Let’s talk about the future of HR

SD Worx reveal themselves as the brains behind the HR robot hoax.

“If there’s one area of industry that cannot be wholly replaced by automation – or robots – it’s HR.”

SD WorxWho is HARRI?

In December 2016, a company calling themselves HR Robotix launched a campaign promoting HARRI, the world’s first AI HR manager. The video depicted a futuristic vision of a robot, equipped with Artificial Intelligence, armed with the full capabilities of an HR team – but ready for deployment in your company right now.

The resulting debate around the company’s product took numerous angles, both negative and positive. Unsurprisingly, however, an underlying tone of reluctance was apparent throughout the commentary. An intrinsic reluctance to rely upon technology for those tasks where empathy is key.

With this in mind, detractors will be relieved to know HARRI – Human Advisory Resource: Robotic Interface – is entirely fictitious. He was actually created by SD Worx, and for one reason; to get HR professionals thinking about the future of HR.

HARRI is just one way of helping us to understand how far is too far.

Watch HARRI the robot revealed

The future: where humans and technology complement each other

If there’s one area of industry that cannot be wholly replaced by automation, it’s HR. There are core issues that simply cannot be addressed without human empathy and compassion.

But what technology and efficient automation can do, however, is to take away time-consuming transactional tasks and free HR people to do what they do best – engage and retain great people through meaningful conversations.

Human Resources services designed to empower humans

Administration can overpower us to the point we no longer get any effective work done. By empowering managers and employees to be self-sufficient with mobile apps and self-service tools, businesses can get back to being productive and driving business forward.

Watch our video on the Future of HR

Who are SD Worx?

SD Worx offers a complete payroll, HR, fiscal and social legislation service package, either as a single integrated solution or in individual modules.

The company prides itself on delivering the most suitable solution and approach to every situation – from tailored advice and training to in-house or external support, backed by the necessary automation. In so doing, it relies on adapted tools, proven methods, a leading knowledge centre and – above all – specialist staff who are fully committed to delivering results.

Top line benefits that impact your bottom line profitability:

• Total cost of ownership reduced by at least 20%.
• Admin time reduced by up to 40%.
• 100% compliance with UK working legislation.
• A truly integrated solution that delivers one unique experience for all users.
• Engaged employees able to perform simple transactions, easily and on the go.
• Your business, protected from risk, with a reliable service and disaster recovery.

Find out more about SD Worx

The future: now.

If you don’t want to simply ‘wait and see’ what lies ahead for HR – but play your part in it too – talk to SD Worx further. Join them at The Future of Work, SD Worx’s European Conference on 8th February 2017 at London’s Hilton on Park Lane.

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SD Worx – the future of HR


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About SD Worx

SD Worx excel in HR services that drive your business performance. Following the acquisition of Ceridian UK & Ireland, SD Worx became the 2nd largest payroll provider in Europe with over 60,000 customers.
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