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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 […]

01-30-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Not Man* vs. Machine but Man AND Machine This morning Xing mailed me the link to an article with the title “Mensch oder Maschine: Wer trifft bessere Entscheidungen?” (Men or Machine: who makes better decisions?”). This is putting men against the machine. I think a better question is: “Wie können Maschinen Menschen helfen bessere Entscheidungen […]

01-23-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

In their article “Organizational Design: the rise of teams” McDowell et. al. describe how new shapes of organisations are emerging. From static hierarchical organisations to networks of teams that are able to adapt to the continuously changing environment. Traditionally the focus of HR has been on individuals. Many of todays HR practices (as recruitment and […]

01-16-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Generally good people want to become better. It is not so easy to give relevant feedback to people who are already very good at what they are doing. Recently, performance management has got a somewhat negative connotation. Many organisations are revamping their performance management process. Earlier we argued that performance consulting (helping people to become […]

01-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Employees are expecting an experience at work In her excellent article “Consumerization of HR: 10 trends companies will follow in 2016” Jeanne Meister captured all the trends she describes under the label “Consumerisation”. People are more and more expecting an experience at work that is comparable to the experience they have at home. Netflix knows […]

01-4-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Jager  |  Published in Trends in HR

The Human Resources game has significantly changed in the recent years. These folks have really stepped up and expanded the opportunities provided to the users of their technologies. The HR technology itself continues to develop and expand its footprint by involving more and more tools. In this article, we invite you to walk the memory […]

12-29-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Natal Dank, of Southern Blue Consulting, recently had an interview with Tom Haak on hot HR trends for 2017. The interview was recorded at the beautiful new office of Rvdb in Amsterdam.  A summary of the interview, and a link to the interview on YouTube, can be found on the website of Southern Blue Consulting. Trends […]

12-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Last week David Mattin, the global head of Trends & Insights of TrendWatching.com gave a briefing on some of the major consumer trends for 2017. Very insightful and very inspiring. TrendWatching uses a framework with 16 major consumer mega trends. In his briefing Peter focused on five areas, and he specified some specific trends in these […]

12-12-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Julie Feece  |  Published in Trends in HR

Employee recognition programs, once considered a “nice” but non-essential component of human resources, have changed dramatically over the past five years. This shift parallels a growing understanding of the importance of retaining top-performing employees and re-engineering employee recognition as a core business function. What’s behind this change? Numerous studies demonstrate “that when companies include employee […]