Here are the top challenges that HR professionals and leaders believe technology can help them address effectively in response to today’s workplace needs.
Keeping company culture alive with a remote workforce
One of the most difficult challenges is maintaining organizational cultures while implementing remote work practices. Because everyone now works from home, it’s easy to overlook the sense of camaraderie that teams had in a traditional office. Human resource departments can still employ digital technology to demonstrate their dedication to care, trust, and other organizational principles. Regular Zoom workgroup calls are one option for keeping the community alive despite the distance. Routine check-ins can promote the same sense of camaraderie and socialization that team members have traditionally had in traditional office settings.
Providing child care support
Child care has become a major issue for HR departments because it directly causes lower retention, increased absenteeism, and up to 86% lower productivity. Unfortunately, most solutions, such as constructing on-site care, offering an FSA allowance, or contracting for backup care, have serious shortcomings and impose a large administrative cost. New technologies, such as TOOTRiS, are designed expressly to enable organizations to give comprehensive Child Care benefits to every employee, on-site or remote, with zero administration. Employees benefit from more inexpensive options, while employers enhance retention, productivity, and recruiting.
Being more assertive when hiring
Several human resource issues can be addressed right now. In today’s competitive market for attracting and retaining talent, I believe that being more proactive when hiring is essential. Technology may help hiring platforms become more responsive, faster, cost-effective, and forceful. The technical ATS systems include methods and filters that assist in locating candidates that meet the bulk of the job requirements. The approach enables a more quick and scaled selection of the best candidates, with a decreased danger of their profiles failing to meet the standard requirements.
Applying fairness in hiring qualified candidates
Humanity requires bias. Despite our conscious belief that we are being open-minded and neutral, we all tend to lean toward the familiar. Employers can focus on individuals who are most qualified and possess the necessary skill sets by using AI assessments. Pre-employment tests can further confirm a candidate’s aptitude, and an advanced application tracking system can filter, rank, and rate applicants. Together, these tools can level the playing field for all applicants, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.
Delivering relevant benefits to attract and retain employees
Delivering relevant and interesting benefits and perks to employees in order to retain and recruit them is one of the biggest difficulties in the HR profession. Offering little incentives like free food and drink or staff outings beyond business hours is difficult because it is tougher to lure workers into a collaborative working setting like an office. However, video chat services like Zoom and Google Chat are now where technology aids HR in addressing this issue; bringing the entire team together virtually to participate in competitions and contests for prizes online helps maintain morale and create the necessary connections to keep the business running smoothly and happily.
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