Technology is an integral part of daily life, and the working world is no exception. As many companies adapted to remote or hybrid work in the past year, technological tools and software are an essential part of HR pros’ toolkits. That said, HR faces countless tech challenges: 24% of HR leaders cite remote and hybrid work as a top challenge, while 36% find the modernization of HR systems difficult.
Kim Kane, Vice President of People at Zenput, says, “A lot of standard HR practices are about measuring what already happened versus getting ahead of potential issues before they happen.” As employee engagement and retention continue to decline, HR departments should utilize technology to aid in engagement and retention efforts.
As the new year quickly approaches, let’s look at HR Daily Advisor’s best HR technology content of 2022.
We’re joined by Claudia Ivanova, Head of Human Resources for FISPAN, a market leader in ERP-banking and banking solutions. Claudia discusses some of the top technology trends currently making an impact on the Human Resources community, as well as some factors HR professionals need to be thinking about as they grow and globalize their workforces in 2022.
Your business policies must account for how your company uses technology. That way, your policies will empower workers to utilize technology to remain productive and efficient. Plus, your policies can help your employees guard against cyberattacks and myriad technology issues that otherwise put your company in danger.
In many ways, digital transformation can be a deeply positive thing for companies, employees, and consumers alike. However, no matter how beneficial, change is not always easy. This is especially true for your employees, who are likely to feel pretty comfortable with the status quo, have habituated themselves to their job processes and workflow, and may be reluctant to try something new. As an HR expert, you’re uniquely positioned to support employees in their efforts to adapt to digital transformation.
Digital transformation strategies should be applied holistically across an organization, and successful enterprises don’t let their HR departments lag behind other business units when it comes to embracing digitization. Workflow automation allows employees to focus on the more critical functions of their role and empowers employers to find the balance between completing the mundane tasks and maximizing creative thinking in talented employees.
Bullying in the workplace is not an unusual circumstance, but the Internet and electronic communications have made it easier for cyberbullies to breach their victims’ lives, leaving them feeling worried, vulnerable, and isolated in off-site locations. As remote work continues to increase and electronic communication methods such as videoconferencing play a central role in business operations, leaders should take proactive steps to curtail cyberbullying.
In today’s business world, online office tools dictate the growth and success of many, if not all, companies, hence the need to keep them up to date. Technology is constantly evolving, so your information technology team needs to reevaluate your organization’s online infrastructure regularly. This process can be tiresome because it is continuous, but there are warning signs that it’s time to change your tools stack.
The demand for learning and development (L&D) specialists has almost doubled around the world during 2021, immensely increasing pressure and reducing time for personal learning to a minimum, says LinkedIn’s 2022 Workplace Learning report. L&D experts questioned for the report mentioned technology use as one of the key areas they need to improve to overcome the growing workload, alongside developing their leadership and analytical skills. Let’s take a look at some innovative technologies that can support and enhance L&D activities in 2022.
With many companies experiencing drastic changes due to COVID-19, 2022 is a critical time for businesses to reassess company strategy and technology. Shifting to remote and hybrid work, adapting training techniques, and recruiting and retaining talent are more important than ever. We reached out to industry experts to weigh in on the current state and predicted future of HR technology.
The ideal work environment is mobile—not just on-the-go, work-from-anywhere mobile but also via mobile devices. According to a recent survey of over 1,200 U.S. adults, more than 1 in 5 would like to perform all work from their phone in the future. This is paramount in the competitive landscape of the future of work; when people have access to the information they need to succeed at their fingertips, you empower their success.
In this installment of Ask the Expert, we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding the use of video surveillance in the workplace and if there are any obligations to notify employees.