Survey: HR leaders say AI and automation are already affecting workforce plans
- The sixth annual Harvey Nash Human Resources Survey shows that 15% of HR leaders polled said artificial intelligence and automation are impacting their workplace plans, reports Yahoo Finance. Another 40% of respondents said they expect AI and automation to affect their plans within two to five years. The survey polled 1,008 HR leaders from 40 countries.
- Most of the respondents (60%) said the importance of technology has increased, and more than half believe innovation is very important to their organization.
- The responses also reflected a slight shift in HR priorities, the release says. Training and education dropped 4% as priorities among HR leaders, and recruitment dropped 8%.
Technology has revolutionized HR in unimaginable ways in the past 30 years. Automated benefits administration and employee self-services are examples. Such a revolution will only continue as employees become more comfortable with BYOD (bring your own device) and mobile offerings.
The survey seems to show that HR supports the growing influence of technology on their organizations. A significant majority (85%) believe they have a responsibility to not only support innovation, but also to promote it.