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Week in Review – Popular Content
The man who was fired by a machine (BBC)
“It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.”
So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by a machine.
Tags: Artificial Intelligence
Why Getting Distracted Can Be a Very Good Thing (BBC)
When you are trying to come up with new ideas, a laser sharp focus may backfire – and a distraction could actually boost your chances of finding a truly novel solution to your problem.
Tags: Distractions, Productivity
#SHRM18 Recap Told Through Tweets
SHRM Annual 2018 set some records. There were over 700 exhibitors and about 17,000+ paid attendees leaving no doubt that SHRM is the largest human resources conference globally.
Nearly one third of the total attendees tweeted for a reach of nearly 20 million. Yes indeed, HR is on Twitter! Here is the story of those tweets.
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Webinar Recap: How to Turn the #CandidateExperience into an #EmployerBranding Strategy, featuring guest speaker Kevin W. Grossman.
Check out the recap: here.
Did You Know?
The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.
Learn more: How to be an ally to your LGBT co-workers (CNN)
Term of the Week
360 Survey: An employee feedback program whereby an employee is rated by surveys distributed to his or her co-workers, customers, and managers. HR departments may use this feedback to help develop an individual’s skill or they may integrate it into performance management programs.
Learn more at the Glossary of HR and Employee Benefit Terms.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
A sampling of this week’s mergers and acquisitions announcements from around the human resource marketplace – and other partnerships. Latest news here.
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