5 Ways Technology is Changing the Game for HR

5 Ways Technology is Changing the Game for HR
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5 Ways Technology is Changing the Game for HR

Technology is driving the business world by leaps and bounds. And, when it comes to business, one cannot draw a blank face to human resources department, which is the most pivotal as well as engaging departments of all. In fact, recent technological advancements have simplified the mundane and cumbersome admin tasks for HR to a significant level helping them focus on other core issues.

Though technology has redefined a number of key HR processes, here are five cool ways technology is changing the game for HR making lives easier for them:

1. Recruitment: Before the dawn of the digital era, classified advertisements used to be the only means to attracting talents for a business followed by handling heaps of paper-based applications flowing into the human resource department. The HR personnel then ought to screen the various applications and finalize the best ones. This usually consumes a whole lot of time and efforts. Nevertheless, the process is quite hassle-free and hiring has turned a lot easier than ever. Right from filling the applications to screening, everything is being automated making the entire process a lot more efficient and faster. Though it doesn’t exclude the human touch from the recruitment process, it certainly simplifies the initial stages of the process.

2. Engagement: Mobile and cloud technology plays a crucial role when it comes to providing information as well as feedbacks from employees. In today’s era of millennials, employee engagement is something that HR and business leaders cannot afford to overlook. Millennials aka Gen-Y wish to be engaged thus, using interactive technology tools is an excellent way to make them feel valued and heard.     

3. Employee benefits: Pay packages differ from one to employee to the other. Here, businesses can educate their employees about various benefit programs with the help online portals. This would offer a one-stop hub for updates and information on forms, policies, etc. For instance, with a cloud based payroll software, HR people get easy and quick access to all the required data. In addition, automated bookkeeping ensures that all your critical payroll data is well-organised and centralized.

4. Performance management: Yes, performance management has witnessed a great deal of change in the digital era. Performance of an employee is easily measurable with the help of automated tools and solutions. Bid farewell to biased performance reviews, since automated performance appraisal software would render HR personnel and business managers with accurate and spot-on reviews. 

5. Training: Technological advancements have made it a cakewalk to train people these days. New recruits can easily access training materials available on company’s online portal and get to choose the pace of the training as well. In addition, virtual training solutions shun the burden of training a group of new recruits at the same time.

Conclusion

As the professional and digital world seeks a new dawn, human resources department is turning out to be more efficient and agile. With millennials dominating the workforce these days, HR personnel ought to keep up with the technological advancements to walk hand-in-hand with this new breed of workforce whilst managing business requirements seamlessly.

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