3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Mike Erlin, CEO and Co-Founder of AbilityMap

With the picturesque Australian outdoors as his backdrop, Mike Erlin, CEO and co-founder of AbilityMap, joined 3Sixty Insights in the early morning his time for this episode of #HRTechChat. A fellow alum of Cornerstone OnDemand, Mike brings ideas that slot right into the future of work. Employers today have the tools to understand their organizational culture like never before. Mike delves into some specifics and explains why any company can ward off a plethora of related challenges before they even take root. Much of the way forward distills down to the deployment of the right psychometric instrument. But there’s much more to it, and if you enjoy geeking out on human capital management, then you’ll have fun following our conversation. Here’s some of what we covered:

  • How can organizations start getting deliberate and methodical about changing an employer culture?
  • Why are pizza Fridays, though a nice gesture, not an effective way to build an employer culture?
  • What are some of the attitudes that may have held the world of work back in resolving to evaluate and train for soft skills?
  • Why is now the time to start doing so?
  • How can learning benefit to become far more efficient?
  • How does Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs fit into this?
  • What do our basic vs. aspirational needs have to do with the history and timeline of the Fourth and Fifth Industrial Revolutions?
  • What matters to a CFO when it comes to investing in the development of soft skills?
  • How did COVID-19 surprise organizations in terms of inventorying and understanding the capabilities existing in their workforce?
  • Is it really possible to have an entire team of individuals who truly dig what they’re doing for work?

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