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Smart Managers Know There’s More to Leading a Team Than Simply Being a Boss

NowSourcing LogoWhile AI continues taking over traditional human roles, even some managerial work is falling risk to the automation wave. For payroll managers, property and real estate managers, and administrative services leaders, the risk for automation is as high as 96%. As we approach an automated future, however, understanding what AI can’t do is just as important as knowing what it can do.

Just last year, Amazon stepped away from its “state of the art,” recruiting AI once the AI had taught itself to show preference for male candidates over female candidates. Learning from a decade’s worth of resumes to identify patterns in successful hires, the male-dominated industry didn’t do any favors in eliminating bias for this algorithm and as development continued, the AI passed over female names and filtered out references on resumes to all-women colleges. Though a powerful tool for sorting through a massive amount of paperwork, in this case, they were resumes, the emotional intelligence and basic common sense just isn’t part of the program. All told, AI is only as effective as we program it to be — it simply cannot do the whole job on its own.

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Finding the Right Tech

So don’t worry, your boss won’t likely be replaced with a robot in a three-piece suit any time soon. But your managers may find some use in smart AI to help make their job, and yours, easier. More than half of small businesses already use some form of tech to help with the hiring process and more than four in five small business leaders believe their team could benefit from better tech.

First things first, ask yourself what daily tasks are simply taking up too much of your time. Furthermore, ask which of these tasks get overlooked or reprioritized when things get busy. These responsibilities could be anything from scheduling maintenance to scheduling appointments. Once those needs have been identified, shopping around for tech comes next.

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Tech for Every Business

Supplementary AI tools such as Managed By Q offer a powerful, yet low profile, digital helping hand to take care of the repeatable daily tasks that fall on office managers’ shoulders like ordering office supplies and organizing invoices. Q also steps in to help with the hiring process, eliminating the guesswork so hiring managers can focus on finding the right person for any position. Automation programs for scheduling needs and calendar organization, hiring and resume management, and project task management help oversee the basics so we humans can focus on the specifics. Even among all the options, select the tech that you’d be comfortable using every day, consider price range, implementation, and scalability. AI tech for your business shouldn’t be a burden — it’s here to help!

Almost one in five small businesses find the process of selecting and implementing new tech to be more trouble than it’s worth — this infographic is here to ease the process. Ready to find the perfect AI management solution for your business?

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