HR Technology: What Has Changed?

By now, we have talked extensively about HR Technology and how it has benefitted the workforce greatly. Especially given the current situation with the COVID-19 Pandemic, HR Technology has been responsible for keeping employees well-connected with one another. HR Technology is not a new function within the workforce, but it is constantly evolving as technology is constantly being developed and upgraded. Technology is slowly taking up space in any and every workplace and occupation. As a result, this vastly impacts the manner in which employees carry out their daily work functions. So what has changed with the rapid evolution of HR Technology? Read on to find out more. 

 

Automation

From day-to-day functions to data processing, automation has infiltrated perhaps close to all requirements of the typical HR professional. In the past, having to perform all these tasks manually was a norm for the typical HR employee. However this was also incredibly time-consuming and tedious. As a result, this would often affect their ability to perform more strategic, demanding tasks. Thankfully, gone are the days when this was the case.

With automation, HR professionals can now perform administrative, daily tasks in just the press of a button. In the same way, data processing has also been automated in the sense that necessary data is easily accessible as well. According to CIO Whitepapers Review, HR automation is defined as the “process to improve the efficiency of human resources departments through automating the manual human resource processes and eliminating information-centered risks.” The automation of HR processes thanks to advanced technology has significantly boosted the productivity of many HR Professionals, and allows them to focus on more high-level projects and reports. 

 

Big Data

It’s no secret that the workforce is largely data-driven, and for good reason as well. Data helps HR Professionals and Managers make informed decisions and plans towards business development. Analysing this data is also important for them to measure the effectiveness of any plan currently in place. HR Technology has evolved to be able to extract, and even read data as one of its core functions. It provides a birdseye view of the workforce and through analysis, can be utilised in order to make better decisions for the organisation. 

HR Technology can be used to process and extract a variety of data. This includes payroll reports, employee performance and engagement, and talent acquisition. It also eliminates the chances of human error while data is being processed and ensures optimal accuracy. The processing of data is a feature that is extremely important in HR Technology, and is one that will likely evolve to become even more intelligent in the years to come.

Easier Recruiting Processes

Gone are the days when HR Professionals had to leaf through resumes one by one, before deciding which were the most suitable candidates for the job. While crucial, recruiting can be a tiring and long process. Adding on to that, this can be a costly one as well. It can be a difficult task for HR to find a candidate who is both competent for the job, and suitable for the culture of the workplace. However, HR Technology has made this process a lot easier than it used to be. 

Upgraded HR Technology is able to sift through resumes and select the most suitable candidates. At which stage, HR can call up the selected individuals for interviews, which would be the only part of the hiring process which would require human decision-making abilities. 

 

Conclusion

HR Technology has changed significantly over the years, there’s no doubt about that. Furthermore, it will continue to change in many ways over the years. Being aware of what changes are occurring and how these can be capitalised on is a part of ensuring that the HR practices within your organisation are still relevant. 




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