Employee Engagement

Explore the Potential of Cognitive HR for Employee Engagement at HRTechWorld Congress

“Unleash your people,” says the tagline for the HRTechWorld Congress, taking place in London on March 21-22. A great way of describing what cognitive HR has the potential to do: help discover employees’ true aspirations, skills and abilities and match them with opportunities within a company, resulting in higher employee engagement, which then delivers better [...]

Talent Acquisition

Guest Jennifer McClure Kicks off New Talent Management Podcast Series

In the inaugural episode of the Trends in Talent Management Podcast, Jennifer McClure, President of Unbridled Talent and CEO of DisruptHR, looked into the future of HR—and that future looks cognitive. Machine learning, AI and cognitive have already had a big impact on industries as diverse as healthcare, automotive, retail, communications, banking and government. One [...]

Employee Engagement

Drawing Out Cognitive HR: Spotlight on IBM InterConnect Artist Tanya Gadsby

How do you wrangle the complicated ideas of corporate heads into a simple, impactful narrative? Just ask Tanya Gadsby, owner of Drawing Out Ideas, which specializes in live graphic recording and facilitation, animations and infographics. Gadsby will be on hand at IBM InterConnect 2017 from March 20-23 to create full-scale illustrations at the IBM Talent [...]

Explore the Future of Talent Management at IBM InterConnect 2017

This year IBM InterConnect asks the question, “How can you use the world’s biggest breakthroughs to unleash ingenuity?” Most people might not associate “ingenuity” with HR, but at no time in history has it been more important for new thinking in the way we approach talent management. Fortunately there are several breakout sessions at this [...]

Employee Engagement – Key Insights From a New Report

Recently, I was delighted to be asked to write the foreword for the latest engagement report form the Corporate Research Forum (CRF).  Knowing how critical employee engagement is to so many of our clients, I was keen to see if this new report could stimulate new debate and discussions. In the last year, our research [...]

Connecting the Data: 4 Key Lessons from IBM Connect for HR Professionals

Attending IBM Connect last week, I was struck by this sobering statistic shared by Ed Crowe, sales and solution leader for IBM Talent Acquisition and Optimization: “Sixty percent of the new jobs created will require the skills that only 20 percent of the population actually has.” So if the majority of the candidate pool falls [...]

How to Show your Employees the Love? Listen.

Even our data-loving IBM Smarter Workforce Institute researchers can be persuaded to turn to matters of the heart at this time of year. In this Valentine’s blog, we talk relationships … When it comes to successful personal relationships, listening to others is key. The same is true at work; good things happen when employees are [...]

Improve Quality of Care Through a Positive Employee Experience

The performance of healthcare professionals such as physicians and nurses directly affects the physical and mental well-being of patients. But what impact could a more positive – even more human – experience at work have on the performance of healthcare professionals? Our research found that a positive employee experience is clearly linked to better performance [...]

Explore the Transformation of HR at IBM Connect

As IBM Connect itself transforms, taking place for the first time in San Francisco, what better year to explore the transformation of HR? The landscape is shifting under our feet, powered by new global dynamics as well as new technologies – not least of which is cognitive computing. There is virtually no part of HR [...]