The Future of HR

By Tom Haak | Trends in HR. Innovations in HR. Inspiration for HR with impact. Collected by the director of the HR Trend Institute.

How chatbots can help your company hire the right person

The dawn of the internet marked one of the first significant shifts seen by the recruiting industry in decades.<p>Online job boards, resume databases, and applicant tracking systems rapidly replaced Rolodexes, newspaper classifieds, cold calling, and piles of paper resumes. The abandonment of the …

Chatbots

4 reasons data scientists are falling in love with bots

Companies have invested over $4 billion to create bots and analyze the resulting data, which is now being generated by millions of users around the globe. Far from being a specialized subset, bot data contains all of the hallmarks of user behavior data that’s been collected since the dawn of the …

Love

Venture Capital’s Love Affair With HR Tech Rolls On

TechnologyVenture Capital’s Love Affair With HR Tech Rolls On<p>For the third year running, venture capitalists continue to pour money into cloud-based …

Startups

Talent Analytics: A Crystal Ball For Your Workforce?

We’ve been listening to the buzz around Big Data and Talent Analytics for a couple of years now. It has been nearly three years to the day that I …

Analytics

Talent profiles deliver a more analytical approach to management

When it comes to staff recruitment, promotions and succession planning, HR professionals often find themselves having to rely on gut feelings, writes …

Human Resources

Why do people resist new technologies? History might provide the answer

Microsoft founder Bill Gates doesn’t understand why people are not concerned about artificial intelligence (AI), agreeing with Elon Musk that it …

Technological Change

HR technology: time for an upgrade?

Investment in HR-related technology and software may be up, but HR leaders still need to build a solid business case to get it over the line

Employee engagement

HR Trend Institute on the move | HR Trend Institute

Chicago, September 13-16<p>From September 13-16, 2016, Tom Haak will visit Chicago to meet with some clients. On September 15 he will give a keynote at …

Trends

Top 25 Most Innovative Companies 2016

Innovation

If You Don't Upgrade Your HR Tech, Your Employees Might Leave

As an employer, you might think you're saving money by sticking with older human resources (HR) software, but you'd be wrong. Access to new technology plays a role in employees' satisfaction with their jobs and employers. The older the tech, the more likely people are going to feel it's inadequate …

Human Resources

Does The Gig Economy Have An HR Department?

19-August-2016 | Future of Work<p>The gig economy, also called the “on-demand economy,” represents a growing sector of the job market where millions of …

UK Economy

Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping Life On Earth: 101 Examples

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have more influence on the lives and livelihoods of young people over the next 20 years than any other factor.<p>This …

Intelligence

Will 'Analytics On The Edge' Be The Future Of Big Data?

An Internet of Things (IoT) approach to business brings many benefits, primarily access to more data and better insights.<p>It also brings new challenges. The sheer size and speed of the data collected when every device involved in your business process is online, connected and communicating can …

Analytics

Harvard’s Octobot is the first autonomous machine to be made with all soft robotics

For years roboticists have been looking into using softer materials for parts rather than the usual metal and plastic — sometimes even building entirely soft robots. But this Octobot from Harvard is the first that not only contains no hard parts but is also entirely autonomous.<p>Robert Wood and …

Harvard

HR Trend Institute in the press | HR Trend Institute

Tom Haak of the HR Trend Institute was quoted in a recent article by Victor Lipman in Forbes.<p>Please find a link to the article below.<p>We quote from …

Brave New World

5 Big Themes in HR Tech

5 Big Themes in HR Tech<p>In advance of the upcoming HR Technology Conference, here are five important developments that are transforming the HR …

The ABC of Employee Experience - What’s in it for HR?

Source: IBM<p>One of the biggest hits of organisational development in 2015 was the Chief Human Resource Officer of Airbnb becoming Chief Employee …

Design thinking

The wild future of prostitution

Having sex with a robot could be coming to our shores — or beds — sooner than we think.<p>With improving technology, and a growing appetite for sexual …

The Future

Six Very Clear Signs That Your Job Is Due To Be Automated

Anesthesiologists' jobs look safer than radiologists' jobs. Here's why.<p>In H. G. Wells’s classic <i>The War of the Worlds</i>, the narrator pauses a moment to rue the fact that he didn’t react sooner to the arrival of an "intelligence greater than man’s"—in his case, Martians landing on earth. Comparing …

Computer Science

These 6 Tech Companies Are Recruiting Moms Who Left the Workplace

It’s the latest effort to return caregivers to full-time employment.<p>Six tech companies are joining the on-going and up-hill effort to get caregivers back into the workforce.<p>On Tuesday, domain registrar GoDaddy GDDY , online education platform Coursera, grocery delivery startup Instacart, as well as …

The Workplace

Want To Eliminate The Dreaded Employee Evaluation? The Results Aren't As Glowing As Expected

For the past few years, it’s been a hot HR trend: the move away from the traditional (aka “dreaded”) annual employee evaluation. Evaluations are viewed as outdated, too formal and too demoralizing. So yesterday. So what happens when they’re gone? Turns out the results are disappointing.<p>Companies …

Employee engagement

The Changing Shape Of The Modern Workplace

Whilst property seems to be a firm and static domain, the way our workplaces look and behave has been undergoing a great deal of flux and experimentation in recent years, urged on by a wide range of driving forces.<p>From an organizational perspective, there has been a need to make ones property …

Human Resources

Scientist invents Wearable Bed :Fall asleep anywhere.

At work feeling sleepy, but cant find a nice bed to take a nap?<br>Goodnews Scientist has now invented a new wearable bed that makes you fall asleep …

Wearable Tech

Revealed: top trends in online learning

As with any technology that wants to remain relevant, online learning is subject to fast and frequent changes which leave many HR professionals …

Learning

Don't Overlook These 5 Shifts Changing the Future of Work

The rapid growth of technology is challenging the belief humans will do everything.<p>Significant social shifts are influencing the future of work. These changes are forcing businesses to alter the way they remain relevant in the market place. Additionally, these changes are pushing businesses to …

Tech Trends

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.<p>What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the …

Intelligence

The Future of HR

Digital HR Ecosystem: How Tech Empowers People

Digital HR Ecosystem: Empowering People Through Technology<p><i>Instead of fearing the machines, let’s use them to build a digital HR ecosystem that</i> …

Management