Race between Man and Machine?

Artificial Intelligence, aka AI, is an increasingly bandied about term as we move into the digital era. But what is AI exactly? Here at DecodeHR, we like to define it as a “medium” to simulate the capability of thinking like humans but with the processing power and speed of machines. With AI, productivity rates have the possibility of surging through the roof as what would normally take hours for a human mind to sieve through can now be processed in seconds.

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HR Tech Summit 2019 Takeaways

At the HR Tech Summit last week, the DecodeHR team had the pleasure of meeting many like-minded individuals, all united in the goal of finding out how technology can be leveraged to strengthen their human capital. We also had the opportunity to connect with HR tech vendors as well as tech experts to gain their views on how technology can be applied effectively to HR. With tech innovations hitting workplaces constantly, there’s never been a better time for us in the HR space to analyse what the future of the workplace holds for us.

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HR in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Businesses wanting to remain competitive in today’s economy need to look at ways to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) for HR processes. AI enables businesses to be more efficient and effective and therefore at the top of their game. For this reason, DecodeHR works with clients to develop their HR tech strategy and augment human capital solutions with AI. 

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Re-imagine Innovation with Technology

Digital disruption is creating new opportunities for innovation with technology. A combination of market forces, competitive forces and technological forces are responsible for the disruption. Top tech trends in HR range from robotic transformation automation (RPA), HR analytics, workforce planning and optimisation, talent management and learning and development. The HR tech field is also getting reshaped in the areas of payroll management, recruitment, remote workforce and employee wellness. This new HR technology will be transformative: it can increase efficiency, compress time-consuming processes, improve company productivity, forecast workforce demand, and help to solve the issue of employee retention, to name just a few of the benefits.

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How Much Should You Earn in 2019?

What should you earn? Learn about the Asian market rate and make the most out of 2019.

Looking for a pay raise but don’t know how? Don’t sweat, with the Links 2019 Asia Salary Snapshot, you can easily compare your salary with the market rate and calculate the salary you should be getting.

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Let’s Get Competent at Competencies

Technology, globalisation and an increasingly diverse workforce has created an environment where change is the only constant. Businesses are now forced to get ahead of such disruptions or be left behind. Unfortunately, we often see the latter due to how subtle disruptions can creep up. Increasing your organisation’s ability to compete is thus crucial in this day and age – and competency frameworks may just be the edge you need.

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Is Your Benefits Package Really Benefiting Your Employees?

Many leading brands, like Google, Grab and Facebook, have been featured for their successes in injecting a start-up culture to make work a fun and enjoyable place for employees. Others have since tried to emulate their successes by re-designing work spaces and offering benefits like free food, office games, paid outings and chilling areas. In fact, a recent study by Sage revealed that 40% of business owners believe that such benefits are important to employees.

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Let’s remember the ‘Human’ in Human Resources?

With almost half of the local population thinking about leaving their current jobs within the next year, it is time for us to evaluate how effective we have been in engaging our own employees. After all, if people are spending 50% of their waking time at work, then a department dedicated to ensuring people are happy and productive at work should be taking a prominent place in the organization. The next question would then be: how can your HR team be genuinely human-centric and focus on taking care of real people needs. Or has some become ‘transaction’ processing machines? How can HR get out of this quandary?

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Performance Management – turning a foe into an ally

collaboration-based performance management framework has the power to positively transform your performance appraisals. By learning the tools of performance management, you will gain a better understanding of your employees and their career aspirations, for a start. The framework sets out the steps to optimise your goals, through helpful techniques and processes such as two-way feedback and constant alignment.

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So…What is Agile About?

Frameworks that follow these values and principles are known as "agile techniques". In short, Agile project management is defined as an iterative development methodology that values human communication and feedback, adapting to changes, and producing working results. It is interesting that businesses are now steadily incorporating Agile approaches, but what is noteworthy is the fact that Agile projects have better success then traditional projects (nearly 30% higher success rate according to PWC research).

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Why Leaders Cannot be Complacent

Innovation acts as a catalyst for change, and sometimes with change there can be a discontinuity with the old ways and models. Today, disruption driven by technology, customers and artificial intelligence is rapidly increasing. The Business Times (October 4, 2018) has this to say: “Organisations that are actively embracing digital transformation and new technological opportunities are seeing significant, measurable results and gaining a competitive advantage.” For this reason, it is imperative that leaders are prepared to navigate an ever-changing and unpredictable environment.

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Being a Part of 'HR Leaders Summit 2018'

Today, technology, consumers, and artificial intelligence are responsible for changes to the status quo and can initiate major disruptions. We wanted to ask - how can HR professionals succeed in such an unpredictable environment? How can organisations facilitate innovation and change, and what do leaders need to do to adapt? These topics and more about the future HR landscape were discussed at the HR Leaders Summit 2018 #HRLeadersAsia organised by HRD which took place on 2nd October. Our Managing Director, Evelyn Chow, was the chairperson and reflects on the event:

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Role of the Leader for a Successful Transformation Journey.

We know that such a transformation would inevitably involve the use of technology, in a bid to be future-ready. These results align with a global trend to initiate transformation through HR digitalisation and technology, and business leaders are becoming more and more aware about its importance for business success. The leadership skills needed in today’s world are expanding from coaching skills, discussed at the workshop, to the ability to leverage technology for business.

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A Bit of Blockchain Technology 101 for me...

I dare say I left with a better understanding than when I entered the room. It seems the likes of IBM and EY (presenters for the evening, including MarketAlly) are getting traction with leveraging this technology but yes, as the moderator for the evening, Professor Boh Wai Fong of NBS, NTU, points out - is this a hype? And the other 'hot' question was around what the evolution of blockchain technology could look like in 5 years' time.

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