When Machines Do Everything – by Ben Pring

Artificial intelligence has left the laboratory (and the movie lot) and is in your building. It’s in your home. It’s in your office. It’s pervading all the institutions that drive our global economy. From Alexa to Nest to Siri to Uber to Waze, we are surrounded by smart machines running on incredibly powerful and self-learning software platforms. And this is ...

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The Future of Work: Can you Answer These Strategic Questions? – by Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau

The debate about the future of work, and its social and organizational implications is now a constant drumbeat. For years now, economic research and future forecasts have debated questions such as how many regular full-time jobs will be done by non-employees, and how many jobs will replace humans with automation. Many organization leaders acknowledge these questions, but their primary focus ...

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Solving the Workplace Health Crisis – by Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Workplace management practices, including an absence of job control coupled with high job demands, little social support, economic insecurity resulting from layoffs and uncertainty about work hours and schedules, long work hours and shift work, and practices that exacerbate work-family conflict exact an enormous physical and economic toll on both employees and their employers. Evidence suggests that many ...

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Evolving with the times: Tackling turnover and other workforce analytics challenges – by Helen Friedman and Anna Marley

What will be the top workforce analytics challenges of the new decade? Based on the flurry of activity and press on various topics, there are already some early contenders for top workforce analytics priorities: Exposing the power of “social” or organizational networks at work Creating an actively managed and personalized employee experience Addressing real-time opportunities for development and performance improvement ...

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The Quantum Apocalypse is Coming! Is HR Ready? – by Roy Altman

Quantum computing, an esoteric branch of computer science, holds promises of vast computing power once it becomes viable. One use case is that it will render all current encryption schemes vulnerable. Thus all information on the web will become immediately hackable, which would mean that the World Wide Web, as we know it, will be fundamentally changed, and unless we ...

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