Every industry, from real estate to e-commerce and people working in them, right from software developers to HR managers, was impacted differently by COVID-19.
The shift to work-from-home culture, gig or contractual hiring, employees suffering from COVID fatigue, employers’ difficulty in tracking the performance of employees, and a lot more problems scream for the dire need of reforming the role of HR Managers.
Shifting Role of HR Managers
As the companies shifted to work from home culture and planning for a hybrid working environment, the approach of Human Resource managers is expected to be more holistic and digitized. For instance, earlier, the recruiting process involved physical scanning of different documents, reading candidates’ body language, and much more. Now, those processes are expected to be digital with the help of video conferencing and custom online tools.
Right from hiring candidates to training employees, HR managers are required to plan strategies that can digitally align in a cost and time-efficient manner.
Undoubtedly, HR managers have to reform old approaches and adopt solutions based on modern technologies to keep the integrity and dignity of their roles intact.
How leading technologies-based HR Software can benefit Managers
Let us explore how the latest technologies and their applications can help improve the future of work for HR managers.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
For HR managers, AI can streamline many processes like screening candidates with the help of AI-based chatbots, keeping candidates updated with the status of their application, training employees with personalized assistance or virtual assistants, etc.
- Cloud Computing
Cloud computing can safely maintain a centralized repository of information. This technology will help recruiters view applicants’ data and status of multiple rounds of the interview at one place, easily reviewing the performance of employees, secure ideas, insights, analytics at virtual space, etc.
- Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality
Onboarding of employees starts with HR managers who give them an overview of the organization, departments, and functions with the help of presentations or manuals. These sessions could be interactive with the help of 3D graphics, interactive studios, and virtual tours of office space from any location.
- Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology is known for handling sensitive employee data and improving the accessibility of information. HR managers can easily formulate policies of multiple work cultures with smart contracts, simplify cross-border payments for managing payroll systems, etc.
- No code Technology
No-code technology can help each organization to create a customized HR software, website, automating workflows, and much more with the help of a drag and drop editor. Digitizing HR functions through mobile apps will mean eliminating redundant manual tasks, lesser paper, and email trails at work, speeding up requests and approvals through workflows, etc.
To remain aligned with the workforce and working environment, not only the human resource department is required to upgrade their technical knowledge but employees working in organizations have to know how to utilize new technologies-based solutions and ease out the transition from old workspace to new.