A Robot Can Make Your Burger. What Does That Mean For HR?

Kathy Rapp A.I., Change, Change Management, Contingent Workforce, Corporate America, Current Affairs, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Networking, Organizational Development, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Robots, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

I want to get on a plane and head to San Francisco to experience “Creator“, the new restaurant with the world’s first robot-made burger. “Creator isn’t the machine so much as it is the diner, the chef who uses the instrument, the dining experience, and the designers who created these robots.” As we talk about the future of work, technology …

Should Companies Owe Payroll Taxes on Current/Future Workplace Robots/AI?

Kris Dunn A.I., Kris Dunn, Labor, Robots

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” –Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects It’s impossible if you follow tech in any industry or simply follow tech overall not to be overwhelmed by articles that suggest the workplace is going to look very different in the next 20 years due to automation and Artificial …

The Evolution of Hiring: Do It Differently

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting

One of my favorite cartoons as a kid was The Jetsons.  George and family living in the sky, flying cars and best of all… Rosie, the loveable robot who made life less stressful.  I wonder what the hiring process was like in the Jetsons’ world? The evolution of hiring is critical to understand. How you identified, assessed, hired and onboarded …

The Department of Non-Human Resources

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, Science, Steve Boese

In today’s HR/Talent management world, sometimes a good employee or candidate can be hard to find. Their work history might be lacking one bit of important experience you need for the role, they might have more substantial compensation requirements than you can offer, or they simply might fall into that amorphous-but-still-always-defensible category (because it can’t really be defined) of not …

Are 2015’s Biggest Tech Trends Good or Bad for HR?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Steve Boese

The New Year always brings with it a slew of “trends” think pieces that postulate on what will be the upcoming year’s most influential and potentially disruptive developments in technology, culture, and business. Some of the more interesting pieces are done annually by JWT, Frog Design, and one I am going to unpack a little bit here, Harvard Business Review. …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with FOT! Get your Monday started right with these 5 must-reads: 1. What Role Do Personality Tests Play in the Job Search?: You’ve probably heard that you need to find a job that’s the “right fit” for you — but what does that mean, exactly? 2. MIT Study Shows People Would Rather Take Orders From A Robot …