With the Sudden Shift to WFH, Attracting Talent Will Never Be the Same

A massive work-from-home (WFH) experiment is underway, ignited by the COVID-19 pandemic. By most measures, the experiment is succeeding. An estimated 56% of jobs can be done from home, and currently are. Managers are learning to trust that “out of sight” doesn’t mean decreased productivity or lack of focus. While occasionally straining to meet peak […]

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A Look Ahead: AI Bright and Dark

Few technologies have sparked the human imagination like artificial intelligence has. Who among us couldn’t, on demand, conjure up a future scenario made possible through AI? The fact is, the technology has developed to the point that we can, with a fair degree of certainty, predict actual AI-driven events that will happen in the next […]

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Four Ways to Fill the Digital Talent Void

As more organizations morph into software companies, they’re finding it takes a new mindset to acquire digital talent. Not only are key positions in short supply; today’s candidates are also motivated by different things than previous generations, making the group distinctly different from previous hires. As a result, successful recruitment and retention today requires a […]

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How Small Changes in the Hiring Process Can Lead to Big Diversity Benefits

As head of diversity and inclusion for management recruitment in the U.S., I’m always on the lookout for new avenues for finding talent.  Like many companies, we’re taking steps to open up our hiring process so that we reach out to more nontraditional and under-represented candidates. Last summer, I had the privilege of attending the […]

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Insurers, If You Don’t Have an AI Strategy, You’re Already Behind

When it comes to AI adoption, many insurers have lagged behind their counterparts in other industries. But waiting is not a sustainable AI strategy. Insurtechs are adept at using natural language processing, machine learning (ML), deep learning and other AI technologies. These upstarts are leveraging AI to introduce a new range of innovative products, such […]

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Why New Hires Alone Can’t Solve Your Security Troubles

Major data breaches are headline news. When criminals steal corporate data or personally identifiable information (PII), it can create a public relations nightmare with long-lasting business consequences. But well-publicized breaches are only the tip of the iceberg. In “Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention,” we explore how and why security breaches happen. […]

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Forging Our Future: Five Lessons Learned from Women Driving Change in Business, Technology and Society

The website said: “The 2019 MAKERS Conference is a global women’s leadership event that brings together the most powerful names in business, entertainment, tech, and finance to explore ways to accelerate the movement with compelling videos, provocative conversations, and onstage pledges for change.” I read this as I was preparing to head to the MAKERS […]

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Leveraging Tech to Remove Hiring Bias

Organizations are on an ongoing mission to create inclusive and diverse workplaces; however, many are still struggling to make this happen — and, as a result, missing out on whole pools of talent. Both consciously and unconsciously, many organizations’ hiring processes still suffer from the “comfort­able clone syndrome,” i.e., selecting talent that looks the same, […]

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In Praise of Digital Immigrants

Against the struggles of racism and sexism, ageism may seem a minor concern. But prejudice against older folks is a real issue and one that should be considered in any survey of diversity and inclusion. I know ageism is real, because I’ve long been ageist. I feel emboldened to admit this because so many of […]

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