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B-AIM PICK SELECTS- Can Drones be the Next Big Thing for HR?


Robotics, driverless cars, drones, artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots and what not …. These emerging tech trends are sure to impact employee management and human resource functions in the next few years from now.

Last few years have witnessed a drastic increase in the adoption of mobile and cloud computing technologies, AI powered recruitment, real-time performance reviews, etc. that we couldn’t have imagined a few years back.

Now when it comes to drone, it would not be wrong to assume that this fast-catching technology will drive key HR functions say recruitment. Without further ado, let’s find out how drones are on their way to becoming the next big thing for HR:

Health comes first!

Yes, employee wellness is something that a business cannot afford to turn a blind eye to. Healthy workforce infers a healthy and productive organization. This is the reason HR ought to devise as well as implement employee wellness programs to retain a healthy staff. Now here’s the cache! Most oft, HR personnel fail to oversee the results and impacts of these programs post implementation due to other workload. This is a nightmare for any business with employees working mostly on remote sites (construction, manufacturing units, etc.), as monitoring employee wellness here is extremely excruciating and tasking for its HR. Drones will help project managers to identify problems that might slow down the progress of a project on-site.

For such businesses, drones come as a boon. HR in an effort to curb workplace mishaps and meet employee safety regulations can make use of drones to monitor employees working in remote areas. On the other hand, drones can ease the process of inventory tracking for employees without the need of human intervention. To sum it up, drones offer a win-win situation for both a business as well as its employees/HR.

And history has it that employee wellness programs turn out to be a failure, since HR managers and leaders often fail to monitor these programs on time. Drones can well address this issue.

Drones for recruitment!

In an effort to recruit the best talents, an increasing number of businesses are going out of the box by coming up with novel solutions and strategies to attract top talents.

Drone has come as a path-breaking technology for some companies to attract the best talents. Yes, businesses especially in the ‘Silicon Valley’ are using drones to attract and hire potential candidates. They are using a fleet of drones with catchy messages to lure prospective candidates.

Employing the best talent is never an easy feat, because smart brains prefer working for a business that inspires and challenges them and drones used for recruitment purposes is a sign that the company respects and leverages advance technology. Eureka! The HR department is flooded with the brightest and smartest of job applications.

Takeaway

Though its quite difficult to predict where we are heading, but failing to embrace novel and emerging technologies will not only slow down a company’s growth, but will also make it difficult to survive in today’s cutthroat business ecosystem.

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