Office Hours: Exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) in HR - August

Exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) in HR

For Enhanced Recruiting, Professional Growth, and Performance Management

This month's Office Hours expert is Chris Mannion, of Sonar Talent. Chris will give a quick intro to Generative AI and how it works. Then answer your questions! He's also available to share examples of using AI for HR in:

  • Recruiting
  • Career Development
  • Performance Management

Additionally, he can answer questions about bias, ethics, and regulation as it relates to using AI in HR.


NEHRA Office Hours are NEW in 2023! While Chris will offer a short overview on AI, this is NOT a formal presentation. Instead, come with your HR/AI related questions and get them answered by Chris and/or your HR peers. With the Office Hours format, you may come and go at anytime during the hour. These sessions will NOT be recorded.

SHRM/HRCI Credits available.

Chris Mannion


Sonar Talent

Chris Mannion is the co-founder and CEO of Sonar Talent. This breakthrough talent intelligence platform unlocks untapped talent pools to help companies accelerate hiring. From military aerospace engineering to e-commerce supply chain operations, Chris' eclectic background enabled him to build a new recruiting operations capability at Wayfair in 2019. Bringing together a team of 40 recruiters, analysts, and product managers, Chris led the transformation of the 400+ global recruiting team. Drawing upon years of operational expertise and knowledge, he is now spearheading the launch of a revolutionary product to transform the recruiting industry.


Hailing from the UK, Chris was the first in his family to attend college and learned the value of strategic career planning early on. He worked his way through various jobs to pay for school, including delivering newspapers and flipping burgers at McDonald's. Chris earned a scholarship from the Royal Navy to study aerospace engineering at the University of Liverpool and joined the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm after graduation. His career path has been meandering, including earning an MSc in Guided Weapons Systems from Cranfield University and an MBA from MIT Sloan.


Chris lives in Greater Boston with his wife, Nora, their daughter Susanna, and their loyal terrier, Ruby. Chris is passionate about creating more equitable career opportunities for his daughter and future generations, especially those without generational wealth or networks to access high-growth careers. He is a dedicated casual runner, completing several half-marathons, two regular marathons, and an ultra marathon. He and Nora share a love of travel and have journeyed extensively to explore culinary destinations worldwide.


Office Hours: August
08/03/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
08/03/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes OFFICE HOURS: During Office Hours, subject matter experts will join us online for an hour to share a brief overview of a particular topic (i.e., ChatGPT, Inclusive Hiring, Benefit Updates, etc.), and answer questions that you have – share your topic suggestions for future sessions here! You may come and go as you please during this hour. Once topics are confirmed for each month, they will be added here to the event description. Office Hours are a member only benefit and available at no additional cost.
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SHRM & HRCI Credits
Live Viewing: 1.00 SHRM & HRCI credit and certificate available
Live Viewing: 1.00 SHRM & HRCI credit and certificate available