Over the past ten years, Human Resource Management has changed immensely and most companies have employed various type of tech in the hiring and employee management. With the advent of mobile devices and applications, business analytics, cloud computing, and social media; companies across industries need to adjust to the fast developing technology their employees engage with. Companies across the world are adapting to the use of social media and cloud computing, as 45% and 36% respectively.

Embracing Digital Transformation In Human Resource Management

1. Adopting Mobile Technologies and Social Media

Investment in new technologies as employees use these platforms in their daily lives; if disallowed or not integrated into the productive environment; they become distracted by these tools. Cloud computing has also affected how companies work and old fashioned techniques of managing the workplace are becoming outdated. In this regard, one of the best things the HR department can do is to implement digital engagement policies to ensure best practices.

2. Adopting Technology for the HR Hiring Process

Because developing countries lack resources and necessary infrastructure to employ new talent and manage HR; more and more companies are signing up to sites like Zigo to advertise posts, browse candidate CVs and disseminating the posts to various affiliate websites. As a result, developing countries are at the forefront of the transformation and the digital revolution.

3. Identifying Opportunities and Facing Challenges

Like any other transformation; some executives will be hesitant to adapt to new transformational technologies. The transition is not always seamless and some hiccups may be encountered along the way; HR executives are nervous about information security and this is a reasonable concern. Rising costs (25%) and consistency of connectivity (22%) also contribute to this hesitation. It is very important for new technology to blend into the existing IT infrastructure. It’s not an easy process but in the long run, it pays off, saves time and increases productivity.

It is imperative to apply strategic thinking when going through a digital transformation; because the new technology must support business objectives. Applied in a progressive and innovative manner, new technology encourages interdepartmental collaboration through the productive usage of incorporating mobile, analytics, social media and the cloud.