How Has Technology Disrupted the HR Industry

Technology has totally changed the business environment over the last decade. It revolutionised the way we do everything whether its accounting software, CRM’s or marketing platforms, technology is inescapable. So what about HR?

In my opinion, the biggest disruption to the industry is not one specific piece of technology but a fundamental change to the way organisation function caused by our adoption of a range of tech. The days where everyone needed to be in the same room to hold a meeting or be in the same room to conduct an interview are gone, now all you need is a laptop or even just a tablet or phone with an internet connection to be able to do everything you used to only be able to do in an office. We now have a business climate that is borderless in many ways.

So what does this shift mean for HR?

I'm not going to go through every single change in detail because that would require a book, not a blog post. I'll break it down into a few categories and go into more detail over the coming weeks so be sure to subscribe to our mailing list so you don't miss anything.

Daily Operations

We will take a look at what changes have happened to the day to day of running a business and what that means for your HR team. The main focus will be on the changes in the way teams collaborate despite not being at the same location or even in the same country. I will go through what software can be used to help with certain issues and what to avoid as well as tips on how to use them.

Organisational Performance  

I will go through what new technologies are around to help and the best ways of using tech to improve the way your organisation implements changes and develops. I will introduce some tools that can improve the way this is done as well as the clever tech to get more out of these tools.

Individual Development

The people within your organisation will always be your biggest asset. They are what creates the value without them, there is no organisation. There have been a number of leaps forward in talent development. We’ll look at the full process from identification, planning, implementation and finally monitoring of talent within your organisation.

Recruitment

The last installment in this series will cover how technology has changed every part of the recruitment process. We’ll go through the process step by step to explain how to make the entire process more time and cost effective and still find the perfect candidate.