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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 Spences 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 Spences 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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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 Spences 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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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 Spences 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.

Andrew Spences insight:

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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4 ways to recruit and retain the best talent

4 ways to recruit and retain the best talent | HR Transformation | Scoop.it

How can employers find and retain talent with the potential to adapt to changing circumstances?

Michael Buehler, Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic Forum

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4 ways to recruit and retain the best talent -> good article backed up by recent studies.

1. Culture is a talent magnet – attract talent by your tribal culture

2. Forget competencies: hire character and potential, and train for skill

3. Pale, male and stale was yesterday – invest in diversity

4. Getting beyond money: tomorrow’s talent prioritizes flexibility, purpose and ethics

 

 

 

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