25th August 2018

How Will HR Technology Change In 2018 And Beyond?

Large organizations and their HR policies have always had a major impact on the way the world does business. In recent years, companies realize that they need to focus as much on HR technology as another business process. At the beginning of this revolution, the industry focused on ‘online records,’ automated payroll management, etc. Now, as these ideas become commonplace, the industry is moving towards practices that can help in improving HR productivity.

What large organizations focus on?

A growing need for work-life balance is being acknowledged by larger organizations which are shifting their focus away from ‘automation.’ Now, enhancing productivity is the primary goal of all HR technologies. Nobody wants their employees to burnout or face extreme stress. As a lot of time and efforts go into creating a great team, companies are willing to ease their HR department and allow greater flexibility.

This is done by taking a great leap- from talent management to work management. Large businesses know that it is impossible to predict changes in human resources- people can fall sick, have to handle an emergency and may have some genuine concerns that keep them out of work. So, they focus on work management. Now, companies do not bother about completing a project before the deadline, burning out their employees in the process. Instead, they intend to manage work in such a way that even absences, issues, and common issues don’t delay their timelines or efficiency.

Cloud will lead the revolution

Cloud solutions will likely be at the forefront of this new HR revolution. Most new HR technologies help employees collaborate in the cloud, saving them from storage and communication issues. Teams are becoming smaller and more tightly packed, helping employees work more efficiently and give their best to the project at hand.

As everyone remains connected to the cloud, check-in times become irrelevant. Companies don’t want their employees to punch-in at a specific time but to ensure that the time they spend at work provides maximum productivity.

This is also the reason why remote collaboration has become so common in the workplace these days. Large companies, with office spread around the world, are comfortable connecting on the cloud where everyone remains present and even distant teams can collaborate in real time.

Microsoft Azure Cloud and Amazon’s AWS cloud service are the two biggest players in the industry fighting for market dominance. Both tech giants now provide an extensive range of cloud solutions to the clients, helping create unique infrastructures for each business and creating highly customizable workflows as well. This helps larger organizations with hundreds of different teams collaborating on one project get an edge over their counterparts.

These days, medium and small-sized businesses have also started exploring cloud-based options to manage their businesses to save costs and to manage their HR better. The continuous performance management solutions customized for businesses on the could help in creating better goals and achieving them better.

As organizations continue to work with a larger number of employees with varied skill sets, it is vital for them to innovate in HR and let employees work with more freedom and flexibility.

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