The HR Journey to Cognitive (Part 1 of 3)

The talent landscape is being redefined with various factors impacting the way the HR function operates. Across industries, I am seeing an onslaught of new technology and data, a shift in workforce demographics and expectations, and continuous cost pressures. The time has come for HR professionals to be open to technology-driven possibilities that will allow [...]

Confused? You Won’t Be After this ‘Episode’ of … Decoding Workforce Analytics

Over the last few years at IBM my eyes have been opened to the powerful research methods and designs being used in workforce analytics. I’ve met economists using instrumental variable regression approaches, computer scientists working with neural nets, and sociologists deep into social network analysis. It can be hard to keep up with all of [...]

How Cognitive Systems Will Change Recruiting in 2017

The goal for any talent acquisition team is to recruit the right candidate at the right time. Yet, recruiters admit they would not rehire 39% of their recent hires. In this new age of data and analytics, that level of regrettable hiring should be a thing of the past. Not surprisingly, just 7 percent of [...]

IBM Kenexa Wins Aragon Research 2016 Innovator Award in Cognitive Talent Management!

On Thursday, December 2, I was honored to accept the Aragon Research 2016 Innovator Award for Cognitive Talent Management on behalf of IBM’s Watson Talent team. This award recognizes those “who are leading the charge for change in their markets – or even creating entirely new categories – by leveraging or combining technology that others [...]

Will You Find Coal in Your Stocking or the New Hire of your Dreams?

Tis the Season! Santa’s making a list and checking it twice – rather than finding out who’s naughty or nice, he’s checking to see which recruiters are adapting to meet today’s candidate, and which HR professionals are spinning their wheels with old and tired strategies that no longer work. In the spirit of the season, [...]

How To Be Santa For Your Employees In Three Easy Steps

Dear Santa I’ve been a really good employee this year. I met all my deadlines, helped my customers and even made a big effort with that person that I don’t get on with.  So, this year, please could I …   It’s the time of year when little ones are busy writing their lists to [...]