WebHR – A Smart Personal HR Assistant

 

Intelligent assistants are driving things in directions where we would have never perceived they would. These smart assistants, or virtual assistants prove to be valuable, based on their accuracy and unbiased view of the scenarios. Most personal assistants have the capability to compile and bolster up statistics for higher executives, like emails, calendar invites, calendar events, files and enumerate a variety of tasks that need the utmost attention.

WebHR has introduced a personal HR assistant, which very smartly becomes a go-to, “smart HR manager”  It most likely, is an assistant, that is not just smart but automates daily repetitive tasks, sometimes acting as an HR manager that handles the data management without user induction or  interactions, predicting and representing the data as needed. WebHR’s personal assistant can be seen on Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana and their physical device called “invoke”. WebHR performs different tasks using NLP and understands different users and evolves itself accordingly. its “Conversational UX” uses Bots and AI to simulate a conversation, creating a co-worker or an assistant that deals with your day to day HR related tasks.

WebHR is merging HR with AI enabled devices, specially “Amazon Echo” using its virtual assistant Alexa, which acts as your personal HR buddy. This is the next big thing people have been waiting for, the much needed leap, specifically for start-ups and emerging businesses that cannot afford costly enterprise solutions or large teams to deal with HR. This comes as a sigh of relief not just for them but for large corporations that intend on going futuristic and believe in the 4th industrial revolution, as this helps them work smarter and faster. The future of work has a lot of hype around it but very little is done to show on surface or has any real tangible benefits, WebHR believes in bringing real technology to work tables in offices around the world.

This new wave of automation and smart assistants  would let your “Amazon Echo”  “Microsoft’s invoke” Google’s “Home”  or any device to enhance your workplace productivity by minimizing the time required by actual people to do the same task. Leaders with vision and scope to do more, need tools like “WebHR” to empower them and equip them to provide a next-level connectivity to their teams at work. These thought leaders must realize the power to move ahead, step forward and be bold, bring their statements to life and shape up a unified motto of “innovation” and creativity, that sets them apart from the crowd.

When WebHR interfaces with Alexa, Cortana, home or any other smart device, it becomes the new assistant that not only answers your HR related queries but will also help you with tasks, such as, “Mark my attendance,” “I am going for lunch” “schedule a meeting”, “apply for sick leave”, “email me my pay stub ” etc. So when you implement AI in WebHR you open up a completely new perspective into your HR data by engaging in a conversation and asking for information from the system, such as “How many female employees we have? ” “who is present today?”, “Give me last year’s employee retention rate”, “Give me performance evaluation reports” etc.

This hands-free atmosphere gives one a sense of freedom, no screens, no wait periods to extract data and no hassle of switching screens.The top management may immensely benefit by having a quick access to their workforce data by analyzing/crunching key HR matrices such as, employee retention rate, employee turn over, payroll summary, head count (headcount by category, nationality, gender, age range etc). This helps bridge the gap between the management and HR data by allowing rapid reach to important decision making data and reports required to accelerate growth and prosperity of the company. This brings the spark back into your boring HR routines by quitting multiple apps to get your HR related work done, talk to “WebHR’s – Smart Personal HR Assistant” and get what you want in a simple more natural language.

With a continued hype around connectivity of these devices as the trend continues, WebHR surfaces as the first company ever, to have entered and bring a much needed innovation to the HR world. This is a huge untapped potential is an opportunity which a lot of companies are unfortunately missing out on. WebHR’s personal HR assistant will answer queries and perform actions via voice commands using a natural language user interface. Natural Language Processing, can give these smart assistants, a bit of a personality and that is where WebHR is headed towards, an HR manager with an elegant personality, which is a pleasure to work with. Since WebHR supports more than 20 languages, imagine what relief it is going to be on a global scale, when on the far corners of the world where English is not a native language, this provides them a platform of natural communication with their system to get the work done efficiently, without the barriers erected by language. An object placed at every desk, conversing with you in your language and performing tasks, that would otherwise have required a lot of time for completion.

Natural language processing (NLP)  is the ability to examine vocal input, analyze natural language application , and form voice output, which is the main rationale behind the current digital assistants  being referred to as intelligent. WebHR is an undisputed “pioneer” and has brought disruption to the HR industry because along with its claim of bringing an affordable corporate structured HR service, it is now also the first one to have gone a step further and has introduced HR services, through AI enabled devices. It has unlocked a hidden potential of providing a hands-free work environment which is a bliss for company heads and top managers. With these smart assistants becoming a rage, we must understand that they need to be secure and protected, connected to safe portals for the distribution of data and WebHR understands, that data security is the most important concern, when it comes to big organizations and companies.

