CIPD Festival of Work 2024: Day one round up

The CIPD 2024 Festival of Work began at the Excel centre in London yesterday (12 June). Here are some of the highlights and what you may have missed from day one of the event.

How AI can enhance HR compliance

To implement AI effectively, organisations need to carefully plan where it fits into existing processes or the creation of new ones while staying within the parameters of the law and addressing...

HR falls behind employees in embracing AI

More than two thirds (68%) of HR professionals have not embraced the full potential for AI, a report by HR insights provider Brightmine has shown (29 May).

How AI can enhance multi-generational communication strategies

When introducing artificial intelligence (AI) to your HR strategy, internal communications is a great place to start, especially because of our multi-generational workforce.

HR has an AI-powered disability problem

Unless the unintended consequences of AI-powered HR technology are urgently addressed, hundreds of millions worldwide face lifetimes of economic and societal exclusion.

"Stay on top of skills and technology to overcome future challenges"

To futureproof HR, professionals need to think about the skills that HR teams will need in the next few years.

Uber Eats driver wins payout for racially biased AI checks

A black Uber eats driver has received a financial settlement after facial recognition checks required to access the app were ruled as racially discriminatory at an employment tribunal.

AI training grants announced for SMEs to close skills gaps

The government has announced a £7.4 million pilot scheme to subsidise the cost of AI skills training for SMEs in the professional business services sector.

HR among top sectors to benefit from government AI grants, data reveals 

HR organisations are among those benefiting most from government grants for adapting to AI innovation, research has revealed. 

AI will not destroy jobs, says Bank of England boss

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey told the BBC that although AI holds risks, he is optimistic about its impact on jobs.

CPO, sustainability manager and AI engineer among top growing jobs

The top-25 fastest growing jobs in the UK include chief people officer (CPO), sustainability manager, artificial intelligence (AI) engineer and cyber security analyst, according to a LinkedIn report.

AI will affect 40% of jobs, IMF says

AI will affect almost 40% of jobs worldwide, replacing some and complementing others, according research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).