HR Tech Weekly: Episode #222: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

On June 21, 2019, in HR Tech Weekly, HRExaminer, HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser, by John Sumser
This week, iCIMS Acquires Jibe,’s Tableau Acquisition, and BetterUp Raises $103 Million to Humanize Work.

You Better Treat Your Machines With Respect

“Our machines lack the capability to predict the future as anything other than an extension of the past. That means that their recommended decisions are most useful when they are up to date. So, we have to treat our machines with the respect that we’d accord an old friend.” - John Sumser

It’s Not AI, but it is a Wonderland of Experimentation

“What I’ve found instead was an amazing wonderland of experimentation. The companies I’ve covered in our reports are all charting unique paths through technology in pursuit of demonstrable value. It is a new flavor of Research and Development.” - John Sumser

Zenzine: Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts

On June 18, 2019, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Doug Shaw
Doug Shaw is exploring Open Space Technology, a liberating framework within which to convene dialogue. Doug shows examples from Open Space events discussing: The Future of Learning Technologies, The Arts in his local borough, and Mental Health.

Instant Talent Assessment Appeals. But does it work?

On June 17, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, Tom Janz, by Tom Janz
Instant Talent Analytics is a new technique that can provide an assessment of an individual without requiring the individual to take a test. Tom Janz has more.

HRExaminer v10.24

John Sumser writes, “The fair haired children and ivy league managers want to run and hide from failure. But, failure is the essence of life.” Failure is still vastly underrated.

With his three daughters in mind, Dr. Chris Andrews examines the gender pay gap from all angles in, Equivalence (for Women).

Jeff Dickey-Chasins highlights how developments in Google and Facebook’s offerings have made big changes to job discoverability. Read, How Job Seekers Discover Jobs is Actually Changing.

Machines are easier to fool than people. For starters, the machine assumes that the data is clean. John Sumser maps out the unnerving possibilities for Gaming the Retention Model.

Six years ago, China Gorman identified seven leadership behaviors that HR pros were hoping to see their CEO champion in talent and culture-related areas. China is back to compare how today’s CEOs are performing. CEOs and HR: Then and Now.

CEOs and HR: Then and Now

On June 14, 2019, in China Gorman, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by China Gorman
China Gorman makes a ‘then vs. now’ comparison of how CEOs are owning talent and culture-related issues in their organizations.

Gaming the Retention Model

On June 13, 2019, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“These days, most major HR Tech vendors offer some form of automated ‘flight risk analysis.’ Imagine what a competitor might do if they could change your basic retention policy by changing the data that drives your intelligent tools.” - John Sumser

How Job Seekers Discover Jobs is Actually Changing

On June 12, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, by Jeff Dickey-Chasins
“Now we are entering a new age of discovery. Yes, candidates are still discovering job sites via search engines - but Google has ‘regularized’ the job posting, punishing those that don’t follow their schema, and rewarding those that do.” - Jeff Dickey-Chasins

Equivalence (for women)

On June 11, 2019, in Dr. Chris Andrews, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Chris Andrews
“While looking at the issue of gender pay equity for work purposes I thought it seemed unnecessarily complex. I asked the eldest of my three daughters what she knew, and she answered that she understood women were paid less than men, but that she couldn’t readily explain why.” - Dr. Chris Andrews