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Blockchain platforms can enable good work

Blockchain platforms can enable good work | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

My article for The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)  argues there are some inherent features of blockchain technology that could help us build the next generation of work platforms that are fairer and more effective.

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Last year I was asked by Matthew Taylor, the CEO of the RSA, and author of the UK Taylor Review, to write an article about the potential of blockchain in the gig economy and workplace.

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Workplace Learning & Development Report 2018 | LinkedIn Learning

Workplace Learning & Development Report 2018 | LinkedIn Learning | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

50 page report based on survey of 4000 people.

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The short shelf life of skills and a tightening labor market are giving rise to a multitude of skill gaps. Businesses are fighting to stay ahead of the curve, trying to hold onto their best talent and
struggling to fill key positions. Individuals are conscious of staying relevant in the age of automation.

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2018 Global Human Capital Trends

2018 Global Human Capital Trends | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

​Organizations are being evaluated on the basis of their impact on society at large—transforming them from business enterprises into social enterprises.

An excellent 104 page PDF Download from Deloitte

Andrew Spence's insight:

Always an excellent read from Deloitte, some of the trends for 2018 :-

  • Teams leading teams
  • From Careers to Experiences: New Pathways
  • The Longevity Dividend: Work in an era of 100 year lives
  • Citizenship and social impact: Society Holds the Mirror
  • Well-Being: A Strategy and Responsibility
  • People Data: How Far is Too Far

 

Also, looks like the colon (:) is back!

 

 

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The Great HR Technology Turf War… 

This rinse and repeat cycle has been going on for decades, adding to the technology architecture we have today. And our technology stack is exactly that; a stack. It’s history can be traced back simply by lifting the hood. It’s like cutting through the trunk of a tree – the story laid out in every ring.
Andrew Spence's insight:

Great insight from Gareth Jones, COO at Headstart, on how the enterprise technology vendor landscape is shifting quickly. 

 

"our technology stack is exactly that; a stack. It’s history can be traced back simply by lifting the hood. It’s like cutting through the trunk of a tree – the story laid out in every ring."

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Will Money Solve Your Problems of Turnover? • ScienceForWork

Will Money Solve Your Problems of Turnover? • ScienceForWork | HR Transformation | Scoop.it
General compensation and financial rewards alone may have a limited impact on voluntary turnover.


Rewards beyond pay (e.g. benefits, career or growth opportunities, and training) may have a larger effect than money.

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The ScienceForWork team do a great job of applying evidence based management to big HR related question.

 

Benefits and development opportunities have consistently been found to have a larger effect on turnover than money.

 

From meta-analysis of 316 studies.

 

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Using People Analytics to drive business performance: quick-service restaurant chain

Using People Analytics to drive business performance: quick-service restaurant chain | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

"A nice case-study from McKinsey - a quick-service restaurant chain with thousands of outlets around the world is using data to drive a successful turnaround, increase customer satisfaction, and grow revenues."

Andrew Spence's insight:

I enjoyed reading this case-study as it sums up some key themes in how to be successful with people analytics.

 

Interesting that the data collected was well beyond what is measured in our HR systems, including actual employee behaviour.

 

Also, this was a pilot which had encouraging results with customer satisfaction scores up more than 100%.

 

There were four insights that you can read about :-

  • Personality counts
  • Careers are key
  • Management is a contact sport
  • Shifts differ

 

And a summary that should be printed on every CHRO's job description :- 

 

"executives who can complement experience-based wisdom with analytically driven insight stand a much better chance of linking their talent efforts to business value"

 

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Prof. Dr. Kai Reinhardt's curator insight, July 30, 2017 4:36 AM
Guter Case zu Daten-Analytics im Talent Management 
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What are the opportunities for automation in HR?

What are the opportunities for automation in HR? | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

"What are the opportunities for automation in HR?"

a guest post by me on HR Zone.

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Covers impact of cloud, robotic process automation (RPA), AI, machine learning, chat bots and blockchain.

 

Also asks, what might be the impact on HR and careers? 

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Automation and the Future of the Recruitment Function

Automation and the Future of the Recruitment Function | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

This article by Kevin Wheeler, moves from the general and breaks down exactly where AI could automate recruitment in a few years time.  

Andrew Spence's insight:

By breaking down the recruitment process, Kevin identifies areas where automation could improve recruitment.

 

This includes chatbots, emotion recognition, simulations, predictive analytics.

 

Many companies are doing aspects of this already, but the reality is most recruitment operations have only automated a tiny percentage so far.  

 

The article also discusses the impact on careers, as the recruiting function is redesigned into a more personalised, advice-orientated function.

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Thomas Bordenave's curator insight, June 27, 2017 7:43 AM

By breaking down the recruitment process, Kevin identifies areas where automation could improve recruitment.

 

This includes chatbots, emotion recognition, simulations, predictive analytics.

 

Many companies are doing aspects of this already, but the reality is most recruitment operations have only automated a tiny percentage so far.  

