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


AI in HR: Have you started your journey?

Written by Sheri Feinzig | June 27, 2018 | HR and AI, Smarter Workforce

Cognitive. AI. Artificial Intelligence. Augmented Intelligence. If it seems like AI dominates today’s conversation, you would be right. It’s been featured prominently in the news, dominates the business pages, entire books are devoted to it, and even entire conferences. What does AI have to do with HR? According to our research, quite a bit. Whether ...read more


Resolving Data Privacy Dilemmas in HR Analytics

Written by Nigel Guenole | June 25, 2018 | HR Innovation, Smarter Workforce

HR professionals frequently confront moral and ethical dilemmas. The ever-increasing abundance of data can contribute to such dilemmas, while advancing analytics capabilities are not providing the answers. While organizations are keen to leverage employee information for HR analytics in ways that yield the most benefit for the business, employees might prefer to keep their data ...read more


Hidden in Plain Sight: Revealing Career Development Opportunities with AI

Written by Benoit Hardy-Vallée | June 25, 2018 | HR and AI, Internal Mobility, Smarter Workforce

In today’s competitive market, employee demand for growth and development is increasing. Simultaneously, we are facing growing organizational demand for talent. To retain top talent and ensure fulfillment of jobs and skills, it’s time to put more emphasis on what we call internal talent mobility. Building a talent mobility strategy can drive improvements across both ...read more


Three Critical Considerations for Evaluating Talent Assessments Today

Written by Kevin Impelman | June 25, 2018 | Skills, Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

Over the past several decades, many organizations have turned to psychological testing and assessment methods to improve the talent selection process. Not only do these tried and true methods increase objectivity and prediction, but they have been well-researched and identify reliable measures of ability, personality, values, interests, knowledge, and skill. Today, with the rise of ...read more


HR Transformation: It’s All About the Skills

Written by Chris Lamb | June 25, 2018 | Skills, Smarter Workforce

I was fortunate to attend the recent UNLEASH America HR conference in Las Vegas where a common thread across many presentations was “transformation.” HR leaders like Josh Bersin (Deloitte), Yvette Cameron (Next Gen Insights), Tim Gregory (Corning), and IBM’s own Amber Grewal all spoke about transformation: how HR can help a company transform, how HR ...read more