Every two weeks we will focus on one 2016 HR trend that our experts cited in the ebook entitled “HR Will Be Agile in 2016!”. Today, we are going to deconstruct the simplistic vision of killing robots that want to take away jobs and eventually exterminate humankind. Could automation actually benefit employees and make our everyday jobs easier?

From Sci-Fi movies such as the Avengers series (the AI Jarvis helping Iron Man), to the personal tools we use (Siri, Facebook M), Artificial Intelligence, automation, and predictive analytics are starting to play a major role in our daily lives. But what about our professional tools? They are clearly lagging behind. While platforms such as Amazon or YouTube are digging deeper into predictions, HR are not on the same page.

Can’t we imagine a simple integration of an HRIS with Outlook, for instance, in order to automate email analysis and enable “to-do lists” as well as automatically organize meetings with the right people? This is almost possible thanks to two major leaps forward:

  • the ability to gather information from a wide variety of sources into one centralized application
  • the maturation of correlation algorithms

This will have major impacts on how we deal with our daily routine and the way we work. We will be able to make better and more informed decisions thanks to the ability to create new knowledge by aggregating existing information and seeking for new kinds of correlations. We will be able to anticipate the needs of individuals thanks to the huge amount gathered data gathere. Finally, predictive analytics will enable us to reach new ways of thinking by allowing us to avoid pre-established patterns.

If you want to know more about the future of HR, feel free to download the five other 2016 HR trends, as detected by our experts, Alexandre Pachulski, Talentsoft’s CPO, and Yves Loiseau, in charge of Textkernel’s Europe operations.




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