Algorithmic vision empowered by virtual assistants are considered to be among the major recent technological upgrades and most promising consumer trends. Some visionaries affirm that digital experiences will gain a status-weight comparable to ‘real’ experiences, if not become more sought-after and prized. The trend is verified by a high number of frequent users and the substantial growth of worldwide user numbers of virtual digital assistants. In mid-2017, the number of frequent users of digital virtual assistants is estimated to be around 1bn worldwide. The market for speech recognition technology is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 34.9% globally over the period of 2016 to 2024 and thereby surpass a global market size of USD 7.5 billion by 2024. According to an Ovumstudy, the “native digital assistant installed base” is projected to exceed the world’s population by 2021, with 7.5 billion active voice AI–capable devices.

The possibilities of this innovation to spread like fire are immense and WebHR aims on exploring it all.  It intends on reducing work overload and intelligently transforms the way we view the data, eliminating the unnecessary details, bringing forth highly customized data analytics designed for workplace optimization.

Revolutionizing HR Through AI

Societies and cultures tend to re-model and re-shape themselves, corresponding to changing times and trends. The scientific innovations and inventions have changed the face of the world as we see it. People have always led businesses working in clans, groups or teams, varying in methods and techniques to handle them. The sense of belonging has shaped and modeled the way they work, a common belief and motto has driven them to stick to certain schools of thought and work accordingly. From pre-historic era to the modern day world, things have moved and modified to fit certain, standard benchmarks. The people who lead and direct their work patterns become the decision makers, hence organizations, institutes and businesses tend to hunt, hire and retain employees using a wide variety of techniques. People have always been attracted to equipping themselves in a far superior way, than has been practiced previously. With a technical transformation in every walk of life, people management has also come a long way, upgrading itself to match the needs of the future tech world.

The importance of educating and incorporating sophisticated methodologies to transform teams at work, has come a long way. From archaic paper based record keeping, to electronic way and all the way to using artificial intelligence, to performing complex tasks, HR industry is in a constant momentum. Leaders around the world are following the non-stop pace of innovation. It is now a widely accepted truth, that the need to automate and simplify people management has brought up the need for AI, to be effectively merged with several HR components. The modern age companies have evolved and are ripe to leap forward and allow cognitive computing, to make operations simplified and automated.

WebHR‘s AI capabilities came into focus, when no other company was even paying attention towards it. It had designed high-tech tools to simplify and innovate overall employee experience. It has broadened the horizons and has created a thought leadership pattern, incorporating critical intelligent dimensions, helping companies formulate business strategies. According to an IBM survey, 66 percent of the CEOs and Leaders of organization believe that AI and cognitive computing will play an important role in HR transformation. The change is imminent, some companies and leaderships might not realize what they are missing out on, yet. Having said that, many believe that automation and AI tools, not just empower their teams at work but also help them make smarter, more intelligent future tactics that strengthen their core strategies.

Even if AI might be valuable to have in place, to help automate workflows, a lot many speculate that it might not fit their allocated budgets for HR. WebHR is the only HR company, that has re-vamped the old and aged methodologies, bringing forth modern tools, that are quick to install and cost effective. The Global trend and migration to cloud technologies, from large enterprises to small companies has urged WebHR, to bring a novel pricing plan, that fits all criterion and budgets. The Global reach, has allowed the company to extensively research and navigate a vast varieties of cultures and norms, and bring forth a customized tool for them. With an impressive presence in 197 countries, the tech team at WebHR has seen closely, all the pain points, when it comes to HR processes.

The delightful surprise, is that, most companies and businesses, no matter what the size, always show interest towards such scientific advancements. There is always an ever present knack and curiosity to know more about it and learn to use it, for their benefits. WebHR is probably the only HR app at Amazon’s Alexa skills marketplace and Microsoft’s physical device called “invoke”, making it a pioneer in hands-free HR assistance. WebHR’s chatbots and AI capabilities make it easier for the user to navigate and perform HR related tasks with ease and efficiency.

