Explore HR Transformed with Watson at #IBMWoW

IBM World of Watson is designed to show you the technologies and strategies that will help propel your company into the future. Leading companies are infusing cognitive systems into the core of their HR practices, quickly gaining insight from data to help reason and learn in ways never before imaginable. IBM Kenexa has an exciting […]


From a Seat At the Table to Turning the Tables: The Role of Cognitive in Today’s Learning and Work

If you’re familiar with the baseball and cultural icon Yogi Berra, you might recall this infamously ironic one-liner: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Reflecting on the recent Future of Learning & Working event in New York, during which we shared IBM’s point of view on the role of cognitive computing in the […]

Employee Engagement

How to Design a Successful Employee Engagement Program

Have you ever wondered why some companies succeed with their employee engagement programs, while others don’t make any progress? What do these organizations do differently than those with less successful programs? Do they survey more regularly or monitor the follow-up process more closely? Do they have buy-in from senior leadership or a team dedicated to […]

Reppify and IBM Kenexa Team Up to Bring Innovative Social Sourcing & Referrals to Market

The power of employee referrals: Employee referred job candidates are 3-4 times more likely to be hired, remain with the company longer and are 25 percent more profitable than any other hiring source. In addition, employee-referred job candidates are the lowest cost to hire and are 26-35 percent faster to hire than those sourced from […]

Hacking the Future of HR Tech

Who ever said coding isn’t exciting? At this month’s HR Tech Chicago 2016, teams of engineers and designers squared off in a two-day frenzy of development in the second annual HR Technology Conference Hackathon. Each team had less than 48 hours to design and build an all-new solution that addresses real HR and business challenges. […]

Data and Engagement – The CHRO Panel at HR Tech Chicago

HR leaders gathered in the Windy City this week at HR Tech Chicago 2016 to talk about the most pressing issues and developments they are facing during this time of radical transformation. During Thursday’s General Session, an expert panel moderated by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien tackled specifics around how HR leaders can […]

People Power – Launching a New Employee Experience Index

As we enter and explore the new cognitive era, one thing becomes increasingly clear; people are critical in realizing the power of a partnership between human and machine. The boundaries between people and technology become blurred as machines are able to learn, reason and interact with humans naturally.  This in no way diminishes the role […]

#PowerUpHR with IBM at HR Tech Chicago!

HR Tech Chicago 2016, the world’s largest expo of HR technology products and services, takes place October 4 – 7 at McCormick Place, and IBM Kenexa will be right in the thick of all the action. This is an exciting time for us and for HR technology as cognitive solutions transform the way we find, […]

How can you Overcome Resistance to Adopting Workforce Analytics?

Despite a pretty much irrefutable case for the benefits of applying a data-driven approach to people decisions, many organizations are still struggling to get their workforce analytics initiatives off the ground. Overcoming the resistance blocking progress was the subject of my recent session at the IBM HR Summit in Boston with Dr. Sheri Feinzig, director […]

What’s on the Horizon for Workforce Analytics?

The topics of workforce analytics and cognitive technologies were top of mind for the HR professionals attending IBM HR Summit last week in Boston. In a lively conversation moderated by Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research and founder/co-founder of upstartHR and HRevolution, a group of expert panelists, including Dr. Michael “Woody” Woodward, Executive Coach […]