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AI in HR – It’s True
AI in HR – It’s True 750 423 Kanhai Chhugani

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.

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egg-on-face-egg
Sometimes the most efficient of an HR Manager can end up with egg on his face
Sometimes the most efficient of an HR Manager can end up with egg on his face 620 350 Kanhai Chhugani

Here’s how to cope with such a scenario

Haresh Mehta couldn’t  undo April 29, 2015, the day a flunky in his human resources (HR) team accidentally shot off a “You didn’t get the job” email to 60-odd  applicants, including candidates already short-listed for the job!

To be fair, in any manual job, some bloomers can’t be avoided. Others can at least be prevented, if you take the right steps to decrease the risk of messing up. HR Managers who have lived through such nightmares suggest you pin down exactly what you need before reviewing vendors, picking software, filing reports and short listing candidates . Ask questions. Run pilots. Tear apart the charade of smooth-talking sales reps and grill people you want to hire. Leave no stone unturned in doing your homework and then some.

Take a cue from Mehta. He had to send a recall mail but the damage was already done. Rather than look for a fall guy, he later felt compelled to issue a personal apology to all those rejected candidates, explaining what had happened and why they weren’t being considered for the job.

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Leave management automation
Leave management automation 712 474 Kanhai Chhugani

Intro: ….it’s simpler than you can imagine

It’s long been known that paper-based systems are not the best way to handle employee leave requests, irrespective of the size of the organization. Even when the employee number is small, it makes sense to automate the process.

In a recent Aberdeen report, 60% of all organizations reported the need to improve automate certain tasks in order to drive more value into their workforce management practices. Unfortunately, despite the easily availability and the variety available with such tools (to suit every budget and business need), a majority of HR departments continue to rely on in-house systems and manual processes.

It’s hard to keep track of every employee’s presence on all working days. Even the employee may not accurately recall how much vacation and personal time they availed in a certain year. Without an integrated workforce management system, it’s impossible to make a correct assessment of an employee’s leave entitlement and encashment, if that applies.

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