“Hello, I am HR-bot, how may I assist you today?” is the kind of interaction that may pop into your mind when you think of what it may be like in the future dealing with artificial intelligence (AI) in the human resources department. That may be not that far off from the truth. A lot of companies are moving to innovate and make their HR departments more reliant than ever on artificial intelligence to take care of certain human resources tasks.
Baby Steps Into The Future
The reality is that the full benefits of human resources integrating with artificial intelligence are not going to come all at once. It is not as though you will walk into your HR department one day to see a robot greeting you rather than a human being. Instead, the steps are small and deliberate. You will probably first notice some new technologies around the HR department that you can use to get the results that you need.
A Reduction In Paperwork
Paperwork consumes many human resources departments as they must keep records of so many things for legal purposes. AI is expected to change the way that some of this paperwork is done and actually bring more of those documents into electronic form. Employees may be asked to do a little more of the entry themselves as new programs roll out.
Adoption Is Happening Faster Than You Think
It doesn’t matter what kind of industry you work in, adoption of AI is happening a lot faster than you probably realize. The fact is that nearly four in ten employers say that they already use AI in the workplace. That number is expected to jump to six in ten in just the next year. Imagine then at that pace where things will be in say five to ten years.
Artificial intelligence replacing some of the things that human beings used to do means that the HR department will be more accessible to the average person than it ever was in the past. AI does not have to sleep or take vacations. It can always be there when called upon to do the things that it does best.
Sometimes going to the HR department is something that a person has to do as a result of a conflict with another employee or some other similar personal and difficult issue. Fortunately, AI can take a lot of that burden off of the shoulders of the person who is reporting the incident. They can actually get a better result than they may have expected simply based on the fact that they do not have to meet face-to-face with another human being.
The Future Is Now
You are likely already dealing with artificial intelligence in some aspect or another in the HR department at your job. You may not realize that this is the case, but since there are obvious benefits to going this route, many companies have already made the decision to do just that. Be on the lookout for ways that your own employer may be doing this.
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