4 Coming of Age HR Tech Trends to look out for in 2019
2019 is already here with new and exciting trends in almost every sphere of business and HR is no exception either. With over 14 billion dollar invested in HR tech alone in 2018 globally, we are on the threshold of an exciting year ahead.
Here are four projected trends for HR technology in 2019 you may come across:
1. Integration with popular messaging apps: SMS is dying and reserved only for those annoying notifications, alerts and promotional messages that no one wants to read anymore. This has paved way to instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Hike, WeChat, etc. for messaging. WhatsApp alone has around 1 billion active users daily. With the death of SMS integration and alert, HRMS software like Pocket HRMS have integrated WhatsApp for employee communication with their system to send important messages, documents and alerts to employees. This ensures that employees never miss out on important updates and documents.
2. New ‘Help’ option on HR software: We are all well versed with workplace harassment and there have been many communities like POSH to address such incidents besides having strict HR policies to make workplaces safer. However, until a few years ago, the primary procedures of raising your concerns or reporting any harassment to an appointed member of desired committee was person-to-person (physically), which in itself could be a harrowing experience for the person reporting against his colleagues or superiors. On the other hand, having a system wherein the distressed could log in a complaint from the HR portal anonymously by including a separate option asking for ‘Help’ could let the victim overcome hesitation and register his / her complaint through the self service portal.
3. Mobile HR: Since millennials dominate the current gen workforce, it is observed that 80% of millennials have leaned towards mobile usage compared to desktops. Mobile phones have become a part and parcel of our lives and guess what? They are ruling today. Therefore, it is forcing businesses to include an HR app or make employee self-service portals available on mobile devices too. Also not to forget- it is time for a business to be where its employees are!
4. Outdated 9-to-5 working: This could be the most practiced trend in ‘19 and beyond. Candidates have seen accepting a job with less pay because they had less or flexible working hours. This arises the need to having flexible working hours and remote working to attract the best talent. Not only being advantageous to employees, but also saves huge on office space and bringing the much desired work-life balance.
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