Unleashing The Power Of HR Innovation
You might be wondering, “HR innovation? What’s that all about?” Let us break down it for you in simple terms. Imagine your workplace as a little village filled with passionate people with dreams and aspirations. The village elders (HR professionals) have taken it upon themselves to guide and support the villagers (employees) in their pursuit of success. Traditionally, they have predetermined paths to do so. But with HR innovation, they can embrace a new change and find better ways to nurture and empower villagers.
We believe that HR innovation is an ability to see change as an opportunity, not a threat. Therefore, in this article, we have covered the most prominent HR innovations that you can implement to reshape your HR strategies and increase employee engagement.
Top 8 HR Innovations Empowering HR Professionals To Thrive
HR innovations are truly shaping the future of work. By embracing this transformation, organizations can create HR processes that are more streamlined, employee-centric, and cost-saving. Here are some of the most significant innovations in HR:
1. AI-Based Recruitment Tools To Find The Perfect Match
After the huge success of dating applications, now it’s time for the HR industry to benefit from matching tools, in other words–utilizing the Tinder of recruitment! On the company side, you just have to put your preferences and criteria (skills requirements, roles and responsibilities, salary, etc.) in the application. Then, the AI tool will find the most suitable candidate to cater to your unique organizational requirements.
Simple, isn’t it? But one question remains: is it a 100% reliable? Does it consider your unique requirements? The answer is simple: AI is a decision support. You will always remain the master of the ship!
2. Automation For A Seamless, Efficient, And Cost-Saving Onboarding Process
Each time we encounter the term “automation,” a specific quote comes to mind. Manual tasks in employee onboarding are time-consuming, prone to errors, and frustrating. However, with digital onboarding tools, you can streamline and automate the employee onboarding process. This saves valuable time, cost, and resources, while at the same time enhancing the onboarding experience and employee engagement.
3. Evaluation Of Soft Skills Through Big Data Analysis
There was a time when soft skills used to be ignored. But now, organizations are paying more attention to the candidate’s soft skills because this uncovers the person’s ability to learn, adapt new approaches, and manage conflicts. Aware of the potential of soft skills in recruitment, many tech companies have built digital tools that help you detect and evaluate the soft skills of candidates.
4. Chatbots For Real-Time Response
You know chatbots from sales and customer support. However, this HR innovation is transforming the way HR performs, manages, and evaluates processes. Having AI at its core, a chatbot assists employees with their HR needs, such as leave policies, benefits, and other HR-related questions in real time. Apart from answering questions, it also helps in automating various tasks including screening candidates, scheduling interviews, managing leave, and onboarding. But what makes it unique is that chatbots are available 24/7 so that candidates or employees have real-time access to critical information and assistance.
5. Automated Employee HR Data Management
This is what data management looks like for HR! Data management is one of the most time consuming activities for HR teams, because it is a repetitive, frustrating, and error-prone process. But with automated data management software, HR can automate the collection, processing, and analysis of data–from hiring to retirement. This gives HR teams more time to focus on strategies that enhance employee engagement and overall business growth.
6. Remote Work Management Technology
There wasn’t much need for technology to manage remote work before 2020. But now, “96% of employees say work flexibility is a key factor when finding a new employer.” Thus, it’s become more important than ever to provide remote work management tools for employees working remotely. Here are some examples of remote work management technology:
7. Mental Health And Wellness Tools
Focusing on employee mental health and wellness is one of the hottest HR trends. In fact, “72% of employers saw a reduction in healthcare costs after implementing a wellness program.” And one of the innovative approaches to supporting workplace well-being is adopting employee wellness tools. These tools help employees to maintain their physical and mental health–at any time, from anywhere.
8. Gamified Training
HR innovation isn’t all about work. It also includes creative initiatives such as gamification in training! By introducing games in various training programs, organizations can simply make learning more fun and engaging for the employees. This leads to enhanced employee engagement and increases the number of participants. It is for these reasons that many organizations incorporate gamification into their Learning and Development initiatives.
Process, Technology, And People = Future-Ready HR Innovation
These HR innovation ideas are just the tip of the iceberg, and the best part? You won’t have to wait long to witness their magic–each one can be brought to practice in a mere six months. However, it’s important to resist the urge to simply copy and paste them into your strategy, because we can implement great technology, but if our processes are not well-aligned, we’ll just end up automating the wrong things.
So, as we step into HR innovation, let’s not just scratch the surface. Getting the process right, picking robust HRTech solutions, and empowering our people are the key steps to sustained success. After all, it’s not about just adopting change–it’s about crafting a masterpiece of progress!
Originally published at www.azilen.com.