How Robotic Process Automation Can Transform Your HR Department

‘Artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’ are buzzwords you might find in any given publication centered around technology, but there’s another popular phrase that HR professionals might want to be aware of: robotic process automation. So, what is it exactly? Robotic process automation, or RPA for short, can be defined as the deployment of robotic technology …

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5 HR Trends Impacting the Industry

Today’s post is a guest post written by Megan R. Nichols who is a technical writer and science blogger. The human resources industry is one that’s been around for nearly as long as there have been employees, but the world is changing, and HR needs to change with it. What are some of the most …

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Three great reads to start your week with

There are three blog posts that I thought were important enough to point out to you this week. The first of these was written by attorney Robin Shea. Many of you may have heard that Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta has resigned and President Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia to replace him. As is the …

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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: 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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Future Friday: Do algorithms actually reduce biases?

If you read anything about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in the world of HR you quickly discover that there are two schools of thought. The first of these is that AI is biased and dehumanizing, the second is that it makes better decisions that humans and thus is an improvement. The negative: Biased …

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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: How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future?

I have written about artificial intelligence several times, for example in Future Friday: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world and Future Friday: The future of work definitely involves Artificial Intelligence. So why am I writing about it again? The answer to that question is found in the more widespread coverage that AI is receiving. It …

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From the Archive: The biggest megatrend for the next decade

I published this earlier this year. As we head into another year I thought I would replay it. A megatrend is a large trend that deals with large-scale change. As I wrote in Future Friday: Can you tell the difference between Fads, Micro Trends, Macro Trends, and Megatrends? “Megatrends are the long-lasting, years in developing, …

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#SHRM17 Report- Technology and background checks: An Interview with First Advantage

This year at #SHRM17 I was focusing more on future views and technology such at Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what companies were doing to incorporate these advances in technology. Last year at #SHRM16 I interviewed Michael Pilnick of First Advantage. In that interview I had asked Pilnick what he saw as the challenges his industry …

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