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A Google Executive Just Admitted a Frightening Truth About Its Search Engine. Here It Is in 5 Words

Well, this should make a few people think a little more.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You do it all the time, don't you?<p>You're at a restaurant, in a bar, on a train, or merely prostrate on the sofa when a question comes …

Google Search

Amazon employees fight back against performance plan 'courts'

Amazon employees fight back against performance plan 'courts'<b>Employees at Amazon are speaking out against the online giant’s ‘Pivot’ scheme, which</b> …

Employment

HR Grapevine Magazine

5 powerful ways blockchain technology will impact HR in 2018

Blockchain technology is poised to change traditional HR practices.<p>The simplest explanation of this technology is that it provides a secure way to …

AI and Automation in HR: Impact, Adoption and Future Workforce

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been changing our lives for decades, but today its presence is bigger than ever before. Sometimes, we don’t even …

Artificial Intelligence

Data Journalism for HR: The Beginner’s Guide

For the average person, data without a narrative is like a trip into the wilderness without a compass: overwhelming and disorienting. But when the …

30 Years of Jobs

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The Unbundling of Jobs and What it Means for the Future of Work

In the mass economy, each job used to be a bundle. With that job came money, health care, a pension, provable solvency to purchase a house and a car, …

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later.<p>Great, how am I supposed to …

Critical Thinking

Are Chatbots the Future of Learning and Development for Employees?

<i>Chatbots are conversational interfaces powered by artificial intelligence, aimed at providing a human like conversation to the user via textual or</i> …

The Truth About Game-based Talent Assessments

Games are fun, assessments are not.<p>This is all you need to know to understand the strong interest in injecting games into the hiring process. But are …

Human Resources

10 Job Skills You'll Need in 2020 and Beyond

Topping the list as the most desired skill to have by 2020 is complex problem-solving ability — defined by the report as the capacity ‘to solve …

The Future of Work: 19th-Century Brutality, in the 21st Century

In Qatar, employers can now use their smartphones to notify police when their workers have run away. The service, heralded by the Ministry of …

Construction Industry

The management tool Amazon employees hate could be coming to your company

Who doesn’t enjoy a good round of brutal criticism? A lot of former Amazon employees, apparently.<p>In a deep dive into the corporate culture fostered at internet mega-retailer Amazon by founder Jeff Bezos, the New York Times reports on a piece of management software that is particularly controversial …

Corporate Culture

Jeff Bezos’ email to his employees shows Amazon’s leadership problems are only beginning

Just as The New York Times<i>’</i> scathing indictment of Amazon and its workplace culture hit the internet earlier this month—before the print edition was even in many readers’ hands—Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos sent a memo to his employees in an effort to contain the impact. Perhaps admirably, he …

Team Building

9 ways the workplace will be different in 2050

And that's just within the last five or 10 years; imagine how much different it will look several decades from now.<p>Business Insider spoke to futurists with expertise on the workplace to better understand how it could change by the year 2050. These are only predictions, of course, but given the …

Here's what happened to Zappos' HR boss when the company got rid of managers and her job became obsolete

Around six weeks in, HR director Hollie Delaney found herself without her job title or any tangible responsibilities, despite being a seven-year veteran of the company.<p>"And so I was sitting there thinking, 'Oh my gosh, I don't have a job anymore, what is that going to mean for me?'" she told …

5 Big Breakthroughs in AI for Recruitment in 2018

The major recruiting theme of 2017 was undeniably AI, and the automation and adoption of AI will only continue to increase in 2018.<p>AI or artificial …

The Future of AI Chatbots and the Millennial Workforce

Labor efficiency, cost-savings, and enterprise automation!<p>These are the benefits of enterprise AI chatbots that executives are discussing in …

Storytelling for HR

An area where HR clearly can improve is storytellingIf you ask an HR team: “Tell me your story?”, it often takes a long time before the team has put …

Robots aren’t taking the jobs, just the paychecks

<i>By:</i> <i>Brennan Hoban</i><p>For more than 40 years, the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity — the academic journal published twice a year by Economic Studies …

8 Apps That Will Help You Disconnect from Your Phone

If you want to be your most productive, most complete or most studious self, you need to disconnect from the digital and interface with the physical. …

What Is Your Workforce Thinking? Leveraging AI for Employee Sentiment Analysis - Lighthouse Research & Advisory

February 7, 2018<p><i>Below is a short excerpt from the book I’m working on that will highlight the impact of AI on the HR profession. My goal is to focus</i> …

Machine Learning

Behavioral science in business: Nudging, debiasing, and managing the irrational mind

Behavioral science has become a hot topic in companies and organizations trying to address the biases that drive day-to-day decisions and</b> …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Data Protection

What does blockchain mean for learning?

<i>It seems that blockchain technology is presented as the ‘new magic technology’ in many areas today. But, what does it mean for learning? Let’s find</i> …

Retraining and reskilling workers in the age of automation

Executives increasingly see investing in retraining and “upskilling” existing workers as an urgent business priority that companies, not governments, …

Sentiment Analysis Can Do More than Prevent Fraud and Turnover

The same algorithms serious social media marketers use to determine and sway consumer sentiment can easily be turned inward.<p>Stressful projects? Jerk boss? Unresponsive colleagues?<p>“Sentiment analysis” promises not just to identify workplace pain-points, but anticipate them. How employees use tools …

Big Data

Future of work is the biggest HR challenge: Deloitte's Erica Volini

Erica Volini is the US Human Capital leader for Deloitte Consulting. In this role, she is responsible for the 4,000+ practitioners focused on helping …

Economics Needs a Few More Theories

The empirical revolution was great. But scholarship also needs theoretical grounding to prevent bias from distorting research.<p>A lot of my economist colleagues are enthusiastic about the promise of the empirical revolution in our field. They acknowledge the methodological problems of the young …