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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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The Personal Data Backlash — Next Up Recruitment? 

The Personal Data Backlash — Next Up Recruitment?  | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

Latest article by me on the 'Blockchain and Distributed Workforce publication' on Medium

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As Google Plus shuts down and Facebook reports a serious data breach, how safe is your personal data?

 

This article considers candidate data in the recruitment industry, and highlights initiatives to improve this using digital career profiles that are verified, owned and managed by individuals.

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Atlassian Boosted Its Female Technical Hires By 80% — Here’s How

Atlassian Boosted Its Female Technical Hires By 80% — Here’s How | HR Transformation | Scoop.it
As a diversity and inclusion leader, Aubrey Blanche is all about experiments backed up by research and data. Here, she shares what's worked and what hasn't at Atlassian.
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This is  great article sharing a successful approach that others can use.

 

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"No organization is actually a meritocracy until it’s accounted for its inherent and unspoken biases"

 

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Blockchain and the Chief Human Resources Officer

Transforming the HR Function and the Market for Skills, Talent and Training

 

This is a downloadable PDF report that I published with the Blockchain Research Institute.  

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This original research report looks at some of the fundamental challenges in the world of work and how a new emerging decentralised work economy could transform HR, work and even what we call 'The Firm'.

 

Gives examples of blockchain applications in candidate verification, digital work platforms and paying workers.

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What Has The Internet Ever Done for HR? 

What Has The Internet Ever Done for HR?  | HR Transformation | Scoop.it
All right, but apart from the job-boards, the freelancer platforms, email contract management and social-media, what has the internet ever done for HR?
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In the future, we might look back, and ask ourselves,

 

“All right, but apart from verified candidates, secure personal career profiles, frictionless digital work platforms, less intermediaries and fees, more workforce trust, and people reaching their potential through work, what has Blockchain ever done for HR?”

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The role of Organisational Network Analysis in People Analytics

Great overview by David Green on one of the most exciting trends in people analytics, the rapid growth of Organisational Network Analysis (ONA), which whilst not new is witnessing a resurgence thanks to developments in technology, new ways of working and changing business requirements.

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As well as the article, check out David's slide deck, which covers :-

  • What is ONA?
  • Why is ONA growing in importance?
  • What is ‘Active’ and ‘Passive’ ONA? Which one should we use? Can we use both?
  • What can we use ONA for?
  • What case studies on ONA are available?
  • Where can I find out more about ONA?
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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

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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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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.

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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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Andrew Spence on Helping Employees Find Meaning at Work

Andrew Spence on Helping Employees Find Meaning at Work | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

"Can you explain why making work more meaningful for employees should be one of the top priorities in every organisation?"

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Interview with me and Valène Jouany, from Smarp, on importance of helping employees find meaning at work, with some ideas on how to do this.

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ADP Unveils One Of The More Exciting HCM Systems I've Seen...according to Josh Bersin

ADP Unveils One Of The More Exciting HCM Systems I've Seen...according to Josh Bersin | HR Transformation | Scoop.it
ADP unveils its new HCM system and new payroll engine - and it's much sexier than you think.
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Bold words indeed from Josh Bersin who is impressed with the following new ADP innovations :-

 

(1) It's built on a Graph Database - you can change it by moving objects on the screen and the system reconfigures itself

 

"this is the disruptionthat could change the entire HCM market" according to Josh as other current systems (apart from Workday) are built on tables and fields, making modeling relationships and teams hard.

 

(2) New real-time, policy-based payroll engine. the new payroll system lets companies find policies others have created, inherit policies, combine policies, and edit policies graphically. These are all validated and checked and there is programming required. And the system is set up to pay, withhold, and garnish wages in real-time, so you will eventually be able to pay people daily if you choose.

 

3) Wisely Cash Card and App - ADP now supports pay to a dedicated pay card (your employer’s debit card you can use anywhere), your own debit card (bank branded), and digital payment through the Wisely app that lets you move pay to savings, loan payments, mortgages, etc. automatically.

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The best HR & People Analytics articles of July 2018

The best HR & People Analytics articles of July 2018 | HR Transformation | Scoop.it
July was a momentous month in terms of both the quality and quantity of people analytics articles. As such, I’ve extended my usual collection of my ten favourite articles to twelve this month as well as highlighting the best podcasts and videos from July.
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Great collection as always from David Green, including :-

 

  • LEXY MARTIN - 3 Things We Learned from The Age of People Analytics Report
  • RICHARD ROSENOW – People Analytics Starter Kit
  • GEETANJALI GAMEL & DAVID GREEN – How to create career paths for people analytics professionals
  • LEWIS GARRAD - 4 Reasons People Analytics is Critical to Effectively Building a Thriving Workforce

 

And so many others...

 

 

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Blockchain Workforce Update #1 

Blockchain Workforce Update #1 - news and views from those using blockchain technology to build the next generation of work platforms.

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From decentralised career profiles replacing CVs to work platforms to enable better matching and blockchain machines to pay contractors immediately with reduced remittance fees.

 

Bookmark the "Blockchain and Decentralised Workforce" hub on Medium for regular updates in this space from me and others!

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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.
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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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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.

Andrew Spence's insight:

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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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.