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29
Mar

AI and not losing the human touch

Lawrence Knowles, Chief Product Officer at OrangeHRM talks about the ever growing importance of using the right tools to recruit the right talent. He explores the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and recruitment, and explains how personality matching can aid decision making.

Artificial Intelligence and recruiting has been one of the most talked about topics in recent months. With the advent of robotics and automation, the link between humans and machines is ever growing - from chatbot’s guiding people through service processes to full scale human augmentation, and even replacement through both machines and algorithms.

There is barely a day that goes by without a new report on which jobs will be displaced and in what timeframes and the impact on the economy - these often vary and make disturbing reading. What we are also seeing at the same time is that hiring volumes are increasing but the budget given to the recruitment teams are either the same as before or reduced.

This is further driving the automation around intelligent resume parsing, matching skills using taxonomies against job descriptions, eliminating the need to waste time manually screening unqualified candidates. Further still, there are now online solutions allowing detailed background checking which is often an extremely intensive manual process, with major inefficiencies around paper based workflow.

Throughout the introduction of such systems there is naturally a debate on bias, well we are sure there has been natural bias within recruitment for decades, but this shouldn’t be an excuse for not implementing best practice and efficiency moving forward.

One new area we have been exploring at OrangeHRM is that of personality trait matching. We are in no doubt the solutions described above are valid, but believe they need extending. How often a candidate has been seen by someone during the recruitment process and that innate human ability to understand their personality and how they would fit into an existing team environment.

OrangeHRM have collaborated with IBM, using their Watson technology, and created a fully integrated solution that allows recruiting managers to view the personality match of the candidates against the team they are being recruited into. We believe this offers another dimension in what today is a candidate-driven market and offers a critical tool to help you to both attract and compete for talent, ensuring you make the right hire.

6
Jan

OrangeHRM 2.6.1 Release Candidate Deployed

The OrangeHRM engineering team has made available a looming new version. The release serves as a trial-candidate before 2.6.1 is released on 20th January 2011.

It’s a reticent improvement that personifies OrangeHRM’s effort to boost the frequency the open-source  HRIS is developed.The new version was targeted at enhancing the usability of the leave module with some fine tuning touches and feature additions, the most commonly used feature around the world. This release is set to be tested out by over 2000 members around the world and more than 10,000 production users will be using the new version when it is released later this month.

Options to define company leave periods, an enhanced leave summary and leave list and improved leave notifications are some of the highlights in the release.
As always OrangeHRM never fails to reward the efforts and commitment of the community to build a classy HRIS, this season OrangeHRM will select the best feedback and reward it with a 10 user OrangeHRM Live instance for one year. We urge our users to write their ideas, thoughts and improvements to support@orangehrm.com.

Speaking to OrangeHRM Co-Founder and CEO Sujee Saparamadu, he said, “Our aspiration is to deliver a highly usable product to our end users; our community’s call to increase the usability of the leave module has been answered with this release. We will continue to enhance usability while adding new elements to the system and give the users a striking experience.”

Try it out today and give us feedback and be part of a grand open source community.

What’s New In 2.6.1?

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16
Nov

OrangeHRM Live - Reshaping the Human Resource Function with Web–based SaaS HR System

Posted in OrangeHRM Live - HRM Ondemand, SaaS  by Shaun Bradley 1 Comment

The emergence of HR portals and self-service technologies has created a major new opportunity for the HR function. Paper-based, “central-office” record keeping systems are rapidly being replaced by powerful, Web-centered information systems, designed to deliver a wide array of self-service personal and professional information to individual users and employees.

OrangeHRM Live, the Software as a service (SaaS) version of the world famous Open-Source (Free) HR Software,” OrangeHRM” has simplified many HR functions with its cost effective pay as you go model.

HR managers of the modern day are assiduous and simply cannot afford to waste time on simple HR tasks to be performed manually or wait for weeks for reports to be prepared ,which you cannot be a 100% sure of the accuracy, to make critical decisions in that affect your organization. This is a risk that can bring adverse effects to your organization in both short and long runs.

With the recent economic recession one of the largest hindrances for the small business owner is the availability of funds for implementing an HRIS for your organization. OrangeHRM Live was introduced to cater to SME’s with an effective and efficient HRIS our deployments have effectively removed costs associated with hardware, software, hosting fees resulting in an economical and efficient model.

OrangeHRM Live offers powerful tools for providing easy-to-access to information as well as building more productive workforces, these technologies are changing the ways that human resources departments around the world are organized and managed, as well as how they will address the needs of the workforce of the future.

Some key benefits of SaaS models are;

  • Low total cost of ownership - We take care of the IT infrastructure, upgrades, and on-going maintenance allowing you to reduce your upfront investment, reduce your overall cost of ownership, and shift your focus to developing and optimizing your talent.
  • Latest Functionality with Seamless Opt-in Upgrades - System upgrades with latest features and fixes are done by our support team. You do not have worry about hiring IT staff for any of these tasks.
  • Secure - OrangeHRM Live SaaS solutions provide you with top-of-the-line security measures to protect your system, your data, and your resources. Our servers are SAS70 certified.
  • Rapid Implementation - Get up and running quickly for an accelerated return on investment.

Today’s Human Resources function is being transformed by the Web. Web-Based Human Resources shows HR professionals how to use on-line technologies to offer more services to more employees at a lower cost. It offers concrete tips on which approaches are most effective in small, medium, and large organizations; provides a framework for transforming HR from a support function to one centered on organization-wide productivity and learning; and explains all the key web technologies and trends that are changing the HR function.

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8
Nov

On-Demand / SaaS HR System - OrangeHRM Live

Posted in SaaS  by Shaun Bradley No Comments

What is SaaS?

Software as a service, sometimes referred to as “software on demand,” is software that is deployed over the internet and/or is deployed to run behind a firewall on a local area network or personal computer. With SaaS, a provider licenses an application to customers either as a service on demand, through a subscription, in a “pay-as-you-go” model, or (increasingly) at no charge.

This approach to application delivery is part of the utility computing model where all of the technology is in the “cloud” accessed over the Internet as a service.

Advantages

  • Pay per use
  • Instant scalability
  • Security
  • Reliability
  • APIs

SaaS was initially widely deployed for sales force automation and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Now it has become commonplace for many business tasks, including computerized billing, invoicing, human resource management, financials, content management, collaboration, document management, and service desk management.
Source - Wikipedia

OrangeHRM Live is implemented at level 3 on the SaaS hierarchy, which can be easily configured and multi-
tenant-efficient.
This enables more efficient server resource use without apparent difference to the end user.

Benefits of On-Demand / SaaS HR System

  • Save money by not having to purchase expensive servers or other software to support use.
  • Faster Implementation. Customers can deploy SaaS services/products within hours rather than weeks or months.
  • Focus budgets on competitive advantage rather than infrastructure (Low Total Cost of Ownership)
  • Flexibility and scalability Reliability
  • Freedom of use, you don’t have worry about any maintenance

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