AI

Artificial intelligence is no longer the future – it’s creeping into HCM technology even as we speak. But it’s also in a hype phase, where to appear cutting-edge, vendors and customers must talk about things like “machine learning” and “recommendation engines” if they want to be taken seriously. Here’s where we try to sort it all out.

AI Transformation
IBM launched a new business to help employers leverage artificial intelligence and automation. The unit, IBM Talent & Transformation, provides skills training in AI and “helps companies drive the transformation necessary to use AI” to improve workflows, help tackle bias and in general integrate new technology into the workplace...
Dominos Falling
  AI and machine learning enthusiasts don’t like to talk about it much, but get a drink into them and sooner or later they’ll admit metrics have biases. Amazon’s just learned that lesson the hard way. About two weeks ago Amazon, which has pushed the use of AI into nearly every...
LinkedIn + Glint
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for LinkedIn. On October 8, the Microsoft unit acquired the engagement platform Glint, saying “Both companies are focused on helping make people more successful at work, and building winning teams.” A few days later, at its annual Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn showed off...
Workday Analytics
Workday launched products this week designed to help employers make better use of a data by identifying connections and trends, then presenting results and scenarios in simple terms. The first product, Workday People Analytics, will give employers a look into critical workforce trends and help them understand their most likely...
AI Digits
In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, describes where he believes AI and machine learning will lead HCM technology. Despite the intrinsic contradiction, it’s clear that artificial intelligence and machine learning are primed to play a leading role in the future of human capital management....
Jumping Shark
HCM technology customers are done with sales and marketing pitches that tout machine learning, artificial intelligence and the intricacies of other advanced technologies. Instead, they expect vendors to make the case for workable, reasonably priced solutions to the challenges they face in nearly every corner of HR. Conversations with HCM...
AI Experience
All the work being done to incorporate AI solutions into recruiting technology isn’t impressing the people who matter most: candidates. That’s what Korn Ferry discovered when it surveyed 431 professionals across a range of industries last month. Essentially, the issues are trust and a desire for a human touch. While...
Management Technology
In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, looks at how artificial intelligence is poised to dramatically transform the workplace for managers. Artificial intelligence technology has been around for decades, but its capabilities, funding and overall interest have skyrocketed in recent years. Machine learning functionalities are...
Recruiting Trends
Recruiters and recruiting solutions will continue trying to keep up with the ever-changing demands of younger workers who have integrated technology of all kinds into their lives. While Korn Ferry Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney said the "break-neck speed of technology advancements" will allow recruiters to focus on their core...
Textio Hire
Another company has ratcheted up its approach to the market for tools that make the language used to woo candidates more attractive. Textio, the Seattle developer of "the world's first augmented writing platform," released Textio Hire, an extension of its original product for job posts. Textio Hire uses data...

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