5 ways HR professionals can use technology to improve workplace productivity

Effective use of technology is critical to the success of any business. Whether in production, sales or administration, technology helps businesses to run more smoothly. It also enables employees to leverage their time and ability, to make more informed decisions, and to implement strategies more quickly. Continue reading 5 ways HR professionals can use technology to improve workplace productivity

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For startups, VC funding is always in season — TechCrunch

We’ve entered the dog days of summer. For many, that means time on the beach, backyard barbecues and, if you’re like us, seeking out the blissful respite afforded by a solid air conditioning system. In the land of startups and venture capital, however, summer can mean something a bit different. via For startups, VC funding is always in season — TechCrunch Continue reading For startups, VC funding is always in season — TechCrunch

10 books from TEDWomen for your summer reading list — and beyond — TED Blog

There’s no doubt that the speakers we invite to TEDWomen each year have amazing stories to tell. And many of them are published authors (or about to be!) whose work is worth exploring beyond their brief moments in the TED spotlight. So, if you’re looking for some inspiring, instructive and provocative books to add to your summer reading list, these recent books from 2016 TEDWomen speakers are worthy additions. via 10 books from TEDWomen for your summer reading list — and beyond — TED Blog Continue reading 10 books from TEDWomen for your summer reading list — and beyond — TED Blog

Creating the Google of medicine: meeting the human CEO behind the AI doctor — TechRadar

We’ve all been in the situation where you know you should go to the doctor, but it’s only a minor complaint. So, you decide to check first, Googling your symptoms… within half an hour you convince yourself that you’ve got an incredibly rare and incurable blood disorder. Obviously you’d be better off actually seeking the advice of a medical professional, but who has time or the energy to trudge all the way to the doctor’s office? If only there was a way you could get accurate, personalized medical advice on your phone. via Creating the Google of medicine: meeting the … Continue reading Creating the Google of medicine: meeting the human CEO behind the AI doctor — TechRadar

A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will fail — TechCrunch

I have long been fascinated by the promise of the world of autonomous transport. However, as the conversation at a recent event turned to the complexities that autonomous cars might introduce to the urban thoroughfare, I had an insight: We need to think of people not just as consumers but collectively as the society that… via A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will fail — TechCrunch Continue reading A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will fail — TechCrunch

Complete Guide To Singapore — A Nomad Story

Sіngароrе is оnе оf thе smallest соuntrіеѕ аrоund thе world, lосаtеd іn Sоuth еаѕt Asia, ѕhаrіng bоundаrіеѕ wіth Mаlауѕіа аnd Indоnеѕіа. Knоwn аѕ the traveler’s paradise, thіѕ bеаutіful city іѕ a реrfесt blеnd of hіѕtоrу, сulturе, nаturе аnd modernity. Thе сіtу іѕ аlѕо fаmоuѕ fоr its еvеr-dеvеlоріng есоnоmу and spic-and-span environment. via Complete Guide To Singapore — A Nomad Story Continue reading Complete Guide To Singapore — A Nomad Story

The Space That Blogging Provides: Readers Respond — Discover

“My brain works better when I write here,” wrote Andi Diehn of her blog. Her post, which we highlighted recently, resonated with readers. We then asked what kind of space your WordPress site provides for you — and received a variety of responses. Here are highlights from the discussion. via The Space That Blogging Provides: Readers Respond — Discover Continue reading The Space That Blogging Provides: Readers Respond — Discover

“I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs — Discover

The meaning of the verb “to follow” has changed quite a bit in recent years — it’s another word that social media has rendered flatter and more transactional than it used to be, not unlike “friend” or “like.” In a recent post, Jeff Cann — a writer based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania — reflected on what “following” means to him in the context of the blogging community. via “I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs — Discover Continue reading “I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs — Discover

Sometimes You’re El Maestro, Sometimes You’re Most Definitely Not — Coach Daddy

I’m going to tell the team to call me maestro next season, I mentioned to Hayden. It was in jest, of course. I’d been listening to Mitch Albom’s The Mighty Strings of Frankie Presto. In it, the main character calls his teacher, of course, maestro. Hayden gave me the look. No, she protested. We could […] via Sometimes You’re El Maestro, Sometimes You’re Most Definitely Not — Coach Daddy Continue reading Sometimes You’re El Maestro, Sometimes You’re Most Definitely Not — Coach Daddy

HR Innovation in the Digital World — Workology

How do you go about innovating new solutions within your organisation (or the organisations you work with)? Recently I’ve had some great discussions on this issue, as the impact of global ways of working further permeates into our every day. When innovating, tailoring a solution to your own organisation’s unique set of challenges and its… via HR Innovation in the Digital World — Workology Continue reading HR Innovation in the Digital World — Workology

Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs, and the end of Jawbone — TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital podcast, where we dig into the hype, the dollars, and, recently, the down exits. This week was a fun one. Matthew Lynley is out on vacation, so TechCrunch’s own Megan Rose Dickey (the current host of Bullish and general badass) joined Katie Roof and myself —… via Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs, and the end of Jawbone — TechCrunch Continue reading Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs, and the end of Jawbone — TechCrunch

How Do You Generate Post Ideas? The Whirly Girl Doesn’t Force Them — Discover

Blog post ideas can be as ephemeral as dandelion seeds: one gust of wind and they’re floating away on the breeze. How do you sow the seeds of post inspiration? How do you capture those ideas before they fly away? The author behind the whirly girl shares this blogging frustration in a cheeky, humorous post along with fun original illustrations. via How Do You Generate Post Ideas? The Whirly Girl Doesn’t Force Them — Discover Continue reading How Do You Generate Post Ideas? The Whirly Girl Doesn’t Force Them — Discover

Baidu acquires natural language startup Kitt.ai, maker of chatbot engine ChatFlow — TechCrunch

China’s search giant Baidu has made another acquisition to continue its push into artificial intelligence, and specifically carving out a place for itself as a platform for developers who want to create chatbots and other services based on natural language technology. It has acquired Kitt.ai, a profitable startup based out of Seattle that has developed… via Baidu acquires natural language startup Kitt.ai, maker of chatbot engine ChatFlow — TechCrunch Continue reading Baidu acquires natural language startup Kitt.ai, maker of chatbot engine ChatFlow — TechCrunch