From on-boarding, to vacation requests, to team training, to hiring process, to obtaining critical business reports, WebHR makes these processes predictable and faster. These automated business intelligence reports, help the management make informed decisions. These reports, present the data in interesting graphical presentation and maps, that show a clear picture of the recent trends at the business during different quarters, annual, bi-annual, monthly, daily or hourly, with just a few clicks. These things keep the management in the loop with all the key decisions taken, at all the levels of hierarchy within the organization.

WebHR helps bring AI automation, to low-value repetitive tasks, that take up a lot of valuable time, spent on them. This measure helps bring focus back to, more important, attention worthy business operations, that require a team’s undivided attention. A step or two towards these areas of focus, without worrying about menial tasks, has a greater impact on an organization and contributes to its success, in the longer run.

WebHR‘s analytical capabilities make it a go-to portal for an intelligent more comprehensible insight into the business. The data driven results are imperative to help remove, man-made glitches, errors and biases. When the data is accessed through such tools, all humanly errors are eliminated, making it more accurate and time efficient. In a fast paced world, missing out on these things could cause an enterprise a huge set back and result in a substantial loss of valuable capital. The idea of bringing financial gains through optimizing workflows through AI and emphasizing the need to equip people at work, is the mainstay belief of WebHR.

 

Another Milestone – WebHR & Microsoft’s Cortana Collaborate !

Like the widespread popularity of Amazon’s Echo and its interface with other physical electronics, businesses and apps with its assistant called “Alexa”, this is the year for Microsoft’s “Invoke” to enter into our lives. It has shattered all boundaries and with its highly superior AI ventured into everything we can imagine. With Microsoft’s extensive experience, in the field of AI and mixed reality, there is no doubt that Cortana will take this space to a new heights.

This year has been the most busiest at WebHR, we have announced huge game changing moves in the field of HR and are moving at rocket pace to get them done. For example, we were a proud and the only HR platform on Amazon Alexa’s skill this year and their Echo devices became “the HR managers” for an innovative workplace environment.

Having said that WebHR didn’t stop at that, as the fast pace of innovation is the mainstay themes of everything done at WebHR, Microsoft’s team reached out to WebHR and urged them into integrating with their “Cortana skills kit” just like we did with Amazon. Microsoft informed us of their intentions to launch a physical device empowered by Cortana. This is the glorious year when Microsoft has announced to go beyond mobile and desktop and spread it’s AI wings to their very first device “Invoke”

Invoke looks the same magnificent cylindrical shape as Amazon Echo but has a metallic Harmon Kardon speaker cabinet. Apart from its physical attributes and classy looks, it is determined to bring ease of automation to a large number of varied fields. That is where WebHR comes in, it shares a common goal and mission with Microsoft to bring AI and automation to workplace, to bring more interactive and connected teams, to challenge the past practices, to break the way offices work and to provide a pedestal of advancements improving the work culture. It shows the capability of WebHR and Cortana to get things moving faster not for just large and innovative corporations but also for small and medium enterprises.

Invoke goes beyond being an assistant, it collaborates with WebHR’s advanced integration platform and empowers the future trends of workplace. WebHR had the privilege to be at the Microsoft’s build conference 2017, which was larger than life in every possible way. WebHR was invited to be a part of their launch for their “Cortana powered device called Invoke” as their launch partners and was proud to be displayed as the very first and probably the only business app on their skill sets. This mighty beauty called Invoke can make your offices look like something from the future or more so like the movie “HER” where, you would be able to communicate with the devices and do most of the HR data analysis, this would be your Go-To manager by default.

As easy as it looks and feels like a seamless process, WebHR had to go over a multi-layered complex mechanism to attain this capability. ” It is a developer’s delight to work with Microsoft’s team” – something I hear my team saying constantly. They were always praising Microsoft’s prompt responses and unfaltering support at all times. The Cortana skills kit before going live was available to our developers in its infancy and it was an honor to have worked with them so early on for WebHR’s integration with “Invoke”. WebHR already had a background with Alexa, so it made the process faster if not easier. Teaching Cortana to do what needs to be automated in HR is imperative, as it will make things not just simpler for a lot of large organizations and companies out there but it would help them analyze critical data quickly without any delays or wait time for the team to come up with reports and analysis.

