Exploring the latest in HRMS technology

From chatbots to blockchain to virtual reality, there’s plenty for HR to learn
By Ian Turnbull
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/30/2019
HR Technology
From chatbots to blockchain to virtual reality, there’s plenty for HR to learn in regards to HRMS. Credit: everything possible (Shutterstock)

Vendors of HR, payroll and time management regularly promote the latest technology on offer. And while these tools all sound very interesting, some employers are still unsure about the benefits. Here’s a rundown of the latest offerings:

Artificial intelligence (AI): This is what makes a robot vacuum smarter than us. Imagine robotic thinking. It can be applied in many situations, especially those that are more administrative. Not only can it be more efficient and effective than people, it can also remove bias, intended or not. At this stage, it is suggested AI be used to augment human input rather than replace it.

To use AI, you must be able to clearly define your processes, decision options, and any criteria that needs to be considered.