After the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are adopting the trends that have been a long-time coming but not always evenly distributed – remote working, shortened work hours, and more.
Managing a smaller budget, remote workforce, and shortened timelines can be a difficult task. But luckily, HR professionals have everything they need to do so successfully if they turn their attention to new advancements in HR management technology.
As the world of work evolves, the ways in which companies need to support employees are changing. Also, demand for talent encourages up-skilling, giving employees a first and second career within the same organization.
A remote workforce needs digital access to critical data and workflows across platforms. And an evolving work environment pushes companies to pursue a new capacity for agility and flexibility, which requires the support and collaboration of multiple kinds of technology.
Here, we present how the unique features of the modern HRM platform help companies meet the new requirements and succeed in the new world of work.
Internal Talent Mobility
The demand for talent in the knowledge sector emphasizes a new HR trend accelerated by COVID-19. The pressure for companies to retain employees and drive a higher employee lifetime value by supporting professional development increases. It requires an internal talent marketplace that purposely develops talent to take on sequential roles within an organization.
With a traditional HR system, creating a formal talent plan around this kind of internal turnover would quickly become a nightmare: removing and rekeying employee data for different positions would create a lot of redundancies, breaks in workflow, and errors.
With advanced HRM systems that offer position-based org-chart, employee data can be archived without affecting the reporting structure or workflow for that position. The HRM and all other systems attached to the position know it is vacated and that temporary procedures are in place until it is filled. Everyone within the reporting structure can continue working efficiently.
Remote Onboarding and Collaboration
One of the key changes to the world of work from Covid-19 came from the health organizations and governments around the world recommend that those who could work from home do so.
For many businesses, particularly those with more traditional leadership, this represents a significant shift from the typical way of doing business and a huge obstacle to overcome in new hire onboarding, engagement, and retention.
Interactions and processes that used to take place in the workplace must now be coordinated virtually. The pandemic has led to a forced maturity for how employees work from home in many companies. Before, employees might have dabbled with their home office occasionally and focused on work that didn’t require collaboration.
But today, employees need a dedicated workspace with continuous communication and collaboration tools that facilitate their day-to-day responsibilities. A cloud-based system like SutiHR allows employees to dynamically manage process flows that will stay intact even though there’s a lot of movement within the company.
In today’s competitive talent landscape, HR tech benefits extend to essential processes like new hire onboarding, employee engagement, and performance management. When all of these critical elements of performance and collaboration can be managed in one accessible HRM platform, employees will be able to access the information they need to get their jobs done well.
Flexibility and Agility
Different organizations have unique needs for their HRM system based on their size. But after the 2019-pandemic, every organization now faces the exaggerated need to navigate and respond to an unprecedented amount of change over the next few years. In this time of uncertainty, it’s crucial to be able to utilize the entire functionality of your HRM system and be able to customize it to exactly what you need.
HR technology will continue to evolve beyond core HR functionality to include talent management and collaboration tools that facilitate remote work.
SutiHR’s quick implementation process ensures companies can get up and running with minimal effort. The latest suite of tools and integrations available ensure that businesses can respond to changes in their industry with agility. The software is configurable to adapt to the evolving business requirements and is regularly updated to make sure it can facilitate the customization and integrations businesses need today.
The future of work represents a turning point for businesses of all sizes and across industries. Companies that successfully utilize their HRM platform to manage their workforce’s talent, engagement, performance, and workflows will have everything they need to succeed. HR professionals should also step out of the administrative work and show the real value of HR teams in evolving into hybrid workplaces and remaining agile for all the unknowns of the future.