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The BBC’s CHRO relies on technology to boost employee experience

Jill Barthhttps://hrexecutive.com/
Jill Barth is HR Tech Editor of Human Resource Executive. She is an award-winning journalist with bylines in Forbes, USA Today and other international publications. With a background in communications, media, B2B ecommerce and the workplace, she also served as a consultant with Gallagher Benefit Services for nearly a decade. Reach out at [email protected].

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Uzair Qadeer, chief human resources officer for the iconic BBC. Next week, Qadeer will join Esmé Valk, chief human resources officer of Royal Schiphol Group, which owns and operates the Amsterdam airport, and Josh Bersin for a discussion at HR Technology Europe in Amsterdam.

Their keynote panel will dive into the transformative impact of AI and technology on the employee experience in a conversation led by Bo Derksen, senior advisor and EMEA lead for The Josh Bersin Company.

Uzair Qadeer, CHRO of the BBC, HR Technology Europe
Uzair Qadeer, CHRO of the BBC

Qadeer shared with me some ways the BBC uses technology as part of its HR strategy, including opportunities to digitize processes and provide employees with data. He also spoke about tapping into generative AI in ways that are ethical and add value.

I will have more to share after the panel, but it’s exciting to speak with global HR leaders willing to share their experiences with Human Resource Executive readers. Stay tuned for insights from these and other leaders, plus updates from Amsterdam.

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Meanwhile, here are this week’s updates …

HR tech in action

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Salary.com has hinted at the upcoming release of its IQ product next month. This solution leverages real-time job market data and AI analytics for salary planning processes.

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Hiring platform Crosschq debuted its recruiting analytics engine, Crosschq Insights. This tool consolidates data from various sources into a single dashboard, providing recruiting teams with a comprehensive view of the hiring process.

Employee experience platform Perceptyx recently released Activate, an AI-powered solution that translates employee feedback into action plans and nudges. Activate integrates the behavioral science element Humu, which Perceptyx acquired in 2023.

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