Economy

The War for Talent Is Now a Supply Chain Problem

When Cognizant, the global IT services company, realized it couldn’t hire data scientists fast enough to keep up with its needs, it started training its own. Now its program turns out data scientists in 90 days. Accenture’s recruiting teams now…

The Case for a Chief People Officer

Over the past few years, human resource departments have had a renaissance. They’ve evolved from an administrative team into a skilled unit that builds and manages a company’s most important asset – its people. This next-generation HR department needs to…

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…

Don’t Fight the Robots, Embrace Them

We’ve all heard doom and gloom reports of the coming AI revolution. Some forecasters predict a very grim future indeed: Robots take over and humans find themselves unceremoniously kicked to the curb, suddenly unable to provide for themselves and their…

What You Need to Do If a Layoff Comes

In rapidly changing markets, layoffs are a possibility in any industry, at any time, and are bound to send shock waves through an organization. Organizations often change direction in response to market needs and pressures or will jettison one line…