Digital Transformation has had an undeniable impact on the day-to-day functioning of companies. In this rapidly changing world of new opportunities, it is up to the HR department to make sure the company has the employees with right skills working in optimal conditions to take advantage of all the benefits digital era has to offer.
Let’s cut the chase and go over the basics of Digital HR. Digital transformation in Human Resources translates into a process of optimization that entails changing operational HR processes to become automated, data-driven and technologically sophisticated. Thanks to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) technologies HR processes are bound to become more and more efficient.
When we speak about the impact digital transformation has had and on Human Resources, it must be said there has been a tectonic shift in the function HR carries out within the company. HR teams are facing now a dual challenge of transforming their own modus operandi while transforming the workplace and workforce in general. Or in other words, instead of a mere supporting role, HR department has to be the visionary inside the company to lead a wider digital transformation agenda.
Technologically savvy HR leaders who keep an open mind to new platforms and ways of working and enable agility through constant reinvention, will be likely to have a notable impact on business results and employee experience.
As the person in charge of personnel decisions, the HR Director or Manager has to see the bigger picture when it comes to employee training or the recruitment of the best possible candidate for the company. In order to do that, it is important for him or her to be up to date on the most recent digital tools that will help to guarantee the best outcome.
Going digital comes with many palpable advantages for the HR department:
- Gain easy access to data about employees and learn to understand their performance with analytics-based insights.
- Use digital recruiting technology to bring in the best talent.
- Reduce the time spent on scheduling, completing timesheets and staff training by incorporating AI into their day-to-day tasks.
- Save time and money with rolling payroll services, employee benefits services and HR management into one HCM platform.
The focus of HR department has shifted to optimizing employee productivity, engagement, teamwork and career opportunities. One of their purposes is to enable people to get work done in more effective and productive ways. Thanks to apps, case management, AI and bots HR department can create an integrated employee experience in order to support their ongoing needs.
As we have established before, HR going digital will have a positive impact on the company in general. Moreover, given the accelerated pace of digital change, not acting on the new technologies could result in falling behind before you realize what is happening.
What many experts and surveys agree on, is that digital transformation in Human Resources is not only about the latest tech, but more about the right mindset. That’s why it is so important to enter this game with a certain goal in mind, not just because of peer pressure or fear of losing out to your competition.
In other words, it is the task of HR leaders to bring together talent and innovative approach and help the company to create a digital workplace and digital workforce.