Technology

4 Ways HR Leaders Can Play Key Role in Emergency Notification Systems

HR leaders can help their organization maximize the benefits that mass notification systems can deliver.

Historically, the role of human resources in managing emergency mass notification systems has been somewhat restrained, with HR professionals often deferring to IT and security decision makers, or those responsible for facilities management and business continuity. But HR is increasingly taking ownership of mass notification systems because, ultimately, these systems overlap with two aspects of any HR leader’s core mission:…

Artificial Intelligence, Automation and the Future of Talent Acquisition

If what we’ve seen so far is any indication, the future is ripe with possibilities.

From artificial intelligence and automation to machine learning and semantic search, we’ve been inundated with the industry’s hottest buzzwords, but what do these terms really mean for us in the talent acquisition space and for the future of our profession? These terms are far from passing fads. Nearly 3 in 4 employers expect that some roles within talent acquisition and…

New Study Adds More Evidence That Tech Affects Worker’s Well-Being

Job security worries as well as mental and physical health are manifestations of automation-related job losses in recent years.

Constant technological advancement is seen as a positive for some and a negative for others. That progression in the workplace is affecting people’s health due to fear of losing their jobs, according to a new study. “County-level Job Automation Risk and Health: Evidence From the United States” is the third of a series of studies that looks into the potential…

Blockchain: The Future of HR?

This cryptocurrency technology is going to change the way you do your job. Don’t panic, you still have a few years to prepare.

Blockchain is best known as the infrastructure behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that makes financial transactions safe without a bank or other middleman. But the technology could soon change the way human resources leaders handle all sensitive data. That has big implications for HR, said Jeff Mike, vice president and HR research leader for Bersin by Deloitte. “The reason it…

VCs and HR Tech: The Love Affair Continues

Why bigger deals for later-stage companies dominate trends in HR technology investment.

The war for talent may be raging on, but that’s good news for HR tech startups. For yet another year, venture capitalists have poured money into deals to bootstrap the latest generation of vendors offering innovation software to support recruiting, talent management, onboarding and workforce management. By the end of 2017’s third quarter, venture investment in HR tech companies surpassed…

The Legal Implications of Employee Tracking Devices

How much will your employees mind Big Brother tracking all of their movements, and how will it impact morale?

I once knew of company (not a client) at which its CEO would sit in his office all day and watch a bank of monitors connected to cameras all over the workplace so that he could track the productivity of his employees. He even had one outside the bathrooms to record how frequently and for how long his employees were…