Just Because You Can, Does Not Mean You Should

Many have used this quote in books, movies, and even the apostle Paul in the Bible. CRISPR technology allows scientists to alter our DNA sequences and modify gene function. Think of this technology as the ability to edit genes. The practical application might be to eradicate diseases, viruses, and human defects such as Down syndrome. Wait, what? You read that right. That means that those that have Down Syndrome are “defective,” according to pro-CRISPR scientists. There is also evidence that CRISPR can eradicate Asperger’s, a condition on the autistic spectrum. If so, we would not have people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Dan Ackroyd, to name a few. This CRISPR thing doesn’t sound that great. Well, maybe there are things that we can agree […]

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Anatomy of a Decision: Family Service Rochester Elects to Partner With AssetHR and Implement isolved

What You Need to Know Many industries have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic: supply chain issues, the Great Resignation, and ongoing shifts between remote and on-site work have plagued the majority of companies in nearly every field. The healthcare industry has had it worse than most. There are simply not enough qualified medical professionals to meet the global need. Ironically, just as work-life balance is gaining broad acceptance as a critical element of mental health, it has become nearly impossible for anyone working in healthcare to attain. With rampant burnout industry-wide, healthcare organizations are struggling with retention, and even the most well-intentioned are hard-pressed to improve the employee experiences they’re able to provide in the circumstances. A recent study conducted by isolved found that 36 […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with retrain.ai and Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Isabelle Bichler is co-founder and chief operating officer of retrain.ai. An employment litigation attorney, Robert T. Szyba is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Both are well-qualified to discuss the at once inescapable and intriguing trends at the intersection of AI and human capital management, and they joined us as my guests for this episode of the #HRTechChat video podcast. retrain.ai is the creator of AI-based self-evolving ontologies that unearth the relationships at the intersection of an organization’s existing and future roles, its people, and their hard, soft and transferable skills. During the chat, Bichler provided an impassioned, detailed explanation on why this is so important — and why the development of responsible AI in this area is essential to helping leaders act equitably as […]

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Immedis Guest Blog Article: Global Payroll Data and its Importance to the CFO and CHRO

As it can be in life, so it can be in business: objectives and charters seemingly unrelated or even at odds with each other can be, as the cliché goes, two sides of the same coin. As the non-cliché goes, they can be complementing hemispheres. It’s often the case in the C-suite, as the Accenture-advocated idea of whole-brain leadership shows us. And it’s certainly the case in human capital management, as 3Sixty Insights’ concept of concrete and abstract HCM shows. What’s more, one kind of data can be comparably valuable to different stakeholders in the C-suite whose concerns might be seen, alternately, as left-brained vs. right-brained. Such is the case. certainly, when it comes to the needs of the chief financial officer and chief human resources officer. In a multinational […]

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An Article of Faith: HCM’s Long Tail of Value

Last time I blogged here was earlier this month to describe the HCM Value Plume. It’s the idea that a benefit from an improvement in human capital management has a first expression, which conventional accounting measures. These beginnings themselves say nothing, however, of the essential conditions the expression lays for its beneficiaries to create an expanding plume of value for the organization over time. Think of it as the long tail of value in HCM. Conventional accounting gives this long tail short shrift. The value in the plume exists even so. HCM’s Value Is More Than Skin Deep HCM’s value comes down to how we view the very idea of value in business. For example, a new efficiency saves money. Many say this is value. […]

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HCM Technology Report – Q&A: Where Advanced Technology Leads HR’s Strategic Plan

Brent Skinner is co-founder, director and principal analyst of HCM practice at the analyst firm 3Sixty Insights. HCM Technology Report spoke with him about how HR has leveraged technology to run their organization more smoothly, help plan its future, and also about new technologies it might adopt. When it comes to advanced technology in HR, what’s going on today? Is it still all about AI, or are there other things worth paying attention to? That’s a good question. I think it is a lot about AI. I’m hard pressed to think of something else that is the next best thing after AI. I mean, one thing that you keep hearing about in the periphery is quantum computing, and I don’t profess to have an answer […]

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The HCM Value Plume

There was a time, before I knew anything about human capital management (or even that the formal acronym “HCM” existed), when I worked writing project proposals for a civil engineering firm. Most of the firm’s projects were environmental. Think Superfund site cleanup, this sort of thing. The firm also responded regularly to requests for proposals regarding the design and construction or responsible decommissioning of wastewater and drinking water treatment plants. At the time, another thing I didn’t know anything about was civil engineering. Necessity is the mother of invention, so I learned what I needed to know. And one thing I learned is this: when the source of a liquefied toxic substance breaches whatever contains it and gets into the ground, the extent of the […]

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