Every day our lives are being shaped by technology bit by bit. Successful businesses are the ones which can keep up with this reshaping. It’s no exception that HR departments are also benefitting this era of digitalization.
So, what kind of journey should you plan if you want to catch up with the digitalization trend? According to experts, this has four main steps involved in this process. Improving efficiency and effectiveness are the first steps. Next, accessible data comes. The last step is to create connections and experiences with people.
You can find more information about the four steps and the areas you can reshape by HR digitalization in this article. So, let’s start!
Digital HR journey of any company has four steps.
It’s no surprise that you don’t transform yourself in a day as in all other aspects of life. This is a process you will endure as a business, and indeed it’ll be a beneficial journey for your future. There are four main phrases you should build your journey on.
#1 HR Efficiency
The first phase is about improving HR efficiency. As a first step, you can start focusing on investing in technology platforms, enabling you to manage your HR processes more efficiently. An example of such technology is creating a smooth mobile experience for recruitment. Based on a data-driven selection process, you can increase efficiency.
#2 HR Effectiveness
The second phrase is HR effectiveness. You may be efficient in selection processes. In addition, you must also keep your effectiveness high to provide your employees with more digitalized experiences in other fields. An example of improving effectiveness is AI-based orientations. Your HR personnel can assist your employees in orientation period, but their energy will be enough for other processes.
#3 Digital Data
Sharing information for business impact is the third pillar of digitizing your HR resources. Your data should be accessible to your personnel, and it can be combined with external data that you may need. The amount of data you have in hand will determine how detailed you can get on analytics. If you have detailed analytics, you can create more business-relevant insights.
#4 Fostering Connection
The fourth step of your digitalizing journey is about creating new connections and experiences. Your employees should have a sense of belonging. Especially the generation Z and Millenials get this sense in a more digitized way than their previous generations.
Given that COVID-19 reduced human interaction and office interpersonal relationships, digital communication tools are more critical than ever. Having a digitized and adaptive HR branch indeed fosters your personnel’s sense of belonging even in these dark times.
You may be left with the thought that if a system is working, it’s not worth to change and adapt to a new one. This certainly doesn’t apply to digitalizing your overall HR experience. Even in our personal lives, we are always caught in the flow of technology, and we change our habits easily.
Why not do the same for a crucial aspect of your business?