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#Nextchat: Recruiting Smarter with Artificial Intelligence



Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way, and the journey is not over yet. Not only can AI currently guide you to the best burger or the closest cup of coffee, it can also help you quickly and efficiently find the best job candidates.

“Whether it's sorting through multitudes of resumes or social media profiles to find the best fit for a job, analyzing the vocal tone or facial expressions of job candidates in video interviews, or keeping applicants apprised of their hiring status, artificial intelligence is moving rapidly from...


Building Diverse Teams Takes Time, Patience and Long Term Planning


Research shows that when a company embraces diversity, it can become more innovative and competitive. These traits are especially important for companies who continue to experience exponential growth, expand their applicant pool and hire more talent.

Diversity is integral to the ecosystem of a company because it enables an organization to innovate and adapt in a fast-changing environment. Studies have also shown that a more diverse talent pool is pivotal to competitive advantage and economic success.

As a global company, we work hard to support and leverage the diversity of...


Four Ways AI Can Work for Your Workforce, Not Instead of Them


When you think about artificial intelligence, two competing images come to mind. One is of the friendly digital assistant who lives and travels with you—Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri—whose job is to make your life easier. The other is more menacing: the dispassionate robot who is coming to take your job.

It’s true, automation is taking over jobs, but what’s more interesting and more immediate is how AI is taking over tasks. McKinsey’s 2017 A Future That Works report reveals that the number of occupations with the potential to become fully...


How to Create a Successful Reverse Mentoring Program to Promote Gender Diversity



While women make up about half of the college educated workforce in the US, they comprise only 29% of science and engineering jobs.[1] This percentage continues to drop further into leadership ranks within these fields. Due both the pipeline problem, as well as other career and social barriers, most senior managers in the tech industry tend to be men. This past year, the percentage of women CEO's of Fortune 500 companies fell to 4%.[2] Current managers can promote gender-inclusive leadership through a variety of methods such as shifting workplace culture and through...


#SHRM17 -- Top 3 Tips for First-Time Attendees

In June, I will be attending my 17th straight SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. In that time, I have experienced a bevy of conference highs and lows.  So, what are three things that are crucial for any attendee to know?
1.  Drink LOTS of water
Every day will likely be in the 90s and it will be likely very humid! But, given the significant amount of walking you're likely to do as well as the arctic temperatures inside the convention center to counteract the heat, you'll need all the...

Using HR Competencies to Turn Knowledge into Action

Human resources professionals need to be committed to lifelong learning. Our profession is constantly changing because business is always changing. But, knowledge isn’t enough. We should be able to turn knowledge into action. It isn’t enough to know or recite a theory, we must be able to apply it.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently added an interactive book to their competency model website featuring stories from HR pros who are using the model to advance their organizations and careers. It’s titled, “Real World HR: Bringing the SHRM Competency Model to Life” and I’m honored to...


The Way Forward on Migration – February 14, 2017



“The definition of mobility is changing as it includes people moving to where the jobs are (migration) as well as jobs moving to where the people live (outsourcing, shared service centers, among others) and more and more tasks are moving (via digital intermediation) to people everywhere…These specific situations have arisen in the past, but the trend is growing and increasing in complexity…It will be important to reflect on the adequacy of existing tools provided by both national and international private law to anticipate future challenges…”  IOE Brief, ...


Wide Awake !!

During my time at Ohio University, I fell hard for a new band (at the time) called U2. After I heard their music, I couldn’t get enough of them. We had two record (yes, record) stores in Athens at the time, and I made sure to make regular trips to both of them to pick up anything U2 had put out.

I found an EP on vinyl that the band issued called Wide Awake in America which contained only four songs. That didn’t matter to me because it had a live version of my favorite song, Bad. Every Friday afternoon, I...


#Nextchat: 2017 #SHRMTalent —Talent Today and Tomorrow



The HR profession is known for its catchphrases, and the expression “war for talent” is a phrase that is certain to produce a lively debate.

Whether you think the war is over or is only getting more intense, one thing is clear: It’s critical that talent managers are informed about the latest trends to remain competitive.

Knowledge about the latest developments in social recruiting, technology, onboarding, compliance, engagement strategies and analytics is critical to the continual evolution and survival of any organization’s talent management program.

On April 24-26 some...