Cognitive HR

The Talent Acquisition Process Doesn’t Have to Be So Time Consuming or Complex

With the constant transformation and diversification taking place in all spheres of work today, the process of talent acquisition has become both crucial to business success and highly competitive. Considerable resources are being focused on marketing to and acquiring top talent. However, given that recruiters say 39 percent of recent hires would not be rehired, […]

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Three Immediate Steps to Prepare for AI in HR

The scale and time pressures involved in effectively meeting HR goals today can feel insurmountable, even in moderate sized organizations. However, across industries, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence are helping to relieve this burden, freeing up time for HR professionals to focus on strategic initiatives. Analysts predict that AI augmentation will recover 6.2 billion hours […]

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Talent Mobility Remains a Challenge – Watson Career Coach Is Now Ready to Help

Last month, I attended the annual HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas and was struck by how much has changed since the first one I was at in 2009. Artificial intelligence featured prominently. The topic of diversity and inclusion was a distinct session track for the first time. And I was able to attend a […]

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Competencies in the Cognitive Era

Competencies have been around forever, they’re foundational. In fact, they’ve been around so long that it can seem that everything that can be said about them, has been said. That is about to change, because they are a vital component of cognitive HR.  Let me explain why … Over the past several months, I’ve been […]

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IBM HR Summit, London 2017: The power of transforming HR

2017 represents a tremendously exciting year for all of us that work within, enable, or service the HR community. Only 12 months ago we sat in 155 Bishopsgate talking about the potential transformation of the HR function as we entered the Cognitive era. It is incredible to think that one year later we were able to […]

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Ask Watson: Key Takeaways from IBM HR Summit, London 2017

My key takeaway from the IBM HR Summit in London were that organizations, and HR functions in particular, are either in the throes of, or are considering a change in strategy given the demands of the automated future of work that we are all facing.  This was reinforced throughout by a number of sessions where […]

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