During the pandemic, organisations accelerated digitisation across areas including digital learning, virtual recruiting, workforce management and absence tracking. Digital transformation will continue, along with the need to achieve ROI.
Employees hold a new set of preferences. Digital onboarding and employee development and recognition tools are now seen as ‘must-haves’, as well as a growing expectation for mental health and wellbeing support.
The lack of tools to support employee development has created problems for many organisations. Digital transformation of talent management will continue to help build a motivated, engaged and flexible workforce.
Reskilling and upskilling
A recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report found that 40 per cent of workers will require reskilling in the next five years. The most competitive businesses will be those that successfully identify skills gaps and respond by reskilling and upskilling existing employees.
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)
The need to evidence success of strategic DE&I initiatives with the use of data will continue to grow, along with more robust practices and improved DEI analytics.
Unified HR software will be increasingly responsible for supporting the remote workforce, promoting proactive conversations, increasing shared commitment and driving social engagement.
Integrated HR and payroll solutions will help organisations remove manual processes and empower payroll teams to become a strategic force within their organisations.
Many organisations still do not have a single source of truth when it comes to data. With the right digital infrastructure, companies can access valuable organisational insights to make more strategic decisions.
An integrated digital ecosystem
An ecosystem of cloud-based HR solutions can be a big driver of overall business success. Making data-informed tech investments will become paramount to not just meet immediate needs, but support future business growth.