Technology tools, internal systems consolidation and a changing work environment are fueling a technology revolution for human resource professionals (HR Pros). These HR technology trends include a revamping of existing human resource tech systems to new-cloud based software applications, mobile apps, social media, analytics, collaboration tools and training. With these changes, human resource managers are adapting into strategic corporate managers in charge of employment development and human capital.
Today, human resource departments are expected to be tech-savvy web whizzes in addition to good personnel directors and talent finders. Transitioning to the technology revolution and leveraging HR technology trends, human resource agents are now using online tech tools to help employees. HR pros are using Google Hangouts and Skype to re-configure meetings. Some even use online services like Time-Off Manager to help employees manage personal time off and vacations.
Social Media HR Technology Trends
Social media platforms like Facebook are now being used to find and engage prospective talent. Recruiters use automated job feeds on these social networks to announce job openings and also review resumes. Since 2012, the use of mobile apps by human resource departments has increased by 67 percent. Not only are mobile apps on tablets and smartphones being used for recruiting but also for performance tracking and record keeping. In addition, more and more human resource departments are designing mobile apps with employee training modules and performance support tools on mobile devices.
Virtual classrooms have taken the place of direct training. Employees can access company information and training classrooms from remote locations. It’s more efficient, and companies can train a large number of employees quickly and implement online computerized tests for assessment.
The trend of using software analytics is here to stay with human resource personnel. Human resource managers use software analytics to collect relevant data to be easily shared with various departments. Everyone can speak the same language and be on the same page. It’s a very effective leadership and human resource tool.
Another popular HR technology trend is the use of real-time management software tools. These tools allow for the continuing monitoring of employee performance. The traditional six-month employee review is becoming obsolete. With real-time management software tools, recognition and rewards are in place for those who perform while those who are not a good fit can be retrained or weeded out. It also enhances relationships between managers and employees.
Without a doubt, HR technology trends and the technology revolution has had a huge impact on human resources and changed human resource practices. It’s a new generation.
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