End of Week Roundup! [Issue #56]

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End of Week Roundup! [Issue #56]

Happy Friday from Beem!

We’re back with our Weekly roundup to ensure you guys know what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. Before we dive in: don’t forget to send us an email to hey@wearebeem.com if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications or even your own story, we’re keen to learn, so share it with us and we may feature your post in our upcoming issue.

Right, what’s been making waves this week? Check out this really interesting piece from our friends at Hello Sign about the best 7 ways for HR departments to do less and accomplish more!

Enjoy the rest of the Roundup!



AI’s Next Great Challenge: Understanding the Nuances of Language



Language is a uniquely human capability and the manifestation of our intelligence. But through AI we are providing machines with language capabilities, opening up a new realm of possibilities for how we’ll work with them.

Today you can walk into a darkened living room and ask Alexa to turn the smart lights up to a pleasant 75% brightness. Or, you can summon information about weather conditions on the other side of the world. The progress the industry has made was on display in Google’s recent demo of Duplex, in which an AI agent called businesses and booked appointments. What once seemed like science fiction is now the reality, but to maintain a true human-machine relationship, machines must be able to hold more intuitive, contextual, and natural conversations — something that remains a challenge.

How is this going to change our future?



Facebook and Google’s race to connect the world is heating up



For Google and Facebook the unconnected world – and the three-and-a-half billion people in it – represents a lucrative business opportunity. In the past half-decade, the two tech firms have been battling to connect users in the developing world and in the process, as much as double the number of people using their services, gaining precious access to new customers and, perhaps, their data too. And while Google has proven it has the physical infrastructure to bring the internet to the unconnected world, the race is only just beginning.

If Facebook and Google don’t connect people, who else is going to do it? Keep it up, Tech Giants!



Employee well-being: do you foster a culture of self-care in the workplace?



Employee wellbeing should be a priority for all businesses, as neglecting self-care could cost your organization more in the long-run. We should all know this!

The long-standing ethos of market economics, ‘more, bigger, faster’ is based on a misguided assumption that our personal resources are infinite. Indeed, our personal resources are far from infinite (as we all know), and if we fail to exercise self-care at work, it not only affects job performance and moral, but it also puts our health at risk.

There’s not a single company in the world that can afford to sleep on employee well-being and every HR manager should think of putting in place an effective strategy in order to avoid a high level of turnover among employees!



15 compelling reasons you should ‘Level Up’ your employee strategy this year!



Employees spend more waking hours with their coworkers than they do their own families. So the fact that employee engagement and experience continues to be of growing importance to them is no surprise.

Earlier this week we’ve published a blog post on this matter, focusing on how important is to have an effective internal communication strategy for a company to achieve results over the long term. We’ve collected a bunch of interesting statistics (some of them are pretty scary to be fair..) that should really make all of HR professionals think.

Have a look and let us know what’s your take on this!



Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll feature your article in next week’s Roundup!

Also, let us know what type of content you guys want more or less of, we’re all ears!

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