| | DECEMBER 20198By Ravichandran Kanniappan, Senior VP & Head - Product Innovation, Adrenalin eSystems THOUGHT LEADERSHIPRavichandran is associated with Adrenalin since its inception, and has been at the helm of direction and execution of Adrenalin's product development strategy so far.Human resource management is as important as the people in any organization. This department holds the sole responsibility of maintaining cor-dial relationships between employers and employees while ensuring that both are positively contributing towards the functioning of the businesses, in parallel. With artificial intelligence complementing all the major fields of technology today, human resource is no different. The kind of HR automation that is being practiced already, managers across companies are now able to collect basic data of their employees, analyze their performance objectively and gain valuable in-sights to decide their incentives and promotions. Not just this, they are even trying to get ahead in the game by altering the nature of human resource manage-ment with the help of AI. The McKinsey Research Institute referenced in its January 2017 report, `A future that works: Automa-tion, employment, and productivity', that HR automa-tion tools, for example, robotics and AI are incredible drivers of performance and profits which can help make financial surpluses and improvement in overall well-being of the organization. As indicated by McKinsey, automation could fas-ten the profitability of the nation's economy by 0.8-1.4 percent of the world's GDP on annual basis; provided the manpower replaced by automation becomes a part of the workforce again. In a broader sense, the auto-WHAT HAS LED TO INDIA'S INTEREST IN WORKFORCE AUTOMATION?mation breakdown finds several opportunities among different parts of the economy and among the occupa-tions inside those divisions. With these technologies taking charge, it has be-come important to understand the motive behind the pace with which automation is being accepted by hu-man resource departments of every organization, an area that solely deals with people and their emotions.In order to understand HR automation, it is vital to understand the three `A's attached to it, which reflect the levels of automation maturity that has already been met.1. To Accelerate: HR processes are continuous and repetitive in nature. Everyday there is a new round of recruitment, orientation, paperwork, reviews, train-ings, and the list goes on; in order to improve consis-tency and scalability while ensuring high productiv-ity, HR automation programs the task in such a way that it achieves the target without the wastage of time,
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