How Cognitive Computing is helping Talent Acquisition and HR

Interview with Bob Schultz General Manager, Talent Management Solutions, Kenexa Business at IBM.

Bob Schultz, General Manager, Talent Management Solutions, Kenexa Business at IBM, TotalPicture interviewBob Schultz

Welcome to the Future of Work Series at HR Tech World in San Francisco. I'm your host Peter Clayton. Joining me is Bob Schultz, General Manager, Talent Management Solutions, Kenexa Business at IBM. Today we're going to focus on How cognitive computing is transforming the talent acquisition and HR functions within organizations, and learn about the latest advancements from Watson Talent.

I've been covering this space for a little over a decade, so I've seen the tremendous amount of consolidation in this space, and Kenexa is no exception. Prior to IBM acquiring the company in 2012, it had grown tremendously though a series of acquisitions, including BrassRing. So first off, we get Bob's perspective on what all of this acquisition in HR technology means.


Bob, welcome to TotalPicture, before we get to cognitive computing and what Kenexa is up to, tell us about your background.

How does Watson Talent fit into Kenexa's suite of services?

According to one of your reports, "Cognitive is a ll about personalization" can you unpack this for us?

So let's discuss the headline to this podcast - how cognitive computing is changing recruiting and HR. I think it might be useful if you give us a definition of cognitive computing?

Every recruiting conference I've attended this year has keynotes on AI, machine learning, augmented reality, and natural language process - why have these technologies become the headlines at these events?

Let's get into some specifics. Give us an example of how recruiters can benefit from this emerging technology.

How can cognitive computing assist with onboarding?


Let's peel back the Watson Talent onion and talk about your APIs, and how they are being uses in TA.

Watson Discovery Watson Conversion Virtual Agent Knowledge Studio.

What are the emerging trends you're see in technology as it relates to recruiting and HR?

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