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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat: Multinational Luxury Fashion Brand Shares Details of its Success with Workday

Leaders from a major multinational luxury fashion brand joined us for this episode of the 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat video podcast: Chief People Officer Abigail Wilmore and Vice President of Global People Operations Jay Barrett, both members of our Global Executive Advisory Council. This introduction is shorter than the usual. Our guests did a great job of describing their challenges and success in detail, and I encourage readers to view the episode. The fashion retailer has found immense value in Workday’s solutions as an indispensable tool to support and protect its employee experience over the course of the now nearly two-year-old pandemic. Abigail and Jay explained why this is so — and how it all came to be. Had they and their team kept the disparate, […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Michael Spataro, Chief Delivery Officer for Legion

For this, the latest episode of the 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat video podcast, our guest was Michael Spataro, chief delivery officer for Legion, a provider of advanced technologies for workforce management (WFM). Michael and I enjoyed a wide-ranging, at once practical and philosophical discussion of organizations’ relationship with their hourly workforce in the retail and service industries. Legion’s software excels in helping employers in these industries support a strong, positive employee experience for their hourly staff. In the summer of 2020, Legion published a report sharing the findings of a survey the vendor conducted. Respondents comprised about 500 wage and hourly employees and approximately the same number of managers, all in retail and the service industries. An top-line breakdown of the many findings is available in […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Adriana DiNenno of Infor

Adriana DiNenno was our guest for this, the latest episode of the 3Sixty Insights video podcast. Adriana has an intriguing dual role at Infor. As product manager of Infor People Solutions, she plays a leading role in informing the development of Infor’s solutions for talent in the workforce. She also helped found and co-chairs Infor People Wellbeing, an internal group focused on — as the name implies — supporting positive employee sentiment there. Note that the word is people, not employees. Increasingly, vendors and customers of software for human capital management are officially referring to their employees as their people, a more human term. As co-chair, Adriana had a vision to help create a place where Infor’s people can prioritize their mental health insomuch as […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Mimi Brooks, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Logical Design Solutions

Your organization has completed a digital transformation. But the organizational transformation you hoped would naturally follow has not materialized. Why? What happened? Mimi Brooks, founder and CEO of Logical Design Solutions (LDS), joined us at 3Sixty Insights to answer this and discuss the tricky notion of the role digital transformation plays in organizational transformation — and vice versa. This is a chicken-and-the-egg scenario wherein at times the chicken is first, and at other times the egg is. This and how organizational cultures and makeups of the future of work will affect digital strategies, as well as the near-future considerations at the intersection of organizational and digital transformation vis-à-vis the pandemic and a return to work, are among the many topics we covered with Mimi, our […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat: Informing Artificial Intelligence

For this episode of the #HRTechChat video podcast, AbilityMap CEO and Co-Founder Mike Erlin and Mike Bollinger, vice president of strategic initiatives at Cornerstone OnDemand, joined me to discuss a crucially important area of focus: at this still-early stage of its development, helping to ensure that we inform artificial intelligence with the best human-centric data possible. After all, most of us would like to think that the behavior of AI, as it grows eventually to an exceptionally high level of sophistication and begins to take over higher-level decision-making, will continue to reflect what we hold dear as “humanness.” Another way of putting this is to say human empathy is critical to the development of AI. And, in an irony that was lost on none of […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Caitlin MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Plum.io

For this episode of #HRTechChat, our guest was Caitlin MacGregor, chief executive officer and co-founder of Plum.io. As readers of the 3Sixty Insights blog know, we are convinced that there is a critical link in human capital management between artificial intelligence and psychometrics, and this critical link needs a cacophony of advocacy. The idea is that fast-developing AI for the world of work runs a risk — a huge one, actually — of failing to account for the most important, necessary aspects of humanness. That is, unless we intercede immediately and in a big way. If we don’t, the prospects for humans in the future of work might not be too good. To be clear, I am hopeful. Caitlin and I went into some depth […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Melissa Swisher, Chief Revenue Officer at Socrates.ai

For this episode of the #HRTechChat, our guest was Melissa Swisher, chief revenue officer of Socrates.ai. To say Socrates.ai is an artificially intelligent chatbot to tie together various domains of the enterprise software ecosystem is probably the most straightforward description.  The description implies only a small sliver of Socrates.ai’s potential application. Some of these domains themselves may have chatbots specific to various proprietary software, and Socrates.ai an draw information from it all. As Melissa elaborated during our chat, Socrates.ai “is an employee experience platform. Think of it as an experience layer” that hews to employees’ preferences. My take is this: Think of it as a prosthetic to facilitate a unified experience in employee self-service as this pertains not just to staff’s employment, but to anything […]

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