The soft skills that enterprises desperately need

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By definition, disruption is an inherent component of digital transformation. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, automation, mobile devices, and other technologies have dramatically impacted how organizations do business and how employees do their jobs. For many organizations, however, digital transformation efforts are being undermined by a widening talent shortage and skills gap. In a study […]

Leading organizations are optimistic about the future of work. Are you?

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Forward-thinking organizations aren’t anxious about the future of work. They’re excited. Why? Because these organizations have already figured out how to thrive in the face of the skills shortage — and how to attract, engage, and retain great employees despite the war for talent. What are they doing that others aren’t? They’re becoming learning organizations. […]

Complexity in learning: Best practices for the future of work

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Today’s high performing organizations know that the world of learning has undergone tremendous change, and they need to put employees at the center. Employees require a lifetime of continuous learning to keep pace with change. An innovative approach to learning can help tackle the workforce skills gap, retain talent, increase performance and improve productivity. Organizations […]

Es hora de subir las aplicaciones de recursos humanos a la nube

Las compañías que comenzaron su viaje de transformación digital con aplicaciones orientadas al cliente, como de ventas o marketing y que están priorizando sus próximos pasos, o las empresas que recién comienzan a migrar aplicaciones heredadas a la nube, deben poner a los recursos humanos (RR.HH.) de primeros en la lista. Después de todo, ¿qué […]

You don’t have to be a remote worker to feel lonely on the job

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Loneliness and isolation are occupational hazards for remote workers, as any remote worker (including myself) can tell you. But loneliness and isolation also can impact enterprise employees who work in the office. That’s because we now rely so much on digital tools — such as emails, text messages, collaboration software, etc. — that we can […]

It’s time to move HR apps to the cloud

Companies that started their digital transformation journey with customer-facing applications like sales or marketing and are prioritizing their next steps, or companies just beginning to migrate legacy apps to the cloud, should put human resources (HR) at the top of the list. After all, what’s more important to the success of the business than hiring […]

La transformación digital no depende solo de la tecnología

“La transformación digital no es sólo un esfuerzo tecnológico, se trata de aplicar la tecnología, que es digital, para que las personas puedan resolver problemas tradicionales y de un modo mejor que lo hacían con la solución anterior, y eso es todo”. – Jo Caudron y Dado Van Peteghem Hay muchas definiciones de “transformación digital”, […]

Digital transformation isn’t all about technology

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“Digital transformation is not about technology, it’s about the fact that technology, which is digital, allows people to solve their traditional problems and they prefer that solution to the old solution, and that’s all there is to it.” — Jo Caudron and Dado Van Peteghem There are a lot of definitions of “digital transformation” out there, […]

How AI can overcome human bias in hiring decisions

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are being used by enterprise human resources (HR) professionals to streamline the hiring process (as I wrote back in April). Not only can AI-powered virtual assistants “converse” with job applicants, they can schedule interviews for candidates who appear promising. While reducing time-to-hire can help organizations fill staffing needs more quickly […]

Workplace generational war breaks out on LinkedIn!

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A messy battle between older professionals and Millennials surfaced on LinkedIn recently, and while it had its entertaining aspects, it really brought out the simmering resentment and disdain that many members of each generation feel toward their older/younger workplace counterparts. Fortunately, none of this will matter once the robots take all our jobs. But until then, […]