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The impact of individual versus group rewards on work group performance and cooperation: A computational social science approach

Abstract<p>Purpose<p>To examine the effect of individual versus group evaluation and reward systems on work group behavior and performance under different …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

How HR Can Support Virtual Work Teams

Where Big HR Corporates Are Placing Bets Across Travel Tech, Workplace Collaboration, And Data Analysis

To keep up with HR tech startups that are offering new products and services to disrupt and streamline services, established HR companies are …

Venture Capital

Three reasons to have a scientific approach to recruitment

When we recruit, we are basically trying to predict what performance a candidate will show in the future. You can make a guess, or go with your gut …

Bet You Didn't See This Coming: 10 Jobs That Will Be Replaced By Robots

From insurance to construction to Hollywood, the specter of automation looms for some surprising jobs.<p>I was recently talking to a friend of mine who’s an accountant. He has his own accounting firm and lives an upper-class lifestyle in the Chicago suburbs. As he's an accountant with an additional …

Robotics

Here's why those tech billionaires are throwing millions at ethical AI

Worried about a dystopian future in which AI rule the world and humans are enslaved to autonomous technology? You're not alone. So are billionaires (kind of).<p>First it was the Partnership on AI formed by Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and IBM.<p>Then came Elon Musk and Peter Thiel's recent …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Is Making AI That Can Make More AI

There's no way this could go wrong.<p>Designing a good artificial intelligence is hard. For a company like Google, which relies heavily on AI, designing the best possible AI software is crucial. And who better to design an AI than another AI?<p>If you said "literally anyone else" you might be right, but …

Computer Science

Researchers prove that smartwatches know you’re sick even before you do

Smartwatches are normally touted for their ability to track our activity, count steps, and log our heart rate during a morning run, but the devices …

Wearable Tech

5 Predictions For The Freelance Economy In 2017

It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect back on the past year, document the lessons we’ve learned and anticipate what 2017 has in store. Based on our previous track record of near-precise prognostication, it’s almost a certainty that everything we’re envisioning for 2017 will come to fruition!<p>…

Fortune 500

A tech company is making employees walk 10,000 steps a day, or do push-ups if they fail

A Chinese company is in the spotlight for trying to relieve its sedentary employees of their desks — by making it mandatory that they clock 10,000 steps a day.<p>The seemingly well-meaning but strictly enforced rules also deal a penalty of 50 to 100 push-ups to people who fail to meet the 10,000 step …

Walking

4 Top Leadership Trends for HR Managers in 2017

What's the biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017? A recent study concludes: employee burnout.<p>The study, by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace, found that 95 percent of human resource executives think that burnout is what stands in the way of employee retention. What's worse, …

Employment

How a Mathematical Formula From the 1960's Can Land Your Next Superstar

The 37 percent rule can inform smart hiring decisions and help you decide on your next recruit.<p>Finding the right talent is a tricky job. You review resumes, take time for phone calls, Skype calls, video interviews, and even set up face to face meetings and group sessions.<p>How on earth are you …

HR to face sea change in online learning software and accent on teams

A new "YouTube style of learning" for employees will pick up speed at companies this year and shake up the traditional model of corporate training, …

#BizTrends2017: Six trends HR professionals should look out for this year

The mobile device will be the HR department’s most imperative touchpoint<p>From recruiting talent to interacting with employees, the mobile phone is …

China’s Labor Market: Gaining Insights into HR Trends

By <b>Weining Hu</b><p>China’s labor market experienced several changes in 2016. Despite job demand cooling in the beginning of the year, China’s job market has …

China

How to accelerate gender diversity on boards

Slow progress in adding more women to boards has dominated the conversation. But tips from standout companies are more likely to inspire others to …

Governance

2016’s Biggest Ethical Conundrums: A Curated List

After yet another year of breakthroughs in science and technology, here are a few of the unanswered ethical conundrums kicked up in 2016 and a …

Computer Science

Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative

Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of …

Employment

Postcard from the future: A CHRO in 2021

<b>We often talk about the future, but how often do we describe it?</b><p>Imagine someone who leads a high-impact HR organisation in the year 2021: The CHRO—or …

Management

Evidence That Minorities Perform Worse Under Biased Managers

There is a growing body of research showing that minorities face bias in the job application process. When identical resumes — one with the name Emily and one with the name Lakisha, for example — are sent to job openings, Emily’s resume gets substantially more callbacks. And even with the same …

Harvard Business Review

The time is now to appoint an AI czar

Just because the constant acceleration of technology advancement has become cliché doesn’t mean you’re prepared.<p>You may think that’s OK because everyone is in the same boat, right? Wrong. Some big companies are already way ahead. And the gap between you and the leaders is getting bigger every day. …

Software Engineering

Enterprise IT trends for 2017: ‘Fog’ computing, Internet sensors, the second coming of silicon …

With Snap’s IPO reportedly imminent and the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now wrapped up, many in the tech world have been focused on innovations in consumer technology lately. But I think the coming year also will be marked by lesser-noticed tectonic shifts in enterprise-IT: Trends …

Cloud Computing

What to expect in the workplace in 2017

Like so many things for the year ahead, changes probably are coming to the workplace.<p>We asked several human resources experts and employment lawyers what they think we'll be talking about regarding compensation, benefits and how bosses manage their people. Some predictions:<p><b>More companies will</b> …

The Workplace

10 Most Popular Articles of 2016 About HR, HR Tech, Recruitment and Beyond

The HR Tech Weekly® is happy to present you the list of 10 most popular articles in our blog in 2016. The entire rank is made based on the number of …

Why AI and machine learning need to be part of your digital transformation plans

Is your business exploring AI and machine learning? Here's how to integrate new technologies into your digital transformation plans to drive value …

From New Technology to ‘Purposeful Innovation’ – Three Trends That Can Help Businesses Innovate & Grow in 2017

<b>Written by Himanshu Palsule, CTO at Epicor Software.</b><p>In the current climate, operational efficiency and business agility are more important than ever …

Big Data