Why Every Company Needs An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy For 2019

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology – perhaps even the most transformative technology available today. But if you think the transformative nature of AI is limited to global tech giants and blue-chip companies, think again. AI is ultimately going to transform every business, in every industry.

Perhaps you read that last sentence and thought to yourself, well, not my business. My retail business [or HR consultancy, B2B service provider, fashion design business, disaster relief charity, football club or whatever] has nothing to do with AI. I repeat, think again. Even if you can’t yet imagine how AI will impact your organisation, trust that, in the not-too-distant future, it most definitely will.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/03/21/why-every-company-needs-an-artificial-intelligence-ai-strategy-for-2019/#67de3eac68ea

Growing role of Artificial Intelligence in HR tech

As a concept, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for decades. However, it was in the last 20 years that the successful application of Machine Learning (ML) enabled the boom of AI. The ability of a machine to perform cognitive functions associated with the human mind, AI is used everywhere from Siri conversing with a user to IBM Watson’s autonomous weaponry.

Source: https://yourstory.com/2019/03/growing-role-of-artificial-intelligence-in-hr-tech-dbmgzercm1

How Artificial Intelligence is Humanizing HR

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the inevitable next step for high-growth companies, and no one disputes its ability to drive efficiencies, scale and effectiveness. However, the topic of ‘AI in Human Resources’ evokes excitement and dread at the same time. Excitement for all it could help us achieve, and dread about the potential ‘dehumanization’ of AI. We explore how AI will make HR more human.

As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated and its ability to perform human tasks accelerates exponentially, business leaders are trying to comprehend what this means, not just for organizations, but for people as well.

Source: https://www.hrtechnologist.com/articles/digital-transformation/how-artificial-intelligence-is-humanizing-hr/

HR experts share the skills they say employees will most need in the future

As the future of work changes, it’s more important than ever for employees to make sure they have the skills required to keep up. That was the message this week from People Matters TechHR 2019, Asia’s largest human resources conference.

The remarks out of that Singapore event form part of a growing discourse around the impact technology and automation will have on the jobs landscape. It’s estimated that by 2030, 75 million to 375 million workers (3 to 14 percent of the global workforce) will need to switch occupational categories, according to one McKinsey report.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/hr-experts-share-the-skills-employees-will-most-need-in-the-future.html

Former P&G manager hired as HR chief of Cincinnati health care firm

Sycamore Township-based FirstLight HomeCare has hired Procter & Gamble Co. veteran Kim McGraw as executive director of talent acquisition, HR and client services.

McGraw began her career with P&G and rose to be a regional human resources manager during more than 20 years with the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as Tide detergent (NYSE: PG).

Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/02/25/former-p-g-manager-hired-as-hr-chief-of-cincinnati.html

Reward Gateway Announces Integration Partnership With BambooHR

Global employee engagement company, Reward Gateway has announced a partnership with BambooHR, a leading HR software provider for small and medium-sized businesses. The collaboration will integrate BambooHR’s Human Resource Information System (HRIS), which serves more than 13,000 customers and supports more than 1 million employees, with Reward Gateway’s Employee Engagement Platform, which is trusted by over 1,800 clients.

Source: https://www.fieldtechnologiesonline.com/doc/reward-gateway-announces-integration-partnership-make-organizations-improve-employee-engagement-0001

The 10 fastest-growing HR apps

Now more than ever, HR departments are relying on apps and other technology to improve processes and streamline payroll, onboarding, benefits administration and other tasks. That’s good news for HR tech companies, which continue to grow rapidly.

But which apps are HR professionals turning to the most?

For the answer, cloud identity management company Okta reviewed deployment data of its 5,600 customers on more than 5,500 app integrations. Customer deployments are the number of Okta clients who are using the app and the number of active unique users who have logged into the app via Okta at least one time in the past 30 days, a spokesperson for the company says. It reviewed data between Nov. 1, 2017 and Oct, 31, 2018.

Source: https://www.benefitnews.com/list/the-10-fastest-growing-hr-apps

Workday beats UltiPro, BambooHR for most deployed HR app

Dive Brief:
Workday is the most popular HR app by number of customer deployments, followed by UltiPro, BambooHR, SAP SuccessFactors and Namely, according to a report by Okta. The report identified the apps based on the login activity of Okta’s 5,600 customers on more than 5,500 app integrations.
The San Francisco-based identity management company found Namely was the fastest-growing HR app with 67% year-over-year customer growth, followed by BambooHR at 51% and UltiPro at 50%. Workday, the most popular app, had the fifth-fastest growth for HR apps at 28%. Survey participants expressed frustration with video conferencing apps, particularly Skype; 21% said Skype is their least favorite app to use and 16% said it is the most stressful app to use.

Source: https://www.hrdive.com/news/workday-beats-ultipro-bamboohr-for-most-deployed-hr-app/548029/

Namely’s Second Annual HR Careers Report Releases Data Around Gender, Diversity, and Pay in the HR Industry

Namely, the leading HR platform for mid-sized companies, has published its annual HR Careers Report, which offers insights into the human resource profession — around demographics, diversity, pay, and more—to help build a better workplace.

As modern HR professionals combat the outdated stereotypes that have long plagued them (from the “fun police” to the “complaint department”), the HR Careers Report takes a closer look at those leading the field. So what does HR look like today and what new trends are emerging? See below for highlights from the Namely report.

Source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/namelys-second-annual-hr-careers-report-releases-data-around-gender-diversity-and-pay-in-the-hr-industry-300794040.html