Being at Microsoft Build 2017 was a learning experience and we took home a lot with us, most notably the way they plan “world domination”

 

 

 

 

Just Ask WebHR

Just ask WebHR

It is about time, that HR enters into newer more advanced territories. WebHR has been a “lucky star” to almost do things before the market catches up with it, introducing the latest trends and technologies at a rocket pace. The latest being its “Conversational UX”

WebHR has a more agile focus and is targeting consumers with precision now, it has a habit of engaging in rapid innovation and upgrades. That includes the use of Bots and AI to simulate a conversation, creating a co-worker or an assistant that deals with your day to day HR related tasks.

The revolution has carried WebHR on a wave of new discoveries and now, it not only uses the chat-bots but has ventured into merging HR with AI enabled devices, specially “Amazon Echo” using its virtual assistant Alexa, which acts as your personal HR buddy. This is the next big thing people have been waiting for, the much needed leap, specifically for start-ups and emerging businesses that cannot afford costly enterprise solutions or large teams to deal with HR. So, there is good news for them – WebHR is their savior and it opens up new avenues for them, assisting them to work smarter and faster.

This integration with Amazon’s Alexa is the first step as it wants to now interface with whatever, interconnected device or AI assistant you use, such as  Cortana, Siri or Google Home.  This would let your “Amazon Echo” or any device to enhance your workplace productivity by minimizing the time required by actual people to do the same task.

In the era of GIG economy, workforce comprises of all kinds of workers like full-time, contractors, part-time and free lancers, automation will probably bring relief to new businesses by reducing its costs and budgets, giving the HR team more space to focus on strategy to improve the quality of work, rather than wasting their time on menial tasks.

The leaders that want to blend in with the futuristic trends and technologies should look forward to incorporating tools like WebHR and promote a culture of ease and comfort leading to a fluid and smooth work flow. Lets embrace a positive change for the betterment of work culture around the globe.

When WebHR interfaces with Alexa, WebHR becomes the new assistant that not only answers your HR related queries but will also help you with tasks, such as, “Mark my attendance,” “I am going for lunch” “schedule a meeting”, “apply for sick leave”, “email me my pay stub ” etc. So when you  implement AI in WebHR you open up a completely new perspective into your HR data by engaging in a conversation and asking for information from the system, such as “How many female employees we have? ” “who is present today?”, “Give me last year’s employee retention rate”, “Give me performance evaluation reports” etc.

The top management may immensely benefit by having a quick access to their workforce data by analyzing/crunching key HR matrices such as, employee retention rate, employee turn over, payroll summary, head count (headcount by category, nationality, gender, age range etc). This helps bridge the gap between the management and HR data by allowing rapid reach to important decision making data and reports required to accelerate growth and prosperity of the company. This is bringing the spark back into your boring HR routines by quitting multiple apps to get your HR related work done, talk to “Alexa” and get what you want in a simple more natural language.

Not only would you enjoy this new way of dealing with your software but it would make a heck of a difference in the way you can actually summarize and smartly utilize your time with just a few sentences. There is no screen, no stress and no manager to deal with. On a lighter note, you don’t have to worry about your manager getting sick or taking a day off, or being late to a critical meeting. Alexa kind of takes care of that part by being available at all times.

WebHR Alexa

What’s better than a chat bot? A physical device, a portable “physical device”. Think about the immense benefit it can provide to companies short on funds and a mere $49.99 of one time investment into buying Amazon Echo, can eliminate the need for elaborate HR teams. The purpose is to automate what can be and create a “yes-man HR manager” you can easily talk to.

With a continues hype around connectivity of these devices as the trend continues, WebHR surfaces as the first company ever, to have entered and bring a much needed innovation to the HR world. This is a huge untapped potential and an opportunity which a lot of companies are unfortunately missing out on.

Since WebHR supports more than 20 languages, imagine what relief it is going to be on a global scale, when on the far corners of the world where English is not a native language and this provides them a platform of natural communication with their system to get the work done efficiently without the barriers erected by language. An object placed at every desk, conversing with you in your language and performing tasks, that would otherwise have required a lot of time for completion.

It can proudly be claimed that WebHR is an undisputed “pioneer” and has brought disruption to the HR industry because along with its claim of bringing an affordable corporate structured HR service, it is now also the first one to have gone a step further and has introduced HR services through AI enabled devices. It has unlocked a hidden potential of providing a hands-free work environment which is a bliss for company heads and top managers.

We are thrilled to offer this “hands-free” work environment related to HR to companies of all sizes and structures, since WebHR is more like an “Uber” of the HR industry and has set new norms by re-writing the rule book. “The bar for excellence has been raised”.

Breathing life into HR through AI