Six Most Popular Smarter Workforce Stories of 2018

Written by Tracy Sullivan | January 28, 2019 | Diversity and Inclusion, HR and AI, Smarter Workforce...

What stories were you, our Smarter Workforce readers, spending time with in 2018? Apparently, you are a well-rounded group because topics across the HR spectrum caught your interest. You made all of our authors feel the love. That’s what we like about you. Based on our calculations, here are the most popular stories published on ...read more


How HR and Security Professionals Can Join Forces to Fix the Cyber Skills Shortage

Written by Jeff Labrador | December 18, 2018 | Skills, Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

Cybersecurity talent is in short supply and it’s set to get worse. According to The Wall Street Journal, there could be 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity roles by 2022. Without the right talent in this critical protection role, organizations are at risk. HR professionals can help by working closely with their security colleagues to help fix ...read more


Do You Have an Innovative HR Culture? What If You Don’t?

Written by Chris Havrilla | December 3, 2018 | HR Innovation, Smarter Workforce

What really is an “innovation culture”? The Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review are telling your leaders to “use their culture” to improve talent management and drive innovation. Yet, culture can be like the Supreme Court justice who stated, “I can’t define pornography, but I know it when I see it.” Everyone thinks ...read more


Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Employee Development

Written by Elizebeth Varghese | November 1, 2018 | HR and AI, Smarter Workforce

It’s no secret that technological change is causing unprecedented disruption in the business world — but the question for HR professionals remains: What do you do about it? How can you ensure that your employees stay perennially up-to-speed so your organization remains competitive? Artificial intelligence has re-positioned HR to the front lines as a driver ...read more


How AI Can Help Shed Bias Baggage and Where to Start in HR

Written by Barrett Richardson | October 29, 2018 | Diversity and Inclusion, HR and AI, Smarter Workforce

It’s hard to go to an HR conference these days and not hear about AI, diversity, or bias — or all of the above! Some people are worried that AI will take their jobs. I say AI can help people do their jobs – and avoid introducing bias in the process. Right now, HR professionals ...read more


The Same Old (And New) Candidate Experience Story

Written by Kevin Grossman | October 25, 2018 | Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

If I hear it one more time, I think I’m going to scream. This part: The research reports are great, but it’s the same old story. So, what’s new and fresh? The context of course being the Talent Board global candidate experience research. The overall data we capture, from pre-application to onboarding, hasn’t had significant ...read more


What Is HR Innovation? Beyond the Buzzword

Written by Chris Havrilla | September 17, 2018 | HR Innovation, Smarter Workforce

Everyone is buzzing about “HR innovation” as the next big key to success. Innovation is simply the introduction of something new. But like most “simple” things we have managed to make it as complicated and cloudy as possible, thus making it the perfect catchall terminology to sound like something big, bold, and game-changing has happened ...read more


Six Questions to Evaluate Data Quality for Career Pathing

Written by Rachel Brown | September 12, 2018 | Skills, Smarter Workforce

We’ve all heard the phrase garbage in, garbage out, but is HR data really that bad? With the breakneck speed of ever-evolving job and skills requirements and growing responsibilities across the HR function, most of us don’t have the time to do all the things we would like to do. Postponing projects isn’t a result ...read more


Making Moves Towards a Better Employee Experience

Written by Sheri Feinzig | August 6, 2018 | Internal Mobility, Smarter Workforce

“My boss sees my potential and is paving the way.” “What I’m doing is making a real difference.” For me, when those statements hold true, my working life is good. While not the only defining factors of my employee experience, knowing I have clear career development opportunities and meaning in my work make a real ...read more