HR & Technology – A Post-Pandemic Story of Increased Efficiency & Productivity

October 22, 2020

Mayur Yambal

Principal Consultant - DevOps | Microservices | Docker | Kubernetes | Digital Transformation LinkedIn

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major stir throughout every industry and marketplace in the world. Several organizations within the most affected industries have had to call it quits because they haven’t been able to fully adapt towards an overall optimum functionality in the post-pandemic world of business.

Out of the most severely affected domains/industries, Human Resource or HR, sits high in the ranking list. HR is one of the most pivotal forces behind the success of any organization. Although, today, it has faced a major backlash, especially when it comes to being able to fulfill one of its major functions – recruitment & selection.

An HR department is responsible for a wide variety of organizational tasks like recruitment, selection, performance review, grievance issues, appraisal, event planning and management, employee welfare, and, a lot more. This invariably makes an HR department the dedicated gatekeepers and protectors of an organization.

Like several other industries who have been coping with the various aspects of business fallouts because of the pandemic, HR has also been a more-than-budding part of the next generation of departments/domains/companies that have employed the use of technological solutions towards continuing to achieve the most optimum flow for business operations.

And, the best part? Technology has actually helped HR make better overall decisions. This means that technology and the best-suited technological solutions have been a boon for several HR departments across the world; especially when it comes to enriching the overall functions/processes of HR, so organizations can continue to thrive.

Let’s now see how technology is currently being employed by HR departments/companies throughout the world –

Recruitment & Selection

HR teams are adopting technology like RPAs to scrape data from candidate CVs and store this in a structured format. This data can then be used later to automate processes like form filling within PF, generating experience letters, Salary Slips, etc reducing the manual work which speeds up the overall process and also reduces the possibility of error.

In accordance with the specific needs of the recruiters, they would employ these screeners and tools to search through huge piles of applications for their ideal candidates.

Thus, technology has directly aided HR departments in the recruitment and selection process by reducing the overall energy, money, and time spent.

Performance evaluation and appraisal

Companies are implementing data-driven solutions that can track, trace, monitor associate data and provide a real-time visibility to the management. This further can be used as gamification and leaderboard to motivate the associates and recommend them opportunities within the organisation. Also this can further help in appraisal that can be unbiased since it is data-driven. 

The ability to easily collect, store, interpret and analyze vast amounts of data in regards to the overall progress an employee has made during their time with the organization, has given a huge boost to the HR department.

The added benefit of the saved time and money could then be used better in improving the welfare of employees within the organization.

HR Analytics

Companies are implementing data-driven solutions that can track, trace, monitor associate data and provide a real-time visibility to the management. This further can be used as gamification and leaderboard to motivate the associates and recommend them opportunities within the organisation. Also this can further help in appraisal that can be unbiased since it is data-driven.

The ability to easily collect, store, interpret and analyze vast amounts of data in regards to the overall progress an employee has made during their time with the organization, has given a huge boost to the HR department.

The added benefit of the saved time and money could then be used better in improving the welfare of employees within the organization.

Training & Development

In almost every organization in the world, newly adopted methods/processes/ways are generally introduced through the HR department. With the aid of technology, HR departments can efficiently reach the concerned employees from concerned departments with ease.

Additionally, training programs and educational material for learning and upgrading the overall workforce’s abilities and skills are also easily conducted through various technological applications and software.

Employees are mostly allowed to use the technology introduced to them to further track their performances and self-evaluate on how they can improve in the areas in which they may be lacking.

How is all this transformation possible in HR function?

This includes a combination of data, analytics, integrated solutions, custom software, machine learning – all these stitched together as a single platform that can start adding value to the HR team heads and business stakeholders.

How can iauro help you?

Iauro can create tailor-made HRMS platforms and solutions that perfectly fit into a respective organization.

iauro can also help an organization with Robotic Process Automation, Big Data and Data-driven processes, integration of Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, and a lot more.

iauro also creates several other complementary and supplementary software and solutions that an organization of any scale can easily employ. All in all iauro takes your organisation on the path of a complete digital transformation.

To conclude

The massive success of technology-based HR solutions hasn’t gone unnoticed in the global market. The boost that the domain has received since the start of the pandemic, has only gone on to expedite the adoption of more technology within HR departments by several more companies.

And, why not? If such integration can promise and deliver on exponentially improving the overall impact of an organization – both internally and externally – it is surely worth looking into and talking about.

At iauro, we continually strive to always design. create and help you integrate – tailor-made HR solutions for all of your organizational needs.

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