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Three Disruptive Technologies to Hit HR Departments in 2018

December 5, 2017 No Comments

Featured article by Sally Writes, Independent Technology Author

In 2016, investors contributed about $2.5 billion towards HR technologies and innovative systems. This has led to a huge advancement in HR tools and is culminating into one of the most disruptive periods in HR history. In 2018, we can expect to see a lot of these innovations hit the forefront of HR departments, and if you want to stay competitive, it would be wise for you to start incorporating some of these tools into your business.

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Video interviewing has become increasingly popular in 2017. However, many companies are now taking this technology to the next level. Companies such as Hirevue can now capture a million data elements from one 15-minute interview. Based on thousands of micro-expressions identified by psychologist, Paul Ekman, software can identify and correlate emotions brought up during a candidate’s video interview. It can also lay out hints to a candidate’s habits, personality, and qualities. For example, it will assess whether the interviewee uses positive and active verbs rather than negative ones, and analyze their voice for inflections and potential lies.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Some people automatically think of gaming when they hear the words virtual or augmented reality. However, this technology is transcending the realm of gaming and entering the world of training. Companies all over the world are now giving their employees virtual reality simulation to increase enthusiasm and engagement, as well as to teach them vital new skills. For example, KFC is using a virtual training escape room to teach their new recruits how to prepare and serve the perfect fried chicken.

High Quality Software

Underneath all these new technology trends, there is a strong emphasis on having high-quality software. Innovative companies such as Advanced Systems believes that the right software is the key to successful HR processes. There is a lot of sensitive data that is processed in the HR department and it is important for companies to be able to mine through that data in order to find an employee’s time card, a prospective hire’s resume, or someone’s pay slip.

Software with artificial intelligence capabilities, machine learning, wearable technology, and robotics are working to process and present valuable information in an efficient and concise manner so that HR officers can continue to do their jobs. For example, artificial intelligence can customize onboarding procedures for every single new employee or shift through thousands of resumes to find exactly what you’re looking for without any human bias.

Technology is moving our HR departments into a new age of innovation. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s time for you to start investing in the right tools.

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