Digital HR can take many forms. We’ve already told you about the importance of digital transformation and scaling. In this article, we’ll focus on the Internet of Things: what it is, why it’s important and why it’s beneficial in HR.
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?
- a network of systems embedded with software, sensors and other technologies;
- a system that exchanges and connects data with other devices over the internet.
This system is created to bring technology together, much like HR does with people.
How can the Internet of Things be beneficial in HR?
The Internet of Things isn’t a brand new concept. Across different industries, IoT is being implemented and leveraged in order to improve HR management. Yet it’s ever changing. So what is IoT and what value does it bring to HR?
Implementing IoT makes itself useful to a plethora of responsibilities within HR.
- It provides accurate and objective assessment feedback.
- It boosts employee engagement and communication.
- It enhances employee growth, productivity and satisfaction.
- Processes such as payroll and recruitment can be automated.
Efficiency, you gotta love it.
The advantages of using the Internet of Things in HR
We’ve already mentioned some of the advantages in the previous paragraph. But, there’s more!
Through the Internet of Things, organizations can use workforce analytics (with real-time data and feedback) to gain insight into employee productivity and skills. This makes for a more efficient HR approach. This also means that the HR response time will go down, tasks become easier and employees become happier.
Automation and efficiency
We’ve already touched upon the advantages of automating repetitive and/or recurring HR tasks. This can mean a completely automated payroll system, where absenteeism and worked hours are tracked efficiently and effortlessly.
But also recruitment can benefit from automation: the entire recruitment process can be outlined and followed up automatically.
Digitizing HR – through the Internet of Things – will not only make HR cost-effective and scalable, it will make it a lot more efficient.
In order to fully benefit from IoT, the workforce must be willing to adapt flexibly to new technology, creative collaboration and innovation. Don’t shy away from a challenge, because they keep things interesting. Some tips to prepare your workforce for the future:
- Organize trainings;
- Make sure all employees are aware of what’s going to change;
- Keep them posted on every development
Interested in what the digital revolution can help your HR department to remain flexible, scalable and efficient? Whatever your questions are, we’re here to help! Simply get in touch with us to learn more about digital HR and the Internet of Things.