Who Can Deliver on AI?

How do you weed through the plethora of AI vendors? The HR Policy Association has an answer.
By: | December 20, 2017 • 2 min read

For the last year and a half or so, much buzz has been generated in the HR world about artificial intelligence — how it will revolutionize business, streamline everything, take everyone’s jobs and force us to live in tiny pods, etc., etc. Chances are pretty good that you’ve been contacted by a vendor wishing to demonstrate how its AI solution will solve every last one of your problems.


But how can you determine whether the AI solutions those vendors are peddling are worth your time to investigate — or that the vendors have the capability to deliver what they’re promising?

The HR Policy Association hopes to bring in some much-needed clarity on this via a just-announced initiative that will pre-select vendors that have the AI capabilities necessary for helping the association’s members — 400 of the largest companies in the U.S. — meet their talent-acquisition goals.

HRPA is starting off the initiative with a “Request for Information” for software companies that are using AI to develop HR solutions. The companies will then be evaluated to determine whether they have the resources and expertise necessary for helping large organizations do things such as eliminating unconscious bias from recruiting or identify greater numbers of diverse talent capable of filling skilled positions.