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6 HR Tech Trends on the Horizon

By | Anwar Shaikh

Technology has been steering the talent management and HR arena since the last few years in a drastic way. Yes, it has been a roller-coaster ride so far. So is HR taking up a more active role in steering user adoption? What’s the future would be like for those involved in human resource management especially in terms of hiring, retaining and engaging the talents?

Good news is that there are exciting times ahead for HR. Read on to find out.

  1. The number of innovative HR solutions would plummet

As we have stepped into the second decade of computer revolution that has revolutionized the way we do business and socialise. Further, there is a growing emphasis on refinements of the already available core technologies in use today. Thus, it is advisable to be cautious of vendors that try to pitch sell complex products or solutions. In fact, look for smart and user-friendly technologies that can deliver the desired results.

  1. Implementation to take centre stage

Today’s workforce is dominated by millennials and as we know that these people prefer to live on the edge and want things to work faster and seamlessly, implementation of technology becomes vital. So it all boil downs to receiving insightful data, usage and engagement.

  1. Analytics would be like cherry on the cake

Yes, software analytics that provide relevant data accessible across multiple departments of an organisation would help everyone to be on the same page. Thus, analytics in a way would turn out to be a great HR and leadership tool.

  1. Social media would continue to dazzle

Social media without doubt has lived up to its hype. In fact, it is an outstanding tool for employee engagement, branding and talent management. A few years down the line, social media along with big data would collectively form to be an excellent tool for HRs if utilized appropriately.

  1. It’s all Mobile

The Gen-Y people aka the millennials perceive desktop as an artefact from the good old days. As the world is going mobile, HRs would need to follow the suit. For reaching out to the right talents, there would be a growing need to devise mobile-friendly tools and solutions that are easy to use and are millennial-friendly essentially. HRs ought to be there where talent is and nowadays it’s mobile.

  1. Real-time employee management

Solutions that facilitate consistent performance monitoring are a boon for HRs as well as employees and the company as a whole. The formal or annual performance review is fast becoming a passé. Automated performance management software would be taking the centre-stage rendering real-time employee data to HRs and managers. This would help identify weaker areas of an employee at an early stage. In addition, real-time performance monitoring offers leaders and HR with more insights and power to identify people who are not a good fit for the company.


So all in all, it is sure going to be an amazing time for HRs. We are breathing in fascinating times for leadership and HR, which makes the entire thing more intriguing and worth. So let’s keep innovating and learning together.

Got anything to add to this story? Feel free to share it in comments.

Author: Anwar Shaikh writes about HRMS solutions and Payroll Software. A self-made, reared-up writer and a poetic soul, Anwar is a wannabe Cloud and digital marketing evangelist. He writes for Pocket HCM, a leading provider of cloud based payroll and HR management solutions to small and mid-sized businesses all across India.

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