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“Let’s say you create a self-improving AI to pick strawberries,” Elon Musk said, “and it gets better and better at picking strawberries and picks more and more and it is self-improving, so all it really wants to do is pick strawberries. So then it would have all the world be …

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As a Human Resources professional, I often find solace in Anthropology; the study and understanding of humanity’s past to uncover and guide our future. It’s somewhat easy to see why as I carve a career into a business profession that has witnessed arguably the largest evolution of all in such …

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The workplace is far from a balanced and unbiased place for women. And there are movements to counteract the sexism that women face. For example, companies have finally started to focus on the gender pay gap and have moved forward to squash this element of sexism in the workplace. However, …

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People Analytics is one of the most talked about disciplines within HR. Interest in the subject continues to soar, adoption levels are on the rise and in my experience at least, people analytics is increasingly acknowledged as a core element of HR’s response to the challenge (and opportunity) presented by …

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Veni, vidi, vici…   Like a latter day Julius Caesar, Marc Coleman and his HR Tech World garrison came, saw and conquered the US with a rambunctious inaugural HR Tech World in San Francisco on 14-15 June.   HRN’s unique blend of inspirational speakers, fabulous production, a terrific choice of …

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The future of work is the subject of much discussion – but does work even have a future!? A much mediatized  Oxford University study in 2013 suggested 47% of jobs in the US will disappear due to technological innovations.  Last May the OECD produced a less dramatic report that suggests …

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People are more likely to view work as meaningful when it mattered to others more than just to themselves.  In our article, “What Makes Work Meaningful?”, we highlighted some research findings on the qualities of meaningful work.   Professor Katie Bailey, from the University of Sussex, and her research team …

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If your company, or business, increasingly relies on creating content to promote your brand and attract large audiences, chances are that you are always on the lookout for creative and talented freelance writers. Since blogging that involves strong SEO strategy is very important for such businesses, the need to bring …

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Recounting their time at HR Tech London this year reminded serial entrepreneurs Gordon Adam and James Anderson of just how far they’ve come in the last 12 months, how well HR Tech World and especially disruptHR went for them, and what they’re setting their sights on next. It’s fast-paced and …

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So here we are…the end of the 2nd Day at HR Tech World. We’ve had an incredible 2 days at the show and we’ll be digesting the discussions and exchanges that took place here for a while to come. And just like yesterday, here’s a brief summary of some of …

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“Paris is a place in which we can forget ourselves, reinvent, expunge the dead weight of our past” This quote (from Michael Simkin’s hilarious Detour de France) captures just about perfectly the revolutionary yearning amongst delegates as the HR Tech World Congress descended once again on the cavernous Palais de …

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A large number of intrepid women navigated their way to the outer reaches of the Palais de Congrès at the HR Tech World Conference in Paris this week. I did ask for directions.  Crammed into Room 201 they listened to a panel of senior women in the tech sector share …

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