Blog·HR Management

January 31, 2020

9 Benefits of Technology for your HR Department

Benefits of technology for you HR include customization to your needs, real-time data, security, ergonomics and more. Find out more in our latest article.

Why is technology now a necessity for HR in your organization? There is a plethora of reasons, but we’ve selected what we think are the top 9 benefits of technology for your HR department. Technology for HR must be flexible and continuously evolving. It must support company-specific growth, but also industry trends.

9 Benefits of Technology for your HR Department

9 Benefits of Technology for your HR Department

1. Data-entry and duplication errors

If you’re still paper based, human errors are inevitable. Everyone makes them. With technology, these errors are eliminated. It also eliminates cascading errors from occurring, which makes small issues into much larger ones.

2. Streamlined onboarding

Onboarding can be a difficult task. There’s no getting around it. It is also the first step to a successful employee journey. A good onboarding period will help the employee and the company out no end. A bad one means the journey could end very quickly. Technology means that an onboarding can be completely paperless. Get rid of all that monotonous, time wasting, archaic method. Get the employee started straight away.

3. Security

In the age of GDPR and stricter regulation, securing employee records and other essential information is of the upmost importance. Whereas some security issues are more IT focused i.e. firewalls, HR issues concern keeping information secure and control accessibility of secure information. Technology will help HR control and secure accessibility of information. When you have documents secured on the cloud, it means that they are properly secure, and you are adhering to the law. You can also archive records when necessary.

4. Align software with strategy

You don’t need telling the amount of technology companies are out there, and they’re all vying for your attention. What you need to discover is the ’right’ technology for you. You need to find a technology that works with you and will solve your problems. A magical solution won’t appear in front of you, it will take time to find out what you really need. When you find the right fit, you’ll have aligned your technology with your management strategy, and you can expect to reap the benefits.

5. Real-time Data

Analyzing real-time data is made simple with technology. It makes it easy to analyze large quantities of data and break it down to form easily interpretable information. Long gone are the days on annual reviews based on occasional incidences, instead technology fits in with the continuous performance management narrative which is now essential in most industries.

6. Easily Accessible Information

With HR technology it is super easy to access essential information at the touch of a finger. All essential employee, policy or compliance information is readily available. So, wherever you are, whenever you need it, keeping all this information accessible and up to date is made easy with technology.

7. Technical Support

If you outsource certain tasks to technology companies, most of the time you do not need to worry about being left in the dark regarding how to use it. You won’t be left to deal with issues on your own. Good, trusted companies will help you with implantation and continuous support.

8. Ergonomics

Endless paper streams bugging you out? Frustrated by amassing filing cabinets? Integrating technology into your HR processes is a sure-fire way to improve your efficiency and can save time in multiple areas. Utilising technology reduces processing time, creates more effective communication channels and networks.

9. Customizable

Certain technologies and software platforms allow you to tailor your tech around your needs. Want a 360◦ feedback module? Need help with your performance reviews? Customizable tech can help you out. PeopleGoal is a modular, customizable platform, which allows you to tailor your performance management process and wider HR functions.

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