As we enter the year 2024, the imperative for workplace leadership to harness technology in understanding and meeting employee needs has never been more critical.
A Gartner study reveals a harsh reality: 76 percent of HR leaders acknowledge that managers are overwhelmed by their expanding job responsibilities, and 73 percent believe their leaders are not adequately equipped to drive change. This is where HR technology becomes a game-changer, offering much-needed support to leaders as they navigate the evolving landscape of employee success.
John Peebles, CEO of Administrate, a learning infrastructure firm, offers several predictions on the future of HR tech in 2024. These predictions focus on how leadership can embrace technological advancements while preventing burnout.
AI-Powered Employee Training
A key trend for the upcoming year is using AI in employee training. AI-powered technologies are poised to lead organizational strategies, with a strong emphasis on enhancing employee training and career development. This approach not only fosters a secure, knowledgeable, and supported workforce but can also lead to significant time savings and automation benefits.
These time and budget savings can allow companies to maximize the return on their L&D investments. AI’s role in training represents a shift to more efficient, targeted, and impactful learning experiences.
Another area where AI is having a big impact on L&D is the ability to leverage learning analytics to help make better decisions and boost the value of training efforts.
By tracking and analyzing learner performance, organizations can make data-driven interventions for improved learning outcomes. This approach keeps companies at the forefront of innovation with scalable and adaptable platforms. For managers, access to people analytics can help them determine where additional support may be needed, or which employees may be poised for advancement.
Embracing New Technologies
The coming year will mark a pivotal year for embracing new technologies in HR. This will require, though, that employers step out of their comfort zones and take risks with new, more adaptable, and more flexible HR tech solutions. Moving away from outdated systems is essential for fundamentally changing how an organization responds to disruptions and embraces digital transformation.
Next year promises to unfold as a watershed moment for the adoption and successful application of HR technology. It’s a time for leaders to recognize the power of these tools in transforming their approach to workforce management and development. By embracing AI, learning analytics, and innovative HR technologies, leaders can effectively meet the challenges of their expanding roles, ensuring both their success and the success of their organizations in an ever-evolving work environment.
Lin Grensing-Pophal is a Contributing Editor at HR Daily Adivsor.