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10 Reasons Humans are Terrible at Hiring (and How AI Can Help)

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Last year, Amazon shuttered an algorithm the team was developing because it realized it was biased. The algorithm was developed by the company’s engineers to look at high-performing employee profiles and then select the right candidates from the firm’s resume database. The problem?

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Thinking of Changing Performance Reviews? Focus on These Core Components

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Performance reviews are dead, or so we have been told. The data shows a shrinking support for the traditional method: only 15% of companies have not adjusted their annual performance management process and do not plan to.

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Everything You Need to Know About Reskilling (Including Some Surprising Stats)

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When a firm has 250,000 global employees, it’s easy to become comfortable with how things operate. However, that’s when things usually end up going poorly.

New Research: Is AI Better Than Humans at Employee Surveys?

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In the past few years I have been digging very deep into AI and how it can help (and hurt) the employee experience. What I’ve been itching to do, however, is create an experiment that demonstrates just how powerful AI can be when paired with essential human skills in the workplace.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Using Technology to Level Up Recruiting

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My first love as an HR pro was recruiting. Within my first two or three weeks on the job my boss gave me my first recruiting assignment: find a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter instructor pilot that wants to travel 90% of the time to locations across the United States.

How AI Can Positively Influence Diversity and Inclusion

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Last month news broke that an AI-powered facial recognition technology used by law enforcement was actually biased against, well, pretty much everyone other than white men. This news hit the public like a slap in the face, but it’s something I’ve been seeing behind the scenes for some time now. Artificial intelligence as a technology isn’t good or bad – it just is. AI, at its core, is like a toddler.

How High-Performing Companies Manage Employee Performance [New Research]

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Recently we wrapped up an amazing new project, the 2017 Lighthouse Research Performance Management, Engagement, and Business Results study.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

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When I was writing my book, Artificial Intelligence for HR , I thought very hard about doing a study on AI adoption by HR professionals. I wanted to understand the degree of penetration into today’s workplace, and the book was my perfect “excuse” as a researcher to explore the topic. However, in my digging I ran across half a dozen studies that were asking similar questions, and all of them had wildly different results.

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Recruiting Research: 3 Key Points in 3 Minutes [Video]

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Recently we at Lighthouse have published two separate pieces focusing on some groundbreaking video recruiting research we performed. Those items can be accessed below, but we also wanted to take it a step further and explore the concepts from the research in video format.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

4 Millennial Myths that Should Not Impact Your Talent Strategy

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While there is a growing number of publications on generational differences, much is incorrect or misleading. Typically information falls into one of two categories: First, widely generalized statements that apply to anyone.

Nearly Half of 2017 HR Tech Funding Events went to AI-Focused Companies

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This year I’ll be releasing my new book, Artificial Intelligence for HR , focusing on how AI can enable HR to be more human, not less. This post includes some of the research I’ve been working on to support the book writing and development process. Learn more at AIHRBook.com.

New Research: 81% of Learning Pros Say Disruption Drives Upskilling and Reskilling Demand

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We keep hearing that artificial intelligence, bots, and other components of technology will force employers to rethink skills in the workplace. But what do the data say? In a new study, Disruption Drives Reskilling and Upskilling , our team found that 81 percent of learning professionals believe that the current pace of change, automation, and disruption will drive a need for reskilling and upskilling employees. Click here to download our latest research on.

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Diversity, Inclusion and the Case for Better Business Performance

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About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research. His research focuses on case studies of companies that successfully deliver results on their talent and learning transformation projects.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

What We Know About HCM: 2017 Edition

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This has been a year of discovery for us at Lighthouse Research, and 2018 is going to be a year of growth and expansion in both our coverage and company. If you’re curious about working with us, feel free to reach out to start a conversation.

Key Takeaways from Saba Insight 2018 (#sabainsight18)

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2018 is the year that learning and performance are finally intersecting. I’m talking with a variety of vendors that are tackling this, and one of them that is poised to do it well is Saba. The company is on positive track more than a year after its latest acquisition, and the roadmap shared at the event promises continued development around mobile capabilities, user experience, and more.

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3 Lessons on Creating a Culture of Employee Recognition

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Employee recognition is a powerful tool to engage workers. Yet all too often recognition initiatives fail.

