Once Rabindranath Tagore said, 'Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark'
"The darkness here is all over the world with the pandemic COVID-19, while the bird of human freedom has caged itself under the lockdown and is unable to fly. With the ray of hope, humans will soon pick up the scattered pieces and restart their lives at the same pace.
In the past few years, the technology that had till now been strolling will now start sprinting. Due to COVID-19, you can easily see the accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence technology in different modes.
Let's explore how technology facilitates the shift towards virtual hiring, introducing AI tools for screening, etc. in the hiring process..."
A global research report by Lenovo highlights the triumphs, challenges and the consequences of the sudden shift to work-from-home (WFH) during the COVID-19 pandemic and how companies and their IT departments can power the new era of working remotely that will follow
"The study looks at how employees worldwide are responding to the 'new normal' after 72 percent of those surveyed confirmed a shift in their daily work dynamic in the last three months. Employees feel more connected and more productive than ever before as they WFH, but the data shows financial, physical and emotional downsides for the global workforce.
'This data gave us valuable insights on the complex relationship employees have with technology as work and personal are becoming more intertwined with the increase in working from home,' commented Dilip Bhatia, Vice President of Global User and Customer Experience at Lenovo..."
For IT staff to be able to work and provide support for other employees in a remote setting, organizations must first ensure they have the proper setup and infrastructure in place
"When the COVID-19 pandemic caused work-from-home orders around the world, IT leaders and their teams acquired mounting responsibility to ensure millions of home workers have the hardware, apps and secure, high-performance connectivity they need to do their jobs.
But in order to do that effectively, CIOs and other IT leaders must make sure their IT team working from home has the right infrastructure to manage all the other new home offices. They must consider the four following key areas: connectivity, security, hardware and applications, and training and management..."
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things, will change everything - especially human resources
"Predicting the future is a tricky business but if there's one forecast that can be said with any confidence it is that technological advances, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and the Internet of Things (IoT), will change everything. Such a thing is easily said, not easily done and easily misunderstood, which is perhaps why so many people are concerned about the impact AI, and other technologies, will have on their careers..."
Job interviews are the latest thing moving towards a more casual feel. Gone are the days of a structured, awkward interview in a conference room with the management team
"The traditional formal interview makes everyone nervous and don't really work well. Candidates are stiff and guarded in their responses, while dressed up interviewers don't give a true perspective on what it's like to work there.
Today's job interviews tend to be more of a low-key, informal conversation between colleagues. But that doesn't mean you're not assessing each other, you're just doing it in a different way. You need to figure out if candidates are a good fit for you and they want legitimate insight into your company culture.
An informal chat can work best for both sides, putting candidates at ease and making it easier to get to know each other. To power up your hiring process, keep your interviews casual and unstructured with these tips..."
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