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28 May 2019
Singapore’s HR Tech boom
Start-ups are increasingly spawning that seek to use AI to revolutionize the world of work. In the densely populated city-State of Singapore (5.6 million living in 722km²), USD 1.4 billion is being invested in this domain that now counts no less than 200 businesses using AI to provide a range of HR solutions. In contrast with the US and Europe where the focus is on new hiring methods, companies in the ‘fully employed’ region of Asia concentrate more on problems related to staff turnover and training.
29 January 2019
China : a database comprising 202 million CVs freely available online?
Data security specialist firm Intrinsec has revealed that cyber risk research expert, ‘Bob Diachenko had published an article detailing how he had discovered how a database with 854 GB of data had been left open without any encryption in full view via search engine Shodan and not requiring any authorization and that contained in excess of 2020 Chinese citizen job seekers’ CVs.’ The incident is now closed but the data breach left open a great deal of information on these jobseekers, including...
12 December 2018
India: growth in HR-tech in full swing
In India, HR technology advances are promising, and notwithstanding the difficulties companies are having in adopting these new advances, start-up companies are busily exploring their potential. As the world gets flatter and homogeneous Generation Ys more prevalent, solutions have become more similar.
7 November 2018
Finland: university thesis examines new technology based recruitment methods
In May 2018, Reija Oksanen at the University of Tampere Faculty of Management presented a Master’s thesis on new technology based recruitment methods that in particular examines those phases in the recruitment process that can use artificial intelligence (AI). The goal of the research is to broaden the knowledge base surrounding new technology based recruitment methods and especially AI and to this end it examined how these new methods were being used within Finland’s Human Resource Management (HRM) community....