How Tech is Changing HR
Software development and new types of technology have made changes to all areas of business and there have been some big advances in the way that Human Resources can make use of tech. These changes mean that there are great advantages to be gained by automating your basic HR processes and having a fully integrated HR system.
Employee performance management
An effective HR system provides performance metrics for individual employee assessment. This allows you to determine who will require additional training, who is ready for promotion and who is failing to meet the company’s code of ethics.
Another important benefit to this system is that your employees can add their own feedback, which is of great value in developing more efficient work practices.
Tech makes it possible for HR to provide better training for employees. You do not need to bring professional trainers in when employees at any level can attend a virtual classroom. Programs can be developed for corporate training and tech courses can be available for employees who need to learn how to use a new or complex system.
When training involves interaction and testing, a HR system can be used to monitor and assess the progress of individual trainees.
Greater productivity and reduced costs
There are some very good reasons why you should use an HR system that is integrated with applications employees are using on a daily basis:
- Marketing and sales teams benefit from having access to real-time workforce data
- Employees are more engaged when they can all view the same information.
- A HR system can process a huge amount of data from different sources and will file and store a lot of information, so every detail can be retrieved when and where required.
- Costs will be reduced when forms and documents can be printed on demand.
New recruitment strategies
Job applicants no longer take a traditional approach and most people find the jobs they are seeking by using technology. The majority of school leavers, new graduates and first-time job applicants use their mobile technology and social media in their job search.
Tech makes recruitment more effective. Hiring the best talent is easier using the Internet than in the days when HR had to rely on placing job ads in print journals and newspapers. The Internet allows HR to post information about open positions, using job boards and social media, where potentially millions of jobseekers can view the details.
Where there is a scarcity of talent available, there is a better chance of finding someone with the right set of specialist skills when using the Internet. Recruiters can mine business networks, social networks, job boards where people post their CVs and any other sites where suitable candidates might have a profile.
Adapting to new ways that tech can be used
There will no doubt be more changes in HR processes in future so they fit in with all the new ways that tech can be used in attracting, hiring and retaining the best talent. It is likely that there will be more types of platform available in the years to come for HR to use and more job candidates will engage with recruiters through their own mobile devices. By using tech for your HR system, you will be able to hire the sort of people who will adapt easily to new advances in technology.