Humans have always used technology to extend their mental and physical capabilities. Today we are advancing towards a world where information and knowledge are converging into a virtual network that can be managed and accessed easily. All modern-day business departments, including HR, are merging into a fast-paced, efficient, and futuristic version and the future of HR technology is bright.
The HR technology advancements are moving with the same pace as the rapid advancements taking place in the technology sector.Have you ever wondered what the end of this rapidly advanced technology will hold for the human resource industry?
Here is an insight into what futuristic HR technology might feel like.
Technological advancements in HR industry over time
Human resources and the related innovations in this sector are peaking just like the other sectors. There was a time when automated employee records and payroll systems felt like the most significant advancement in the HR sector. As time passed, this innovation led to more and more improvements, such as employee management portals, strategic relationship-building forums, and integrated training and management software.
All of these advancements are interlinked to the technological trends and breakthroughs taking place in the industry. We can take the example of Facebook and Google and how they incorporate the new advancements into their business model and make changes according to their user’s requirements.
The future of HR technology will include adaptations according to the users and employees- it will be more employee-centric compared to the traditional approaches that revolve around the ease of access by employers and organizations. Increased demands to make an innovative employer and employee experience and rapidly growing business sector demands involve a continual change of technology that might include AI processes, knowledge management, and cloud services to manage organizational structure.
What will a modern-day HR management system look like? An insight into the future.
Think about a futuristic HR system that will have the aspects of modern-day management systems. We are talking about a system that includes ease of access, just like the Facebook user interface, and components of modern CMS systems to engage and interact with employees and employers. Furthermore, the future of HR might include a current employee performance predictor like the ones used in modern-day aviation to predict airplane specifications.
The Three E’s principle
To achieve the above level mentioned above, the future of HR technology should include the principle of the three E’s: EASE, ENGAGE, and EXPERIENCE.
EASE of access
Let’s talk about the first E, i.e., EASE. So what does ease refer to in the context of the future of HR technology? People nowadays prefer comfort in every aspect of their life. Anything complex draws their interest from it. This applies to technological advancements too.
An easy-to-use system will have maximum acceptance by the users. The futuristic HR systems should make employee and employer-friendly systems that always keep in mind the user needs and expectations. For example, the new HR systems should be based on mobile technology so that employees can manage their tasks on the go without having to worry about complex interfaces.
Speaking in context to specific HR technology, employee management interfaces and strategic system planners should be designed so that an average employee at any organization can easily use the designated system. By doing so, the new technology will be easily adapted and accepted by the masses, thus having a high acceptance and success rate.
Moving on to the second E i.e., ENGAGEMENT. Here it refers to the new technological system’s ability to engage all multi-faceted user groups. An organization or a workplace consists of multiple groups. These include employees, administration members, managers, and top officers.
An engaging system would consist of all these groups together on all three levels of an HR business cycle, which are the functional, transactional, and strategic levels. For example, one can think of a futuristic HR management system that includes input from all groups in an organization. This leads to the feeling of inclusivity in an organization that is crucial to employee motivation and organizational success.
The third E refers to the EXPERIENCE. A successful futuristic HR tool will be the one that has the most impact on users. Today the tools that provide the best user experience have the most acceptability, and this rule would also hold in the future of HR technology. Modern analytics platforms have redefined the interaction between the human resource department and the rest of the business. The futuristic technology should be the one that incorporates this aspect into the interface.
How NCRI incorporates the technological advancements into daily practices?
NCRI Inc. has always believed that any tool used in the business should be based on all these fundamental principles. We support futuristic technology, and we are ready to adapt to these new fast-paced advancements. Our HR system believes in adapting to new systems that integrate and engage all of our users and have ease of access. We use an integrated HRMS at NCRI. It helps us automate processes and ensures smooth communication between the HR and employees. NCRI uses multiple tools such as biometric online check in and check out systems, desk time apps that help monitor employee performance and productivity
We believe in moving parallel to the world and all related advancements, and we support a flexible, accessible change in our systems.