Tom Haak

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Meet Ripple: A tentacle-shaped wearable device for flirting

This new wearable device is supposed to make meeting people easier. Called Ripple, the device was designed by students at the Royal College of Arts in London.<p>Using two built-in cameras, the device monitors the environment around you, sending you a signal when someone’s gaze lingers on you. After …

Wearable Tech
The Workplace

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns. More importantly, we envision an <i>esprit de corps</i> that drives employees to happily burn the midnight oil to build the next big thing.<p>However, this startup cultural utopia invariably hits a rough patch for …

The Workplace

Your Open-Space Office May Be Killing Productivity

Give them some more privacy, and your employees will thank you.<p>About ten years ago, I shut down our offices. Everyone in my company works remotely from their home offices or at clients. The decision could not have been timed better. Besides saving on overhead, it seems that I avoided one of the …

The Workplace

When Clinicians Know They’re Being Watched, Patients Fare Better

In the 1920s, a series of experiments were conducted at Hawthorne Works, a Western Electric telephone factory just outside Chicago, to study the effects of lighting on worker productivity. The researchers found that improved lighting increased manufacturing output – but only until the study ended, …

Health Care

10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy

Leaders should always be asking themselves What’s new?, What’s next? and What’s better?; that’s where the future is. And we can take deliberate steps …

Innovation

Our Brains May be 100 Times More Powerful Than We Thought

The human brain is so powerful that some intelligent computers called neural networks are patterned after how the human brain works. As such, …

The Brain

Gamification Is Changing Assessments For the Better

Even for successful candidates, the recruitment process can be a dizzying rollercoaster ride. There’s the high of that first call with the recruiter …

Human Resources

4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III,</i> <i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

The future of AI: 10 scenarios IBM is already working on

While there's fear about artificial intelligence taking jobs or wiping out humanity, IBM sees the future in far more practical terms. It's using AI …

Artificial Intelligence

When Everyone is 'Above Average' No One Is

<i>Note: This is the last of three articles dealing with managing performance and compensation in the post-ratings organization. Monday’s article</i> …

Human Resources

Highly skilled jobs are in the firing line

Research by ING DiBa in Germany predicts that new technology will have a huge effect on employment in Germany in the future and says that society …

Automation

Artificial intelligence: when technology replaces intuition

The possibility of obtaining more efficient algorithms than people is not science fiction. It’s an area of work that has recently been making major …

Artificial Intelligence

Hire the perfect designer thanks to artificial intelligence

• Start-ups<br>• Artificial intelligence<p>The Madrid-based startup Source{d} is developing an algorithm that analyzes millions of developers’ code to select …

Artificial Intelligence

Leading Distributed Agile Teams

- March 22, 2017<p>Mark Kilby is an agile mentor playing many roles on the software and product lifecycle stage. Currently, Mark serves as an agile …

Leadership

Digital HR: Tips to Update the Recruitment Process

<i>Do you know how to make HR digital?</i><p>Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends survey showed that more than 50% of organizations this year are changing …

Employment

HR business partner models are failing. So what next?

Sensible words from Ann Parkinson but as usual much of the HR profession is spending too much time theorising and navel gazing. If you want better …

Business Strategy

HR and business leaders not ready to manage robots

Deloitte's latest Human Capital Trends report finds many leaders are unprepared to deal with the future of work<p>The UK’s HR and business leaders are …

Robots

The ethics of gathering employee data

Monitoring employees’ health and productivity is growing in popularity, but could have sinister repercussions<p>It sounds like a dystopian sci-fi novel. …

Data Management

A 5-Step Process to Get More Out of Your Organization’s Data

“My best employees are leaving,” Daniel told me, “and I can’t seem to figure out why.”<p>Daniel (not his real name) was a VP human resource manager at a Fortune 500 company. I asked him whether he had collected any data that could provide him with insights into systematic patterns. “I made sure we get …

Analytics

For Higher Profits in 2017, Invest in Employee Experience

Unfortunately, spending to increase employee engagement – often on perks such as free food, office parties, or the ability to work from home now and …

Employee Engagement

Employee experience, if you would like to stay ahead of the curve

This interview with Ben Whitter was first published by Connect Intelligence and talks about his visit to Australia and how HR and organisations are …

Team Building

Customer Experience of HR (CxHR) – The New Paradigm of Digital Transformation | TI People

CxHR as major driver of digital HR transformation<p>Employees and HR functions alike find themselves on the eve of the fourth industrial revolution. The …

Customer Experience

3 Lenses of the Employee Experience [Infographic]

Lenses are the different perspectives on an organization’s EX that managers and leaders adopt and consider consciously. They allow leaders to view …

Leadership

Focus on the Employee Experience (HR Trends 2017, 10)

The Employee Experience: four stories<p><b>Make sure you have excellent people in recruitment.</b> A friend of my oldest daughter recently approached on of the …

Employment

Employee journey mapping: The foundation of successful customer journey mapping?

It is my belief that employee journey mapping is every bit as important as customer journey mapping, and needs to be focused on before we can get the …

Improving the employee experience

Article<p>The employee experience: Culture, engagement, and beyond 2017 Global Human Capital Trends<p>February 28, 2017<p>​Rather than focusing narrowly on …

Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Personalize the Employee Experience

The employee experience is what makes or breaks retention. Simply put, if employees enjoy their work, they will stay.<p>However, this is no easy feat. The best way to improve the employee experience is by giving them a personalized experience. Employees don’t want to feel like just a number in the …

Employee Engagement

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

Building a High-Performance Corporate Culture