“Technology is trying to seamlessly integrate with the HR functions which is a great aspect that will protect not just the interests and data of the company, but that of an employee as well” says Maurizio Prinzlau, CEO, Cloudwards.net
When we think of all the roles and departments inside an organization (and there are many!), we believe that HR is most ready for some massive change. Why? Out of all the functions, HR has perhaps remained static for the longest period of time, yet it is also the only department inside our organizations that is focused on touching every single employee.
HR used to be very structured and formal regarding legal, processes, rules and regulations. Today we are seeing new technologies, new approaches to recruiting viz. asynchronous recruitment, etc. which is leading to a mammoth change in the overall functionality in an HR’s life. Talent management, evolution of organizational structures, employee engagement, feedback, transparency and much more are further examples following the change. All of these things are forcing us to evolve how we look at the people-centric aspect of how our organizations operate.
“In fact, the very title of Human Resources is slowly disappearing and being replaced by titles such as - People Officers, Employee Experience Officers and Talent Officers” says Jacob Morgan, a renowned author in the HR world.
HR is at a complete turning point! It is the most ripe for a change. The entire role is changing into a department that engages employees and creates an environment where employees want to show up, not where they just need to show up.
“Technologies such as the cloud, social media, new age applications, big data, and even gamification, are transforming how HR professionals work” says Josh Bersin, who heads the Talent Management at Deloitte, SF area.
There are two groups being formed in the HR Space right now, one trusts the traditional way and the other is trusting technology to enhance the overall efficiency.
Which side are you on??