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Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the true potential of this revolutionary force

As we race towards an uncertain future, one thing’s for sure: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here to stay. We cannot know exactly how it will reshape our work, our businesses, and our lives in general, but there are some fascinating and exciting potential outcomes. We’ve already seen the first iteration of AI in the workplace and in our daily lives, as we hand-over repetitive tasks, or tasks that require us to wade through masses of data, to self-learning algorithms.

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3 ways Artificial Intelligence can transform HR industry in SA

For a period of time now well known leaders, scientists and company executives have been discussing and thinking about the future of work relative to Artificial Intelligence and its impact in the job market. You would be living in some rock if you deny that the world is shifting from information to data technology specifically how everything seems to be connected to the internet and communicating with each other from smartphone, cars and airplanes.

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Why it’s time for HR teams to stop focussing on HR

Most employees don’t care about HR, at least not until they have an issue they need to resolve. It’s not that people feel strongly against human resources, it’s just that they don’t see how it contributes to their day-to-day job. That doesn’t mean HR is dead. People remain a business’ most valuable asset, and it is when HR spearheads the recruitment, nurturing and teamwork between these people that they perform at a high level and make the company profitable.

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MBA VS FUTURE EARNINGS: FINANCIERS BET ON HIGH-END QUALIFICATIONS

The value of pursuing an MBA is increasingly coming under scrutiny, given the substantial investment of time and money, and in light of the fact that the qualification is no longer as sought-after as it was during its heyday. What is clear, however, is that an MBA from an elite institution is still a safe bet, and that its value is estimated so highly that lenders are willing to finance these studies.

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HIRING MANAGERS MUST ELIMINATE FIRST IMPRESSION BIAS TO INCREASE DIVERSITY

The adage that first impressions last should serve as a warning to employers seeking to improve diversity in their companies, an expert says. “Potential employers too often still evaluate applicants based on their initial impressions, with the result that their unconscious biases continue to influence hiring decisions,” says Georgina Barrick, MD of Cassel&Co, Insource ICT and IT Edge.

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