 

The article also discusses the impact on careers, as the recruiting function is redesigned into a more personalised, advice-orientated function.

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What Makes Work Meaningful?

What Makes Work Meaningful? | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

Article from the HR Transformer Blog, that highlights some research into what makes work meaningful.

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How can organisations provide work that is meaningful?

One of the first steps is to look at what makes work meaningful for individuals.  This is important for all those managing teams or designing or changing organisations.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 20, 2017 12:47 PM
The first quality of meaningful work is essential. Why do we enter a particular profession and area of work? I wanted to make a difference and go beyond as a teacher. It is reflective in two ways. First, meaningful work reflects who we each are as a person. Dewey used the term "self-interest." Second, we reflect on what we do and who we are in our work to become better and grow. Parker Palmer says the question about who the teacher is that teaches is rarely explored. It might be what Paul Ricoeur explored as the phenomenology of the self.
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HR Outlook Winter 2016-17 CIPD Report

HR Outlook Winter 2016-17 CIPD Report | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

This 39 page PDF report examines the issues facing the HR function and HR professionals, highlighting emerging trends within HR and future challenges.

Andrew Spence's insight:

Summary from CIPD

This report has covered a wide range of issues, but there are 6 key insights which we believe HR needs to act on.  We must:

• demonstrate the value of the HR agenda

• use HR data to strengthen evidence-based decision-making

• harness the benefits of technology

• prepare for economic uncertainty (for example globalisation and Brexit)

• adapt to the changing needs and desires of the workforce

• strengthen the capability of people managers.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, May 3, 2017 10:48 PM
Worth downloading as is the infographic and refreshing no email address required
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People analytics: Recalculating the route

People analytics: Recalculating the route | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

"People analytics, a discipline that started as a small technical group that analyzed engagement and retention, has now gone mainstream."

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Here are 8 factors that are important in starting a successful people analytics programme, according to Deloitte

  1. Invest at a senior level in people analytics 
  2. Establish clear leadership 
  3. Prioritize clean and reliable data across HR and the organization 
  4. Understand that analytics is multidisciplinary
  5. Increase analytics fluency throughout the organization
  6. Develop a two- to three-year roadmap for investment in analytics programs
  7. Focus on actions, not just findings
  8. Integrate HR, organizational, and external data
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Managing Attrition – Are You Looking Backwards or Forwards?

Managing Attrition – Are You Looking Backwards or Forwards? | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

An article from yours truly on the benefits of using predictive analytics to better manage attrition (and retention)

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How do you manage attrition?

An article that explains some of the benefits of using predictive analytics in HR.

Predicting attrition is a tangible way to demonstrate value of people analytics and HR.

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HR for Humans: How behavioral economics can reinvent HR

HR for Humans: How behavioral economics can reinvent HR | HR Transformation | Scoop.it
A new generation of talent strategies, rooted in evidence-based HR and behavioral insights, is replacing HR practices centered on outdated ideas of human psychology and organizational design.
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"People may be the heart of our organizations, but HR practices are often based on outdated ideas of human psychology and organizational design. When it comes to hiring decisions, employee motivation, and helping workers make better choices, behavioral insights and evidence-based practices can drive a new generation of HR strategies."

 

Learn more about the themes of behavioural economics and how they apply to HR :-

 

  1. Play Moneyball (bounded rationality)
  2. Nudge your colleagues (bounded willpower)
  3. Leverage intrinsic motivation (bounded self-interest)
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Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy

Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy.

Great article by John Beoudreau and Rob Cross.

Andrew Spence's insight:

This article picks up on a couple of mega trends impacting how we will manage people in organisations in the future.

 

It is exciting because it highlights the mental transition we need to make to get there...

 

The move to the gig economy, or whatever we call it, means we need to manage a disparate group of workers, freelancers, automatons (!), platforms, suppliers and networks.

 

Our traditional HR practices are geared up around single employees on full time contracts.

 

We need to use the insights from network analysis to understand how these people work with each other.  Developments in techniques and data captured means this is now possible, but are we still thinking in terms of the HR processes we know and love?

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Blockchain in HR: Challenges, Applications and the Future of Work

Blockchain in HR: Challenges, Applications and the Future of Work | HR Transformation | Scoop.it
There are a lot of misconceptions about blockchain. This article is a round-up of what blockchain is, how it applies to HR, and how it is used by companies today.
Andrew Spence's insight:

This is a great write-up of an event I hosted in London last week on "Blockchain and the Distributed Workforce"

 

I shared my research on where blockchain has the greatest potential in the world of work, followed by presentations by 6 startups and a panel discussion.

 

Watch this space for more developments!

 

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The rise of the Chief HR Officer

What makes a CHRO successful – now and in the future?  16 page PDF from KPMG

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Lots of insights from the survey, including 

 

"We found a number of trends. Most notably, the proportion of CHROs who were female went from a minority (44%) to a majority 56%"

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People Analytics Podcast: Season 2 Overview

People Analytics Podcast: Season 2 Overview | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

Here is an overview by me, of the last 8 installments of the People Analytics Podcast.  With a who's who of practitioners from technology and consulting, hosted by Max Blumberg and David Green. Includes interviews with with Professor John Boudreau, Bernard Marr, Ross Sparkman, Alec Levenson and others.  From Tucana.

