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03-21-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

The Employee Experience: four stories Make sure you have excellent people in recruitment. A friend of my oldest daughter recently approached on of the big four companies (let’s call them D.), with the question if there was a possibility to do the final research for her master’s degree at this company. The recruiter treated her […]

03-15-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in News

On March 23, 2017, Tom Haak of the HR Trend Institute will give a keynote at the 5th HR Days conference, in Rovinj, Croatia. The title of his presentation: Increasing the impact of HR with people analytics. The HR Trend Institute detects, follows and encourages smart and creative use of trends in the field of […]

03-13-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

One HR system or a mix of clever solutions? The amount of clever HR Tech solutions is increasing rapidly. The list of successful HR Tech companies is not so long yet. The big HR systems have not lived up to the promises. Implementation is expensive and takes a long time. If you have the money […]

03-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in News

On April 11 Rvdb, a partner of the HR Trend Institute,  will organise a workshop “HR Digital Transformation”. How to connect your employees with internal social media, in order to function more effective and efficient? “The world outside the organisation is increasingly becoming more connected and digital. Your organisation sees the need for a digital […]

03-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Treating employees as individuals and not as part of a group or segment is one of the most important long-term trends.  The way organisations deal with employees is still far behind the way organisations deal with clients, but there is movement. HR can learn a lot from marketing. Today most organisations still segment in simple […]

02-27-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

In 2014, we wrote (“9 emerging trends for 2015“) that privacy seems to be less of an issue. For 2017, our prediction is that there will be more discussions about privacy and data ownership. As part of their effort to improve people analytics, organisations are capturing more and more data of their employees. There are […]

02-25-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in News

Tom Haak, of the HR trend Institute, was interviewed by Christa Sterling for the Expert Interview Series of CCSU Continuing Education. You can find the interview here. Three questions and Tom’s answers out of the longer interview:   What is having the biggest impact on the profession today? The opportunities created by technology have the […]

02-20-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

HR operations has been highly undervalued. The last years we have seen an upgrade of HR Operations that will continue in 2017. Most likely HR can add most value in the HR operations area. The requirements for the people in HR operations are different though, and probably we need a new breed of HR professionals […]

02-13-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

What is Algorithm Aversion? People tend to trust human judgment over algorithms. Even when an algorithm consistently beats human judgment, people prefer to go with their gut. In 2014 Dietvorst, Simmons and Massey published an interesting article with the title: “Algorithm aversion: people erroneously avoid algorithms after seeing them err“. Through several studies they show […]

02-12-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Blog

Last week I asked Ziggo if my internet speed could be increased. Yes, it could be increased to 500 Mbps Up and 40 Mbps down. It could be done fast, I only needed to install a new modem, as my current modem could not handle this speed. They would send a new modem, which I […]