Remote working has been a lifesaver during the pandemic - figuratively and literally. But when people are working outside of your secure IT network, they immediately become targets for cybercriminals. According to a recent Deloitte survey, phishing attacks have increased by a massive 26% in the past year.
My first job in HR used a heck of a lot of paper and even more time filing it all away. There was a form for everything. Each one triggered a chain reaction of manual events, which usually included personally escorting the document all over for various signatures. Is this sounding familiar to you too?
Video meetings have been commonplace for years, and the pandemic made them indispensable. Almost overnight, people had to get used to the Zoom meeting format: a Brady Bunch-style tableau of their colleagues’ faces, with speakers battling for control of the mic. After a while, it got exhausting.
COVID-19 shook the world when it arrived, and it has taught us a lot, both personally and professionally. Many employers faced a significant challenge at the beginning of the pandemic, not being able to access essential employee data (for example, contact information). The shift to remote work occurred almost overnight. Those who were not prepared, quickly realized that they needed an HR Information System (HRIS) they could access virtually.
Artificial intelligence in HR offers many advantages, from faster application processing to automated screening interviews. Perhaps the best advantage, AI offers is to completely eliminate bias from the hiring process. After all, a machine wouldn’t discriminate based on someone’s gender or ethnicity.
In the months following the global pandemic, if there is one term that has been thrown around at a higher frequency than the word ‘unprecedented', it must be ‘Digital Transformation'.