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AI Preparation Guide for HR

Enable HR teams to proactively prepare for artificial intelligence (AI) implementation.

AI continues to change the way work is done for individuals, organizations, and industries. HR needs to be prepared to support an organization through AI implementation.

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Our Advice

Critical Insight

You can’t plan for what you don’t know. Being intentional on learning what AI can do and becoming an effective strategic partner in AI implementation sets HR leaders apart. Do not wait too long to prepare for AI implementation or you may risk the team and the organization being left behind.

Impact and Result

Have an HR team prepared and ready for AI implementation across the organization.

AI Preparation Guide for HR Research & Tools

1. Review Preparation Activities

Review McLean & Company’s list of HR preparation activities and desired outcomes.

2. Assess and Identify Gaps

Identify gaps in the current state and assign each activity’s importance to the organization.

3. Address Priorities

Prioritize HR activities in conjunction with this guide to inform which gaps to address first.

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About McLean & Company

McLean & Company is an HR research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools, diagnostics, and advisory services that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Get the help you need in this 1-phase advisory process. You'll receive 2 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

  • Call 1: Review the list of preparation activities and become familiar with how to use the AI Preparation HR Gap Analysis Tool.
  • Call 2: Complete the gap analysis and use the associated matrix to create a list of priority activities for the organization.


  • Bill Wong, Principal Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group
  • Irina Sedenko, Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group
  • Joanne Ojwang, Director, Human Resources Technology, Info-Tech Research Group
  • Keith Tudor, Director, Application Development, Info-Tech Research Group
  • Steve Willis, Practice Lead, Info-Tech Research Group
  • Ugo Orsi, Chief Customer Officer, Digitate
  • 1 anonymous contributor