Meet five game-changers that are staying ahead of the HR technology curve.
By Taylor Thompson
With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation, HR has faced a year of adaptation and innovation in their business practices in order to keep up with a rapidly changing field. Technology has not only become an integral part of everyday HR processes, but an expectation, especially in regards to organizations’ recruitment efforts. But what makes a company stand out among others in an ever-changing industry, especially considering all the newfound technology blazing the trail? Innovation. Disruption. And a solution that works to make life just a little easier for HR. These are just a few of the ways this year’s TekTonic Awards winners have continued to advance their efforts and drive the industry forward, and the reason they were recognized at this year’s HRO Today Forum in May. The 2018 TekTonic Awards winners have been recognized for their innovative contributions in workforce management, background screening, talent management, candidate experience, mobile capabilities, and learning.
The biggest challenge to blockchain adoption is finding highly skilled workers.
By Monique Black
Blockchain is radically changing the world as we know it. The technology, best known for its role in recording Bitcoin transactions, is an encrypted digital network of information that is organized into groups of data called “blocks” and easily accessed by everyone in a “chain.” Blockchain provides an efficient and secure way to store and share personal data, creating an infrastructure of trust that will impact personal lives, business, and government across the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By D. Zachary Misko
This year’s theme of the HRO Today Forum North America is “Driving Corporate Strategy.” Despite the technology disruption that has roiled much of global business, the need to attract, retain, protect, and serve employees has insulated companies. But now, change is washing over how companies do business and sending ripples across the HR industry. HR is officially being shaken by the tech invasion.
As you will learn from our Forum speakers, panels, and sessions, a rising cohort of tech-enabled leaders are rethinking business and reacting with more creative models. The finalists in our iTalent competition are not surprisingly a part of this movement; they are investing in this vision of the future. Throughout the Forum, we will explore this further and amplify the highest standards of human resources in the management and support of services, technologies, and overall HR functions.
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