Dr. Valerie Morignat & Garry Mathiason

HR’s Burden: Responsible Use of AI

Webinar: Meeting the Legal and Ethical Challenges of AI-Powered HR Systems

“The need for HR professionals to understand this transformation and become a part of its implementation.
Failure to do so will likely lead to an obsolete HR department and threaten the entire organization.”

Good AI combo: Research report & webinar
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is beginning to mature in HR departments across the workplace. “Corporations are moving past the hype around the technology to discern how it can add practical value.”

In short, we’re all getting used to seeing AI seeping in everywhere around us.

CB Insights is out with its latest look at AI trends going forward: Artificial Intelligence Trends to Watch in 2020. Also, XpertHR is out with a webinar that focuses on some of the key CB trends that deal with HR and the workplace: Meeting the Legal and Ethical Challenges of AI-Powered HR Systems. Each is a good companion for the other: CB’s paper is a good generalist overview of where and how AI will move next, while XpertHR dives down to where the rubber meets the road—the places where we go to work every day.

The future of work and workplaces, and the on-the-job relationship between artificial intelligence (machine learning) and people, is finally beginning to clarify a bit. “By 2022, 78 percent of organizations will have adopted at least one AI-powered HR system with several more in development.”

For sure, AI is now in a starring role in the workplace with recruitment, onboarding and employee development, etc. So much so, in fact, things are now labeled with a new moniker: “AI-Powered HR Systems”.

CB insights does a good job at sorting through the trends, while XpertHR works well at unravelling those trends for a deeper, more comprehensive checklist of observations and suggested courses of action.

However, as we have come to realize with the frenetic pace of AI disruption, new AI tech can create new problems even as it solves old ones.

The webinar is a big help in cutting through hype to see the positive successes, unexpected outcomes, and potential pitfalls of AI tech.

Well-informed AI experts, Dr. Valerie Morignat and Garry Mathiason, chair the webinar, and also provide a raft of comprehensive notes and slides to better visualize and explain these newly-hatched “AI-Powered HR Systems”. The webinar is a bit longish at an hour and ten minutes, but it’s well worth your time. The bonus is all the notes and slides; all downloadable!

The new decade brings with it the immediate need for HR professionals to become informed and prepared for the critical role they will perform in successfully planning, developing, implementing and maintaining Artificial Intelligence-powered HR systems. By 2022, 78% of organizations will have adopted at least one AI-powered HR system with several more in development.

This program offers practical, current, and essential information and critical thinking necessary for being successful in the new AI-powered HR world!

Learning Objectives

  • Changing demands on HR and the need to use AI-powered solutions as well as current examples of how far AI has reached into a panoply of HR functions from recruiting, interviewing, performance assessment, attrition, and even for a reduction in force.
  • Current legislation, regulations and case law governing the use of AI-powered HR functions and the core trends regarding future legislation and regulations.
  • Foundational steps for the safe, strategic and scalable adoption of AI in HR functions consistent with legal compliance requirements, technology, and applied ethics relevant to algorithmic processing.
  • Facial Recognition and Facial Analysis capabilities, potential, compliant use, and ethical risk management in the context of video interviewing and workforce management.
  • Sentiment Analysis and Emotion Analysis in Employee Advocacy programs and retention.
  • Diversity & Inclusion in AI and how they affect AI-powered systems for HR.
  • Fostering an AI-First corporate culture supportive of employee upskilling and trust in Human-AI collaboration.
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Digitization of the Workplace: AI, Automation & the Workforce
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AI: What Every HR Dept Needs to Know
Podcast & Transcript: Uncertainty can cause an employer to kind of “freeze in place” and be reluctant to advance the use of AI technology.