@EmmaWatson stars in The Circle, to be released in April. Based on 2013 novel, it centres on an omniscient hybrid of tech companies. Judging by the trailer, it will make uncomfortable viewing for HR professionals intent on using technology to monitor and control rather than to inspire performance. Read why the film raises: serious ethical […]
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In France, 37% of workers use their devices for work outside office hours, and 12% suffer from ‘Le Burn-out’. So from 1 January, French employers with over 50 workers must negotiate the rights of employees to ignore their smartphones. The new law doesn’t set hard-and-fast rules or rights, unlike some European companies that have banned […]
Data from wearables is changing the way we interact with others in the workplace, reading our moods and encouraging us to use more positive words in our feedback for example; or using GPS to detect when someone in our network is close by for a catch-up. Schools are experimenting with wearables and studies show that […]
Trying to change someone’s mind with facts can backfire, especially when the evidence undermines their sense of identity – what they really believe in. Changing their behaviour can be even more difficult, even when they seem inclined to commit to a new habit (such as paying into a pension) after hearing about the benefits. To […]
According to McKinsey, the lack of immersive experiential learning may be causing organisational changes to falter. Meanwhile, one study claims that employees’ learning preferences for online and social learning – and for career development – are far ahead of many L&D functions. Learning socially from each other is “at the heart of enabling employees to […]