The ever changing technologies and data (e.g., digital world) has an impact on human resources professionals like never before. They are realizing that this trend is not a passing trend but a reality which is here to stay.
Even though HR is slow in reacting to the changes around us but it is aware that the key competencies driving business results today are dependent on how best an organization understands and makes use of integrated talent management, workforce planning and its comfort with social networking and overall HR technology.
As organizations and businesses are evolving and trying to ride the technological innovations wave the following workplace challenges will continue to change human resources as a function and HR Professionals in general.

Early Adoption

There is a lot which is changing around us and at a much faster rate than ever before.The technological innovation in the HR field over the last 5 years has been rapidly progressive that it overshadows the cumulative changes that have happened in the past 35 years.

At the heart of technological adaptation and automation is the desired business outcome. The successful organization’s will understand their business needs (varies by type of business and industry) for a technology solution and adapt/automate what is essential for them to be competitive in a workplace.

Social Integration, Training and Change Management

Technology adaptation by line managers determines the success or failure of an organizations ability to embrace the technology innovation/automation. Many of these challenges come down to the effective use of change management where communication plays a large role in leveraging the digital space. For organization’s to move into digital space smoothly emphasis should be laid on management and leadership training to ensure line managers are able to effectively convey expectations and outcomes.

Big Data, Information and Insight

Digital HR and automation, if not planned effectively creates a lot of data that is scattered across multiple systems and in varied formats which can make it difficult for most organizations to provide a clear picture of their current workforce. The road to information and insight from the trillions of data created everyday by core HR, Talent and other social integration is difficult and should be carefully thought about before one embarks on this journey.
The advances in in-memory computing, big data platforms and packaged analytics (predictive or prescriptive as the case maybe and embedded or otherwise) helps organizations to use the data to take efficient, accurate and fact based business decisions. Our Digital HR offering can help you to take the right decision for your Organizations.