Even with new AI jobs creation, AI will lead to big job losses, warns Joblift
Aug07

Even with new AI jobs creation, AI will lead to big job losses, warns Joblift

PwC expect 30% of jobs to be lost to automation The debate surrounding the threat from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation leading to the loss of jobs has been highly publicised. Most recently, tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have locked horns over the issue, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has estimated that by the early 2030’s 30% of British jobs will be lost to automation. So, are we really under threat from...

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New job roles will need new HR policies – so HR Managers should lead the way
Aug07

New job roles will need new HR policies – so HR Managers should lead the way

Sarah Burnett, VP Everest Group, Computer Weekly top 50 influential women in IT, chair of BCS Women and founder AI Accelerator, discusses how HR is best placed to take the lead as AI creates new job roles and transforms the world of work What are the latest job titles and what do they mean for HR? Scanning the appointment pages of a leading computing magazine recently revealed vacancies for ‘Head of Robotics Delivery’,...

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HR – We’re Depending on You to Shape the Future
Aug01

HR – We’re Depending on You to Shape the Future

Doug Sawers, Managing Director at SD Worx, discusses the role HR must play in driving technology forwards There’s something about the concept of robots and artificial intelligence that ignites the passions of otherwise steady individuals. Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney, for example, talked about livelihoods being ‘mercilessly destroyed’ by this particular technological revolution. Professor Stephen Hawking has said that...

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How can we recapture the ‘human’ amid HR technology disruption?
Jul31

How can we recapture the ‘human’ amid HR technology disruption?

George Brooks, Ernst & Young Americas People Advisory Services Leader considers how AI can be used to not only recapture humanity at work, but enhance it      Many factors are forcing a change in the characteristics that define successful leaders – the rise of automation, the increasing reliance on “contingent” workers, and the critical importance of purpose in driving employee engagement just to name a few. All this has led...

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How to turn big data into smart talent data
Jul27

How to turn big data into smart talent data

Richard Justenhoven, Product Director at cut-e explains how organisations can get the best from big data Data is an essential strategic resource in organisations. It can help you to understand your market and spot trends, respond better to customers and predict their likely behaviour, develop new products and make considered business decisions. Today, every company has large datasets but few are truly able to convert their big data...

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Why GDPR & AI could be more disruptive to employers than the “TripAdvisor effect”
Jul21

Why GDPR & AI could be more disruptive to employers than the “TripAdvisor effect”

A new risk analysis paper on GDPR from specialist technology law firm Boyes Turner this week found that promotion by consumer groups of new rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could prove more disruptive to employers than the “TripAdvisor effect”. Post GDPR, control over the future of brands and marketing strategies is likely to shift away from companies and managers towards consumers and employees and according...

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Trust, Culture and Diversity are key in ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution’
Jul17

Trust, Culture and Diversity are key in ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution’

Three key themes – trust, culture and diversity – must be the watchwords for businesses with the onset of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, according to a leading employment lawyer. Greg Chambers, associate director in the employment team at Osborne Clarke, was speaking at a seminar in Bristol entitled “The Future of Work in a Smart City.” The event was hosted by Hays Recruitment, held at the city’s Engine Shed and formed part of...

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Why HR should take care when using intelligence for diversity hiring
Jul06

Why HR should take care when using intelligence for diversity hiring

Charles Hipps, CEO & Founder, WCN discusses how HR need to balance risks and opportunities in diversity hiring There’s little doubt about the benefit of hiring a diverse workforce. McKinsey found in one UK study that greater gender diversity on the senior-executive team could positively affect performance. For every 10% diversity increase, they saw profits rise by up to 3.5%. Organisations know it’s needed, but often lack the...

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Why machine learning will help HR understand more about people
Jul06

Why machine learning will help HR understand more about people

Kronos‘s Gregg Gordon explains why machine learning will deliver new insights about employees – and improve their experience It’s hard to find an industry that is not being impacted by machine learning applications. While often highlighted in finance or operations, machine learning will also have a significant impact on the HR industry. The following three examples show how machine learning is being applied today and how...

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A new reality for HR in the gambling and casino industry
Jul05

A new reality for HR in the gambling and casino industry

Martyn Hannah, writer and consultant to the gambling and casino industry, says virtual reality will change the way businesses recruit and train staff The virtual reality (VR) revolution is well underway, with devices such as Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View now readily available for consumers and businesses to purchase. It is still early days for the technology, with mass adoption months if not years away. But the...

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Does the growth of AI herald the end of the line for recruiters?
Jun22

Does the growth of AI herald the end of the line for recruiters?

Shane McGourty, Director at AdView, discusses what the future holds for recruiters as AI and tech disrupt traditional recruitment practices It’s no secret that AI is well and truly on the rise.  I’ve increasingly heard many skilled recruiters ask: ‘could my job be replaced by a robot?’ I’ve heard some recruitment professionals argue that we should oppose tech because our profession is under threat – but change is...

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Bored, distracted employees pose biggest data security risk – and over half of experts would trust tech over humans
Jun15

Bored, distracted employees pose biggest data security risk – and over half of experts would trust tech over humans

Bored employees who become distracted at work are more likely to be the cause of human error and a potential security risk, according to a snapshot poll conducted by Centrify at Europe’s leading infosecurity event, Infosec Europe in London this week. While more than a third (35 per cent) of survey respondents cite distraction and boredom as the main cause of human error, other causes include heavy workloads (19 per cent), excessive...

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How HR can best harness the benefits of AI
Jun13

How HR can best harness the benefits of AI

Guest blog by Paul Shoker, CEO, Beyond360 The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in sectors such as retail and financial services is now well understood. We are all familiar with concepts such as Amazon’s algorithmic-based suggestions for goods to buy on the basis of past purchases, or online robots that help us through customer service processes. Now it’s possible to apply similar techniques to processes managed by HR, including...

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Why HR should welcome tech and automation in recruitment
May25

Why HR should welcome tech and automation in recruitment

Laurie Padua, Director of Technology and Operations Consulting at Alexander Mann Solutions explains why HR should welcome and not fear increasing automation. Stephen Hawking recently went on record to say, “Computers can, in theory, emulate human intelligence and exceed it. So, we cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI [Artificial Intelligence] or ignored by it and side-lined, or conceivably destroyed by it”. Meanwhile,...

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Shock report finds Robots have ALREADY replaced workers in UK jobs
May18

Shock report finds Robots have ALREADY replaced workers in UK jobs

Two thirds of the UK’s fastest declining professions chalked up to automation Travel agents and translators on the decline, while nail technicians are a rising star Adzuna study found the wider impact of automation, as predicted by widely reported Frey & Osborne study, is yet to take root. Almost two thirds of the fastest declining job roles in the UK are dropping due to automation, according to a report released today by job...

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