The Future of HR

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The Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems of 2017.

With the proliferation of challengers vying for mind and market share rapidly evolving, new players and potential disruptors inevitably emerge, …

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100+ HR Technologies and Recruiting Tools Worth Watching in Q1 2017.

There’s never been a more exciting time for HR Tech, with approximately $3 billion in VC investments pouring into the sector over the past year …

Human Resources

Can Gamifying Business Credibility Be A Game Changer?

<b>In this technology-enabled and social business world, there is one area that has a wide variance. This area has yet to be completely analyzed,</b> …

Employee Engagement

Human Resources Isn’t About Humans

HR was never meant for you. That’s why it doesn’t work.<p>L<b>ast month, I joined</b> thesold-out audience at San Francisco’s Nourse Theatre for an evening of …

Management

Slack for human resources

For a company to do its best work, it needs an HR team that’s equipped to do theirs too. Keep reading to learn some ways HR teams can use Slack to …

Google for Jobs: Potential To Disrupt The $200 Billion Recruiting Industry

Have you ever looked for a job? Of course you have. It’s a daunting process, and one which Google hopes to make easier than ever.<p>The Bureau of Labor …

Employment

Creating a “Business Case” not just a “HR” Case

Everyday, someone is asking me my latest thoughts on how to build a business case for HR and workforce technology. While this is something that each …

Business Planning

5 Essential Steps to Creating an Incredible Candidate Experience

We’ve all been there.<p>We all know what it’s like to look for a new job.<p>The tension, the nervousness, the excitement — and the disappointment when …

Employment

Productivity Is Not About People

How best to combine “software” with “management”?<p><i>Charles worked harder than anyone, chained to his desk from dawn to dusk. Elena, well rested,</i> …

Lean Manufacturing

The Org is Your Product. The People are Your Customers. Design Their Journey.

Welcome to the dawn of a new age in People Operations & HR<p>Despite their stated function, the vast majority of Human Resources and People Ops-related …

Management

10 New Age HR Software Solutions for 2017

Remember Toby the H.R. guy on "The Office"? He wouldn't recognize today's human resources landscape.<p>The comic stereotypes promoted by "Toby from HR" (the HR guy on <i>The Office</i>, in case you've forgotten) have actually become irrelevant given today's emphasis on the value of talent management.<p>In fact, …

Human Resources

What Deep Blue Tells Us About AI in 2017

T<b>he room where it happened</b> was decked out like a faux study—a place where a couple of friends might engage in a friendly game of chess. But the …

Artificial Intelligence

A Day at Google, Learning About “Flow”

<i>Is the company’s intense approach to both work and play the answer to perennial distraction?</i><p>I googled Google before I visited Google, just to know …

Bertrand Russell

New Research Explores an AI Revolution in Customer Relationships

By Jim Sinai<p>Have you asked Siri or Alexa a question recently, or discovered a new favorite song in one of those auto-generated playlists that appear …

Artificial Intelligence

The power of rewarding referrals

How We Hire<p><b>So, we heard that</b> <b>eFounders</b> <b>were using</b> <b>Workable</b><b>,</b> <b>Slack</b> <b>and a virtual currency to power employee referrals and kickstart their hiring. We were</b> …

Employment

We May Be on the Brink of a New Age in Human Evolution

Accelerating Evolution<p>Very soon, we could witness an acceleration in human evolution like never seen before, argues Caleb Sharf, director of …

Singularity

Google's New AI Can 'Engineer' Better than Human Engineers

One of the most exciting discussions to come out of Google’s I/O conference was talk of the company’s new AI system. CEO Sundar Pichai jokingly calls …

Artificial Intelligence

As Machines Take Jobs, Companies Need to Get Creative About Making New Ones

Jobs in retail, transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture are highly vulnerable to technological change. Retailers such as Macy’s and The Limited are closing hundreds of stores and cutting tens of thousands of jobs as people buy more and more products online, and others are testing robotic …

Innovation

Fresh Podcast #2: Interview with Tom Haak

Kevin Schuurmans, of Fresh Forces, recently started a podcast, called “Frisse Podcast” (Fresh Podcast). In episode 2 he interviews Tom Haak of the HR …

Podcasting

How to select your HR Tech solutions?

<b>The “Ultimate Solution” is an illusion</b><p>To aim for the solution that makes all other solutions unnecessary, is often an excuse for doing nothing at …

Human Resources

AI in HR: Artificial intelligence to bring out the best in people

Whenever there's a need to draft a job description, Expedia Inc.'s 3,000-plus recruiters and hiring managers have the option to call on a writing …

Google’s next-generation AI training system is monstrously fast

The TPU V2 could be a huge boon to Google’s cloud computing platform<p>Google today is unveiling its second-generation Tensor Processor Unit, a cloud computing hardware and software system that underpins some of the company’s most ambitious and far-reaching technologies. CEO Sundar Pichai announced …

Machine Learning

The Future Of Performance Management: How AI And Big Data Combat Workplace Bias

Today, there’s somewhat of a crisis of confidence in the way that industry evaluates employee performance. One piece of recent research showed that only 6% of organizations think their performance management processes are worthwhile.<p>Many companies have undergone a move away from traditional, …

Management

AI Recruitment: The Future of Automated Recruiting

AI recruitment is the hottest topic in recruiting these days.<p>AI for recruiting is the application of artificially intelligent abilities such as …

Employment

AI For Recruiting: A Definitive Guide For HR Professionals

Since the ATS, recruiters have leveraged technology to make their jobs easier, faster, and better. Today, the dominant theme in HR technology is AI …

Workplace diversity will soon include artificial intelligence

A tsunami of change is already arriving. Artificial intelligence is now capable of doing desk jobs that were previously safe from automation. The …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Boosts Workforce Productivity

AI is becoming an accessible and cost-feasible tool for all market segments -- including entrepreneurs and the businesses they run.<p>Eighty-four percent of businesses see the use of artificial intelligence (AI) as “essential” to competitiveness, while half view the technology as “transformative,” …

Artificial Intelligence

How These Companies Are Using AI To Boost Productivity

Robots aren’t taking our jobs, but artificial intelligence is making it easier than ever to do them.<p>“Amy” saves entrepreneur Gillian Morris about 43 productive hours a year.<p>Morris, the founder of Hitlist, a travel app that alerts users to cheap flights, has been using Amy, a virtual assistant from …

Artificial Intelligence

The Future Of Work: The Intersection Of Artificial Intelligence And Human Resources

Shutterstock<p>Artificial intelligence is transforming our lives at home and at work. At home, you may be one of the 1.8 million people who use Amazon’s Alexa to control the lights, unlock your car, and receive the latest stock quotes for the companies in your portfolio. In total, Alexa is touted as …

Artificial Intelligence