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artificial intelligence in the near future | hr exchange network

have you seen the movie short circuit. it's a fantastic 80s movie about a robot who gains individuality and intelligence after being struck by a bolt of lightning. the robot, named johnny five, is immediately quotable using the catch phrase, "need input."while the movie was certainly meant to be a comedy/scifi film, the reality is artificial intelligence works the same way. it needs input to function. ai also needs computing power. in fact there's been such an increase in computing power that suddenly movies like short circuit aren't that farfetched. in the last five years alone, the boom in computing power has allowed algorithms developed around 20 years ago to actually be used."the neural networks and algorithms that run watson and o...




why some hr professionals fear technology

full disclosure: i’ve been the editor-in-chief for the hr exchange network for nearly three months. before making the career jump to this gig, i spe...




7 reasons innovation may fail | hr exchange network

when a company uses the term innovation, what comes to mind?any number of things i would imagine. in fact, i know. i’ve been doing quite a bit of research lately around the topic of developing an innovative workplace culture. i’ve spoken to a lot of hr professionals in the process. some of the answers i’ve been given are similar in nature, but a lot were different too.the more i think about the topic, the more curious i get. generally speaking, hr professionals think of innovation or an innovative workplace culture as a positive concept. what we don’t think about, in fact, what i’ve not really thought about is the flipside of the coin: can innovation be a negative concept?the fast answer: you bet it can.now before you get upset wit...




creating innovation: ways to address your company's culture | hr exchange network

with millennials at the forefront of today’s workforce, the employee experience is a must. a part of that: creating an innovative workplace culture. as such, it’s no surprise the issue has become a top priority for the members of the c-suite.there’s plenty of evidence available now to support this course of action.companies with great cultures are 29% more likely to have employees innovating and performing great work. (o.c. tanner institute, talent magnets)companies with great culture are 53% more likely to have highly engaged employees. (o.c. tanner institute, talent magnets)a strong culture offers a competitive advantagegreat cultures = companies are 27% more likely to increase revenue and 25% more likely to see team growth (o.c. tan...




creating innovation: ways to address your company's culture | hr exchange network

with millennials at the forefront of today’s workforce, the employee experience is a must. a part of that: creating an innovative workplace culture. as such, it’s no surprise the issue has become a top priority for the members of the c-suite.there’s plenty of evidence available now to support this course of action.companies with great cultures are 29% more likely to have employees innovating and performing great work. (o.c. tanner institute, talent magnets)companies with great culture are 53% more likely to have highly engaged employees. (o.c. tanner institute, talent magnets)a strong culture offers a competitive advantagegreat cultures = companies are 27% more likely to increase revenue and 25% more likely to see team growth (o.c. tan...




hr exchange network editorial calendar | hr exchange network

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6 key hr trends to watch in 2018 | hr exchange network

2017 has seen its fair share of change in the human resources space.  2018 will be no different.as i continue to learn more and more about the field and its impact on employees and companies, there are several trends i see as becoming more cemented in the space next year.  the following are the 6 key hr trends to watch in 2018.1. people analyticspeople analytics is huge and it will continue its growth in 2018.  analytic tools are used to measure data, but also to characterize it and organize it.  the data is then used to determine how a single employee or a group of employees are performing.  it can also be used to decide how successful the employee or group will be and can lead to potential changes to increase success.for human resourc...




9 steps to successfully address sexual harassment | hr exchange network

just about every company today, faces the problem of sexual harassment in their work place. to effectively combat sexual harassment, outlined below is a proven method for addressing the problem that has proved successful in a large, international company.first, with the latest advice from legal counsel, update your company policy to clearly state that any proven sexual harassment offense will be subject to discipline, up to and including discharge. the policy should include a list of the more serious offenses, including physical touching, bantering, third party harassment, gesturing, hostile work environment, retaliation, verbal abuse and making false accusations, while stating that all incidents will be promptly and thoroughly investigated ...




why some hr professionals fear technology | hr exchange network

full disclosure: i’ve been the editor-in-chief for the hr exchange network for nearly three months. before making the career jump to this gig, i spent the last 11 years of my professional life as a television news producer. i tell you that to illustrate a singular point: i have a lot to learn about the human resources space.one of my favorite questions to ask the non-hr masses is this: what’s the first thing that comes to mind when asked what do hr professionals do in an organization or company?i’d be willing to bet it has something to do with “keeping the company from getting sued.” before taking this job, it certainly would have been mine. even if that wasn’t the first guess, i’d almost certainly guarantee it had something to...




why some hr professionals fear technology | hr exchange network

full disclosure: i’ve been the editor-in-chief for the hr exchange network for nearly three months. before making the career jump to this gig, i spent the last 11 years of my professional life as a television news producer. i tell you that to illustrate a singular point: i have a lot to learn about the human resources space.one of my favorite questions to ask the non-hr masses is this: what’s the first thing that comes to mind when asked what do hr professionals do in an organization or company?i’d be willing to bet it has something to do with “keeping the company from getting sued.” before taking this job, it certainly would have been mine. even if that wasn’t the first guess, i’d almost certainly guarantee it had something to...