Innovation @ Work: How to Lead a HR Hackathon

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Last week I had the pleasure of joining nearly 300 HR leaders from around the globe at the inaugural HCI Innovation@Work event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Talent Mobility Maturity Framework: Connecting Skills with Business Needs

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Lighthouse is currently in the midst of some research on talent mobility , and it has been exciting to see how the philosophy around mobility is changing as more research comes out to illuminate the impact.

The Impact of Algorithm Bias on Human Resources Practices

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Diversity has always been a hot topic in the HR profession, but it has exploded into national news with all of the announcements and discoveries of improper behavior in the past year (and new stories seemingly cropping up every week).

3 Keys to Creating Engaging Learning Experiences [Webinar]

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By now you’ve most likely heard about and begun thinking about the employee experience, because you can’t turn around without reading an article or hearing someone speak about it.

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on HR [Video]

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In case you missed it, artificial intelligence is everywhere and it’s rapidly coming for your job. Or maybe that’s just a bit of hyperbole to make you incredibly nervous about the future of work.

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

AI Concepts: What is Moravec’s Paradox and Why Should You Care?

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In the 1980s, Hans Moravec and other AI researchers discovered a curious finding that we now know as Moravec’s Paradox. Essentially, AI can very easily learn to do things that are “hard” for humans, such as advanced statistics and analysis. On the other hand, things that are very simple for humans, such as identifying colors or recognizing faces, can be incredibly difficult for computers to do. In short: computers, algorithms, and AI are great at some things, but humans are better at others.

Saba Buys Lumesse: Fills Critical Gaps for Technology and Customer Acquisition

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Things are moving quickly in the HCM technology industry. Last week I reported in from Saba Insight, the company’s annual user conference. This week news popped that Saba has entered talks to acquire Lumesse, a European talent management provider. Here’s the snippet from the news. In the News. Saba, a portfolio company of Vector Capital, to acquire Lumesse, extending Saba’s global leadership position in HCM.

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4 Fundamental Qualities that Separate Humans and #AI

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Note: one of the research efforts we have undertaken here at Lighthouse is the We’re Only Human podcast. This show is now two years old and features interviews with HR and talent executives, business leaders, vendors, and more to help you stay on top of the interesting trends and insights you need to perform at your best. Today’s post is based on a recent interview, but you can subscribe to the podcast feed so you never miss a single episode.

Diversity Sourcing Strategy: 3 Tactics of Highly Diverse Companies

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About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research. His research focuses on case studies of companies that successfully deliver results on their talent and learning transformation projects.

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

The Candidate Experience: Perspectives on Video Interviews, Assessments, and Hiring

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In some ways, hiring looks very similar to what it did twenty years ago. People search for positions, indicate interest, and are filtered down until the most promising candidate is offered a job. However, the technology we use has upgraded considerably over time.

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5 Common Challenges with Internal Talent Mobility

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One of our specialties at Lighthouse Research is diving into internal talent mobility. We’re talking with vendors that sell the technology. We’re working with companies that are adopting these practices.

Looking Forward to the 2017 HR Technology Conference

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Next week brings another great HR Technology Conference to Las Vegas, and I’m excited for the week’s events. Check out my calendar below to see who I’m connecting with, what kinds of topics I’ll be sharing about, and more.

3 Differences Between Great and Mediocre Recruiting Video

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In the third and final installment in this series, we explore the difference between great and mediocre recruiting video content. The subject of the video, the placement, and the authenticity all play a role in making it more consumable for candidates (thus improving your ROI). Note that this is based in part on some recent research we completed around what candidates actually want to see in the hiring process.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Virtual HR Training Event: HR Metrics and Change Management

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In the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Toronto and the Caribbean to speak about metrics, evidence, and leading change.

4 Strategic Drivers of General Motors’ Adoption of Recognition Technology [Case Study]

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“After looking at the available research, we realized we had a deep need for strategic recognition.”. Sandra Garcia, Global Compensation Center of Excellence Lead, General Motors. The need for recognition programs can come from various angles.

What Is Your Workforce Thinking? Leveraging AI for Employee Sentiment Analysis

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Below is a short excerpt from the book I’m working on that will highlight the impact of AI on the HR profession. My goal is to focus heavily on use cases that matter to today’s HR and business executives, and one of those that’s particularly intriguing is sentiment analysis. .

3 Stories of Transformational Learning from #Perspectives17

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This week I have had the pleasure of attending and speaking at Skillsoft Perspectives in Las Vegas. It has been a great event and I enjoyed the content and the updates on the technology.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.