Future of HRTECH
HR has historically been an industry burdened with time consuming processes involving admin to perform those tasks, maintain files and piles of paper work with plenty of layers through the entire employee lifecycle. “It now lies with the HR, will take time” used to be the understatement for an employee in any HR related stage perhaps it still is in many organisations.
Companies today are empowering employees with the latest available technologies to improve work place engagement as even employees are looking for easy-to-use solutions that can make work life a better experience. Also the desire for increased flexibility and freedom in delivering the expected tasks make it imperative for organisations to adapt to more dynamic solutions in transforming HR.
Technology in HR can help employers identify candidates more meaningfully than just through standard CVs. It can assist Talent Management by sifting out candidates who have the cognitive skills to learn a job than just match key words from the CV to the advertised Job description. Also a constant update of the various simulation tests in assessing soft skills can have tremendous value in tweaking job expectations according to the candidate’s ability. This way organisations can stay updated with industry changes, understand training requirements and focus of growing the business.
Training and upskilling as mentioned earlier is one of the most critical aspects of HR. For most companies the question is about not about “whether” but “when” to stay abreast of the current technology trends as the quality of available workforce is evolving equally rapid. AI the new buzz word is creating a sea change in the technology of the future. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have new ways of virtual learning to offer, transform learning/training programmes based on candidate mobility.
The use of HR data analytics will help transform the way we look at our people and identify the missing bits of a company’s jigsaw. Analytics going forward will transform the way businesses are managed and will digitise the way HRIS systems work. The growth of cloud platforms in the recent years has already had a progressive impact in streamlining HR processes and automation of tasks. The availability of these intelligent tools can put more perspective in the Wellbeing of employees, which can enable companies to focus on the softer but important issues such as work ethics, integrity and culture.
Most organisations are already using interactive intelligent tools such as chatbots, voice applications and the various innovations coming along the way. We are definitely in some exciting times witnessing the technology revolution while our previous generations could boast off of being a part of the industrial revolution.
The world is shifting towards the more social aspects of managing issues such as Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and Emotional Intelligence while we let technology conquer the mundane. Whether science is a boon or a bane is always debatable, the answer to which lies in having the right balance. Therefore HRIS is in for some rapid transformation and this is the new dawn.
Complygate is a HR Tech startup based in Birmingham, UK. The Complygate solution is used to attract, hire, retain and maintain talent, support workforce administration, and optimise workforce management.