When we think of artificial intelligence (AI), it is easy to react with hesitation or caution, especially when it comes to making professional decisions. Perhaps this is because the film industry has given the term AI a bad rap—thanks to the technological innovations of the past decade, we’ve come to depend on some form of AI to help manage our daily schedules. Because of these innovations, it’s become easier than ever to incorporate AI as a tool to help guide and streamline your business. When utilized properly, Artificial intelligence can help your onboarding process by finding the right person to fit the right job, evaluating the members of your company for promotions, creating relevant training programs, and reducing the number of non-critical inquiries directed to HR. It’s time to see AI as the user-friendly tool that it is—something that can help develop training programs to meet the needs of all learners regardless of their backgrounds.
Utilizing Artificial Intelligence for Recruiting
When a business starts looking for a new hire, they take many factors into consideration. This process can be drawn out as each candidate is considered and each set of skills are examined for the best match for the available position. With AI, these criteria can be sought after directly where the most qualified skills are recognized faster and categorized by the best fit based on pre-existing knowledge skills. From here, the list of applicants can be narrowed down to a manageable size that can then be thoughtfully considered from an HR perspective.
AI also has the ability as another benefit because it can be used to look at the many different data points that make up employee performance. By factoring the data on an employee’s past performance and abilities, it can use the information collected to determine which tasks different members of your staff would be suited for.
From a training standpoint, AI’s ability to adapt to your learners can create learning paths that are beneficial to the professional development and growth of your staff. It will be able to consider assets that already exist within your business and help foster their development to maximize their potential. This means that the AI is able to determine the pre-existing skills and provide the next steps in their training to make your employee as skilled as they can be.
Utilizing Artificial Intelligence for Onboarding
One of the biggest factors of workforce retention is the implementation of an effective onboarding program. As many as one out of every six employees have left their jobs due to a lack of an effective onboarding process. With AI, the onboarding process can function as a serious benefit to your workforce, allowing your new employees to get the information they need when they need it. This process doesn’t just have to happen at the beginning of the hiring process either; the employees can receive customized training throughout their career based on their needs or skill level.
With AI, you get a component that is interactive and able to deliver the necessary information requested by your workforce. Outside of having access to training materials, AI can also be designed to answer routine questions that are common in the workforce. This benefit helps reduce the amount of questions directed to HR by having common inquiries readily answered, while more complex issues are resolved by HR itself. This offsets the workload and cost to the company since the employees will be able to get their answers on their own.
Artificial Intelligence is designed to communicate to everyone, regardless of generation, technical knowledge, or professional experience. AI is the next evolution in an effective business, so it’s important to take advantage of the full potential it offers business, and to capitalize on its potential.