Enabling Technology

It is unmistakable that the HR technology industry has been revolutionized. Cloud-based HR systems are now available from many of the largest vendors in the market. These systems integrate payroll, HRMS, talent management and analytics processing into a single cloud-based service. Many HR leaders are challenged with mobile tools and new social recruiting systems that are making many of the legacy HR systems obsolete.

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Marta Chmielowicz

Special report: How AI is shaping the workplace.

By Marta Chmielowicz

It is the year 2035 and robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI) are part of everyday life. Working as servants in every household and programmed to follow three laws of robotics, they nevertheless band together in a plot to take over the world.

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Simplifying Self-Service

HR Technology

Five tools that empower employees with a consumer-like experience.

By Deepak Bharadwaj

If Siri and Alexa can order pizza and turn off kitchen lights, then why does it take three emails and a phone call to get something done at work? The stark difference between how personal and professional lives are conducted is becoming more evident by the day. While HR leaders work to give their departments the tools and training to provide high quality service in today’s modern workplace, the road to change is a long, uphill battle.

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The Age of AI

Automation

Three strategies that help achieve the biggest impact from artificial intelligence.

By Sudhir Jha

As the global economy enters the age of artificial intelligence (AI), the conversation about how AI will impact the workforce has reached new heights. Questions around the negative implications of AI—including potential job loss and ethical dilemmas—are forcing organizations to consider a future fueled by autonomy. As more and more organizations are getting their AI strategies in place, HR needs to ensure that their workforce is ready.

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Digital Disruption

HCM Platforms

Today’s HCM platforms are leveraging AI, analytics, and the cloud for better results.

By Pete Tiliakos

As digital disruption continues to create waves of change across all major industry sectors and companies pivot to remain competitive, HR leaders are tasked with supporting large-scale strategic shifts. Most CHROs are facing the significant task of aligning their human capital to support these critical initiatives—and they are doing so in an increasingly complex environment where the workforce is more diverse, globally dispersed, and operating in a rapidly changing digital economy.

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Increased Expectations

RPO Technology

The level of technology delivered by RPO partners is rising.

By Nikki Edwards

Recruitment tools and analytics platforms are now tablestake offerings from all leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partners. Today’s RPO engagements typically include a range of tech platforms and tools to enhance the overall hiring process. The days of one-size-fits-all are long gone. In fact, HR practitioners should expect platforms and tools tailored to nuances such as industry sectors; geographic regions; and specific qualities of their target audiences, including stage of career, generation of workforce, business function, and skillset. Seamless integration by the RPO organization of all the various platforms and tools—including proprietary, third-party, new, or existing—is necessary to provide a great user experience.

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Recruiting Powerhouse: How AI is Helping Talent Acquisition Professionals Up Their Game

AI Talent Acquisition

With Courtney Cook, Vice President of Strategic Development, Korn Ferry Futurestep

Artificial intelligence or AI. It’s the brave new world of just about everything these days, and recruiting is no exception. But just how much will AI impact the recruiting process? Will it make the need for human recruiters obsolete?

From our perspective at Korn Ferry, just the opposite is happening. With the right approach to using AI— starting at the very first stages of an engagement—recruiters can develop laser-focused job specifications, source the best candidates who may not on the surface seem suited for a role, and dramatically decrease time to hire.

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Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

HRO Today

By Elliot H. Clark

When you start a column off with a title from a Styx song, you are really dating yourself. Nonetheless, it seemed appropriate. HRO Today has recently completed a research report, sponsored by Alexander Mann Solutions, highlighting the rapid integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into HR technology and infrastructure. Within the study, there are several interesting findings which will be presented in detail at the HRO Today Forum North America.

First, let’s define AI. For years I have joked that artificial intelligence was something you got from politicians and online pundits. But now that software has come of age, it’s time to recognize it for what is really is. In a basic sense, AI is the ability for software to learn by observation without needing to be programmed for specific outcomes. For example, the “self-driving” car of the future does not get programmed to stop at red lights—it just does. The software observes millions of traffic patterns and learns what to do when the traffic light is red. Of course, my concern that it will accelerate at yellow lights shows I may not be a good role model for a robot, but you get the general idea.

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Tech Rising

HR Technology

Whilst adoption of HR technology varies throughout the Asia-Pacific region, an expert says it only has one place to go: up.

By Debbie Bolla

With the Asia-Pacific region undergoing intense economic and business change, it’s no wonder that organisations are seeking to update their technology systems in order to earn a competitive advantage. In fact, Sierra-Cedar’s 2016–2017 HR Systems Survey finds that more than 40 per cent of Asia-Pacific organisations are looking to improve or develop a new enterprise HR systems strategy. These strategies include increasing technology budgets; adopting additional technologies beyond payroll and core HRMS; upgrading to cloud-based services; and investing in analytics, mobile, and social applications. Mehul Rajparia, vice president of APAC for SaaS talent management solutions provider Lumesse, has a unique perspective on the market and shares his insights here.

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HR Technology Across the Globe

HRO Today

By Debbie Bolla

Technology has been and continues to be a big driver of change in all areas of business, and HR is no exception. HR technology has the ability to streamline processes, attract candidates, predict attrition, plan for the future workforce, and importantly, engage employees. But adoption rates vary across the globe, and a new study from ServiceNow, The New CHRO Agenda: Employee Experience Drives Business Value, finds that CHROs in Europe are slower to invest in platforms that improve the employee experience whilst HR leaders in the Asia-Pacific region are facing such fierce competition for talent, they have no choice but to up their game.

Some country-specific findings provide further insight into the regions:

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Empowering HR

TekTonic Awards

The 2018 TekTonic Award finalists help solve many of HR’s toughest challenges.

By The Editors

HR technology is often tasked with helping organizations overcome some of their most daunting workplace issues—and this year’s TekTonic Award finalists do just that. From finding and training the best talent, to maintaining legal compliance and offering competitive compensation, these solutions are empowering HR for the future of work.

Click here to view this year’s TekTonic Award finalists.