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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International Bar Association calls for law change as pace of emerging AI leaves legal gaps
May04

International Bar Association calls for law change as pace of emerging AI leaves legal gaps

The present wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) – the development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence – is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, states a report published by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI). Current legislation may not protect rights of human workers...

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The robots are coming – but it’s people that will make them work, says RSM
Apr27

The robots are coming – but it’s people that will make them work, says RSM

People are the crucial element in ensuring technology is effectively implemented into businesses, according to Venquis and research at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). An analysis by the leading business change and transformation consultancy, based on a study by the RSM, found that technology-led change programmes are destined to fail without the appropriate specialists to lead and implement them. This comes...

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Communication is the key to allaying employee concerns about automation
Apr05

Communication is the key to allaying employee concerns about automation

Organisations need to strike a balance between capitalising on the benefits of automation and managing employee concerns, according to Capita Resourcing. Research from Capita Resourcing has found that whilst over half (54%) of UK organisations are already automating business processes once performed by people, employees are concerned about the social impact this will have on the workplace. The ‘Workplace More Human’ report reveals...

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Robots will NOT steal UK jobs… they could create more, finds study
Apr04

Robots will NOT steal UK jobs… they could create more, finds study

Despite ongoing fears and speculation that robots could steal British jobs, new data reveals that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes. Furthermore, over a third (36.7%) stated that robots have often resulted in job creation within their place of work. The research was conducted amongst over 1,000 manufacturing professionals and...

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Finding a creative solution to the productivity problem
Mar31

Finding a creative solution to the productivity problem

Guest post by Guy Kirkwood, COO and Chief Evangelist at UiPath It will come as no surprise to hear that the UK is still embroiled in a productivity slump, in fact, it’s something that businesses have had to contend with for a number of years. The most recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that labour productivity remains weak and lower than pre-crisis levels, making it more crucial than ever for...

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Ai and tech fears? It’s up to HR to get the future balance right, warns Sawers
Mar30

Ai and tech fears? It’s up to HR to get the future balance right, warns Sawers

Guest Blog by Doug Sawers, managing director, SD Worx UK & Ireland Is the future really that bleak? Nobody is safe, according to many scientists and technology gurus. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots will soon to be able to do almost everything better than humans and will take over most jobs, including that of a doctor, lawyer and other professionals. Professor Stephen Hawking has said that, “the development of full...

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