Emerging HR tech trends to watch out for in 2022

How the HR department of business functions is constantly evolving. Not only that but the requirements and necessities are changing day by day. If you compare the work-life experience of the GenZ and their parents, you can see a vast difference in how they function. 

No one likes to enter an office writing their login time with pen and paper in the ledger kept at the entrance. Punching in the ID card is easy, and the security system authorizes the employers. Even if this functionality is unavailable in all workplaces, this technical assistance has become a mandatory work-life enhancement. 

It is the era where businesses want their employees to have the best work culture. A decade ago, not many candidates were shooting this question ‘What’s your work culture? How does the workflow goes?’. But now, with the rise in talents and the candidates knowing their worth, firms must have a good work culture. 

Satisfying these expectations of the candidates is a priority task for HR management. But does the role of the HR management end just with the employee’s work culture satisfaction?

NO

There are a lot of things that a business needs to focus on from the HR side. Be it,

A business needs to consider the below HR metrics to run smoothly.  

  • Having a payroll system.
  • Effective talent acquisition.
  • Workforce management.
  • Analyzing the efficiency of the current work culture.
  • Understanding how the employer benefits from office resources.

HR tech is an amalgamation of hardware and software to automate an HR function. Technical enhancement in businesses and HR management is mandatory.

Factors that made the HR department swim through tech:

In 2022, even a basic business operation needs technical support—the focus of HR technology shifts from managing employees to enabling them. There are a lot of technical enhancements an HR department needs to carry out. Below are some of them.

  • To provide an excellent work-life balance, you need technical support
  • A business should have a brisk tech team to help employees when they face any technical glitch.
  • To communicate well with the team, you need technical support.
  • To have a clear and perfect workflow, you need technical support.

The HR tech enhancements don’t stop just with the employee. It’s a huge thing when taking an organization on the whole. 

For example, let’s consider the below chart(based on assumptions) on the considerations a candidate thinks about while getting into a job. (Yes, gone are those days when candidates had no questions apart from salary package)

Dive through applications of HR tech:

Let’s go through some simple and day-to-day case studies for HR tech. 

  1. Project management: When there’s a team of 18 people in a project, it gets difficult to track each employee’s work and efficiency. Project management tools like Click Up, Trello, JIRA, and others aid you with monitoring the project and maintaining the people. 
  2. Effective communication: Using personal WhatsApp or mail is unsuitable for office communication. They need to communicate rapidly in the ‘work-from-home conditions. Tools like Microsoft Teams and Slack are solving this issue by aiding the employees in communicating well within the team.
  3. Hiring: A lot of resumes are received when there is a job opening in a firm. It is difficult for the recruiter to manually go through all the resumes when such tasks should be completed faster. AI resume screening tools are aiding the recruiters in saving a lot of time and proceeding with the interview process for the eligible candidates. 
  4. Applicant tracking system: You should gain trust from your client or the employee and your candidates. Applicant tracking systems like Pinpoint let you track the status of the applicant.

Future of HR tech

HR activities are now evolving with the help of technologies like artificial intelligence, deep learning, and augmented analytics. HR tech strengthens the unending complexity of people management with support from increasing employee experiences, supporting a hybrid workforce, improving productivity, and assisting employees with their welfare.

According to a recent poll by PwC HR Tech, 44% of HR departments presently use cloud technology to boost productivity and efficiency, while 35% use it to cut costs.

HR automation increases the productivity of HR managers, eliminates paperwork, and reduces the stress levels for new hires and current employees.

Latest HR tech trends

Remote work technology:

Due to the coronavirus, the transition from on-site to remote work had to take place overnight. Web conferencing has replaced face-to-face meetings. HR instructed all managers to develop guidelines and expectations for leading their teams remotely. IT help desks offered assistance in connecting from home and carrying out all tasks electronically. With 

Cloud-based HR tech: 

Managing and securing the employee’s data is a crucial responsibility. Even a minor manual mistake might lead to time-consuming mistakes. Applying Cloud Hr aids in avoiding such data loss along with enhancing the employee’s experience.  

Employee Wellness enhancements:

Improving the employee’s work life, mental health, and career health is now mandatory. For this purpose, most companies are inculcating technology that helps with upskilling, connecting with people, and virtual counseling to give the best life to the employees.

Pre-onboarding:

A business’s pre-onboarding process makes employees feel more welcome and helps them understand the organization clearly. A well-equipped pre-onboarding process is necessary to warm the employee to the organization’s culture. Hence HR needs to teach tech in their onboarding processes.

Conclusion

Numerous trends are developing in the market due to the digitization of the HR department to stay up with the evolving workplace and employee expectations. As a result, a company must get ready for these developments and plan to handle them in advance while maintaining industry competitiveness.

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