What are the Skills HR Professionals Need to Develop?

The Human Resources profession needs to change. It must become more digital and analytical to deliver greater business value. The digital age has brought with it sweeping changes to the way that employees and workers interact with each other, the way that work itself gets done. In this weeks episode of the Digital HR Leaders podcast David Green speaks to Jill Larsen, the CHRO of Medidata. In this extract taken from their conversation, Jill and David discuss a topic dear to all of our hearts and that’s the changing nature of HR skills and in particular the skills and capabilities that as a Chief People Officer she looks for in her HR function to support the changing landscape of HR.

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Why HR Needs to Have More Data-Driven Conversations

In a recent discussion with Archana Ramesh & Amy Lavoie of Glint’s People Science Team, Al Adamsen examines how improved communication and data driven conversations can create more impactful experiences for both people leaders and those they support. It was decided inter-personal, workplace conversations need to be safefocused, and purposeful. While this seems logical it is often easier said than done, throughout this article Al, Amy and Archana detail how as a people leader you can fill the ‘knowing-doing gap’ to drive more impactful interactions to truly drive organisational change. 

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How can AI be used to Reduce Bias in Recruitment?

Unconscious bias is a huge problem in the workplace, especially in areas like recruitment, promotion, and performance management as well as being a major barrier in efforts to improve diversity and inclusion. Whilst training and awareness can help, as humans we have inherent unconscious biases. So how can technology, data and science help? In this weeks episode of the Digital HR Leaders podcast we spoke to Frida Polli the CEO and founder of Pymetrics, In this extract taken from their conversation Frida talks about the ways that AI and machine learning can help reduce bias in recruitment.

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How to Successfully Implement Strategic Workforce Planning

Previously, Alicia Roach has examined the “what” of workforce planning and the “why” you should care about it. In this article she begins to unpack the “how” you successfully implement strategic workforce planning within your organisation. Strategic workforce planning is recognised as “the most complex analysis effort undertaken by HR functions” and throughout this blog she details some of the key concepts that are critical and have been found to be differentiators of successfully implementing workforce planning versus strategic workforce planning going off the rails.

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How Can Advanced People Analytics Be Used In Recruiting?

Our guest on this week’s episode of the Digital HR Leaders podcast is Ian O’Keefe, Global Head of Workforce Analytics at JPMorgan Chase. Ian is one of the most knowledgeable, experienced and insightful leaders in the people analytics space. In this extract taken from their conversation on the Digital HR Leaders podcast, Ian shares how, at JPMorgan Chase, they’ve taken a recruiting challenge and turned it into an opportunity leveraging advanced people analytics.

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The Best Articles on HR, People Analytics & the Future of Work of August 2019

In his monthly round-up of the top articles for August, David features a diverse selection of articles covering topics such as the link between Employee and Customer Experience, the importance of governance in People Analytics, ethics in the design AI infused HR Tech and the business benefits of Agile HR. There are specials on skills and the state of people analytics. Featured authors include Lexy Martin, Bernard Marr, Sarah O’Brien and Volker Jacobs.

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How can HR use Technology to Drive Business Impact?

Our guest on this week’s episode of the Digital HR Leaders podcast, speaking to David Green, is none other than Dave Ulrich, the renowned university professor, author, speaker, coach and co-founder of The RBL Group. In this extract taken from their conversation they discuss how HR can use technology to drive business impact and whether the hype that surrounds Digital HR is just that – hype. If you’re interested in learning more about the how the role of the HR Business Partner is evolving in a digital age, then I urge you to listen to this podcast / read this blog post.

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Five Steps to Crafting Your Perfect Role

Hanadi El Sayyed discusses the impact job crafting can have on self fulfilment, job satisfaction and whether employees feel they’re carrying out meaningful work. For organisations keen on creating workplace environments where employees thrive and  perform at their best, job crafting is a powerful tool for employee engagement and wellness if implemented and managed effectively. 

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How Do You Create a Culture That Supports Employee Experience?

Mark Levy and Volker Jacobs continue to explore the depths of employee experience. In previous articles they’ve studied how HR as EX facilitators can work with business managers owning most of the actual employee experience, how to implement EX in a transformative way, how to measure it and how to drive conclusions from benchmarking and analysing EX data. What they now focus on is the data models - specifically what data models should be used to focus the efforts of the entire organisation on employee experience to track and benchmark it over time?

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What are the Six Types of Governance in People Analytics?

People Analytics needs a solid foundation. This is routed in having strong governance with clear purpose, standards, privacy, ethics and security. Governance is the underpinning element of all analytics. It ensures the right people provide direction for work, that the structure and stewardship for managing data are appropriate and applicable to your organisation and that you are managing the risks associated with people analytics in a clear and proper manner.

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