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Caption for the Image – Using technology, HR professionals can unlock a vista of opportunities to retain talent and increase productivity
“Technology has become an integral part of our lives whether you like it or not”, I overheard my nephew telling his mother the other day. Yes, indeed. It’s rather foolish to run away from technology when it has become ubiquitous. It’s not just the popularity of social media or our excessive dependency on electronic gadgets, technology, if adapted smartly by business establishments can usher in growth and success.
In the present times or should I say the digital age that we live in, HR professionals get the unique advantage in building a digital eco system that is centred around people, technology and processes. Besides ensuring seamless workflow and increasing productivity, a digital eco system (if managed effectively by HR) can bring about a paradigm shift in the way we work.
To go digital, HR professionals should take the lead and should be willing to acquire new skills and adapt to changes in the organizational thinking. Some of the simple measures HR can take is listed below:
I was recently reading a report called ‘Building the Digital HR Organization’ by Accenture and SuccessFactors wherein they have reiterated the need for HR operations to change, to be more streamlined, and more agile to keep up with today’s workforce. The report further states that digital technology is shaping the future of Human Resources, and it outlines three ways that technology will disrupt how future HR departments operate.
According to me, this report is a must read for all those who are serious and committed towards ushering in HR initiatives in the digital age. For the benefit of my readers, I have picked up few important points from this report. It gives a lucid description of how Digital technology is driving change for HR in three key ways:
The report cautions that if HR departments don’t adapt and embrace some new digital technologies, they run the risk of becoming obsolete, which could discourage some potential employees in today’s tech-savvy market. To read the full report, click here.