Employee Engagement

See you at IOP 2017

Join us at The Australian Psychological Society’s 12th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference in Sydney, Australia from July 13 to 15, 2017. The IBM psychologists are currently busy finalising content for the following sessions: The role of psychologists in training Watson (IBM’s AI computer system) The impact of cognitive computing on organisations and employees The […]

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Successful People Analytics – Ensure Employee Buy-In by Taking Data Privacy Preferences Seriously

“When your company does not trust you, why should you trust your company?” A responsible approach to using employee data for People Analytics initiatives should go beyond legalities. Acting according to existing laws is the minimum requirement, but implementing a successful People Analytics project also depends on the buy-in of your employees and that means […]

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Making Telework, Work: Insights from SIOP 2017

An IBM-convened panel at SIOP 2017 explored the benefits and challenges of remote working. With perspectives from academia as well as public and private sectors, the consistent message was that teleworking works, and that associated challenges can be managed with careful planning and communication. Academic research from the University of Guelph in Canada, highlighted the […]

Moving Towards Continuous Listening – What the Future Holds

The traditional approach of annual or every other year employee opinion surveys is evolving. At this year’s SIOP conference, four organizations that have already moved towards a more continuous approach to listening to their employees shared their view on what the future holds. Joining panel chair Chris Lovato from IBM were speakers sharing perspectives from […]

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How Top Talent Work for your Organization has Evolved from a Resource to a Movement

The entire concept of HR – finding and retaining talent and managing everyday operations – is in the midst of a transformation so profound that within a matter of a few short years, we’ll hardly recognize the data-overloaded, paper centric, labor intensive practice performed by millions of hard-working professionals. And, let’s be frank: without HR, […]

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Workplace Automation and the Future of I-O Psychology

“We’re infusing technology in what we do and dynamically changing the way we work.” That’s how Jackie Ryan started her contribution to the panel session on workplace automation at SIOP 2017, the annual conference for industrial-organizational psychologists. Jackie, fellow IBMers, Jenna Shapiro and Chris Lovato, Jerilyn Hayward from ServiceMaster, Steve Kozlowski from Michigan State University […]

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We’re Headed to SIOP 2017! Join Us to See How Mobile Assessment Makes Small Screens Become Mainstream.

Later this week I’ll be heading to Orlando for SIOP’s annual conference, and while having Disney World outside of my hotel sounds enticing, I’ll be (surprisingly) thrilled to pack in some crowded conference room time to learn about the latest research and practice in our field. Before we knew “data scientists” presenting “people analytics” could […]

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Join us at HR Summit Toronto on May 10th to Power Up HR!

There are four words that can change everything in your organization: Empower Greatness. Amplify Potential. These simple phrases represent far more than a minor shift in policies or a new way to do old things. It’s a mandate from the masses that the entire dynamic of the workplace has already changed.  It goes beyond free […]

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IBM Kenexa I-Os and AI Set Up Shop at SIOP 2017.

IBM I-O psychologists are taking a break from training Watson to attend SIOP 2017 later this month (25-29 April 2017, Orlando, Florida).  With a preconference workshop, posters, symposia and panel discussions on the agenda for IBMers, there is plenty of opportunity to talk about important I-O topics, including: Mobile assessments Cross-cultural measures of personality Job […]

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Candidate Experience Goes Beyond the Right Hire

Candidate experience is not only about the right search, assessment and interview to secure your perfect hire. New IBM Smarter Workforce Institute research among 7,000 recent job applicants around the world reveals that hiring experiences have a more far-reaching impact than you might imagine. Download the white paper: The far-reaching impact of candidate experience Here […]

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Embracing Fear and Opportunity: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Human Resources

Fear and opportunity are typically on the same spectrum, with calculated risk somewhere in between. In the latest episode of  Trends in Talent Management Podcast series, we met with Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst of Lighthouse Research and co-founder of HRevolution Movement, to discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on human resources (HR). Artificial or augmented […]

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The White Glove Treatment: Treating Candidates and Employees as Consumers

What’s your definition of employee experience?  Here’s mine: A place to pick up new skills, tackle engaging projects, and be surrounded by whip-smart peers who support and challenge me. So in the instances that the magic didn’t happen, the flame died, or the match never even got the chance to light, where did it go […]

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