Digitalization in HR has been the elephant in the room for quite some time now. However, a lot of companies are still hesitant about whether they should undertake their journey to digital and optimized HR, fearing change and uncontrollable outcomes. This groundless fear is primarily explained by the lack of understanding of what stands behind the notion of digitalization. Digital HR is a process optimization in which social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies are leveraged to make HR more efficient, effective, and connected. In other words, it’s a tectonic shift in the way Human Resources function.
Most organizations are only beginning to consider digital HR and work on a strategy, though leading companies are embracing this new way of conducting HR functions, processes and services. As with the digital transformation of business in general, digital HR is considered by industry analysts to be a critical part of the digital transformation of business in general.
In the new reality, where digitalization is a way of working and connecting the dots, Human Resources (HR) departments are taking on a more business-critical role than ever before.
Does your HR department understand the new opportunities out there?