Laura Belyea

Technology is changing at a rapid pace and highly impacting the way organisations are working.  HR Technology is a hot space to be in at the moment.  It’s a huge market globally and organisations are trying to stay competitive to attract talent, provide training, engage employees and reduce costs.

According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report, “Globalisation and demographic shifts are shaping ‘ a new world of work’ where the emphasis is towards employees who are more connected, tech savvy, and expect services to be ‘always on’.”

With new HR Technologies emerging, it’s allowing SME’s to have access to similar systems that were once only accessible to Fortune 500 organisations.  There have been lots of market disrupters that even provide freemium models.   

HR Tech World is the largest Corporate HR Network focused on the Future of Work & HR Technology.  It host annual conferences that attract thousands of HR & Technology Leaders from across the globe.  Organisations are looking to invest in HR Technologies to help drive efficiencies and ROI.

So what are the biggest trends to shape the Future of HR Technology?  

 

1 - HR In The Cloud

One of the key things in modernising the HR Function is to move out of the filing cabinet and into the “cloud”.  HR needs to be leading the way in the digitalisation of the workforce.  Innovative HR Digital Technology is key in redesigning the workplace for the new work generations to thrive.   

 

2 - HR Goes Mobile 

Mobile web usage has now surpassed desktop usage.  Mobile enabled HR solutions will be critical as Managers and Employees communicate through mobile devices.   As part of your HR Cloud Solution, mobile is key in providing a great employee experience and maximising efficiency for self service.   

 

3 - Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play a big role in offering business advantages in the near future.  HR and Recruitment will be one of the business areas highly impacted.  AI can reduce human bias in the recruitment process where often stereotypes, gender, ethnicity and age influence selection.  

AI will also be key in the employee experience from onboarding to offboarding.  HR departments can use AI to answer & support frequently asked questions and processes.  This will then allow HR to focus on the more complex queries.  AI will assist in administration and repetitive task so HR can focus on value add activities.  

 

4 - Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is another booming business which is transforming the future of work.  Bringing VR into HR has a lot of benefits that could increase productivity, efficiencies and employee engagement.  Within recruitment, candidates could get a better sense of what it's like to work for your organisation and your culture.  Onboarding could be automated and the ability to design and create a rich onboarding experience would be endless.  Lastly, Learning & Development has a big opportunity using VR to enrich employee training.  Also, with the rise of the "Gig Economy" and Global Mobility, VR will enable engagement with remote workers.   

 

5 - People Analytics

People Analytics is one of the hottest topics in HR these days.  Analytics are key in enabling organisations to make business decisions by giving insights into workforce trends and predictive analytics.  As HR has become more digitalised, they are producing large amounts of data but often are struggling to analyze the data and provide insights.  The CIPD has identified that HR professionals need to focus on developing skills in Data Analytics to future proof their careers

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KonnectAgain will be featured as one of the Disruptive HR Technology Start Up’s at this year’s HR Tech World in Amsterdam October 24 & 25, 2017.   Come see us in the StartUp Exhibition area at Stand 725.  You can also check out our CTO Helen Flynn presenting "What Gymnastics Taught Me About Being a Female Chief Technology Officer" on the Start Up Stage on Wed 25th October @ 10:45 am. 

 

How KonnectAgain can help

KonnectAgain's online community and exit interview can help organisations understand why employees are leaving, stay connected with them and re-hire high performing former employees as boomerangs. This results in reduced recruitment costs, boosted productivity and a rich talent pool.

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