Dropping Annual Reviews While Still Measuring Performance

“Managers, supervisors, and senior leaders are thrilled that performance appraisals are “retired.” Employees say the conversations feel more constructive, promote two-way dialogue, and allow for more participation versus the managers writing and delivering a review.” - Mark Millett, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager at A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies
 

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #380: Ken Matos, Ph.D., Director of People Science, Culture Amp

On September 30, 2020, in HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, HRX Radio – Executive Conversations, John Sumser, by John Sumser
John Sumser speaks with Ken Matos, Ph.D., the Director of People Science at Culture Amp. Ken leads a global team of psychologists and researchers who provide clients with actionable advice on collecting, understanding, and acting on employee feedback. He completed his undergraduate work in psychology at Amherst College, received his master’s in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and earned his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology at George Washington University.
 

Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership?

On September 29, 2020, in Contributing Authors, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Editorial Advisory Board, Lewis Garrad, by Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
How we can avoid incompetent leadership? If we want leaders who are as competent as they are confident then we need to change what we’re looking for in our executives.
 

HR’s Evolution During the Pandemic

On September 28, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Editorial Advisory Board, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“HR was never meant to be finite because people are not finite. We owe it to the people we support to keep wondering what’s new and what’s better, without the threat of judgmental retribution.” - Mary Faulkner
 

HRExaminer v10.91

When it comes to bias in AI you’ll hear two prevailing views. One assumes that people are the problem while the other sees them as the solution. John Sumser explores the two viewpoints in his article, Take 2 HR Viewpoints on AI Bias and Call Me in the Morning.



Psst, Do You Really Know How to Ask a Great Question? Heather Bussing writes, “Lawyers use leading questions to get people to say things they would avoid saying if given the chance: Isn’t it true that you ate the last Thin Mint? Then you opened the shortbread, didn’t you? And now the cookies are all gone, aren’t they? And I asked you to save me some, right?”



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John discuss HR’s responsibility for Health & Safety, Paylocity adds Asynchronous Workplace Communication to Video, OutMatch Acquires LaunchPad, Microsoft Teams is launching ‘virtual commutes,’ and the U.S. Labor Department may make it easier to treat workers as independent contractors.



John Sumser speaks with David Karandish, the Founder and CEO of Capacity, an enterprise artificial intelligence SaaS company. John and David dig into AI-native support automation platforms. Listen to David Karandish is on HRExaminer Radio.



 

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #285: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On September 25, 2020, in HR Tech, HR Tech Weekly, HR Technology, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Stacey and John discuss HR’s responsibility for Safety and Health, Paylocity adds Asynchronous Workplace Communication to Video, OutMatch Acquires Recruitment Automation Platform LaunchPad, Microsoft Teams will soon let you schedule a ‘virtual commute,’ and the U.S. Labor Department could make it easier to treat workers as independent contractors.
 

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #379: David Karandish, Founder and CEO, Capacity

On September 23, 2020, in HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, HRX Radio – Executive Conversations, John Sumser, by John Sumser
John Sumser speaks with David Karandish, the Founder and CEO of Capacity, an enterprise artificial intelligence SaaS company headquartered in St. Louis, MO.
 

Psst, Do You Really Know How to Ask a Great Question?

On September 22, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Learning, by Heather Bussing
“We have most of the knowledge of the Universe in our pocket, along with a whole lot of things we may never understand. Instead of learning what to remember, we need to learn how to think.” - Heather Bussing
 

Take 2 Viewpoints on Bias in AI and Call Me in the Morning

On September 21, 2020, in AI, AI Ethics, Artificial Intelligence, HR Tech, HR Technology, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“Bias is the noisiest of the ethics questions facing HR and it all kicks-off with two conflicting viewpoints. One group assumes that people are the problem; the other sees them as the solution.” - John Sumser
 

HRExaminer v10.90

“At the heart of the explosion of intelligent tools and AI in our software is the explosion of data. Buried beneath the expanding flow of information, workers have needed an assist of some kind just to process and try to understand what’s important.” Read part one of John Sumser’s new series: HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 1).



“The majority of information consumed by intelligent tools are various forms of text. Over time, that will shift into a heavy prevalence of machine generated or monitored data like movement patterns, keystrokes, social interaction, vocal intonation, environmental measurements, and communication patterns.” John Sumser concludes his series, HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 2).



Jason Lauritsen writes, “According to Gallup’s most recent data, employee engagement is at an all-time high.” What the ****? I guess Employee Engagement Is About To Get (A Lot) More Challenging.



On this week’s HR Tech Weekly: Programmatic Job Advertising Leader Joveo Hires Dwane Lay to Bolster Customer Success Leadership, Cornerstone Analyst Update, Oracle to handle TikTok U.S. Data, and CareerBuilder Commits to Three-Year $300M Talent Acquisition Investment.



John Sumser speaks with Ben Waber, Ph.D., the president and co-founder of Humanyze, a workplace analytics company that powers the Humanyze AI platform and Organizational Health Score. Ben is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, having previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as HBR, Wired, The Economist, and NPR. Listen to Ben Waber is on HRExaminer Radio.