AI-Powered Talent Retention

AI is changing the talent acquisition landscape; some 63% of European companies and 99% of US Fortune 500 companies use AI to recruit. On the other side of the talent divide, 75% of applicants use AI to help them land a job. What are the consequences? Ghost applicants, vacancy-flooding and interview no-shows. The job of talent acquisition has suddenly become much more difficult. What’s the way forward? Simple; invest in retention. Five ways to leverage AI to keep people from leaving in the first place.

What’s Your Stack?

In the AI-Powered workflow, your “stack” is the selection of AI you use together to meet all your varied needs. There’s no time to road test every single one of these and still carry on with your full-time job. And, most of them carry a monthly subscription. What tools do you need, and what can you live without?

The Irritating Conundrum of AI-Human Alignment

Have you ever entered what you believe is a perfectly harmless prompt only to have a long scolding response from a machine, that our request is somehow improper and thus unanswerable? Why do LLMs feel they need to protect us from ourselves, and inflict their algorithmic morals on all of us? “AI-Alignment” seems more to do with aligning us Humans than creating safe AI.

AI Center of Excellence

The AI-powered leader wants a sustainable, continuously repeating AI maturity cycle within the organisation. A multidisciplinary AI Centre of Excellence (AI CoE) brings together expertise, best practices, and resources to drive excellence and innovation for the specific needs of the business. They start with the pain points – not “doing AI for the sake of doing AI” – and keep the learning and awareness loop levelling up for the organisation. Why an AI CoE is a good idea, and how to build one.

AI-Powered Onboarding

Only 12% of employees found that their organization does a good job with the onboarding experience . But ChatGPT and Midjourney can combine powerfully to give the new joiner a highly personalized, energetic and distinctly Human welcome to a new role, whether it’s their first or their tenth. Learn about Joiner Personas and how to make onboarding AI-powered.

The Digital Nomads of Madeira

Thanks to the tools a pandemic built, the global “Digital Nomad” culture and lifestyle is a growing phenomenon. The freedom to live in beautiful places while still logging in at work, experiencing high levels of wellbeing that you don’t have at home, draws some 10,000 to the island of Madeira and other tropical islands. I spent some time up close and personal with this famous Nomad community.

Voice AI

A two-minute audio clip is all you need to clone a voice; before you know it, you are listening to yourself reciting poetry in French or asking where to find a reliable cat café in Japanese. Voice AI has the potential to give so many more of us the ability to be heard in a uniquely Human mode; voice is intimate and emotive, which is also why it is so dangerous, too. This will be highly disruptive – for good and ill – in the months ahead.

Epic Communication

As our world becomes ever more complicated and process-oriented, we find our world becoming very small – our digital spaces, the constant distractions and the noise of our current media landscape. We need big stories of adventure, heroes and villains, guides and demons. Insurmountable obstacles. Undying love, loyalty and determination. This speaks to our core, and we can use the tools of the Epic to deliver information, to inspire, to align and to remind us of who we are. Five tools of the great storytellers.

AI-Powered HR: The Smooth Exit

Who has time for the offboarding ritual of employee knowledge transfer, contact collection and the all-important exit interview? Surely not the overworked HRBP with a looming annual re-org to hire for in Q3. And it’s also… icky. Who wants to talk to a soon-to-be ex? The AI-Powered HR professional has a jetpack, provided he understands how to use the tools. Whether someone left by choice or by force, using AI to augment our off-boarding process has benefits for all involved.

The Power of Silence

In our current media landscape, with its abundance of information, constant chatter and noise, building in silence has become essential. Generative AI will thousandfold this condition as it issues forth content in all forms – video, images, audio, words-words-words – more than we could ever hope to read across multiple lifetimes. The true art of communication is reductive. Mastery of the tool of silence puts us in another league of Storytellers; the abuela, the shaman.