How HR is Evolving with Digital Tech
There will always be some level of bias whenever a human is involved with something. This is one of many things that separates humans from computers. While human bias is just a natural part of the human experience, it’s not something you want to interfere with hiring processes.
The best method to avoid bias is to establish “blind hiring” practices. There are many kinds of recruitment software that are designed to be free from bias. They use algorithms to screen and preselect clients based entirely on their answers and actions, calculating their ability to perform in their desired role. As well as eliminating bias, a blind hiring system also boosts the diversity of a business.
Gamification is when one applies “game dynamics” to things unrelated to gaming, such as recruitment. The idea is becoming more popular with HR experts as more big organizations are adopting gamification in their human resources.
There are widespread applications for gamification within human resources. Think about preselection and recruitment for example. It is a great way to increase employee engagement, development, and learning. Speaking of learning and development, Game-Learn is a great corporate learning platform that takes advantage of gamification.
Learning and Development with Global Teams
Extensive training is one of the best practices human resources have for increasing profit. Investing a lot of time and money into training employees has become more relevant and important than ever before due to how quickly technology continues to develop and grow. A major learning and development trend for 2019 will be creating L&D programs to train remote workforces around the world. With more companies offering employees the chance to work remotely – along with managing blended workforces – traditional corporate training has to adapt to the new reality.
This is something that EY (formerly Ernst & Young) did to perfection. They created their own virtual academy with the use of innovative digital technology to provide employees with live courses taught by instructors, no matter where they were in the world at the time.
A blended workforce is a workforce that combines full-and-part timers, contractors, freelancers, and everything in-between that accounts for around 40% of the personnel in an average company.
In the United States alone, over 9 million employees worked from home for at least half of the time during the last year. This represents a massive increase of 115% since 2005. As tools for digital collaboration and video conferencing that allow for remote teams to work together continue to be developed and launched to the market, the trend is only going to rise in 2019.
This is something that many employees in the 21st century want. They want to be able to work remotely, at least sometimes. It’s among the benefits that employees value the most when they are choosing where to work. Having the option to work remotely also improves employee satisfaction, which is great for keeping employee morale, productivity, and retention up.