15 Nov Can HR Tech Solve Human Resources Problems?
Developments in technology have caused revolutionary changes in different industries and Human Resources is no exception. Communication is more effective, data is readily available, and information systems continue to make work more efficient.
As a dynamic field that covers a wide scope of sub-disciplines, HR is also dealt with its own fair share of challenges. Now that technology has provided solutions for different fields such as marketing and retail, can HR tech do the same and actually fill gaps in the industry?
The answer is yes! When used correctly, technology can greatly improve the overall quality of a practitioner’s work and can even optimize your company’s growth. Here’s how.
The trend of the times has paved the way for modern recruitment strategies. Nowadays, job hunters can easily find openings on recruitment websites and employers can easily conduct tests and interviews without the need to meet their candidates in person. Recruitment sites also have features that can help employers filter their prospects without going through large stacks of printed resumes.
In the end, HR tech has saved a lot of time for both employer and applicant, allowing them to conveniently find the perfect match for any given position.
Data Organization and Security
Other than practicing eco-friendly habits by going paperless, digitizing important documents such as employee records will save you a lot of effort from going through cluttered file cabinets.
Compared to a physical safe, firewalls and other security software allow those documents to be stored for better safekeeping. Combined with excellent data privacy policies, your employees can rest assured that their personal information will be safe from the reach of hackers.
Project management is a collaborative effort that requires transparency among team members.
Thanks to communication apps such as Slack or Google Hangouts, employees can easily contact each other throughout all stages of the project management cycle. In the same way, task organization software can provide assistance to team leaders when it comes to designating responsibilities.
Performance metrics can now be rated objectively.
HR systems can gather and break down information on an employee’s overall performance. How early does he or she clock in? What kind of tasks does he or she do best and how fast can he or she do it? Are his or her KPI scores higher than the last quarter?
These simple bits of information can give you insights into how you can strategically optimize employee performance. By recognizing individual strengths and addressing points for improvement with a statistical basis, your employees can have a better understanding of what they can do to improve themselves.
Learning and Development
Training sessions can take up a lot of your time and resources.
Your HR staff can provide learning opportunities by giving your employees the necessary software. Making good use of project management systems, artificial intelligence, and one-on-one tutorials is an efficient way to allow your employees to take charge of their training while cutting costs down.
People learn best when their training is personalized. Using the mentioned HR tech will allow users to learn at their own pace while accelerating their development at the same time.
In a rapidly evolving business landscape, it’s expected that companies will continue to make use of modern innovations. If you want to boost your company’s overall productivity, you should invest and integrate the latest HR tech into your operations. Capitalizing on its benefits will provide quick and effective solutions throughout all areas of your company.
About the Author
Valerie Chua is a Content Specialist at Manila Recruitment, a company providing headhunting solutions for the recruitment of executive, expert, technical and specialist positions in the Philippines. Follow Manila Recruitment on Twitter @MNLrecruitment or connect with them on LinkedIn.