Businesses increase tech use to monitor worker health | AI is helping HR adjust to remote hiring | The rise of remote recruitment
August 5, 2020
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Innovation in HR Technology
Corporate HR software purchases for a company can be collaborative efforts with HR and IT, plus other departments as needed, writes Luke Marson. He lists five roles for this purchasing team, including people to sit in on product demonstrations.
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Employers are increasingly using robotic processing automation, apps and other means of tracking employee data, especially related to contact tracing and health checks, among other tools, to ensure employee and customer safety as they return to work. Enterprise software company Appian's cloud-based app uses surveys and health checks to alert managers to potential health risks.
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Social Recruiting
Recruiters are using artificial intelligence narrow down candidate pools and help HR focus on video interviews with only the best candidates during the pandemic. "HR technology partners that offer tools to support HR teams throughout the entire funnel--while being agile enough to adapt to changing hiring needs as the economic situation changes--are invaluable," says CareerBuilder Chief Product Officer Humair Ghauri.
Full Story: Human Resource Executive (8/4) 
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Engagement Technology
The right technology can help employers leverage compensation dollars into performance, says Ruth Thomas, senior consultant at Curo Compensation. Tech can help track total compensation and more closely align reward systems with organizational goals, giving employers accurate and real-time measures and making it simple to identify anomalies and more easily implement pay equality and diversity efforts.
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    Workforce Data
    Organizations are focusing on data and analytics to solve problems caused by the COVID-19 disruptions, prioritize next moves and plan out recovery processes, and it starts by getting their data in order. "The pandemic has made people start to realize that they can remove barriers and transform faster than they thought," said Head of Strategy and Innovation at SAS Canada Steve Holder.
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    HR Learning Technology
    Virtual reality could play a key role in marketing as customers can be shown products and environments that could otherwise only be described, Bernard Marr writes. The technology can also help improve training programs and recruit employees while providing accurate representations of real-life work scenarios.
    Full Story: Forbes (7/31) 
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