Outdated payroll programs should be replaced with systems that allow same-day pay and use cloud technology, on-demand analytics and chatbots, executives say. "We've seen the adoption of self-service technology increase dramatically even for smaller and midmarket companies, since many employee questions come in the area of payroll," says Stacey Harris of Sierra-Cedar.
HR vendors are embedding performance-measurement tools in their platforms and soon may offer automated technologies that use data-based algorithms to rate employees. "The trend is toward slick, user-friendly mobile tools to provide real-time feedback," says Bhushan Sethi, a PwC performance-management analyst.
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A survey says many job seekers aren't convinced artificial intelligence is a good recruitment tool, but HR teams find it useful for testing skills, sharing information, requesting references and rejecting applicants. However, Reid Rasmussen, CEO of freshbenies, expressed skepticism that AI should be used for direct communication in an already tough hiring environment.
HR organizations are using storytelling to forge connections between potential employees and the company brand, Heidi Lynne Kurter writes. Creating a relatable story, highlighting a culture of diversity and inclusion, and using social media to engage candidates can help hiring managers create a personalized experience, Kurter notes.
The Openpath app lets employees use their smartphones to get into their workplace buildings. The system, which replaces keys or badges, also allows employers to admit guests and easily update the list of people who are given access.
HR professionals are using augmented analytics to study people data and communicate the conclusions in easy-to-understand terms. "The best augmented analytics tools can aggregate those data flows to be able to tell leaders, 'Here are the top-level stories you should focus on in your data, and here are the major factors driving them,'" says Brian Kropp of Gartner.
LinkedIn's expanded learning system uses algorithms to recommend training and opens the platform to other content sources, writes Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin by Deloitte. "Coming in the newest release, LinkedIn is also adding collaboration and Q&A features to LinkedIn Learning courses that let learners communicate with each other and interact with the author or publisher, making it a collaborative learning platform as well," he writes.
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