House of HR organizes generative AI training
This fall, House of HR started offering intensive AI training for its own employees. The training, organized in collaboration with EHSAL Management School, offers participants general knowledge about AI and demonstrates how to use specific AI tools in their job roles.
Kortrijk (BE), 6 October 2023 - This fall, House of HR started offering intensive AI training for its own employees. Starting in January, House of HR will also provide these training programs to its customers and people at work. The training, organized in collaboration with EHSAL Management School, offers participants general knowledge about AI and demonstrates how to use specific AI tools in their job roles. It also delves into potential ethical and legal issues related to the use of AI in an HR environment. Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyze, Chief Digital Officer at House of HR, emphasizes the importance of these training programs: "According to recent studies, AI can provide an average productivity gain of 40% for the average white-collar job. The economic growth that this will bring about is expected to create more new jobs than those that will disappear, but a rapid and abrupt shift is imminent. We have a moral obligation to ensure that both our own colleagues and our temporary workers are prepared for this. I can't actually imagine that companies in our sector would not organize these types of training programs."
AI training for more than 5,500 employees and thousands of people at work.
During the training, employees learn how to use AI in their jobs. They also learn to critically assess this technology and are warned about potential dangers and how to handle them. The company has been integrating AI software into its own systems for a while, so the training comes at the right time. The training sessions started on September 14th and take place through interactive streaming sessions with around fifty employees each. House of HR has had a professional streaming studio built for this purpose. Meanwhile, more than 250 people have already completed the training, and that number will exceed 1,000 by the end of January. Follow-up training sessions are organized regularly. "These training sessions not only aim to make people more efficient but also, perhaps more importantly, to draw attention to potential ethical and legal risks. This is extremely important in our field. We also want to prevent the emergence of an even deeper digital divide for certain profiles. Those who are not familiar with this technology will quickly lose access to a significant portion of the job market. It is in our best interest to prevent this," said Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyze, Chief Digital Officer at House of HR.
In March 2024, House of HR will once again organize the E-recruitment congress, this time with the theme "The digital shift," where AI will also be extensively discussed.
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