Tom Haak

5 Magazines | 3,656 Articles | 7,491 Followers | 6 Likes | @tomwhaak | Director HR Trend Institute | HR with impact | Innovation | HR Strategy | People Analytics | http://hrtrendinstitute.com

Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

Most companies make big investments in leadership development, rolling out intensive internal programs for high potentials, sending key leaders off to expensive executive education programs, or hiring personal coaches for those moving into key positions at the top of the company. But in our …

Leadership

What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two very hot buzzwords right now, and often seem to be used interchangeably.<p>They are not quite the same thing, but the perception that they are can sometimes lead to some confusion. So I thought it would be worth writing a piece to explain …

Computer Science

Future Tech: Seventeen Microsoft Researchers On The Technology of 2017 And 2027

Microsoft asked people who hold research positions in the company to share their thoughts on future developments in their different fields. Microsoft chose 17 women in order to draw attention to the opportunity for careers for women in STEM fields. The researcher’s ideas about future technology in …

Microsoft

Introducing the Textio 50

The world’s top companies by recruiting performance<p>Over and over and again, Textio customers find that the language they use in recruiting concretely …

Employment

New AI Mental Health Tools Beat Human Doctors at Assessing Patients

0 0<p>About 20 percent of youth in the United States live with a mental health condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.<p>That’s …

Mental Health

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

Europe's largest port—threatened by rising waters and a loss of its major industry—has reinvented itself as a playground for innovative thinkers who are trying to create a resilient city of the future.<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads …

Environment

Elon Musk's OpenAI and Google's DeepMind are releasing their AI playgrounds to everyone

The first-person game levels, which are being released on GitHub, are based on the Quake III Arena game engine<p>Artificial intelligence developed by the likes of Google's DeepMind and Elon Musk's OpenAI is taught within the confines of game worlds – including navigating around mazes, dodging deadly …

Google

The 6 biggest sales-tech trends to watch in 2016

2015 was a busy year for sales technologies in terms of innovation. The sales stack is growing strong, and I added 40 new companies to my Inside Sales Landscape (see below).<p>We also saw validation from the financial community and incumbents that the sales stack is real. InsideSales.com and Apttus …

Trends

Employee mood measurement trends

The traditional survey process<p>Both at Philips Electronics and at KMPG, where I worked at the end of last century, I was involved in the design and …

Analytics

Can Big Organizations Be Agile?

Can big firms be entrepreneurial? Some speakers at last week’s Drucker Forum in Vienna Austria spent time talking about what firms <i>could be doing</i>, or <i>should be doing</i> to operate entrepreneurially. The panel in our session at the Forum spent most of our time discussing what some big firms are <i>already</i> …

Agile Development

Professional service robots replacing human workers around the world, IHS Markit says

The emerging market for professional service robots is forecast to increase very quickly, with a unit-shipment compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of …

Robots

Workometry – when employee voice meets machine learning

“The important thing is to understand what causes an engaged employee to become disengaged, and to focus action on reducing the rate this …

Machine Learning

10 HR Trends for 2017

The last two years we published an overview of the HR trends of which we expected that they would have an impact on HR in the coming year (“9 …

Human Resources

Analyze your Twitter Personality

The words you use can reveal a lot about your personality, and in more subtle ways than you think. Researchers (like me) are using that fact to look …

Psychology

Trends in Personality Testing

Until recently you had to complete a questionnaire to determine your personality profile. Today this is no longer necessary. Based on text you have …

Personality

Robots and Automation May Not Take Your Desk Job After All

Despite talk of job automation in practically every industry, the question no longer seems to be <i>whether</i> jobs will be automated, but rather <i>which</i> jobs are at greatest risk and how concerned we should be about the changes. But is this anxiety actually based in reality?<p>Let’s be clear: People <i>are</i> afraid. …

Employment

Should Employees Design Their Own Jobs?

Job crafting is a set of techniques for helping you reconfigure your job to spark greater engagement and meaning. | iStock/Johnny GreigTraditionally, …

Employment

Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

At this point, we all know that company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. This is particularly true for the marketing department, which is changing at such a break-neck pace that marketing success now depends heavily on support from HR to identify …

Marketing

The Future of Recruiting and Hiring with AI

Talent acquisition can be one of the most time consuming and frustrating aspects of business. Harsh deadlines and specific requirements, not to …

Computer Science

How Computers Made Humans Better at Chess

Today’s champions don’t fear the machines—they learn from them.<p>The World Chess Championship is nearing its close, with the final tie-breaking match …

American Philosophy

Putting In Overtime: 125+ HR Tech Startups In One Infographic

Year-to-date, there have been over 350 deals and approximately $1.96B invested to HR tech startups. At the current run-rate, 2016 deal count will …

Human Resources

Follows, detects & encourages HR trends

About the HR Trend Institute<p>The HR (Human Resources) Trend Institute follows, detects and encourages trends. In the people and organization domain …

Organizational models: A network of teams

Article<p>Organizational design The rise of teams<p>February 29, 2016<p>Hierarchical organizational models aren’t just being turned upside down—they’re being …

Management

Here’s Why People Trust Human Judgment Over Algorithms

You’d think after years of using Google Maps we’d trust that it knows what it’s doing. Still, we think, “Maybe taking the backroads would be faster.”<p>That’s an example of what researchers call “algorithm aversion”: even when an algorithm consistently beats human judgment, people prefer to go with …

Scholars Delve Deeper Into The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

In 1941, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov stated "The Three Laws of Robotics," in his short story "Runaround."<p>Law One: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.<p>Law Two: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such …

Robotics

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI

Fei-Fei Li is a big deal in the world of AI. As the director of the Artificial Intelligence and Vision labs at Stanford University, she oversaw the …

Google

The firm that starts work at 9.06am

<b>There aren't many companies that insist staff start work every day at such an oddly specific time as Pivotal Software.</b><p>Employees at the US firm's 20 global offices all have to be at work and ready to go at exactly 9.06am.<p>At that precise time a cowbell is rung, or a gong is hit, and all workers …

Business

Predictive analytics: the knowledge worker is the battleground

Analytics may be the pathfinder, but the human still needs to hold the compass. The actual battleground is not a particular type of analytics over …

Analytics

7 Challenges that People Analytics Must Overcome

7 Challenges that People Analytics Must Overcome<p>I am excited about the role People Analytics will play in transforming organisations. I have seen …

Analytics

New unique brain ‘fingerprint’ method can identify a person with nearly 100% accuracy

A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University used diffusion MRI to measure the local connectome of 699 brains from five data sets. The local …

The Brain