2015 HR Tech Trends

2015 HR Tech Trends

Human resource software has grown into a $15 billion market, with more innovation happening all the time. Technological advances are empowering new forms of service, automation and efficiency in the HR industry. How might HR technology serve you better?

Big Data
Human resources sometimes becomes a solitary silo, with HR input into organizational initiatives limited or omitted. Even in small businesses, transactional HR – managing payroll, administering benefits – can eclipse strategic HR. Technology is changing that. HR oversees and procures data that can inform decisions with direct impact to the company’s bottom line. For example, the data HR systems collect regarding scheduling and performance can be analyzed for trends to support human capital decisions.

Recruiting Software
HR is moving away from simple recordkeeping and considering engagement by implementing proactive methods of cultivating and retaining talent. These systems are often self-service, so employees can handle many HR tasks on their own. Considering that half of Millennial workers are planning on leaving their current job in the next three years, employee engagement and retention is a critical human resource function.

Mobility
Mobility is another powerful way for employers to keep up not just with the times, but with their workforce.
“The prevalence and effectiveness of tech devices is affecting the way we choose to work, in and out of the office,” states an Aruba Networks report. Mobilizing the workforce is a way that employers can better reach Millennials for recruiting and satisfy the 70 percent of workers who want greater work-schedule flexibility.