April 24, 2023
By OrgChart Team
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series by OrgChart, focused on how human resources professionals and leaders leverage artificial intelligence. View the full series here.
Artificial intelligence (AI) makes its presence felt across industries, and human resources (HR) is no exception. As the role of AI continues to expand in HR, we’re seeing a revolution in people management processes: from automating mundane tasks, streamlining recruitment processes, and aiding in performance management, to delivering key insights through people analytics.
AI claims it can handle many HR jobs — that’s a win for the business, right?
What of the thousands of people within organizations worldwide who are using AI without policies in place to protect the business?
Think twice before adopting a “no AI” policy — your employees are likely already using AI behind the scenes, or they will be soon. Artificial intelligence is an extension of human intelligence, and to believe humans won’t use it to further their business intelligence could be a colossal miss.
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The sooner HR leaders and infosec teams craft and socialize their policies around AI usage, the better. AI provides powerful capabilities for analyzing and interpreting large volumes of data, presenting insights that are otherwise too time-consuming or difficult to discern — that’s a value add most employees won’t turn down.
If you hope to adopt AI in your HR operations, your approach should be rooted in responsible and ethical AI integration, guided by careful consideration of the following aspects:
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As you craft your AI-use policies for the whole company or the HR organization, consider best practices for creating an environment of open AI conversations and innovation around AI-supported initiatives. Invite diverse, and ideally equally weighted, voices to conversations around these practices and policies — organizations need innovators and visionaries as much as they need the critical and cautious in the room.
In practicing responsible AI integration, HR professionals should strive to:
Artificial intelligence is a revolutionary tool poised to significantly enhance and transform the HR landscape. However, this transformation has its ethical and practical challenges. The journey with AI in HR is not about replacing the human element but rather about empowering it, ensuring that you continue to foster an efficient, inclusive, and, above all, human workplace.