How to Use HR Technology to Your Advantage: A Guest Post

This guest post was written by Ryan Farley The big challenge for Human Resources teams in the foreseeable future will be staying on top of the game. Digital technology has freed HR staffs from mundane and repetitive tasks in payroll, benefits, and insurance. But that same technology revolutionized the entire business world at a time when …

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Future Friday: Why Automation Won't Remove Humans From HR

Something new today. This is the first time I have published a guest post on Future Friday. This author seemed appropriate to do it with, however. Sara Carter is the co-founder of Englighted Digital. She is a consultant and freelance programmer, who has been fascinated with technology since childhood.  Is a robot coming to take …

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Future Friday: The use of Artificial Intelligence in HR

On Wednesday, January 23rd, there was an online discussion of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in human resources. The lead for the discussion was Ben Eubanks who is the author of the book Artificial Intelligence for HR: Use AI to Support and Develop a Successful Workforce, which has been recently released. (I will be …

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Future Friday: Will “Human skills” be enough in the future?

Fast Company magazine published an article titled 5 Myths about the future of work that you need to stop believing. These include: YOU NEED TO BE A QUICK LEARNER TO SUCCEED- It is not really the speed at which you learn something, it is whether you master the skill or not that is important.  IF …

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Future Friday: More encouraging news from AI

In an effort to learn more about AI (artificial intelligence) I listen to a variety of webinars on advances in AI. I listened to one today presented as part of the MIT Sloan series. The speaker was Phillip Gerbert of the Boston Consulting Group and moderated by Julia Kirby of Harvard. Gerbert was discussing a …

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From the Archive Future Friday: Hey HR now is the time to push for AI!

I listened to another AI type of webinar today, also from the MIT Sloan Management group. The speaker was Mary Lacity Walton Professor of Information Systems and director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas. She was talking about Planning for the Human-Digital Workforce. During the presentation, she said that there were many …

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Future Friday: Breathing a sigh of relief?

Many early prognosticators in the past have predicted the demise of many jobs due to the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI.) However, as time has gone by and AI has become more of a reality in the workplace the predictions of widespread job losses have been tempered some. So what are they saying now? …

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From the Archive Future Friday: Merging AI and workers

In a discussion on Twitter the other day the topic of discussion was the use of AI in the HR department. Thus, I thought it would be appropriate to repost this brief discussion from February.  For those of you that are frightened by the prospect of a robotic future, where your job, even your life …

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Future Friday: Using AI to identify employees leaving

There are many uses of artificial intelligence (AI) that are making their way into the HR department. Recruitment was one of the first areas to see the use of AI, but it is being used to analyze employee data, help with program enrollment, removing unconscious biases in decisions and more. One area that is also …

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Future Friday from the Archive: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world

This post was originally posted in October of 2016, but I thought it was an appropriate replay with all the discussion occurring about AI. As I have continued to read on AI, there continues to be a divide between the dystopian and utopian points of view. One article ended a discussion with this comment:  “Yet …

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