This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

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Enjoy these three articles from the world of crowdsourcing and related technologies.  Greg Otto at fedscoop wrote this interesting piece about IBM’s Watson-as-a-Service. He writes: "IBM announced last week it has moved its cognitive computing system into the cloud to form the Watson Discovery Advisor, allowing researchers, academics and anyone else trying to leverage big… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

Getting Started with Worker Experience

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There is a secret truth, universal to all corporations and organizations. That secret is: their intranet is crap, and their employees hate using it. For most companies, the intranet is a forgotten bit of software that employees use as they need it. But a bad intranet is just a symptom of a bigger problem in… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

The Zen of Recruiting: An Industry Master Discusses the Mysteries of Locating Talent

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First of a two-part interview Few areas of HR are as visible yet as mysterious as recruiting. There is hardly a person in the workforce or a position in an organization where a recruiter has not had an influence. What really goes on in a recruiting shop? More to the point, and probably far more… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

Introducing Dreamforce 2014

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Calling Dreamforce a technology conference is like calling Disney World an amusement park. Walt Disney bought farmland in Florida, and turned it into a culture-changing global brand. When Marc Benioff founded Salesforce, it represented a new way to deliver software to enable sales teams. In the fifteen years since, Salesforce has evolved into a business-changing… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

The Best Way to Find Talent Gold? Look for a Vein of Social Capital

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Like gold, talented human capital is both precious and scarce. It is precious because it can generate greater than market returns on investment. And it is scarce because there is never enough to satisfy organizational needs. As the demand for highly specialized technical, managerial, and professional skills increases, human capital will likely become even more… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

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Enjoy these three articles from this week’s tech press. Data Deserts. The military establishment and innovation. And social media and crowdsourcing, all at your fingertips. 1. Travis Korte at the Center for Data Innovation wrote this great piece about American’s Data Deserts. Korte states that that myriad communities nationwide contribute to data initiatives, be they… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

The Complex Job of Keeping HR Data Simple

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  The complex job of keeping HR data simple If there is one thing that is clear about the future of HR, it is that it will need to exert much greater mastery over the fundamentals of creating business value. HR leadership of the future will need to have a deep understanding of the commercial operations… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

3 Competencies to Consider When Hiring a Data Scientist

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3 Critical Competencies to Look for When Hiring a Data Scientist Enterprises used to focus on their data in hindsight. But with the rise in complexity of analytics, increasingly difficult problems require greater talent to solve them. Questions are no longer confined to retrospective examination. Instead, data-savvy enterprises ask “what is going to happen” (predictive… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

3 Big Steps To Improve Customer Service

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Don’t you love calling for urgent help from a company, and you get a robot voice saying “Press 1 for this...Press 2 for that?” No, nobody loves that. And of course, the professionals that help set up customer service systems don’t love it either. Still, faced with financial pressures, companies continue to put in place… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

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The week’s three top articles on crowdsourcing. Here we go. Sharon Gaudin over at Computerworld shares this terrific piece about NASA’s “massive migration” to the cloud. She writes:  NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg
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