Three years of rapid change, technological transformation and automation have propelled HR into hitherto unforeseen trajectories. Here in the UAE, as we get set for Expo 2020, Human Resources is destined to play a greater role than ever before, in ways not envisioned earlier. On the plus side, this analysis, compilation and overview is about hot trends and positive developments in HR. On a sombre note, it is a clarion call to embrace change, a warning to the traditional “HR Manager” and a death knell to trends on the wane. As a pioneer in HR in the GCC for over 12 years, TASC has been witness to transformation and rapid change in the region. Every time industry analysts said this is it, this is the new way business will be done, we have been surprised at the transient nature of the trend. We have been quick to keep pace with change, stay in sync with the evolving algorithm and convert an emerging industry need into a business practice. Such agility has propelled the transformation of TASC Outsourcing into an integrated HR services player over the last decade. As we enter 2020, our range of services include Contract Staffing, On-Demand Staffing, Permanent Recruitment, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Payroll Processing and Executive Search. Consistent industry recognition continues to inspire our growth. TASC has won laurels such as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award 2019, Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award 2019 – Silver, recognition as a Superbrand in 2019 and being named Top Innovative Staffing Agency 2019 by LinkedIn. Since inception in 2007, we have been fortunate to have a ringside view of HR, and an insider view as well. What follows in this White Paper is a fusion of our observations from both fronts, the first in our Knowledge Series for this year. Get set for our in-depth analysis… of What’s Hot in Human Resources in 2020:
Alexa – Find me a Job! That could be a future scenario (do you know that recently a girl in the US whose car got swept into a river, and could not reach her iPhone, exclaimed: “Siri Call 911,” and the rescuers did arrive because of AI). At TASC, we deploy AI for Volume Hiring. We use machine learning to replace the process of manual screening and shortlisting while sifting through a large database or applicant list, for openings in Logistics, Retail, Telecom or Hospitality sectors. AI proved particularly useful when we had to recruit workforce for a leading e-commerce company in the UAE last year. We started with a database as large as 550,000, screened 800 candidates using AI-based software, shortlisted 200, selected 80 for interview and on-boarded 50 for our client. As the above project affirms, Artificial Intelligence is geared to find you a job or be found on a database search. Tips for the Job Seeker
Tips for the Employer
If you are a CEO, you have seen this: Your HR Manager or Sales Head walks into to your cabin and declares that a key resource, or your entire A-team is planning to quit en masse. Soon, this scene will be passé, or should we say this too will pass. Predictive Analytics, part of People Analytics, can help address employee turnover or attrition before it happens. HR is still discovering the exciting field of data-driven People Analytics, designed to help organizations drive business strategy, improve performance and personalize the employee experience. A survey by The Corporate Research Forum found that 69% of organizations with 10,000 employees or more have an entire team devoted to People Analytics. According to a study by LinkedIn, the number of HR professionals in North America who list Analytics as a key skill in their profile has increased by three-fold in recent years. Tips for the Job Seeker
Tips for the Employer
Anyone who has donned an Augmented Reality Headset, or been an early enthusiast of Pokémon GO, will vouch for the power of the medium – the creation of a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory inputs such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. Big 4 Global professional services firm PwC has forecast a $4 billion boost to the UAE economy from 2020 to 2030, through virtual and augmented reality deployment. AR and VR are estimated to contribute 0.6 percent to job creation in the UAE during the next decade. As a disruptive technology, Augmented Reality today has gone far beyond gaming and visualisation and is expected to play a pivotal role in the HR lifecycle - recruitment, onboarding and enhancing employee engagement. Remember, early adoption is the key, for candidates and companies to get the best out of AR. Tips for the Job Seeker
Tips for the Employer
A red-hot trend in the USA, now gaining traction in the Gulf. Remote working is the standard operating mode for at least 50% of the US population. Here in the UAE, the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation encourages part-time and full-time remote working by UAE Nationals. Key objectives include creating employment opportunities for Emiratis residing in remote areas, saving on transportation expenses and enhancing family ties through better work-life balance. Tips for the Remote Employee
Tips for the Employer
It is worthwhile to note that Emiratisation ranks as a Key Performance Indicator in achieving UAE’s Vision 2021 and building a competitive knowledge economy. In support of this laudable objective, TASC Outsourcing has set up an exclusive Nationalisation Desk. TASC has over 40 recruiters, including Arabic speakers. UAE Nationals seeking job opportunities and Employers who require the services of TASC as their Emiratisation Agency.
This emerging trend simply says, you can be your own boss! Gig workers choose to give up the stable confines of an organisation, unshackle from corporate norms and work as an independent contractor or freelancer. Not to be confused with contract staff, gig workers represent a fresh and significant segment of the workforce. According to estimates, 47 percent of millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, are freelancing in some form in the United States. Is it possible to freelance in the UAE? You can, if you comply with regulatory requirements. The Nation’s progressive HR policies are geared to nurture your independent spirit. Several free zones in Dubai offer freelancer license in line with the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position the Emirate as an innovation and talent hub. Take a look at GoFreelance which lists more than 50 work categories in media, technology or education verticals. Also check freelance license options offered by Dubai Silicon Oasis, RAKEZ, Ajman Free Zone, Creative City Fujairah and twofour54 in Abu Dhabi. Tips for the Freelancer
Tips for the Company
So here we are, at the end of our review on what’s hot in HR in the year ahead. To recap, we covered AI, Data Analytics, AR in HR, Remote Working and Gig Economy. To get the best out of this article, revisit your area of interest and take special note of the tips or recommendations we have presented to candidates and employers. The author of this article is Mr. Abbas Ali who is the Senior Vice President at TASC Outsourcing. As a key member of the executive team, he is intrinsically involved in developing strategies to increase efficiency, productivity, global expansion, and profitability. While strategizing the firm’s direction, he oversees the tactical planning, and daily operations of sales, marketing, business development, and recruitment. To know more about our recruitment & staffing procedures and services, get in touch at +971 4 3588500 or write to us at email@example.com or you can contact him directly on firstname.lastname@example.org #staffingagency #staffingsolutions #AIinrecruitment #ai4hr #HRnotes #HRinUAE #humancapital #humanresources #HiringTrends #hrtrends #2020trends #2020
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