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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Examples of Artificial Intelligence 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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Abby Wambach to Present HR Tech Conference Opening Keynote

May 7, 2020 10:44:38 AM / by HR Tech posted in HR Tech 2020

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Olympic Gold Medalist and Bestselling Author Will Share Messages of Perseverance and Resilience HR Leaders Can Use to Build Inclusive Workplaces

 

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Boese: The biggest post-pandemic HR challenges

May 4, 2020 10:59:30 AM / by HR Tech posted in HR Technology, Steve Boese, HR professionals, covid-19, coronavirus, pandemic

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I’m not sure if it is too early yet to be thinking of the post-pandemic world, the so-called “new normal” or whatever phrase gets coined to describe the changed environment and workplaces that we, collectively, are going to concurrently inherit and create.

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What Percentage of the Workforce is Female in 2020?

Apr 29, 2020 10:26:12 AM / by HR Tech posted in hr tech, women in HR Tech, Women in HR Tech Summit, workforce diversity, HR Tech 2020, women in workforce, females in the workforce

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Women are making big strides in the workforce in 2020, yet they face big challenges going forward.  A U.S. Labor Department’s report in December showed that women make up the majority of the workforce at 50.04%.  Yet, even with the mass number of women in the workforce, the percentage of executive-level roles held by women remains relatively low. Only 6% of the Fortune 500 have women as CEOs and only 2% or 60 of the Russell 3000 companies (the 3,000 largest companies domiciled in the U.S. and U.S. territories) have a board made up of at least 50% women according to Equilar.

Nobody would argue that those percentages aren’t low, but they are up from what it was just a few years ago. Change, although slow, is happening as reflected in the increase seen for the past nine consecutive quarters in the Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI), a quarterly update of female directors in the Russell 3000. Additionally, according to the Women in Workplace 2019 report by McKinsey & Company and Lean In, more companies have higher numbers of female C-level executives than in previous years.

Though the numbers are improving, the question remains, how do we help our organizations create a culture of inclusion and diversity.

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Josh Bersin: 4 Ways to Build Organizational Resilience

Apr 23, 2020 11:23:53 AM / by Human Resource Executive posted in HR Technology, josh bersin, HR professionals, covid-19, coronavirus

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This pandemic has demonstrated just how brittle our society is. A tiny virus has drastically upset our lives, our economies and our societies. In a time like this, resilience—the ability to adapt and bounce back—will be one of the most important characteristics that will help us recover.

But how do we design our organizations for resilience? Here are four things to consider: 

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