AI is the new black: Reflections from #HRTech

After a full on week in Chicago for the annual HRTech conference, what better place than the west coast to reflect on what came out of Chicago for me. I’ve several inspirations for blogs which will come later in the week, but first up are my overall takeaways from what was a great event. It’s artificial and lacks…

LinkedIn & Microsoft: Laggards or leaders…?

Scanning my facebook feed this morning, I came across this view of the LinkedIn and Microsoft wedding plans from John Sumser, in which provides an interesting perspective. John makes some great points, well worth a read. I think one of the challenges for LinkedIn has been that their original magnetic north was never in recruitment. They started as an…

The future of HR Tech: #BYOP – Bring Your Own Portal.

Perhaps one of the few advantages of hitting 50 is being able to reflect on how much “working life” has changed over the past 25 years. It has been a period of unprecedented change and on a level exponentially more complex or rapid than that of my parents generation or those before them. Probably the biggest…

Putting personality into personalisation…

This is how it should (Could) be: The curious active applicant finds their way to your career site. They ‘register’ with your organisation in one click by connecting their social profiles. Three things then happen instantaneously: Their values, motivations, behaviours and subsequent “culture fit” to the organisation are profiled ‘frictionlessly’ using their social “footprint”. They…

Marketing is the new HR: No it’s not…

Drawing parallels between HR and Marketing is not new. David Fairhurst recognised this when he ran resourcing for GlaxoSmithKline back in the late 90’s and was one of the first people in the HR profession to acknowledge and put into practice the beneifts of learning from your marketing colleagues when developing the employer value proposition.…