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HR Tech 2019: HR in the age of artificial intelligence


Under the best of circumstances, strengthening a workforce that reflects an employer's true business values, culture and growth objectives while filling critical talent needs represents a challenge. But with today's very low unemployment rates and ongoing skills gap, the formidable task of recruiting and retaining talent with the required skills to drive growth is even more difficult. Weathering that storm requires innovative thinking and technology to fill talent needs through well-stocked pipelines, which, in turn, will lead to optimized productivity and the desired increases in business growth. Research shows that the skills gap is not only very real, it's reaching serious proportions. The Society for Human Resource Management's survey of 1,028 HR professionals in late 2018 found that an eye-opening 83% say they had difficulty recruiting suitable candidates in the past 12 months.2

2020 and Beyond - HRO Today


HR leaders predict how cultural, social, and technological shifts will impact the way people work in the coming year. Not too long ago, HR professionals were relegated to the realm of "personnel management"--paper-pushers responsible for administrative tasks and little else. But as organizations have grown and globalized in increasingly challenging environments, so has the role of human resources. Today's HR departments are deeply rooted in organizational planning and business strategy, more essential to the success of a company than ever before. HR leaders have made their way to the C-suite, guiding strategies that unite the goals of a business under one umbrella: talent.

Creating an IT culture of inclusiveness and belonging


Editor's note: This article is the second in a four-part series on how IT leaders can effectively address systemic racism in their organizations. Start reading here or jump to the first article in the series, which lays the groundwork for effectively addressing systemic racism. Acknowledging that systemic racism exists in our society and recognizing the many different ways it has adversely impacted the Black community, as well as other people of color, is a key first step to successfully addressing systemic racism in the workplace. IT leaders must also condemn systemic racism and make a genuine commitment to cultivating a workplace culture that promotes equality, equity and justice for all employees. But lasting change does not happen overnight, and it does not take place strictly by proclamation.

The HR Technology Market: Trends and Disruptions for 2018


Digital disruption A new industrial revolution, but people matter HR Tech 2017 Keynote 3 Copyright 2017 Deloitte Development LLC. Robots Can cost as low as $25,000* 250,000 purchased globally in 2016** *Source: Robots: The new low-cost worker, Dhara Ranasinghe, CNBC, April 10, 2015. The future of work Robotics, AI, sensors are here now HR Tech 2017 Keynote 4 Copyright 2017 Deloitte Development LLC. Quantified self: arriving now $1.8 billion in venture invested in wearables since 2016 Source: CB Insights HR Tech 2017 Keynote 5 Copyright 2017 Deloitte Development LLC. The "average" US worker now spends 25% of their day reading or answering emails Fewer than 16% of companies have a program to "simplify work" or help employees deal with stress. The average mobile phone user checks their device 150 times a day. The "average" US worker works 47 hours and 49% work 50 hours or more per week, with 20% at 60 hours per week 40% of the US population believes it is impossible to succeed at work and have a balanced family life.