The way we do business, communicate, and establish partnerships has changed drastically over the past several years due to the overwhelming advancement of technology. We’ve transitioned most of our processes online and we’ve enabled the widespread use of AI and other tech solutions to be more efficient in every industry.
The innovative IT sector is responsible for many a brilliant, simplifying software solution that turns every aspect of running a business upside down, and human resources management is no different.
Here are a few key methods you can use to implement smart IT solutions within your own organization in order to help your HR team advance.
Improved training opportunities
No matter the size of your organization, every single business needs to train and prepare its new employees to understand the demands of their new position. Your HR team typically takes over this role and prepares training materials for the new team members. However, this can be a time-consuming and pricey challenge, especially for smaller businesses that have yet to see real profit.
Enter: advanced tech solutions. From the simplest database forms such as collecting all relevant data into a cloud storage unit, all the way to complex training modules delivered online, HR teams can now use tech to make training simpler.
The accuracy and precision of your recruitment strategy are vital for your business since it is used to find the most talented, suitable individuals that will not only have a stellar CV, but that will thrive in your organization. While the good old-fashioned method of posting ads and waiting for a wave of resumes to flood your inbox is still somewhat effective, companies are now using smarter ways of sourcing talent.
A perfect example is the usage of job search websites that specialize in helping businesses find those cherry-picked individuals that will best suit their needs. They are also designed to help workers find proper employment for their skillsets so that the match can indeed be made in heaven, although a digital one. Combine that with the use of social media to seek out potential employees and learn about their lifestyles is a wonderful way to pinpoint the people that will flourish under your wing.
Another example of improving your recruitment strategy is with video interviews. These asynchronous and live interview options allow hiring professionals to learn more about their candidates, in less time. Candidates become more tangible when seen on video, and you can easily collaborate on hiring decisions with everyone involved in the hiring process.
Managing employee performance
Has your marketing team introduced those advanced analytics tools into their strategy? In all likelihood, this was implemented years ago, and now your digital marketing gurus have so much data at their disposal that all of your latest strategies are very customer-specific and data-driven. Why not do the same for your HR department? After all, the performance of your entire employee collective, and their opportunities to make improvements dwell in the capable hands of your HR experts. It pays to make their jobs more effective.
By using the same principle of data collecting and analytics, you can receive raw data from which you can easily derive better conclusions on your employee performance. You can manage the relevant metrics, use different reporting tools to compile the data more effectively into meaningful insights, and track the performance of each employee in a more efficient and streamlined way.
Communication with remote workers
Have you finally discovered that one exceptional social media guru who completely understands your brand’s purpose and knows how to communicate your brand essence effectively on these platforms – but they are on a different continent? Thankfully, your hiring nightmare of limiting yourself to just your own borders is over. Today, companies effectively work with freelancers as well as full time workers remotely, without jeopardizing the quality of work delivered.
Thanks to the latest tech solutions, plenty of communication software at your disposal, as well as team-building activities you can invite your remote workers to, you can easily hire someone outside of your own borders. Remote work is the way of the future, and it helps you source the best people for the job no matter their location.
Legal compliance made simpler
Finally, the least fun portion of working in the HR department, legal compliance is somewhat of a burden for every manager out there. Your business’s legal duties constantly change, due to the simple fact that laws and regulations change as well.
However, when you put your IT solutions to good use, you can monitor, adapt, and help your employees adapt quickly and efficiently without a pile of paperwork every time there’s a tweak in employment law Your teams stay informed on their rights and responsibilities, and using cloud solutions is a simple way to track and update your compliance efforts.
Running an HR department is as challenging as with every other sector in your business. Use these IT solutions to make your HR management simpler and more effective than ever.
About the Author
Jacob Wilson is a business consultant, and an organizational psychologist, based in Brisbane. Passionate about marketing, social networks, and business in general. In his spare time, he writes a lot about new business strategies and digital marketing for Bizzmarkblog.com.