Tom Haak

4 Magazines | 2,628 Articles | 5,727 Followers | 3 Likes | @tomwhaak | Partner | Director HR Trend Institute | 30+ years experience in international HR | ARCADIS, Aon, KPMG, Philips | Focus: innovative HR practices, People Analytics

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …


VR Will Never Be The Same For Me: StarVR Has Shown Me The Future

The 2015 Immersed Toronto Conference kicked off on October 4 with a free public VR experience day at the Ontario Science Center. Among the companies …

Virtual Reality

Awesome Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A curated list of Artificial Intelligence (AI) courses, books, video lectures and papers.

Contributions most welcome.

Online Courses

MIT Artifical …

Artificial Intelligence

Internal Innovation Networks as a Basis for Corporate Intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship is a relatively new concept developed to help large companies create new businesses, a process often called transformational (or …

We Need Both Networks and Communities

If you want to understand the difference between a network and a community, ask your Facebook friends to help paint your house.

Social media certainly connects us to whoever is on the other end of the line, and so extends our social networks in amazing ways. But this can come at the expense of …


The 5 countries with the most top-ranked colleges for engineering

In a new list on the best universities in the world, US News & World Report found the US has the most school with top-ranked engineering programs.

American universities dominated US News' global ranking, with 181 schools making the overall list of 750. For its engineering ranking, US News looked at …


Peter Vermeulen on Driving Innovation Using Talent Management and Analytics

Organizations today have access to more data than ever, leaving HR teams to struggle with transforming that data into actionable insights. Peter …


Success in HR analytics depends on finding the right skills

Data science and analytics are all the rage these days, in HR as much as any other field of enterprise endeavor. But while it’s easy enough to get …


A Future Without Jobs Does Not Equal a Future Without Work

I recently spoke at the first World Summit on Technological Unemployment that took place in the Time Life Building in New York City on September 29, 2015. I was not the only one. Very well known names like Robert Reich and Joseph Stiglitz were also there to speak, and others just as well known like …


The Future Of Work Show, Episode 4: Inside MuleSoft

For the past few months I’ve been working on a big new project called The Future of Work Show. The idea is to actually go inside some of the world’s most forward thinking companies to see what they are thinking about and doing about the future of work. I filmed inside 10 companies including SAP , …

The Future

Is this how we'll get around in the future?

Automotive Industry

Interactive social status map of the UK

Are you a Constrained City Dweller or a Multicultural Metropolitan? Find out which social category you and your neighbours fall into with this …


HR 2020: We Need Data Scientists Now!

Dave Millner

Executive Consulting Partner, IBM Workforce Science



12 articles on HR Analytics to check out before #HRTechWorld in Paris…

The subject of data and analytics in HR will doubtless be one of the underlying themes the HR Tech World conference, which lands in Paris at the …


Welcome to CITE: The city of the future where no one will ever live

An entire city for the sole purpose of experimentation.

A city being built in the desert of southern New Mexico has the potential to house 35,000 people, but no one will ever live there, CNN reports.

It’s called CITE — Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation. It’s a $1 billion, 15 square mile …

The Future

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2016

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is this week in Orlando. Today, David Cearley, Vice President and Gartner Fellow, released the company’s “Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2016.” They emphasize the Internet of Things, and smart devices talking to each other, getting smarter and more useful as they …


Effective workspaces for every generation

Photo credit: Skype headquarters

You want the best from your employees, but the space that makes a Generation X employee productive …

Human Resources

Amsterdam in the future: six trends

What will Amsterdam be like in 20 years? Researchers look at current trends to get a glimpse of the city's future.


Personality Insights

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IBM just launched a new 2,000-employee consulting business to dominate big data (IBM)

Although there have been rumors all year that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is undertaking a major re-org of the company, she's actually dolling out big …


A View Emerges of Business Technology’s Future as the Personalization of the Machine

Last week, the heads of two of America’s biggest companies said almost the same thing about what personalized technology would mean to the future of business.

First, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, said his consumer technology company was starting to address the business world, which …

Business Technology

Selection and Assessment

Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

Design Thinking

Automation For The People

Athens, Georgia, based restaurant Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods was once honored by an American Classics awards to recognize “good, down-home food” …

Oil & Gas Industry

Skills For Future Success in a Disruptive World of Work

My dad retired as a Library Science professional soon after which the profession of Library management was transformed by digital forces. With the …

Information Literacy

How IBM Built a Design-Driven Culture (and You Can Too)

There's more to upping your company's design quotient than simply hiring more designers.

Earlier this week, Forrester released a detailed case study about how IBM has built a design-driven culture.

Even if your startup is much smaller than IBM (with its 375,000 employees), you can learn from the …


How humans and robots coexist in our office


Robotics in the workplace is no longer a “next generation” idea – it’s already here. Starting with business process service providers – experts at getting back office work done efficiently for companies – we’re seeing robotic process automation (RPA) beginning to be deployed with accelerating …


The importance of human innovation in A.I. ethics

Introspection has become a commodity.

The idea that our ability to reflect has been outsourced to algorithms may seem hyperbolic. We assume we have agency regarding the choices we make, influenced by the paradigm of personalization but not subsumed within a Matrix of someone else’s making.

But how do …


JISIWEI S+: a robot that can sweep, vacuum, mop and protect your family

It takes a quick visit to your local Best Buy to see a plethora of cool floor cleaning robots. These can often sweep and vacuum your floors, but …


Four For Friday: Analytics, Analytics, and More Analytics!

Every Friday, The DDR shines a light on the best data-centric articles and resources from across the internet, social media, and industry.

The rise of …