Watson AI and Kronos for the Frontline Worker

Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. The conjecture continues to grow about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it will affect workers and jobs - or not.   AI will create nirvana for workers.  Or AI will replace human workers with robots.  While neither of these extreme scenarios is likely to … Continue reading Watson AI and Kronos for the Frontline Worker

Developing Generation Z Leaders

Today's post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member and Cal Poly Pomona Chief Employment Officer Dennis Miller.  Generation Z leaders are coming up.  What is your organization doing to develop them? A recent report from Workforce 2020 titled “The Leadership Cliff”, seems especially useful when contemplating how to start the process of leadership development … Continue reading Developing Generation Z Leaders

Why AI Won’t Take Your Job

Today's post is courtesy of board member, Alexandra Levit. Alexandra's new book  Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future is available now. There’s a lot of hand wringing these days around the idea that increasingly smarter computers will soon render human employees obsolete. There are many reasons why this is … Continue reading Why AI Won’t Take Your Job

The Human Power Behind Artificial Intelligence

This blog post about how the new world of work needs to make use of artificial intelligence and human creativity is courtesy of our German Workforce Institute Board Member Dr. Steffi Burkhart. Für die deutsche Version dieses Posts, klicken Sie hier. The speed of technological progress is already making some jobs of today redundant. In … Continue reading The Human Power Behind Artificial Intelligence

Unraveling Blockchain for HR

How much do you know about blockchain? If you're like me, the first thing you probably think about is Bitcoin, or maybe other cryptocurrencies.  While it’s true that blockchain is perhaps best-known as the backbone technology for the digital currency Bitcoin, its possible applications are much broader, and include a number of common HR processes. I … Continue reading Unraveling Blockchain for HR

Mapping the Journey to a Great Employee Experience

Today's post is courtesy of board member Bob Clements, President at Axsium Group,  a leading workforce management consulting firm. One of the hottest topics in HR today is the employee experience, which can be defined as the sum of every interaction between an employee and employer from hire to retire. Creating a great employee experience helps … Continue reading Mapping the Journey to a Great Employee Experience

The Privileges and Challenges of Life as a Healthcare CHRO

Today's post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member Joseph Cabral, Chief Human Resources Officer and President of Workforce Solutions at Press Ganey.  We recently did a podcast with Joe to talk about the importance of analytics to improving patient outcomes and making the delivery of health services more efficient and cost effective. Today’s healthcare … Continue reading The Privileges and Challenges of Life as a Healthcare CHRO

Ready for the gig economy?

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute. I recently had a conversation about the gig economy with my colleague, David Creelman.  David is the CEO of Creelman Research and writes on a broad variety of human resource topics.  His recent book, Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment , explores the … Continue reading Ready for the gig economy?