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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for a long time, but only in the current environment are we noticing its real impact in our personal and professional lives. As AI continues to become more progressive, the World Economic Forum notes, a predicted 85 million jobs globally will be replaced by AI by 2025, and AI can potentially generate 97 million new roles. Tech expert Kalina Bryant shares an article on Forbes depicting how AI has impacted and will continue to impact the current and next generation workforce. Most importantly, Bryant shows how we can embrace the changes that AI will bring so we can properly utilize these AI-driven tools in the workplace.

Breaking Barriers Through Adaptive Work Environments. “By adapting to employees’ unique requirements, AI promotes inclusivity and accessibility. We see data that shows AI is promoting inclusivity and accessibility in many ways that impact workers. According to Accenture, 84% of C-suite executives feel they must leverage AI to accomplish their growth objectives, but most still need to put AI to work to advance growth through inclusion.”

Advanced Inclusive Hiring Practices through AI. “Though we still have a long way to go, AI has played an impactful role in dismantling some of the bias and discrimination within the hiring process, making it possible for companies to achieve greater diversity and inclusion in hiring. Also, according to recent reports, recruiters can use AI tools to discover high-potential candidates outside job boards and other traditional sources. This is how employers can find more diverse candidates that may have yet to be noticed.”

Bridging The Skills Gap. “AI-powered learning platforms offer personalized training and up-skilling opportunities, irrespective of one’s background or location. By considering individual learning styles and preferences, AI fosters equitable access to educational resources. Individuals from underrepresented groups can acquire relevant skills, empowering them to pursue new job opportunities.”

AI Tools can also assist minorities and recent graduates in securing new job opportunities. AI-driven capabilities such as resume optimization, job matching, skill development, bias detection mitigation and accessibility accommodations can help the job search become easier. Additionally, interview preparation and network and mentorships can help prepare the candidates for better interview and hiring instances.

 

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In LID, type in jobdef, select a user and job name, then F6 >> B. Report Distribution

As you can see, this job isn’t being distributed beyond the prt file that is produced in the users print manager:

You have three options to None, direct to a printer, or to a distribution group:

If we use a distribution group, a distribution group consists of a list of users which can all have different printers setup under them within this group:

The printer itself has to be defined in printer definitions (prtdef) as well as setting up in the distribution list group definitions (dstlistgrpdef)

 

In this example, if the job definition (jobdef) was set to BENEFIT distribution group and ran, it would auto print to PRINTER123 under the lawson user.  All other users are not set so it wouldn’t print to them.  That’s it!

If your organization still heavily relies on Lawson recurring/custom jobs and are looking to support or migrate those jobs to IPA, which is harder and harder to find individuals who have all the skillsets to do so, we recommend you look into hiring a Lawson consultant team who offer managed services at a fixed monthly rate.

These Lawson teams have a wider range of expertise and knowledge and are ideal for larger organizations but also are great for smaller ones that don’t need a dedicated Lawson employee on-site that may only be an expert in 2-3 portions of Lawson.

As technology continues to develop in this digital age, more people are considering a move into the tech industry. While this high-tech sector is an exciting and ever growing space, the industry is now more than ever very competitive and the job market is saturated. Forbes Councils Member and tech career coach Kyle Elliott shares a very helpful article highlighting a couple things to consider before sending your resume out to every tech company.

  1. Identify your niche within tech. “Consider asking yourself these questions as you begin to carve out your niche in the tech industry:
    • What type of tech company are you targeting (tech hardware, software as a service, financial tech, etc.)?
    • What type of company cultures do you prefer (customer-obsessed, product-led, growth-focused, etc.)?
    • What position level and function area are you considering (director-level roles in project management, senior management roles in product management, management roles in human resources, etc.)?”
  1.  Get crystal clear on your unique value proposition. “You can identify your unique value proposition by reflecting on those areas where you constantly receive praise — at work and in life. This may be through verbal feedback, performance reviews or letters of recommendation.”
  2. Set realistic expectations for your job search. “While it is OK to aim for the biggest names in tech, you may find your job search to be more fruitful if you also consider lesser-known companies and startups. These smaller employers often receive far fewer applications, increasing your chances of receiving an interview offer and landing a job in tech.”

 

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In LID, type in jobdef, select a user and job name, then F6 >> B. Report Distribution

As you can see, this job isn’t being distributed beyond the prt file that is produced in the users print manager:

You have three options to None, direct to a printer, or to a distribution group:

If we use a distribution group, a distribution group consists of a list of users which can all have different printers setup under them within this group:

The printer itself has to be defined in printer definitions (prtdef) as well as setting up in the distribution list group definitions (dstlistgrpdef)

 

In this example, if the job definition (jobdef) was set to BENEFIT distribution group and ran, it would auto print to PRINTER123 under the lawson user.  All other users are not set so it wouldn’t print to them. That’s all there is to it!

 

You may be used to deleting users jobs through jobdef.

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This works, though you must select each job individually and press delete. So it’s not very efficient.

A better way do to this is jobinq

In lid >> jobinq <DOMAIN\UserName>

This will open up a window listing all the jobs of the user:

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Now you can select multiple jobs with the HOME key:

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If you want to select ALL jobs and delete them, select first job with HOME key.

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Scroll all the way to the bottom of the job list and press END key on the very last Job and press F9 to delete:

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Done. Good luck!

This scenario may be familiar for you if you’ve been living in the Lawson world.

Let’s say Sarah got promoted or transferred to a new position. The first thing we do is assign Sarah her new security access, but all the Lawson jobs/reports that she used to run no longer pertain to her new position. Rather, Sarah needs a new set of jobs to run and instead of creating them one by one from another user in her new department, we can simply copy them over from another user.

delusers

By the name of the command, you may think we are deleting users, but nope, there is a hidden gem inside.

First, lets login to LID and then type the delusers command and press enter

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You’ll now see a list of your users >> Press F8

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You’ll now be able to Copy reports and jobs:

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Make sure you select “Yes” for Reports and/or Jobs.

Any existing jobs/reports that have the same name from the user you’re copying from will be prompted to rename the jobs/report before continuing.

Enjoy your new jobs/reports!