Smarter Workforce

Diane Gherson on the digital transformation of HR

Written by Dan Cheuvront | September 27, 2019 | HR Innovation, Skills, Smarter Workforce...

This story is part of Talent Pioneers, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of HR. For most of her professional life, Diane Gherson has dealt with both the pros and cons of how technology can impact people’s lives. With a U.S. patent in the field of predictive analytics, she is a leading ...read more


It’s for real: debunking the skills gap myth

Written by Dan Cheuvront | September 25, 2019 | HR and AI, HR Innovation, Skills...

A recent IBM Institute for Business Value study revealed that there are nearly 120 million – yes million – workers in the world’s 12 largest economies that may need to be re-skilled to keep up with a growing number of workplace process changes presented by AI and intelligent automation. As companies shift processes to take advantage ...read more


Chris Havrilla on embracing new technology and harnessing people power

Written by Dan Cheuvront | August 29, 2019 | Candidate Experience, HR and AI, HR Innovation...

This story is part of Talent Pioneers, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of HR. Chris Havrilla possesses a unique blend of technical, leadership, and interpersonal skills. In 1988, she earned an MIS degree with a concentration in artificial intelligence – before it was even a thing. Her peers describe her as ...read more


Joanna Daly discusses how HR has evolved and how to adapt

Written by Dan Cheuvront | August 23, 2019 | Candidate Experience, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Experience...

This story is part of Talent Pioneers, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of HR. Perhaps it’s all of her international travel that has made Joanna Daly rethink boundaries to be less about constraints and more about opportunities. In the world of IBM HR, where technologies such as artificial intelligence are pushing ...read more


Five reasons AI can be an HR gamechanger

Written by Sheri Feinzig | July 9, 2019 | Employee Experience, HR and AI, Skills...

Wondering what artificial intelligence (AI) could do for your HR department? The IBM Smarter Workforce Institute has some suggestions. We interviewed 20 of IBM’s HR leaders responsible for bringing AI to HR to understand their experiences and to help other HR teams on their journey. Here are the top five reasons we identified for implementing AI ...read more


What makes a great candidate experience?

Written by Haiyan Zhang | June 25, 2019 | Candidate Experience, HR and AI, Smarter Workforce

Candidate experience is more than a ‘nice to have.’ How people feel about their hiring experience can affect their decision to accept a job offer and become a customer of the company. Given these insights, it’s no wonder that so many hiring companies are seeking ways to improve their candidates’ experience. So, what makes for ...read more


Josh Bersin on why HR is now one of the most important professions in the world

Written by Ashley Patterson | June 17, 2019 | HR and AI, Smarter Workforce, Talent Pioneers

This story is part of Talent Pioneers, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of HR. Josh Bersin is an HR expert with a focus on technology, but when he advises companies facing critical issues, he often thinks about his adult children. They work for technology companies so he worries about their work-life ...read more


I-O, I-O, it’s off to work we go: How I-O psychology is driving AI success

Written by Louise Raisbeck | June 13, 2019 | HR and AI, Smarter Workforce

The benefits of adopting artificial intelligence (AI) in HR are significant, but there have also been some scary stories. Setting scary stories aside, it’s only natural to be hesitant about bringing in new technologies. However, there is one critical action you can take to support your success. Hint: It’s not about computing power, it’s about ...read more


Adverse Impact Analysis: Common challenges and possible solutions

Written by Nigel Guenole and others | April 1, 2019 | Diversity and Inclusion, Smarter Workforce

Dr. Jane Wu and Dr. Sheri Feinzig also contributed to this article. Adverse impact is a critical consideration when making decisions about employees. Anyone using tools to assist with decisions – whether traditional assessment methods or newer technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) – needs to understand what adverse impact is, how to measure it, ...read more