of hard thinking into your hiring process.

For the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday this week we published his landmark speech from August 1963, The Dream.

John Sumser speaks with Maia Josebachvili, the Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Greenhouse. Listen to Maia Josebachvili on HRExaminer Radio.

John’s Guest On Episode 264 of HRExaminer Radio is Abakar Saidov, the co-Founder and CEO of Beamery.

On Episode 155 of HR Tech Weekly Ceridian moves towards IPO, Workday Acquires SkipFlag, Battery Ventures Invests in PageUp, Tech entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia invests in PeopleStrong, and Stacey and John discuss Cybersecurity and WFM.

HRExaminer v9.02

On January 12, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
In Good at Terrified, Heather Bussing writes, “Fear is not something to fight, overcome, ignore, hide from, or defeat. It’s not a weakness. Fear is good stuff. It protects us, gives us important information, motivates us.”

What is John Sumser most afraid of in the industry, who was his biggest professional influence, and what is his view on the current state of HR Tech and AI? SmartRecruiters recently put these questions (and more) to John in an interview. Read, From an Interview.

Policies don’t fix performance, attendance, or behavior issues. Heather Bussing explains why you Should You Trash Your Policy Manual.

In HRIntelligencer this week, John Sumser shares a stash of insights, including an argument against using technology to eliminate bias.

On Episode 154 of HR Tech Weekly iCIMS Acquires TextRecruit, Paychex adds Tip Network, Monster wins US Treasury Department deal, New Gender Identification Option at the University of Toronto, and VCs invested the most capital in 2017 since the dotcom era.

HRExaminer v9.01

On January 5, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
In his article, Making a Little More Sense of AI in HRTech, John Sumser writes, “As with many early-stage technologies, initial assessments of the value of predictive tools have been off base.”

Your passion is not out in the world, it’s somewhere inside of you. John Sumser makes a case for how Passion is a Choice.

What most people think of as harassment or “wrongful” is neither — at least legally. Heather Bussing explains When Harassment is Legal.

In HRIntelligencer this week, MIT Professor Alex Pentland on The Human Strategy in AI, plus The War for AI Talent from Dr. John Sullivan, and much more.

On Episode 153 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey and John dig into the analysis of 2017 trends from Analyst Brian Sommer of Diginomica.

HRExaminer v8.50

Several years ago Dr. Todd Dewett penned, “Dewett’s Rules.” You’ll find them in Dr. Dewett’s book, The Little Black Book of Leadership. Recently, new bits of truth have begun to stick in his brain. Tap into his latest gems in, DEWETT’S RULES - PART 2.

Hiring requirements have to be based on a legitimate job requirement. Heather Bussing examines the flaws in how this works in the real world. Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me.

In HRIntelligencer this week, 188 Examples of AI in the wild. Measuring the Progress of AI Research. AI: What’s working and What’s Not.

John’s Guest On Episode 262 of HRExaminer Radio is Mark Willaman, the founder and CEO or HRmarketer.

On Episode 152 of HR Tech Weekly it’s Stacey and John’s annual review show for 2017. John and Stacey discuss the big trends, players, and technologies that shaped the year in HR Tech.

HRExaminer v8.49

On December 22, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Getting comfortable with being wrong is the secret to a lot of things. It’s a required skill for living and working with others. Heather Bussing explains why It’s good to be wrong.

The big company buys the small upstart. John Sumser points out how innovation is imported through acquisition when the Big Whales Swallow Smaller Fish.

In HRIntelligencer this week, we offer a few choice links focusing on AI ethics and accountability. Just what you need to read on a slow mid-winter’s day.

John’s Guest On Episode 261 of HRExaminer Radio is Michael Fauscette, the Chief Research Officer at G2 Crowd.

On Episode 151 of HR Tech Weekly: Indeed subscriptions, Quinyx Announces $12M Investment, Gores Group Sells Peoplenet, Paychex Introduces AccountantHQ, The HR robot for onboarding, and Microsoft Axes Arbitration in Sexual Harassment Cases.

HRExaminer v8.48

On December 15, 2017, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
How might we take the good intent behind creative thinking, and activate it, and give it a better chance of becoming useful? Doug Shaw gives us a head start in, What Happens When Creative Thinking Meets Creative Practice?.

Is Modest Disruption a Thing? Success is usually at the root of disruption. “Getting it right” almost always produces myopia that prevents further exploration. Success prevents learning. John Sumser has the analysis.

HRIntelligencer 1.29 Highlights: Ambient AI Is About to Devour the Software Industry, Artificial Intelligence Seeks an Ethical Conscience, and much more.

John’s Guest On Episode 260 of HRExaminer Radio is Jason Corsello, the SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development for Cornerstone. Jason is responsible for driving the company’s product innovation, go-to-market strategies, and new corporate initiatives.

On Episode 150 of HR Tech Weekly GDPR and HR Technology, OPM wants to kill off the HR IT Frankenstein monster, Microsoft acquires Workboard, Apple invests $390 million in maker of depth-sensing chips for iPhone X.

HRExaminer v8.47

On December 8, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Google and Facebook decided to enter the recruitment marketing industry, and Microsoft got serious about deep integration with LinkedIn. Jeff Dickey-Chasins maps the Shifting Sands in Recruitment Marketing.

Between political correctness and buzzword, double-speak, it’s almost impossible to understand what anyone really means. Heather Bussing discusses The Cult of Nice.

HRIntelligencer 1.28 Highlights: Principles for Accountable Algorithms, Digitization and the American Workforce, and Key Qualities To Look For In AI And Machine Learning Experts.

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Tanya Bakalov is the CEO and Founder of BetterSkills. Bakalov is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a background in Go-to-Market Strategy, Global Delivery, Professional Services, SaaS, and Big Data. Listen to Tanya Bakalov on HRExaminer Radio.

On Episode 149 of HR Tech Weekly: Emotional Intelligence Tracking Tools, Cornerstone OnDemand Names Jeff Lautenbach as President of Global Field Operations, The Pummeling at Workday Was Long Overdue, and VitalSource Acquires Intrepid Learning.

HRExaminer v8.46

On December 1, 2017, in Dr. Chris Andrews, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
An 80% success rate is acceptable if you’re talking about tagging photos with artificial intelligence. What about sensitive areas like hiring? John Sumser explores the problems we might encounter When 80% is success.

Dr. Chris Andrews can’t see what makes an agile employee any more valuable than a regular flexible employee. Agile isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

HRIntelligencer 1.26 Highlights: The bidding war for qualified AI practitioners, FLUREE, the latest project from SilkRoad, Why Artificial Intelligence is Different from Previous Technology Waves, and Without Humans Artificial Intelligence Is Still Pretty Stupid, plus much more.

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HRIntelligencer 1.27 Highlights: Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself? In 2018, the European Union will begin enforcing a law requiring that any decision made by a machine be readily explainable, on penalty of fines that could cost companies like Google and Facebook billions of dollars. Plus, much more.

We’ve got two episodes of HR Tech Weekly due to the Thanksgiving day holiday here in the U.S. Episode 147 Highlights: intelliHR announces opening of its IPO, UNLEASH Rolls Out Future Growth Plans and Appoints Mark Downey as Head of Strategy, IHRP and CIPD partner to advance HR community in Singapore, FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules, and the outlook for the Worldwide Natural Language Processing Market.

On Episode 148 of HR Tech Weekly: John’s update from the HRE Recruiting Trends and Talent Tech Conference, Ed Tech Company Instructure Acquires Video Learning Specialist Practice, NEOGOV Announces Purchase of FirstNet Learning, Is HR Ready for Blockchain Technology?, and WeWork Buys Meetup.