The coming years, would be the years of evolution and change for HR. The way we manage people has come a long way, there is an ever changing scenario, when it comes to how a company advertises, recruits, engages and evaluates employees. There was a huge gap between the corporate outlook and the way SMBs see things a few years ago, along with distinct differences between the ways to deal with their respective workers, which seem to have been merging now and the new ideology tells us that every company, large or small needs to quantify and gauge the employee experience and retain their best talent, not just recruit them.
All that glitters is not gold and not all expensive software ensure the quality of services provided. The true demographics of companies all over the world, according to a research done by the analysts at WebHR, tell us a surprising story, there is a huge demand for an All-in-One HCM suite not just for smaller companies but also larger corporations, that tend to burn a whole lot of money on software systems, that are hard to deploy, provide little value compared to the amount spent on them or have an extremely complicated learning curve. What the team at WebHR has found out is that, it doesn’t matter how pricy the software in place, if it fails at basic functionality and doesn’t provide an ease of use for the user, it becomes a burden on the company.
The next generation of software tend to be smarter, precise and more vigilant about the customer requirements, have shorter life cycles for necessary updates essential to make the workflows smoother, make more customization to cater and adjust to different workflows. The newer tools focus on customer queries, their worries and concerns and provide them support free of cost to equip them with a better understanding of the software, helping them use it at its maximum potential. The evolutionary process wants these systems to incorporate more social aspect tools, that keep the teams engaged, performing up to their mark, meet targets and then evaluated more responsibly and fairly. Companies need to make sure that their spending is justified and they get ease of using a software that covers most aspects related to HR and goes an extra mile.
The rapid innovation onset round the globe, accounts for an increased level of automation and intelligent analysis of data to bring out more productivity, that is where the team WebHR understands that AI and data analytics can be a game changer. The use of certain physical devices to extract data, without actually doing any manual work, like Amazon’s Alexa, acting as an HR manager. These are the facts that are changing the way HR looks and feels. The meetings from different ends of the world, done virtually in a conference room with just a VR headset, that works with WebHR. This is just a fraction of what the team at WebHR is planning to do in this space.
The step forward is not just all that innovation but also to meet the human end of it and improve it manifold. The evaluations, as we see it today are based on old tactics and sometimes do not turn out to be beneficial in any substantial change in an employee;s career or pathway. To bring valuable and significant change, is not to bring out a feedback that is not reflective of employees day to day activities but more directed towards an overall achievement designed to highlight those certain phases where they completed a project and showed their best capabilities, with elated sense of team spirit. If we look into the life cycles of startup, that continually go through different phases of development, their employees go from the very basic in skills set to becoming an integral part of the team, where everyone works as a cohesive and combined force, having a larger success rate of getting things done effectively. The level of persistence and organizational development depends on the level of engagement amongst the employees and the focused objectives to do better by adapting skills at work and utilizing them effectively.
Today’s employees have entered an era of competition, where people grab opportunities faster and are ready to take on career paths, that are challenging and demand a constant process of learning, with that said, finding that talent has become more convenient through tools like “WebHR”, as WebHR helps creating a brand recognition for the company and help them spread good vibes about them, putting forth their mission towards acquiring and retaining the best suitable candidates for their businesses. This not just brings out the companies as specific “brands” but also ensure that their integrity, is the main focus during the process.
The latest wave of showdowns for the leaders in the upper-most tiers of the company and their deeds being highlighted on social media, means surrounding the company culture. No company big or small, can survive on brand names alone, it is imperative to build a culture of trust and understanding as portrayed by the CEO of the company itself. Nothing stays inside a company’s board room, or no misconduct can be brushed under the carpet these days. A better management, is a connected, honest and culture reflective management. A culture where all employees have an equal opportunity to grow and get promoted to the positions they deserve. The mechanism of sharing and appreciating efforts put in by every member of the team, with very visual tokens of appreciations, like “employee of the month”, “high achievers”, badges, that make their day and boost their ego, making them feel involved and engaged at all times.
The team at WebHR has experimented and tested different ways of bringing a social aspect to HR and uplift its current role, moving it towards a platform that provides, connectivity and sense of tribe building amongst the employees. Improving the mental well-being of even the most introverted of the employees in the company by giving them a chance to mingle with all the tiers in the company. The team at WebHR has noticed that it bridges the gap between older and younger employees, creating a unique mechanism of learning, where millennials seek wisdom and advice from older, more experienced ones.
WebHR’s team has always been innovating the ways we deal with our most valuable assets ” our employees”, the team holds this notion highly, that an overall success at any company is directly related to the well-being of their employees. They are not just a tool to get a better ranking but also an essential and integral basis of how a company builds its image from the ground up and be known for that. The modern day companies want more, they want fast, effective and affordable ways of doing things and larger corporations have realized the same thing. The coming year would be the year when affordable HR tools break their way into companies of all sizes and categories. The need has been identified and the change is imminent.
Also published on Medium.