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How Will Technology Impact HR in 2016?

How Will Technology Impact HR in 2016?

Technology has given HR departments the ability to obtain a wide range of information, in a relatively easy manner. The right HR management software ensures staff are the focus but still requires management to use data in the right way.

Research from Hays indicates technology still has a key role to play in enhancing HR consulting in 2016, while Bersin by Deloitte indicated these solutions can help drive productivity by engaging employees.

HR technology in 2016

A recent report from Hays indicates that technology is likely to have a significant impact on the recruitment process in 2016. Moreover, it will also influence how employees engage with their roles.

Hays identified key trends that could impact HR departments, including the importance of deciphering the meaning behind the vast amount of data available to companies. The report stated that data analytics is likely to evolve as organisations seek ways to make sense of the information collated and how it can improve operations.

For an HR department, developing an efficient Human Resource Information System (HRIS) can help organise data and reveal patterns.

“Technology is not only driving how products are made and promoted but also how employees perform their jobs- it’s creating entire new careers, reshaping existing ones, and changing the way organisations recruit and engage talent,” explained Hays Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Nick Deligiannis.

For management, maintaining relationships with employees isn’t always easy. Through HR management software, staff engagement can be enhanced.

Staff at the centre of digital solutions

A late-2015 Bersin report indicated that innovative new HR technologies are likely to disrupt traditional models in order to engage employees. The study, HR Technology for 2016: 10 Big Disruptions on the Horizon, stated that these digital solutions are aimed at improving productivity.

According to Bersin, HR technologies are becoming increasingly employee-centric and more focused on enabling staff to improve productivity levels. Utilising the right HR management software can help engage employees while saving time spent on administrative tasks.

“This is where HR technology is going, and we’re getting there a lot faster than you might think,” stated Bersin in the report.

Creating a human resource management system (HRMS) with the right software can help streamline tasks, from the recruitment process to managing current employees.

Digital disruption is apparent across all business models, and HR is no exception. In its report, Hays noted that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s emphasis on innovation is likely to have an impact on digital transformation, increasing its priority in companies.

When collecting data, it is important that it is analysed correctly. Seek the assistance of HR consulting to ensure your enterprise is getting the most out of the information available to the HR department.

Ari Kopoulos

CEO at EmployeeConnect