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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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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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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.

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.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

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As HR is increasing its presence as a strategic part of the business, key performance indicators, or KPIs, are becoming a key part of the language for discussing how it is actually performing.

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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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.

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.

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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Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

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.

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.

2017 Talent Acquisition Priorities (High and Low)

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Each year brings new opportunities and priorities for HR and talent leaders. This year we began the inaugural Global Talent Acquisition Sentiment Study.

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.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

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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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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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.

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).

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

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.

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 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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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.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

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.

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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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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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.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.

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.

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.

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.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

Creating an Employee Experience Based on Solid Communication Principles

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Imagine for a moment that you’re a business leader at a midsize firm. Your company is facing stiff competition. The corporate leadership has seen drastic changes. Customers are ambivalent about the products the company sells.