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AI in HR – It’s True
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In layman’s understanding, artificial intelligence (or, AI) is getting computers to behave much the way humans do.

Artificial Intelligence has come a long way from being a geek’s dream to real life applications that have the potential to transform the way we conduct our business, including the serious business of managing human resources.

AI applications have conspicuously entered various facets of our lives, both personal and professional to such an extent that we are often not even aware of using a form of AI, and that’s an interesting phenomenon in itself.

Recent developments in artificial intelligence hold the promise of replacing the antiquated hiring systems and streamlining recruitment processes to make them more efficient. Here are some benefits of integrating AI:

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5 Tactics for an Effective Employee Performance Evaluation
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Here comes the performance evaluation time, and the rumor mill is in full swing! What is the expected percentage increase this time, and who will get promoted to the next level? Such questions are the common topics of discussion during coffee breaks in most offices. The anticipation is obvious, as it’s the only time of the annual work cycle when employee achievements would be taken into consideration.

While at some places performance evaluation occurs half-yearly, annual evaluation is quite common in most of the sectors. Yearly performance appraisal programs make it even more tedious for HR professionals to track overall performance of every employee, and do justice to the dedicated workforce.

According to Paul Falcone, author of 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, “Employee reviews are a process that should happen all year long”.  According to her, it’s unfair to review just once in a year when employees are putting several hours around the year to fulfill their responsibilities.

While the review cycle is still a debatable issue, HR professionals and managers can adopt some tricks to make the performance evaluation process in their respective companies more productive than painful.

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10 Things to Keep in Mind While Meeting Your HR
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Human Resource department of an office acts as a middleman between employer and manager. It doesn’t only hire a worker but also keeps a check and balance on who is who to avoid any conflict. An employer may not meet the company’s executives for a longer period of time, but he or she surely keeps in touch with representatives from HR. In fact after the performance of an employee, if anything determines durable relation of the employee with company then it is his impression on HR.  This is the reason why it is necessary to keep your talks calculated with HR.

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The importance of Human Resources to an Organization
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It is possible to find a human resource department in almost all the organizations out there in the world. In fact, the human resource department has the potential to manage the most important and valuable resources of an organization. Without a proper functioning human resource department, a company would fail to achieve a high level of efficiency and workforce management.

The role played by human resources within an organization

  • Recruitment – The recruitment of new employees can contribute towards the longevity of any business. The human resources department has a clear understanding about the available vacancies within an organization and it takes necessary measures in order to fill up those vacancies. Recruiting new employees is a lengthy process. It is associated with advertising new job postings, sourcing potential candidates, screening the applicants, conducting interviews in the preliminary stage and coordinating with the managers who are responsible for making the final decision.
  • Establishing relationships with employees – The HR department is responsible for maintaining relationships with employees in a unionized work environment. It also focuses on strengthening the relationships among employees. As a result, the HR department is in a position to resolve all sorts of conflicts that arise within the organization.
  • Ensuring the safety of employees – It is extremely important for all the organizations to pay special attention towards workplace safety. The HR department takes necessary measures in order to create a safe working environment for the employees. It is also responsible for reporting injuries that take place within the organization to higher management.
  • Offering benefits and compensation to the employees – Compensation and the benefits that should be given to the employees is handled by one of the specialists in HR department. That person evaluates the competitive pay practices as well.
  • Training and development – All the employees within an organization should be provided with a proper training. It is the human resources department that is responsible for offering proper training and development for all the employees. Most of the HR departments out there in the world tend to offer professional development and leadership training for the employees in addition to extensive orientation training. It will help the employees to adapt accordingly to the organizational culture and perform with their maximum potential towards its development.

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What Changes can you expect in HR in 2017?
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HR has come a long way in becoming a strategic player that adds a lot of value to the business. Functional work has been almost eliminated to avoid complexities. Manual tasks have been replaced by automated processes, reducing errors and time. All in all, 2016 has definitely been excellent for HR practices. However, 2017 is going to be even more exciting.

While we saw organizations give more importance to organizational efficiency, workplace wellness and employee well-being, all this is only going to accelerate in the coming years. Efforts will be made towards improving employee engagement, bringing in more flexibility, boosting career growth and planning.

HR has always been slow in adopting technology to find, screen and recruit new talent. This trend has already started to change and 2017 is going to see an improved adoption of the latest technology.

Here is a list of trends that are likely to surface in the field of HR this year:

Focus on Improving Employee Experiences

Enhancing customer experiences have always been the focal point of all businesses till now. Nevertheless, employers have to now work hard towards keeping their employees happy. This is the only way to fill up the skill gaps that is one of the main challenges being faced by HR today.

Better compensation, more benefits, job security and respectful treatment were the contributors for job satisfaction in 2016. HR trends in 2017 will see more of job perks, paid parental leave, career tracking and more to make sure the skilled employees don’t leave.

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