Welcome to our brand new article and podcast series.
In series two, episode one of AI Life Tools the podcast, and here in this blog, we're looking at more AI tools designed for HR and people management tasks.
There’s a wide range of tools available on the market that are designed to help businesses of all sizes and across all industries manage their people, track time, and help create training materials. So we'e been delving into the world of HR AI tools and here are ten tools we’ve found that cover a range of activities and business sizes.
Our first HR AI tool is Coassemble.
So what does Coassemble do? It’s a platform that enables you to use content to create interactive, engaging courses in a variety of formats. You can even use content you already have that’s in other formats and repurpose it within Coassemble. With a range of templates that turn your content into slick, professional-looking learning materials, this is a game changer for any companies looking to improve their training and engagement materials. With everything from quizzes, videos, and checklists to help businesses deliver training and learning materials more professionally and engagingly. Coassemble’s aim is to make content fun and exciting to learn from.
So, who’s the tool aimed at helping? Trainers, learners to save them from ‘death by PowerPoint’ and HR teams looking to onboard, educate, or update without either the personnel to do it in person or without the expertise or budget to hire an agency to create a suite of educational tools and games from your old materials. What’s good about it? Users learning is tracked so you can see where they’re learning is dropping off, where they’re engaging most, and what part of the learning materials can be developed further, giving you direct insights to guide what materials are developed next.
Our second tool is Cegid.
What does this tool do? According to their website Cegid
“creates cloud-based management solutions to help you implement your business projects and open up opportunities.”
They have many large customers around the world, including Lancôme and L’Oréal. Cegid’s solutions are designed to help businesses improve efficiency and performance, and that’s where the HR side of their offering comes in. How does it help? Cegid has a whole range of HR services, including TalentSoft, supporting employee experience and engagement; Nitilus, which manages employee expenses; Digital Recruiters, which, as the name suggests, is all about finding new team members; RITA which speeds up advertising for new roles and Wittyfit which is all about finding out how your employees are feeling and how engaged they are. Pretty useful stuff all in all, and the fact that they have household names on their books is a big endorsement.
Next up is Ed App by Safety Culture.
So their website opens with a bold statement,
“Unleash the power of AI – in EdApp. Unlock your best work with AI Create. Create courses in a click of a button – no brainstorm, research, or strike of inspiration necessary”.
EdApp is a mobile learning management system (LMS) tool – now, this is techy jargon that means this is a digital tool that helps users create courses fast, with a professional, slick look but without any of the tech know-how. So, who does Ed App aim to help? It’s designed to help businesses create and deliver eLearning courses to their employees, and HR personnel make content easy.
Our fourth HR tool is the Timely App.
As the name suggests, this AI tool is all about tracking employees' time. Timely software helps businesses and individuals track the time they spend on projects and tasks. From tracking plans and projects to teams and individuals, this tool covers all the bases. It uses automatic time tracking to capture every second of the workday, so users don't have to enter their time manually. Timely also integrates with other tools, such as Asana and Gmail, so users can track their time without switching between different apps. If you’re working on projects or shifts and want to make sure time is being spent on the most valuable tasks, then Timely App might be the AI tool you need.
Number five is Degreed
It's a platform that helps organisations upskill and reskill their employees. How does it work? It works by providing a learning experience platform (LXP) that allows employees to access and complete learning content from a variety of sources, such as online courses, videos, and articles. Degreed also provides data and insights that can be used to track employee progress and identify skill gaps. Who does it help? In a nutshell, Degreed helps a business get its employees skilled to a level it needs, but for me, what’s really powerful is the focus on upskilling and reskilling team members.
AI is changing our world and will change the skills we all need at work and this tool is showing a future where employees are taught on the job new knowledge they need while still earning a living. Well, this is one of the most important aspects of Degreed – its mission and it’s focus, upfront and centre on the website it says,
“Degrees are dead—skills are the new currency. It’s time to rethink learning and talent for today’s AI-driven economy. Degreed leads individuals and companies to a skills-first future with end-to-end learning, targeted skill-building, and real-time skills data”.
Degreed is an AI tools that is firmly putting it’s emerging technology foot on the path to the future of education and what it can look like. Pretty bold, some might say controversial but exciting stuff.
Next up is IntelliHR.
What does IntelliHR do? This is a HR tool that separates itself from other HR tools by putting wellbeing front and centre, as intelliHR says,
“for the progressive business leaders who strive to put workforce wellbeing and culture at the heart of their business strategy, and know that happy, high-performing teams are the key.”
And, as it is cloud-based, it’s available anytime, anywhere. Who does it aim to help? It’s got a focus on growing organisations who are looking to streamline their HR process using automation for performance management, talent management, payroll, and benefits administration.
Onto number seven, Axonify
This is what tech speak calls a workforce enablement tool, which basically translates to a digital tool that helps employees have the knowledge and resources they need to do their work. So, what does Axonify do? It uses a combination of spaced repetition training, AI-driven reinforcement, and embedded two-way communication to ensure that employees are engaged and informed. Axonify also provides real-time insights that allow organizations to make data-driven decisions about their workforce. Who does Axonify aim to help? Businesses who are looking to engage, teach, and connect with their teams. As they say,
“our promise is simple: to help you give your employees the support and tools they need to do their best work every day”.
Our next tool is called AI Creator Hub by Kajabi.
So, what does Kajabi’s AI Creator Hub do? It’s an all-in-one platform designed to help businesses sell and market their products and services. Who it’s aimed at helping? It’s both a platform and a community helping professionals come together to make and learn how to do a variety of core business tasks, such as building landing pages and writing sales email content, giving you the metrics and data to see if what you’re doing is having the impact you want. As with other tools we’ve looked at in this episode, creating courses from materials and templates is also available with Kajabi.
And, finally, Open AI and Google
Now we’re going to look at our final two AI tools for HR professionals together because they are both similar to each other, as both are generative AI tools, Large Language Models (LLMs) they are Open AI’s Chat GPT 4 and Google’s Bard. Now, I’m choosing both of these because although they are based on the same technical principles, they each have their own strengths and weaknesses, and some of it comes down to a user's preference or needs. And, whilst neither of these tools is designed specifically to help HR professionals, as a small business owner, at Alcea we have used both tools for just that purpose. From creating a job description and a draft contract of employment to learning the basics of how to onboard a newbie into the business, these tools have been a great go-to for the initial paperwork we’ve needed – yes, we need to check it, but as a starter for ten that’s free, easy to use and available 24/7 these two tools are hard to beat.
So here are ten top AI tools to help HR and people management professionals do their work. From creating new contracts to onboarding courses, these tools offer something for businesses of different sizes and budgets. As always, with AI tools, it’s important to do your research and make sure that the tool’s tech offers what you want and that the company's ethics and values fit with your business values.
As always, you can find all the links to the tools mentioned in this episode in the show notes, and there’s a blog post on alceaconsulting.com’s website. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to get in touch. Thanks for reading, and thanks for listening. If you would like any advice on how AI can support and solve problems for your business, contact Alcea today.