Tech tips to give wellbeing the attention it deserves

Jul 1, 2020 8:57:19 AM / by Steve Boese posted in HR Technology, Steve Boese, HR professionals, health/wellness, covid-19, coronavirus, pandemic, wellbeing

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A few months ago, I set out to articulate the most pressing short- and long-term challenges facing HR and business leaders from the coronavirus pandemic: business agility, wellbeing and leadership. Today, considerable uncertainty, stress, anxiety and even “pandemic fatigue” remain as the crisis continues to weigh on employees, HR professionals, leaders—heck, everyone.

Just a few weeks ago, many of us felt things were trending more positively: Cases of COVID-19 in the earliest and hardest-hit regions of the country had started to slow, while other regions were beginning to re-open workplaces and return to something close to “normal.”

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3 Big Ideas from a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer

Jun 29, 2020 12:32:30 PM / by Human Resource Executive posted in AI, HR Technology, John Sumser, HR professionals, covid-19, coronavirus, pandemic

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John Sumser, founder and principal analyst for HRExaminer, has witnessed change in the HR-technology realm that puts him among the pantheon of advisors and observers.

But he’ll be the first to admit that nothing could have prepared him for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on HR, including on executives and decision-makers who are representing employers of all stripes, sizes and industry sectors.

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HR leaders: Stop paying ‘lip service to gender, racial parity’

Jun 29, 2020 12:27:32 PM / by Human Resource Executive posted in diversity, HR Technology, Women in Technology, HR professionals, Women in HR Tech Summit, workforce diversity, work culture, workplace environment, women in workforce, laurie Ruettimann

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Laurie Ruettimann doesn’t mince words.

When asked her outlook on gender parity in corporate leadership, she didn’t sugarcoat things: “I’m not optimistic. According to the World Economic Forum, a woman would have to be born in the year 2255 to get equal pay at work. I’m irritated. How about we speed this up, OK?”

That straight talk will be at the heart of the closing session of Women in HR Tech this fall, as Ruettimann moderates a discussion on the long game of achieving gender parity in leadership ranks, which will feature PlanSource’s Nancy Sansom and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Tomya Watt. The speakers will discuss the progress and pitfalls of gender equity in the workplace and share their personal experiences climbing the corporate ladder, a journey that, for Ruettimann—a corporate trainer, speaker and author—has taken some interesting turns, which she recently shared with HRE.

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Sumser: 8 ways to reflect on your HR ethics

Jun 16, 2020 11:31:37 AM / by HR Tech posted in AI, HR Technology, John Sumser, HR professionals, covid-19, coronavirus, pandemic, ethics

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Pandemic, massive racial and political unrest, economic disruption, men in space, generational conflict, cities burning. You could be forgiven if you think we’ve been transported back to the 1960s. For a long time, nothing much happened. Then, whammo. It’s all happening at once.

The progress toward a society rooted in equality stalled some time ago. It took a political administration that says the quiet part out loud to pull the covers off the thing we didn’t want to see: We live in a class-driven society. And the primary determinant of class is skin color. Our organizations are reflections of the structural forces that drive unequal access to resources, education, jobs, and technology.

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Blockchain in HR: Mind-Blowing?

Jun 16, 2020 10:56:08 AM / by HR Tech posted in blockchain, blockchain in HR, HR Tech Conference, Yvette Cameron

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What is Blockchain? Isn’t it something to do with cryptocurrency? Why should I care about blockchain as an HR professional?  If you are asking these questions, you aren’t alone.

 

Blockchain in Simple Terms

You’ll often hear blockchain described as a “distributed, decentralized, public ledger” or a “record-keeping technology.” It’s widely associated with cryptocurrencies since it was first officially outlined over 10 years ago as the protocol used in the creation of the Bitcoin network. 

 

Often touted as complex — and it is if you really dig into the details — the broader concept of the technology itself is easier to grasp. Essentially, blockchain is a shared database or ledger that houses records validated by a community rather than a single entity. Each block contains data and is akin to a page of a ledger. As new records are created, the blocks are linked to the previous block to form a chain.

 

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Boese: 4 questions for business agility

Jun 10, 2020 10:49:13 AM / by HR Tech posted in HR Technology, Steve Boese, HR professionals, covid-19, coronavirus, pandemic

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In my last column, I set out to articulate what the team at H3 HR Advisors was considering the primary challenges facing HR and business leaders as they continue to deal with the coronavirus impact today and to plan for a still-uncertain tomorrow. One month later, while perhaps a few elements of the complex array of moving parts impacting work and business have become more clear, many — if not most — have not. And, while perhaps some of us are working more actively toward the restoration of the “normal,” most of us are probably not quite there yet.

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How is Artificial Intelligence Used in Human Resources?

Jun 2, 2020 11:02:08 AM / by HR Tech posted in AI, artificial intelligence, HR Tech Conference

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A Beginner’s Guide to AI in HR

Technology plays an important role in human resources management.  As more HR professionals and employers are likely to embrace artificial intelligence for HR in the coming years, it’s important to get a good understanding of how human resources can utilize AI to get more out of their teams.

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Uncovering the Now of Work: HR Technology Conference 2020 Agenda

Jun 2, 2020 10:30:45 AM / by HR Tech posted in HR Tech Conference

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Cutting-Edge Roster Explores the Hottest Topics Impacting HR Including AI, Blockchain, Diversity & Inclusion and More

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Bersin: Here’s the back-to-work playbook for companies to succeed

May 22, 2020 1:39:11 PM / by Josh Bersin posted in HR Technology, josh bersin, HR professionals, covid-19, coronavirus, pandemic

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Much has been written in the past weeks and months about the business impact of the COVID-19 crisis. I, along with many others, have written extensively about the almost-overnight transition to remote work, as well as many other changes companies implemented to adapt. Now, I will be focusing on considerations for returning to work.

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2020 Top 100 HR Tech Influencers

May 20, 2020 9:42:15 AM / by HR Tech posted in HR Tech Conference, top influencers

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Human Resource Executive® and the HR Technology Conference & Exposition® today announced the release of its 2020 Top 100 HR Tech Influencers list. From the executives guiding workforces through today’s unique challenges to practitioners pairing expert strategies with forward-thinking HR technology tools, the second annual list recognizes the thought leaders actively shaping HR’s new agenda and championing the critical role technology plays in this modern age.  

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