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October 18, 2017
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How HR should respond to a ransomware attack
If your company is hit by a ransomware attack that locks and accesses HR data, determine how employees' personal information has been affected and notify them, writes Kwabena Appenteng. "If group health plan data is involved, a HIPAA security incident has occurred that may need to be reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a breach," he writes.
ERE Media (10/12) 
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Taking HR to a higher level with AI
Artificial intelligence helps HR in multiple ways, such as screening job candidates, identifying potential biases, predicting attrition and tailoring wellness programs, writes Josh Bersin. "Companies are using smart badges and even heat detectors to see where employees spend their time at work, then rearranging facilities to improve exercise, collaboration and productivity," he writes.
Society for Human Resource Management online (10/17) 
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Reimagine the Employee Experience
It's time to rethink HR technology. Get a holistic picture of the importance of the employee experience, the value of tech, and the significance of selecting solutions that are both personal and comprehensive.
Social Recruiting
How Sephora is creating opportunities for women in tech
How Sephora is creating opportunities for women in tech
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Women fill most of the 350 jobs on the engineering and digital tech staff at beauty retailer Sephora, which focuses on tech that connects with its customers and rewards staffers for taking risks. "Even if a female candidate doesn't have all the requirements for a technical job, we want that person to come in and show what they can do," said Yvette Nichols, Sephora's vice president of talent.
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Engagement Technology
EY focuses on each employee group with new technologies
In general, millennials embrace digital technologies, middle managers may see them as a threat and senior executives recognize the need to adapt, argues EY's Martin Fiore. Help your employees succeed with new tools by partnering with universities, providing training and keeping company leaders up to date with the latest technologies.
ERE Media (10/13) 
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There are many ways to engage telecommuters
Social media, collaboration software and digital recognition programs can help companies engage with remote employees. "Teams can be based on function or location, with the key goal being inclusion in striving towards a common objective," says Tony Ventrice, a senior product manager at BetterWorks.
Business News Daily (10/12) 
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Workforce Data
How performance indicators differ from analytics
Key performance indicators and analytics are both important but should be handled separately, writes David Creelman, CEO of Creelman Research. "KPIs are fundamentally driven by a desire to better control operations whereas analytics are fundamentally driven by curiosity about how we can improve operations," he writes.
ERE Media (10/13) 
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HR Learning Technology
Fidelity using Google VR tech for empathy training
Fidelity is testing whether virtual-reality technology from Google can teach empathy to call-center employees and thus improve customer satisfaction, says executive Adam Schouela.
TechRepublic (10/13) 
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IHRIM 2018 Select Event: Selecting the Right System and Implementation Partner for Organization Success, March 1-2
Do you have the right HR systems? Do you know how to evaluate and select a HR system? Will you need an implementation partner? How are you enhancing your HR technology career? Do these apply to you? The Select Event will be jam-packed with learning, sharing and peer collaboration focused on the topics that matter. Save the date.
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IHRIM 2018 Talent Event: The Talent Management Revolution: Technology's Role in Organizational Success July 9-10 -- call for presentations
Are you ready to present? Do you have valuable HRIT knowledge to share? Topics should focus on the various components of talent management, including talent identification, sourcing and acquisition; employee engagement; performance management; learning management; and retention (including compensation and recognition).Have an interesting presentation idea? Submit your presentation proposal today. Deadline: Nov. 17.
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