Getting Smart About Artificial Intelligence

Selecting your next binge-worthy Netflix drama. Tagging your mom in that Facebook-worthy family portrait. Optimizing your route to work to avoid traffic. Brushing your teeth.  What do all these activities have in common? Artificial intelligence. (Yes, even the dental hygiene!) Surprised? Were you thinking of chess-playing computers and robot dogs? Or maybe a manipulative supercomputer? Real-life AI may not be […]

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Race, Responsibility & Hiring Algorithms

Frankenstein’s monster or Dr. Frankenstein? Algorithms provide a cloak of objectivity – but that doesn’t make them infallible. Just like humans, algorithms may rely on stereotypes that reinforce discriminatory hiring practices. Why is this? Because that’s what they’re designed to do. The backbone of many of these potentially discriminatory algorithms is something data-scientists call “satisficing,”. Satisficing is a decision-making strategy […]

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It’s the End of the Resume as We Know It — And That’s Just Fine

When will the governor lift the shelter in place order? Should employees wear masks and gloves in the office? Does my business qualify for a stimulus payment? Is teleworking and the remote office our new normal? During what has become known as ‘this time of great uncertainty’, companies can count on one thing as the country inches towards re-opening: they’re […]

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Invest Smarter: Prioritizing Workforce Development

Investing is all about making the right decisions with available resources. Companies have to make these decisions constantly, including when deciding who to hire, develop and promote.  The research is clear: organizational development is great for your company’s bottom line. But like any smart investment, the key is to target your organization’s effort and dollars at the people that will […]

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Being the HR Captain in the COVID-19 Era – Who Is Your Navigator?

We are all in uncharted territory. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about the new imperative for HR leaders, where I shared my thinking on how HR leaders are expected to help their company achieve its business goals and KPIs. Facing a global pandemic sheds a different light on these words. Business-as-usual goals and KPIs are put on hold. […]

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