- Business technology is constantly changing and HR is no different. An article at Talent Culture outlines a group of outdated technologies HR should considered replacing very soon.
- The list includes licensed HRMS platforms, static computer training, lengthy employee feedback surveys, pedometers and spreadsheet software in managing wellness programs, and inflexible, uniform onboarding programs.
- These technologies, including others, might be keeping employers and their workers from optimizing company resources and bringing productivity and engagement down.
On the HRMS front, experts in 2015 estimated that more than 40% of employers were replacing or planning to replace traditional "licensed" HRMS platforms with fast-growing cloud-based solutions that bring costs down while offering better functionality.
As for learning, today's employees no longer want to sit at desktop computers in order to learn. Retail employers, for example, are moving to what are called mobile associate communication platforms, which use tablets to deliver on-demand customer support data while a sale is in progress.
Regarding onboarding, one new direction is to use innovation in helping new employees find their way. For example, Facebook gives new engineers a six-week, highly interactive "boot camp" to code and even find and fix bugs. Once it's over, they choose their new direction within the company.