EY and IBM streamline HR processes with EY.ai Workforce

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EY and IBM have announced the launch of EY.ai Workforce, a HR solution that helps organizations integrate AI into their HR business processes.

This announcement marks a pivotal next step in the collaboration between the companies and a significant milestone in the role of AI increasing productivity within the HR function.

EY.ai Workforce combines AI and automation from IBM watsonx Orchestrate with EY’s domain knowledge in HR transformation to help organizations innovate their HR processes.

Watsonx Orchestrate guides employees through common processes such as drafting job descriptions and extracting payroll reports. The natural language interface is designed to make it easy for all employees to access these automations, freeing up their time to focus on higher-value work.

Andy Baldwin, global client service managing partner at EY, said: “This EY and IBM collaboration couldn’t have come at a better time. The modern workplace is evolving rapidly and there’s a pressing need for streamlined operations. EY.ai Workforce reimagines ways of working by facilitating businesses to make the most of their talent, putting humans at the center of technology to bring about an improved work experience with superior productivity.”

Dr Kareem Yusuf, senior vice president, product management and growth, IBM software, said: “At IBM, we’re focused on creating enterprise solutions that use AI to address specific business use cases.

“Building on our longstanding collaboration with the EY organization, the launch of EY.ai Workforce will provide clients with targeted intelligent automation solutions that enable them to use the power of AI to unlock productivity and address real business needs and outcomes. This is another strategic step in our alliance with the EY organizations.”

This news follows from EY and Microsoft’s launch of Green Skills Passport which helps students aged 16 and over develop green skills to find jobs in the green economy. Additionally, EY recently enhanced its consulting portfolio with the acquisition of whyaye Ltd in May.