The Increasing Marriage of Tech and HR

Technology and HR might seem like an odd couple. Technology typically feels inhuman and impersonal, while HR has an inherently human focus. But this contrast also creates ample opportunities for these seemingly disparate concepts to complement one another.

Specifically, technology’s efficiencies and scalability can greatly enhance HR’s potential for a personalized touch.

High-Tech Meets High-Touch

“Companies are under more pressure than ever to deliver human resources services to employees who may be fully remote, hybrid or a mix of on- and off-site,” writes Heather Newman in an article for Forbes. “Some leaders have responded with dramatic technological solutions that completely change the way their companies manage staff and serve their employees.”

Examples of HR tech include applicant tracking systems, performance management software, human resources information systems (HRISs), and payroll and benefits software. These tools make it easier for HR professionals to quickly access important information about their employees, such as job titles, contact details, skills, and qualifications, as well as help HR departments manage employee records more efficiently.

AI Takes HR Tech to the Next Level

In addition to more traditional HR tech tools, newer technologies are being developed that will further enhance HR departments. For example, artificial intelligence (AI) tools and machine learning algorithms can be used to analyze vast amounts of employee data, providing HR managers with valuable insights into the performance of individual employees and the overall effectiveness of their departments.

The use of HR tech is increasingly essential for HR departments to remain competitive in today’s business environment. By using these tools, companies can save time and money while providing their HR professionals with the necessary tools to succeed. Ultimately, HR tech helps HR departments become more efficient, productive, and successful.

Lin Grensing-Pophal is a Contributing Editor at HR Daily Advisor.

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