Why Is Persuasion So Difficult, And What Can You Do To Set People On Fire? Learn To Tell Good Stories

Persuasion is the centerpiece of business activity. Customers must be convinced to buy your company’s products or services, employees and colleagues to go along with a new strategic plan or reorganization, investors to buy (or not to sell) your stock, and partners to sign the next deal. But despite the

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The Inherent Biases In Algorithms: Everything That Can Go Wrong And The People Who Fix Them

Recent years have seen an eruption of concern about machine learning. When the systems we attempt to teach don’t do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge. In this talk, Brian Christian discusses the inherent biases in algorithms and the varying complexities of the

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How Create A Diverse, Nextgen, Cybersecurity Workforce – People, Process & Technology | A Panel Discussion

From supporting a permanent remote workforce and accelerating digital transformation to preparing for an expanded threat landscape – it is more critical than ever that Security Leaders have the right structure and support in place to face the challenges of a post-COVID world. CISO’s have been integral to organizations surviving

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Data-Driven HR: The Pitfalls Of People Analytics

Today’s HR teams potentially have access to huge amounts of data, and this can bring great rewards for those who use that data intelligently. But, data also brings its own unique challenges. Therefore, before implementing any data-driven HR approach, it’s important to consider the potential pitfalls that surround employee-related data, particularly when it comes to their personal data.

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Former Google HR Chief Laszlo Bock Aims To Revolutionize People Management With Humu

Laszlo Bock is one of the most famous heads of Human Resources ever. Part of this is that he lead HR at Google, and he initiated a number of innovative practices, many of which were captured in his book, Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead.

Part of the reason why other HR execs have not become household names is that companies do not think of HR as being as strategic as they should, and therefore the Chief Human Resources Officer is not on an equal footing with the other “chiefs.”

Two and a half years ago, Bock co-founded a company, Humu, that helps CHROs among other executives ensure that teams are as productive and as happy as possible. He has leveraged his experience at Google and GE before that along with the work of prominent academics to develop what Humu refers to as “nudges” or reminders, timed at just the right time to impact behaviors in a positive fashion. Bock describes the genesis of Humu, the technology behind these nudges, and the impact he intends make at companies large and small as a result of Humu. Ultimately, he believes that we are on the cusp of a revolution in human resources akin to the operations and manufacturing revolutions of a century ago.

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