The Future Of Work Looks Cognitive

Yes. The Robots Are Coming.

I was honored to be the first guest on the new IBM Trends In Talent Management podcast this week!

In the quick, 12-minute conversation, we discussed how machine learning, artificial intelligence/AI, and cognitive will affect human resources, talent acquisition, and talent management in the future.

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How Does A CHRO Add Value In An Organization?

Last September, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the 2016 IBM HR Summit, held in Boston Massachusetts.

While at the Summit, I enjoyed learning more about more about how Fortune 1000 HR and business leaders are addressing challenges and creating opportunities in the areas of candidate experience, employee experience, talent analytics, workforce science, and cognitive solutions.

I also had the opportunity to share some of my thoughts in this 2-minute video below about the challenges CHRO’s face, how they can add value, and how the role of human resources is evolving.

What do you think? What’s ahead for HR and CHRO’s in 2017?

Making The Case For Change In Order To Hire The Talent You Need

Is your organization struggling to attract and recruit talent with the skills and experience needed to remain competitive, and grow?

If so, you’re going to need to rethink your recruiting process, and explore new avenues for hiring, and recruiting globally could be one path you choose.

Click the link below for my latest post on VISANOW’s blog to understand how to successfully approach introducing a global hiring strategy in your organization:

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Unbridled Talent was recently named one of the top 75 HR blogs to follow by Proven, a hiring solution for small businesses.

I’m honored to be included, and always find lists like this one a great way to discover new blogs and bloggers that I can connect with an learn from.

Date: February 10, 2016
Appearance: Top 75+ HR Blogs to Follow in 2016 [Proven]
Outlet: Proven
Format: Other

Study Reveals The Key To Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a term that’s been passed along for years now. And for those of us responsible for attracting, retaining, and getting the most out of top talent – it’s always on our radar.

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What is employee engagement?

We define employee engagement as the extent to which an employee is “all in”. Meaning, they’re fully absorbed and energized by their work, and therefore exert discretionary effort in their roles.

Even though there is still much debate about how to accurately assess and score an employee’s engagement level, we can’t deny that the highest performing businesses have seemed to get it right.

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Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Kristen Harcourt, Senior Consultant at The McQuaig Institute  about what HR professionals can do to make a bigger impact, how can they build a better business case, and become bigger influencers in their organizations.

You can view the short video interview here, and also see the comments and tweets from the #MIChat that followed.

Thanks Kristen and McQuaig for the opportunity to chat about the future of work and Human Resources!

Date: November 24, 2015
Appearance: Evolving HR with Jennifer McClure [The McQuaig Institute]
Outlet: The McQuaig Institute
Format: Vlog

What Role Does Recognition Play In Recruitment and Retention Strategies?

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in an online chat with some of my fellow Talent Advisors who write for CareerBuilder’s Talent Advisor Portal on The Hiring Site about the role recognition can play in a company’s recruitment and retention strategies.

I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to listen in, watch me futzing with my hair and bobbing in my chair, get a prediction for the Ohio State – Michigan State football game this weekend, and hear about Tim Sackett’s awesome “Pay It Forward” experiment with his team.

The illustrious panel includes:

Tim Sackett – President at HRU Technical Resources
Mary Delaney – President, Recruitment Software Solutions at
Jennifer McClure – President of Unbridled Talent LLC
Matthew Stollak – Associate Professor of Business Administration at St. Norbert College

[Update: As of September 28, 2016, the video is no longer available. Sorry about that!]

Streamed live on Nov 17, 2015

Questions we answer during the chat:

  1. How can recognition play a central role in an organization’s talent strategy?
  2. How do you drive recognition on the corporate side for your recruiting team?
  3. Is recognizing people once a year enough?
  4. Retention has been identified as one of the top 5 challenges for companies in 2016. Hasn’t retention always been an issue for companies? Why is it getting so much attention now?
  5. Do we really feel like the younger workforce coming in only wants to work for a company for 1 – 3 years?
  6. When does “retention” actually start for an employee?
  7. How has the notion of retention changed how we think about employer brand?
  8. Who owns retention?
  9. What role does technology play in recognizing and retaining workers?
  10. What works best for recognition – money, gifts, or something else?

Unbridled Talent was recently named a Top 40 UK & International HR & Recruitment Blog by Advorto.

Thanks for including me in this great group!

Date: September 30, 2015
Appearance: Top 40 UK & International HR & Recruitment Blogs
Outlet: Advorto
Format: Other

Jessica Miller-Merrell recently interviewed me on her Workology podcast as part of her series on How to Get the Most Our of #SHRM15 (the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition – attended by over 15,000 HR and Talent Acquisition professionals).

I enjoyed sharing a few of my personal tips on how to get the most out of the conference – and how introverts (like me) can survive and thrive at similar events.

Date: June 24, 2015
Appearance: How to Get the Most Out of #SHRM15 [Podcast]
Outlet: Workology Podcast
Format: Podcast