Artificial Intelligence: The HR Professional’s New HR Tech Obsession

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Artificial Intelligence: The HR Professional’s New HR Tech Obsession

At this point, you may already be familiar with popular virtual assistant technologies such as Siri or Alexa. These Artificially Intelligent (AI) virtual assistants that can do an array of tasks in an instant. Checking the weather, playing music, finding directions, and reading the news are all tasks that can be done simply by prompting the tabletop device in your home. Which brings the question, if these devices can help people every day in their own homes, what are the ways they can bring AI into their workplace?
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Bri Izzo: #BelieveinHR Highlight Series

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ERC’s #BelieveinHR campaign is designed to empower and show appreciation to the HR community. As part of this campaign, ERC is producing a video series that focuses on highlighting professionals, both HR and not, thoughts on the importance of Human Resources.
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We Believe in HR

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As Northeast Ohio’s most trusted HR resource for nearly 100 years, ERC truly believes in HR and the importance of strong HR leadership. ERC proudly services the HR community with the answers and tools they need to make their jobs easier and their organizations better. We have seen time and time again the difference and influence HR professionals have on creating great workplaces. And that’s why we have created the “We Believe in HR” campaign. 
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5 Essential Year-End HR Activities

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5 Essential Year-End HR Activities

1. Update Job Descriptions

Job descriptions should be "living documents" that are evaluated annually. It's not uncommon for job descriptions to grow outdated or need minor adjustments each year. Job descriptions are generally regarded as legal documents, and are necessary for maintaining compliance with ADA, FLSA, FMLA and other employment laws. They also help managers evaluate performance and set performance criteria or goals, determine compensation or grade level, and help to identify training needs.
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The Power of Lean for HR

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Lean concepts have been around for quite some time - starting in the auto manufacturing industry. Even so, many companies today are just beginning to investigate what a Lean implementation could do for their business. No matter the company's industry - manufacturing, service, or otherwise - Lean processes offer organizations of all types and sizes methods to identify and reduce waste, which positively impacts your employees, customers, and the bottom line.

Tom Ault, ERC's Director of Technical Training, brings a wealth of industry and technical experience to our members and clients' fingertips. With a solid understanding of the financial and organization-wide impacts training has on a business, Tom works to identify continuous improvement needs and deliver custom solutions based on each company's specific situation.

The following interview with Tom reveals some of the basic principles and benefits of Lean, how it impacts the HR function, and why Lean should be an initiative to consider for your business.
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The Most Critical Trends Shaping HR

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There are so many important trends shaping HR right now that will affect employers in years to come. Here's a brief synopsis of the most critical ones that you should know heading into 2014.

Social Media & Mobile

Social networking platforms are changing, and will continue to change, how HR departments operate. People's lives are becoming more social networked, and nowadays, social media is no longer simply a marketing or personal tool. It is gradually becoming engrained into many aspects of the workplace.
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