HR and artificial intelligence (AI) are forging relationships to improve recruiting and hiring, employee management, and the ability to analyze the success of diversity.
If AI isn’t on your radar screen, you could be missing out. In fact, while some people may shy away from AI and other technologies, believing that they take the human touch out of HR, AI actually can help identify people who are the best fit for the job and the organization’s culture, plus much more. As a result, HR teams can spend more time focusing on benefits and other efforts to retain workers and keep them engaged and productive.
Consider these AI predictions you need to know about:
· AI and human intelligence will increasingly team up to enhance the job candidate’s experience. This is a practical starting point for your AI implementation. Look for technology that will reduce hiring time, increase productivity for recruiters, and seamlessly deliver a positive candidate experience.
· AI won’t eliminate jobs; it actually will help workers function better. Experts estimate that AI will create more jobs than it eliminates; and there will be a growing focus on using AI to support workers.
· An AI-ready workforce will be critical to your organization’s future. Be prepared to identify problems that can be solved using AI, educate key stakeholders about the business benefits of using AI for problem solving, implement AI-related learning opportunities for your HR team, and identify new jobs and skills needed as AI is implemented and used over time.
· More companies will use skills-based hiring, relying on specific skills and competencies for a job instead of just a candidate’s credentials. AI will help them identify the job candidates who have necessary competencies as well as pertinent experience.
· As more millennials and generation z-ers enter the workforce, they will prioritize meaningful work and an employer that is aligned with their values. AI will help employers identify those candidates who are in harmony with the company culture, share common goals, and value the specific benefits that the organization offers.
· There will be a growing trend toward virtual reality (VR) in staff training programs. Increasingly, organizational leaders see VR as the best way to effectively replicate learning experiences in a safe, risk-free way.
The urgency to embrace AI is growing. According to one report, by 2022 one in five workers will rely on the insights of AI to do their jobs. To get the AI ball rolling, start by communicating with management and organizational leaders about the possible benefits of AI; and explore how AI efforts might help achieve strategic goals. Involve those team members who will be working with the technology in its purchase and implementation to ensure greater buy-in.