Future Friday: How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future?

I have written about artificial intelligence several times, for example in Future Friday: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world and Future Friday: The future of work definitely involves Artificial Intelligence. So why am I writing about it again? The answer to that question is found in the more widespread coverage that AI is receiving. It …

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From the Archive: The biggest megatrend for the next decade

I published this earlier this year. As we head into another year I thought I would replay it. A megatrend is a large trend that deals with large-scale change. As I wrote in Future Friday: Can you tell the difference between Fads, Micro Trends, Macro Trends, and Megatrends? “Megatrends are the long-lasting, years in developing, …

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Future Friday: Are we heading into the Age of Women?

In a recent issue of Silicon Republic, author and futurist Cheryl Crane, posed the question What will the future of work mean for women? As we move into an AI age where drudge work is being taken away, and robots are assisting in the work that requires strength, Crane feels women are poised to be …

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Future Friday: What role does HR play in Cybersecurity?

When I talk to my certification students about HR’s role in dealing with technology in the workplace, I ask them to tell me how HR is involved with IT. I often get puzzled looks and some amorphous comments about enforcing policy. HR is the group that deals with the fallout of people violating policy. HR …

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Podcast of We Are Only Human by Ben Eubanks and featuring Mike Haberman

I did an interview with Ben Eubanks called Can I Focus on Compliance and Still be a good Employer. It was part of his We Are Only Human podcast series and I was honored he asked me to appear. For those of you who have never heard me speak, here is your chance. The podcast is …

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Future Friday: Are you a Techno-Optimist or a Techno-Pessimist?

Are you fearful that your job will be taken over by technology and you will find yourself in the unemployment line for the rest of your life? Or are you confident that due to your skill sets and your personal adaptability you will be able to work along technology and be a productive member of …

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Future Friday: Are they Luddites or are there real concerns?

Generally whenever you hear a discussion of the impending loss of jobs to robots there is a reference to “Luddites.” Since I just used the term I felt an explanation of the term might be appropriate before continuing with my blog post. According to Wikipedia: The Luddites were a group of English textile workers and …

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Future Friday: Questions everyone should be asking about their future

Last week I discussed Ira Wolfe’s forthcoming book called Recruiting in the Age of Googlization: When The SHIFT Hits Your Plan. I talked about his revised view of VUCA, called VUCA Prime and how it offers a way to see this very complex world in a different light. I then concluded saying that I was …

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Future Friday: Letter to vendors at #SHRM17

I have written numerous times on Future Friday about robots and artificial intelligence taking over positions in the HR department. It is not hard to find many such a post or article today. In reality, at least for a while robots will not be replacing HR workers, rather they, or more correctly AI (artificial intelligence) …

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Future Friday: AI is not as perfect or unbiased as you may think

The push toward the use of “people analytics” in HR is ever increasing. More and more HR departments are using analytics. According to People Analytics: Recalculating the Route “…71% of companies see people analytics as a high priority in their organizations.” Companies see this as being so important that in some organizations the use of …

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