By Elliot H. Clark
With all due respect to Isaac Asimov, the continuing reliance on technology has yet to produce the predatory examples of “I, Robot,” or the scary dominance of machines of “Terminator” (which threatened to come back and kept on doing so in sequels, sadly), or the terrifyingly logical and murderous Hal of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In truth, software robots, manufacturing robots, and even those Roomba vacuum cleaners are pretty boring (unless you see a YouTube video of a cat riding one). For HR, the questions are: What are robots? And what are they not?
HR applications of technology are different than automobile assembly plants, which deal with inanimate production products. The frothy excitement that is seen in the HR press about “bots” and their future is pretty speculative and at some level, in spite of the promise of technology, I just don’t care. And as you will see below, that is the point.
HR experts share six trends that will shape the industry in the coming year.
By Marta Chmielowicz
The past year in HR has been marked by developments in smart technologies, key shifts in workplace management practices, and the rise of alternative forms of work. With artificial intelligence (AI), automation, social media, and a new world of data and analytics at their fingertips, HR professionals have transformed the industry into a more agile and strategic business function. According to DDI’s 2018 Global Leadership Forecast, 71 percent of HR professionals report that their reputation with the senior team as a trusted advisor has improved in the past three years.
Technology is getting candidates into seats faster and more efficiently.
By Tierney McAfee
With many organizations entering peak hiring season, technology can be a huge asset by making high volume talent acquisition more scalable, efficient, and cost-effective.
Data is empowering business leaders to make better hiring decisions.
by Tierney McAfee
With a historically low unemployment rate, organizations with high volume recruiting targets and outdated hiring processes are experiencing challenges finding the right talent. This means speed in hiring is more important than ever, especially when it comes to engaging hourly employees, says Adam Godson, vice president of global technology solutions for Cielo, a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner. New advances in technology are helping organizations get the right number of candidates at the right time and keeping those candidates engaged.
Organizations are looking to leverage intelligent technologies in order to increase efficiency in HR delivery models.
By Pete Tiliakos
With digitalization at the forefront for most business leaders today, the demand for advancing technology capability continues to intensify. Many organizations are diligently executing on digital strategies with the goal of transforming and advancing their operations, both client facing and back office, toward a more future-proof model. In HR, the need for transformation is long overdue and more critical than ever.
Bias in candidate screening remains a major obstacle to diversity, but AI-enabled technology can help.
By Marta Chmielowicz
The world economy is growing and diversity is growing with it. According to the U.S. Census, more than half of all Americans are projected to belong to a minority group by 2044—and this will have a major impact on labor market demographics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the percentage of Hispanics in the workforce is expected to almost double by 2060 while the percentage of whites is expected to decrease by nearly 20 percent. In addition, rising labor participation rates among women, increasing numbers of millennials in the workplace, and continued growth of immigration are all making diversity a critical business consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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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