2020 has been a year of change — from young to old, there have been challenges faced by everyone. But life went on, and we soon adopted any new changes that came our way. While everything has started shifting to virtual communication, we see that there has been a change in the way that business works.
With new requirements came a new set of policies and multiple routes on how one can work. And the human resources department (HR) has been a crucial element of ensuring that all business requirements are met while keeping the employees satisfied. Every industry right now has been integrating online solutions, leading to changes in HR technology trends in 2021.
So, here are the six key roles that the HR department will have to play in 2021.
Perceptive to Gig Economy
Although this market behavior has been around for a while, it has seen a sharp increase due to the pandemic. HR needs to be more observant to bring the right mix of diverse workers on board so that the company sees better productivity rates. This can be achieved by introducing customized automated tools that will keep track of hiring and managing all employees.
Since employees are the crucial foundation of a company, considering their mental/ emotional and physical health will help improve productivity. By introducing a healthy work-life balance, telemedicine, and also making sure they have consistent financial stability, companies can strengthen their employer-employee relationship.
A “new-normal” has been introduced to the market, where the idea of presenteeism or being present for work is becoming obsolete. While it is a good thing, HR now needs to be very considerate, especially to parents with young children or those taking care of the elderly. Old policies need to be revisited. Again, customized automated integration could be used here. This may include — employee service portals, performance managers, and online access to payrolls.
This can be a total game-changer since all the repetitive data will no longer be required to be screened by the HR department. Instead, they can focus on high-priority tasks that include strategic planning, thus targeting the maximum impact areas. This will make for a more self-serving as well as easy to access/understand data. Besides, this will ensure a better browsing experience for employees to make their work easier.
Increasing the convenience of employers and managers, it would be possible to remotely access data from secured sources, regardless of location. Thus, making tracking and co-ordination easier. Globally distributed members would be easily gathered, allowing room for greater competitiveness among the employees. Additionally, it will also make for good control over the yield and engagement by the employers.
Virtual hiring and recruitment
While everything is becoming online, no doubt this process shall also be accomplished using cloud technology. Creating efficient remote working environments, running remote meetings and conferences can all be aided virtually. Video conferences are the new norm. New-hires will have to be motivated to get to know their co-workers. As the world has increased distance, technology is evolving, helping, and bridging this gap.
Summing it up
Although these changes may seem temporary, they are going to shape our workspaces in the future. A fully updated and agile HR team can help any business in facing any adversity that they encounter by helping them thrive — allocating and managing the right resources at the right time. The above technological trends will help any business to anticipate and conquer barriers, hiking the chances of securing success.