Debunking the intelligence revolution

How will technological advances affect the future of human resources?
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/01/2018
Robot Vacuum
A robot carpet cleaner passes a worker using a traditional vacuum cleaner at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Feb. 13. Credit: Phil Noble (Reuters)

Lately, much ado has been made about the future workplace.

News reports detailing the effect that robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and technology will have on the labour market have overwhelmed HR professionals across the world, according to Bill Greenhalgh, former CEO of Ontario’s Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

“It’s like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant,” he said. “There’s just so much of it.”