Littalics on Wednesday 2
Edition #14
September 2nd, 2020
The Autumn Collection

Happy Wednesday!

As part of my uncompromising relationship with AI (artificial intelligence) and the digitization of the content I create, I chose lately a new robot, which will read to you my blog, if you will. At the moment, this robot (she, her) has an American accent, though occasionally, and depending on my mood, I may switch to alternative accents. Her voice is pleasant. She seems to have a relaxed personality, but she is full of vitality. Try her in the new blog posts and tell me how it feels. The audio conversion of all my articles will not happen in one day, but gradually, because this robot receives instructions from its human director, aka me, and learns when to read with excitement, when to emphasize, when to slow down, etc. But soon, and thanks to AI, you will be able to consume all the contents straight to your earphones, and you will probably notice only the I (intelligence) without the A (artificial).


Thoughts and Articles

During September, I’ll share my research and contents on Productivity, and offer my colleagues and clients an opportunity to express thoughts, ideas, and case studies. Stay tuned, and to make sure you join me on this new opportunity to grow.

Did I mention Productivity? Retrospective

Did I mention Productivity? Retrospective thoughts about People Analytics
A glance into this blog archive reveals that although productivity was mentioned in many articles, some questions are still hung out there, about methods and tools, factors, resources, tech solutions, and ethics.

Tel Aviv Chapters

I'm very excited to launch this new section today! I don't know how to translate the term People Analytics to Hebrew. However, there are success stories in People Analytics that are created in Israel and should be recognized in all languages.

Leveraging workforce data as it was a state security project

Leveraging workforce data as it was a state security project
An interview about People Analytics with a Lieutenant Colonel in the Israeli Military intelligence - A rare chance to explore practices in the most secure organizations, and to discuss the experience with AI, business insights, and ethics.


of companies say they still need help with basic people analytics*

* LinkedIn Global Talent Trends 2020

Tweets and Treats

A selection of contents I liked and shared this week,
Does Your PeopleAnalytics Have an Impact?

Is this a pearl? a gold bar? a diamond? No! It's "a simple core capabilities strategy" in
@Max_Blumberg's new article - A must-read treasure for #PeopleAnalytics leaders who care about the #impact of their function on the #business
Reskilling Talent to Shrink Technology Gaps

I sincerely hope that your organization recognizes the importance of not only making #AI technologies available in its human capital management but of reskilling #HR practitioners to consume them well.

Updated Resources

Ethics in Workforce AI
Monthly Review

Ethics in People Analytics and AI at Work – Best Resources
Part of my continuous learning, collaboration, and contribution is a comprehensive resource list, updated monthly. It includes four categories: strategic thinking, practical advice, product reviews, and a social context.

People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list

Be careful! These books can change your career: People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list
Let’s face it. There are too many professional books one can read in a lifespan. This list of People Analytics and HR-Tech books is not exceptional. I won’t be able to complete reading all of it …

A Lighthouse in the Rough Seas of HR-Tech

A Lighthouse in the Rough Seas of HR-Tech
Sailing the rough seas of HR-Tech solutions? This List may be your lighthouse. Find here links to HR-Tech innovation and solutions, sorted in ten main categories, based on employee life-cycle ...

More Learning Opportunities and Recognition

People Analytics, HR-Tech - Training, Public Speaking, Media Coverage, Recognition
Thanks for meeting me outside of this People Analytics blog! When I started this blog, I chose one of my photographs, that presents cranes, for the main page. Cranes are a great metaphor ...

I'm happy to release the third edition of my resources review about workforce AI ethics. I hope that eventually, this document will accumulate not only my long-term contributions but also be a joint endeavor and collaboration in my professional community. I want to thank my colleagues who supported it this month, and especially Jouko Van Aggelen!

My review includes four categories of resources about Ethics in workforce AI: Strategic thinking, Practical advice, Product Reviews, and Social context. With time, it becomes an impactful document.


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Littal Shemer Haim

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