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  ATTRACTING TALENT WITH TECHNOLOGY: HOW DIGITAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS CAN DRAW IN TOP TALENT  
  By Lindsay Stanton, Digi-Me  
 

In today's world, digital technology is king when it comes to communication, and things are changing rapidly. Paper has been replaced by email. Text messages have replaced phone calls. Notebook computers have made the office a virtual space. The Internet can help find you anything you need with the blink of an eye (and a fast wireless connection). Welcome, recruitment professionals, to the digital age.

 
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  HR PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY AND COMPONENT ASSEMBLY  
  By John Macy, Competitve Edge Technology  
 

The HR technology world is currently experiencing a change that will impact on the nature of markets, define the meaning of technology platforms, and alter the way HR systems are designed, constructed, and delivered. The change is being driven by new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology and led by products such as Cornerstone Edge and Salesforce for HR, but there are other products waiting in the wings to come on stage once the market is reshaped.

 
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  HR DATA PRIVACY IN THE ERA OF BIG DATA  
  By Dr. Donald F. Harris, HR Privacy Solutions  
 

We live in an unprecedented era when personal data is being hoovered-up, stored and made accessible for profile generation and analysis in a little-disclosed manner, by government security agencies, corporations, criminals, political parties, fundraisers, researchers, and a host of other parties. While the potential benefits are profound, so are the dangers, and each is only compounded by the dawning age of ubiquitous computing and the Internet of Things.

 
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  NETWORKS AND WIREARCHY  
  By Valdis Krebs and Jon Husband  
  In today's fluid and complex economy, HR must also focus on the ties (flows, relationships) in the network, the stories that demonstrate how effectively the people in the networks are operating, and the ever-changing patterns of how these networks are responding to growing complexity.
 
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  WHAT'S YOUR TEAM'S BRAIN?
BRAIN-BASED ASSESSMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
 
  By Dario Nardi, University of California (Los Angeles)  
  Knowing about the brain makes a positive difference. And, with new wireless, consumer-friendly technologies, the brain can, and likely will, play an important role in helping people find their best fit at work, in school, and maybe everywhere.

 
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  A GLIMPSE INTO A WELLBEING JOURNEY  
  By Tony Morgado and Virginia Vega, Genentech
 
  In the last few years, we have seen the concept of wellbeing go from, "what is that?" to entire business units designing off-site meetings around the five elements of wellbeing, to teams developing wellbeing challenges to a grassroots sponsorship of campus wide mindfulness mediation sessions.

 
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  TALENT ARBITRAGE
FROM THE OUTSIDE IN: SHAPING HR AND WORKFORCE STRATEGY
 
  By Grant Cooperstein, Human Capital Management Institute  
  Linking workforce and business strategy is critical, and will better prepare organizations to adapt in an uncertain future. With more workforce data available than ever before, investing in predictive talent analytics will yield perhaps one of the largest returns on investment that organizations will see in the coming years.

 
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  MANAGING COMPLEXITY IN CROSS-COUNTRY OPERATIONS
 
  By Karen V. Beaman, Teilasa Global LLC  
  The multitude of environmental factors that vary across countries - from compensation schemes and time recording, to social benefits and taxation frameworks, to legislative and regulatory compliance - create an unusually complex environment that is not for the faint of heart.

 
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  MAKING "PEOPLE DECISIONS:" HOW HR LEADER ADECCO IS MOVING TO DATA-CENTRIC RECRUITING
 
  By Paige Beaton, Talentoday  
  Today, an increasing number of data-driven psychometric tools and solutions are popping up to bring science-based decisions to human resources and recruiting. Algorithm-based decision tools are allowing recruiters and HR to move from “"gut feeling" to objective, data-driven decisions for hiring and talent assessment.

 
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  TALENT MANAGEMENT - IT'S TIME TO GET PERSONAL  
  By Jason Averbook, The Marcus Buckingham Company  
  While we would love to say that talent management has been our focus, and we have people in the organization dedicated to the function of talent management, in many, if not most, organizations the results of this activity have not come close to meeting the hopes or expectations of organizational leadership.

 
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  THE BIG "WHOOPS!" THE DELTA BETWEEN TOP TALENT CHALLENGES AND COMPANIES' READINESS TO ADDRESS THEM  
  By Dr. Katherine Jones, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP  
  Global leaders may not agree on a lot of things - but they do tend to agree on the top talent challenges they are facing today. Deloitte surveyed 3,300 business and HR leaders in 106 countries on the importance of various talent challenges and how they perceived their preparedness in addressing them. Globally, the issues were remarkably similar. Alas, so was the lack of readiness to address those challenges.

 
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  EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWS - CISCO EXECUTIVES  
  Featuring Jeanne Beliveau Dunn, VP and general manager Cisco, Katherine Bries, senior director and general manager Learning@Cisco, and Vandana Malik, technical product manager, Learning@Cisco.  
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