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Concern over AI is growing

Although Brexit deadlines are looming, research has found that 46%* of people fear the long-term impact of AI over that of the UK’s exit from the EU. AI is now part of everyday life. There is no other type of technology in recent history that has developed so quickly, and businesses are adopting it to help them innovate, improve efficiencies and cut costs.

Article by: Charles Lewington | Published: 3 December 2018

APAC – Eight Keys to Great Candidate Engagement

In my first two articles, we looked at some significant challenges to early talent engagement in APAC. Whilst these might feel dire, the good news is that technology has the power to offer a helping hand with providing this crucial personalised messaging. Indeed candidates expect organizations to use modern approaches to provide this to them.

Article by: Samir Khelil, Far East & APAC Director – Oleeo. | Published: 23 November 2018

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AI can transform recruitment if algorithms are tuned correctly

Reports suggest that an algorithm that was being tested as a recruitment tool by online giant Amazon was sexist and had to be scrapped. Whilst unconfirmed, this news raises a number of questions about how artificial intelligence or machine learning should be applied to talent acquisition in a way that will not pick up the unconscious bias of humans.

Article by: Charles Hipps | Published: 15 October 2018


Business leaders must not forget people skills in the age of AI

Firms will fail to maximise the commercial potential of new technologies unless they first get their people strategies right. Contributor Peter Cave-Gibbs, Regional Market Leader for technology - Korn Ferry. In the ‘old-world’, technology was a neat industry vertical, like the industrial, consumer or life sciences sectors.

Article by: Peter Cave-Gibbs | Published: 19 September 2018

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Print – Issue 167 | Article of the Week

Increasingly for many leaders, charged with imagining their business in the future, AI is the lynchpin of their digital transformation strategy and, in almost equal measure, companies are trying to future-proof themselves against the disruptive power at the same time as bidding to take advantage of its manifold applications.

Article by: Rebecca Garrod-Waters, CEO - UFI | Published: 17 September 2018

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Bringing HR and AI together

Human resources is a fundamentally people-driven function – it’s right there in the name, after all. It’s therefore understandable to think of artificial intelligence (AI) as a consideration for other departments. And yet, as understandable as this mindset may be, it’s becoming clear that AI has a place in the future of HR.

Article by: Dany Rastelli | Published: 30 July 2018


Working with ‘co-bots’: why businesses must embrace AI

With many UK organisations turning to digital transformation to remain competitive, there can be no denying that every job in every industry will soon be impacted by developments in AI and machine learning. The government has set aside £75 million to support organisations working on AI solutions and robot technology.

Article by: Mark Bridger | Published: 29 June 2018

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Remember, call centre staff are human too

In the late 1980s, contact centres became welcome sources of employment as soft skills in the growing service industry replaced traditional manual skills in the manufacturing sector. Today, around 6,200 customer-service centres in the UK employ nearly 1.3 million people (i) but that workforce is facing challenges itself as consumers embrace digital technologies.

Article by: Anne-Marie Stagg | Published: 14 June 2018

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Robots – a welcome addition to the workforce

With employers struggling to find people with the skills they need, even for entry-level jobs[i], industrial workers are increasingly seeing the benefits of working with robots, rather than humans, to improve productivity and relieve the pressures they are under. This is one of the findings of the latest research[ii] from Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth.

Article by: Terri Hiskey | Published: 8 June 2018

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Are you cobot ready?

Steve Jobs once said, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” In the manufacturing industry, collaborative robots are joining the team to achieve even greater things. Contributor Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director - EU Automation. Collaborative robots, commonly known as cobots, make up just three percent  of all robot sales worldwide, according to a report by the International Federation of Robotics and Loup Ventures. However, awareness of their benefits for manufacturers is increasing and it’s expected that, by 2025, the sales of cobots will have jumped to 34 percent  of all robot sales.

Article by: Jonathan Wilkins | Published: 16 May 2018