Working Now and In the Future

Keeping the Human in Human Resources as HR Technology Advances

As everyone starts to realize the potential of new technologies and begins to use Artificial Intelligence products to augment different parts Human Resources, the question rises again and again. How do we keep the human in Human Resources? As much as some would like to believe robots can do anything if properly programmed, one thing which seems out of reach is genuine…
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It’s Time to Eliminate Job Descriptions and Focus on Skills, Education and Experience

Companies place too much emphasis on job descriptions, which can be very limiting, not only for new applicants but also for current employees. Often, companies focus on hiring people who match a job description. In theory, that makes sense, but sometimes, overly focusing on fulfilling the requirements of a role creates rigidity and both employees and companies can benefit from a more…
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How Artificial Intelligence Makes The Recruiting Process Less Expensive, Faster and More Successful

Over the last several years, recruiting for qualified and talented resources has become more of a challenge. From the recruiter’s perspective, there are more resumes to review, less time to review each resume, and some resumes are skipped altogether. At the same time, competition to attract talent has increased and the need to quickly bring in and hire qualified candidates is greater…
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Sheldon Cooper Teaches us about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Just by Being Himself

Sheldon Cooper, the popular character from CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, is like artificial intelligence and machine learning in human form. Putting aside his other personality traits and behaviors, his ritualistic behavior and locked down protocols may seem compulsive to some, but to others, it is something very different. “Would you like a hot beverage?” This is how Sheldon Cooper reacts when…
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Sexual Harassment, Bullying or Both?

“Where were you? Did you go to meet Sam?” Sharon’s boss Judy said accusingly, as she smirked. “No,” said Sharon. “I went downstairs to get lunch.” Judy looked at Sharon, crossed her arms, gave an angry look and then walked away. Sharon could hear Judy go into her co-worker Helen’s cubical and whisper. She couldn’t hear what was being said, but the…
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How to Make Work a Happier Place

Did you ever work with someone who walked in every morning and said “Good Morning” with a smile on their face? Not the guy who says good morning out of habit, someone whose positive presence you really feel. I used to work with a guy who every morning, would walk in with a big smile on his face and say good morning…
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Know Your Job’s Market Value and Get Paid What You Are Worth

Are you being paid your worth? Years ago, I took a job as a technology trainer. Since it was for a higher salary than my previous, very low paying job, I thought they had made a good offer. Just by chance, a few months after I started this job, I learned a new trainer was hired at a salary that was several…
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