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Week in Review – Popular Content
The man who was fired by a machine (BBC)
“It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.”
So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by a machine.
Tags: Artificial Intelligence
Why Getting Distracted Can Be a Very Good Thing (BBC)
When you are trying to come up with new ideas, a laser sharp focus may backfire – and a distraction could actually boost your chances of finding a truly novel solution to your problem.
Tags: Distractions, Productivity
#SHRM18 Recap Told Through Tweets
SHRM Annual 2018 set some records. There were over 700 exhibitors and about 17,000+ paid attendees leaving no doubt that SHRM is the largest human resources conference globally.
Nearly one third of the total attendees tweeted for a reach of nearly 20 million. Yes indeed, HR is on Twitter! Here is the story of those tweets.
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Webinar Recap: How to Turn the #CandidateExperience into an #EmployerBranding Strategy, featuring guest speaker Kevin W. Grossman.
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Did You Know?
The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.
Learn more: How to be an ally to your LGBT co-workers (CNN)
Term of the Week
360 Survey: An employee feedback program whereby an employee is rated by surveys distributed to his or her co-workers, customers, and managers. HR departments may use this feedback to help develop an individual’s skill or they may integrate it into performance management programs.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
A sampling of this week’s mergers and acquisitions announcements from around the human resource marketplace – and other partnerships. Latest news here.
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