Andrew Spence's insight:

I sat down one Sunday with my headphones and soaked up some great insights and stories from some real people analytics experts.  I did acquire a slight south-african accent by the time I was finished, but that's another story...

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AI, Blockchain, and the Cloud. How do they impact HR?

AI, Blockchain, and the Cloud. How do they impact HR? | HR Transformation | Scoop.it
Three of the most impactful technologies in HR will be AI, the Blockchain, and the Cloud. Which one do you think will make the biggest impact?
Andrew Spence's insight:

It's always nice to be given the opportunity to speak to audiences about HR, the future of organisations and technology innovation.

 

It's even better when your speech is written up and shared which Eric van Vulpen kindly did for the new site, Digital HR Tech.

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Chatbots in HR, the realities and opportunities

Chatbots in HR, the realities and opportunities | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

Could a chat bot take on some of the more difficult, empathetic, context specific - human work, like learning and development? From Alistair Shepherd from Saberr.

Andrew Spence's insight:

Todays chatbots do simple tasks pretty well.

 

In HR, chat bots are being used to point candidates and employees in the right direction for simple information requests such as applying for leave.

 

This article asks whether chat bots can move up the scale and solve complex problems that us humans struggle with?

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The Seven Deadly Sins Preventing Meaningful Work

The Seven Deadly Sins Preventing Meaningful Work | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

This is from the HR Transformer Blog on Meaningful Work, based on research by Professor Katie Bailey et al.

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Ever worked in an environment that was dysfunctional in some way?

Research suggests that these are some of the factors that destroy meaningful work.  

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Magaly Siméon's curator insight, June 21, 2017 3:47 AM

Ever worked in an environment that was dysfunctional in some way?

Research suggests that these are some of the factors that destroy meaningful work.  

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The perfect match, HR analytics and strategy

The perfect match, HR analytics and strategy | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

A good article by Patrick Coolen, from ABN AMRO Bank, who stresses the importance of  finding the relevant strategic business question.

Andrew Spence's insight:

The article covers the evolution of HR analytics, from tools and techniques to capabilities and leadership.

Also, an interesting overview of the analytics product offering at the bank.

Patrick also makes the pragmatic point, "if you can answer a business question by creating a simple but effective pivot table and corresponding graph, by all means, please do."

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From chatbots to measuring the lifetime value of employees: AI is rapidly augmenting HR

From chatbots to measuring the lifetime value of employees: AI is rapidly augmenting HR | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

New article from brand new site, The People Space.

The robots are coming, and they want to improve your HR processes. How will artificial intelligence affect the critical areas of recruitment, employee engagement and talent management?

Andrew Spence's insight:

Good article highlighting the potential of AI in augmenting HR.

 

With examples from

  • Talent Management - early identification of talent; predicting likelihood of success, helping succession planning; and the linking of people data to business performance to create “a measure of lifetime value”.
  • Employee Sentiment  -  2 examples of tools already available in this area: Talla, which is mainly focused on answering questions related to recruitment, and Jane, which acts like an HR service centre.
  • Recruitment - using pattern recognition that can be missed by us humans with all our preconceived ideas and biases
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Visualising Relationships at Work

Visualising Relationships at Work | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

One from the HR Transformer Blog, showing the potential uses of organisational network analysis to solve business problems.

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We know that successful team dynamics is critical in building organisations, however many of our HR and people management processes are still designed around the individual.

 

By being able to visualise teams relationships we can begin to build a strong foundation for organisations of the future based on a deeper understanding of effective teams.

 

Let me know if you want to know more about this.

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How Will Blockchain Impact HR?

How Will Blockchain Impact HR? | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

An article introducing blockchain technology and its possible applications in HR and people management.

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Of all the emerging technologies, blockchain is the least exciting as a technology, but potentially the most impactful on society.

 

Blockchain could fundamentally change how we manage people and HR, then the impact on HR is an irrelevant question if some of these predictions come true as we will have moved to very different economic models.

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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, April 9, 2017 4:51 AM
In an era where trust has been eroded in our institutions, politicians and even fellow citizens, anything that can strengthen trust should be viewed positively.
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2017 Global Human Capital Trends | Deloitte

2017 Global Human Capital Trends  | Deloitte | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

Deloitte's Human Capital Trends survey of leaders from around the world identifies the critical trends shaping the HR agenda. Recommended 144 pg PDF report

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Great quality report from Deloitte.

Rewriting the rules for the digital age, with some interesting chapters on 

  • Talent acquisition: Enter the cognitive recruiter
  • Digital HR: Platforms, people and work
  • People Analytics: Recalculating the route
  • Diversity and Inclusion:The reality gap
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