hr technology conversations: jan van der hoop part ii | hr exchange network

as more and more technology is created for human resources, there is much to be said about its efficacy and the ethical standards by which use is graded. i sat down with hr exchange network advisory board member john van der hoop to discuss the topics. below is part ii of our conversation.transcript:mason:so let’s start with what you asked me to remind you about, which is ai measuring what matters.jan:yeah. okay. let me try to put myself back in my frame of mind from thursday or friday when we spoke. here’s the thing. i think it really does boil down to a thread that i think i laid down last time, which is the importance of measuring what matters, that there’s a risk in hr and i think there’s a risk far beyond hr. in our compulsive d...




hr technology conversations: jan van der hoop part ii | hr exchange network

as more and more technology is created for human resources, there is much to be said about its efficacy and the ethical standards by which use is graded. i sat down with hr exchange network advisory board member john van der hoop to discuss the topics. below is part ii of our conversation.transcript:mason:so let’s start with what you asked me to remind you about, which is ai measuring what matters.jan:yeah. okay. let me try to put myself back in my frame of mind from thursday or friday when we spoke. here’s the thing. i think it really does boil down to a thread that i think i laid down last time, which is the importance of measuring what matters, that there’s a risk in hr and i think there’s a risk far beyond hr. in our compulsive d...




the pros and cons of hiring locals over expats | hr exchange network

we are living in a global community. that is reality. for hr professionals, it is becoming common to not only focus on a local workforce, but also a global one.in our article the pros and cons of hiring expats, hr exchange network contributor martin p. laird wrote about hiring expatriated workers to help grow business and train new employees in a foreign country. in this article, i’d like to look at the flipside of the coin: hiring locals over expats.for educational purposes, let’s define the term expatriate employee. according to the financial times:an employee who is sent to live abroad for a defined time period. an expatriate is expected to relocate abroad, with or without family, for as short a period as six months to a year; typical...




the pros and cons of hiring locals over expats | hr exchange network

we are living in a global community. that is reality. for hr professionals, it is becoming common to not only focus on a local workforce, but also a global one.in our article the pros and cons of hiring expats, hr exchange network contributor martin p. laird wrote about hiring expatriated workers to help grow business and train new employees in a foreign country. in this article, i’d like to look at the flipside of the coin: hiring locals over expats.for educational purposes, let’s define the term expatriate employee. according to the financial times:an employee who is sent to live abroad for a defined time period. an expatriate is expected to relocate abroad, with or without family, for as short a period as six months to a year; typical...




hr technology conversations: jan van der hoop part ii | hr exchange network

as more and more technology is created for human resources, there is much to be said about its efficacy and the ethical standards by which use is graded. i sat down with hr exchange network advisory board member john van der hoop to discuss the topics. below is part i of our conversation.transcript:mason:so let’s start with what you asked me to remind you about, which is ai measuring what matters.jan:yeah. okay. let me try to put myself back in my frame of mind from thursday or friday when we spoke. here’s the thing. i think it really does boil down to a thread that i think i laid down last time, which is the importance of measuring what matters, that there’s a risk in hr and i think there’s a risk far beyond hr. in our compulsive de...




how to effectively change performance management | hr exchange network

change comes down to people. it may be an inevitable part of life, but change within an organization requires the support of many individuals to be successful. adopting even the most well-designed performance management model requires people to understand the benefits, care about the change, and get engaged.how to effectively change performance management by reflektive takes a look at the changing nature of performance management and how to effectively manage changing systems within your organization.learn more about agile performance management, and the 6 steps to help effectively change performance management.plus:understand the differenc...




making a leader: the problem with leadership development programs and how to fix it | hr exchange network

editor’s note: this is the first article in our jack bucalo series “making a leader.” join hr exchange network to receive our newsletter and access all of our content, including articles, columns, videos, reports and more.let's face it! the ultimate customer of any leadership development and training program is a company’s ceo and top line management executives. for decades now, such programs have failed in their eyes because they offered little or no practical business value in relation to the amount of valuable line executive time expended on them.to fully understand this problem, we must first examine the relationship of the various hr leaders to the ceo and top line management executives. survey after survey, decade after dec...




making a leader: a new path forward to leadership development success | hr exchange network

1. access to expertly produced market reports, videos, industry interviews, white papers, infographics, podcasts and more2. weekly newsletters with a round up of the latest c...




artificial intelligence: getting ethical with the digital transformation | hr exchange network

the hr technology digital transformation is happening, and has been for a while now. but i have to say the following quote from hr exchange network advisory board member jan van der hoop sums it up pretty well:“i’m sensing it feels to me like the [hr] community as a whole is pretty much a deer in the headlights. they know there’s changes happening. they know they have to get jiggy with those changes, and they’re really not sure where to begin.”speaking as someone who is still fairly new to the space, i feel, very much, the same way.let me give you a quick background. i’ve spent the last 11 years of my professional life as a journalist. with the exception of a seven-month stint at my hometown radio station, all of that time was in...




healthcare q&a: recouping those lost healthcare dollars | hr exchange network

healthcare costs account for a lot of dollars for both employees and employers, but there are ways to recoup the costs.  finhealth founder and ceo jim arnold sat down with hr exchange network editor mason stevenson to discuss the topic.transcript:masonhi.  it’s mason, the editor of hr exchange network doing another live interview here at the chro exchange.  with me finhealth founder and ceo jim arnold.  jim, thank yo for being with us.jimhey.  good afternoon.  how are you?mason doing very well.  so, this is our second live interview of the day.  we're going talk about some healthcare issues and jim has a lot of great knowledge about that.  so, let's just start off with the first question.  it's a broad question.  consumers a...