HR Trends

The Surprising Tech of Facial Analysis

Seemingly out of nowhere computers have learned to read human emotion from our faces. We can expect that any weaknesses this technology has now, in terms of accuracy or cost, will quickly erode as the technology advances. Marketing is interested…

Employers Moving Away From High-Deductible Plans

With workers harder to find and Obamacare’s tax on generous coverage postponed, employers are hitting pause on a feature of job-based medical insurance much hated by employees: the high-deductible health plan. Companies have slowed enrollment in such coverage and, in…

Robotics in HR: Current Trends and Impact

The human resources division is an integral part of any business. At its core, the HR department’s strategic role is managing employee relations, ensuring high-quality talent acquisition, and ultimately fostering high employee engagement and retention. However, their day-to-day activities are…

The Best HR People Aren’t HR People

It wouldn’t be a DisruptHR event if what you heard was what you expected. Sometimes though, we get surprised, like when Amanda Hudson said, “When you’re done studying HR, stop learning about it altogether.” Why did she offer her Toronto…

Need Tech Talent? Look South of the Border

In today’s competitive economic environment, businesses are defined in large part by their talent. This especially rings true in the fast-evolving technology field, where the race to the next big innovation is on. But finding and holding onto tech talent…

A Blockchain Primer for HR

You’ve heard of the blockchain, right? But, if I asked you to explain it to me, half you would say, “Yeah, dude. Bitcoin.” The other half, well, I’m thinking I’d get something like this… Don’t worry. In this post, I’m going…