With the arrival of technology, a drastic transformation has been seen in the way the world functions. There has always been a debate about the advantages and disadvantages of technology, however, if we focus on the correct usage of technology, it definitely has great future prospects.
When talking about the use of technology, one of the fields that has been influenced immensely by it is the field of business. Technology has made things a lot easier and faster. All the processes are now streamlined and this has contributed greatly to an increase in the productivity. There have been advancements in the way selling, marketing, communicating and collaborating are done.
Now that the vast scope of technology has been realized, more and more organizations are trying to incorporate it in their business.
One of the most crucial part in integrating technology in the workplace is to enable its workers to harness the benefits of technology in order to increase their productivity. IT staffing has recently seen a big boost due to the introduction of the technology. Some of the ways in which technology has been leveraged in HR are:
1. Increased awareness of the availability of talents in the market
There are various social networking sites and job portals which have updated information about candidates with unique skills. With the use of technology, a quick and thorough search can be done in order to find out a suitable candidate. Technology also helps the HR to find out the details about the candidates who are quitting their jobs to find out better opportunities.
2. Screening of future candidates
Interviews these days are not just face-to-face personal meetings. With the advancement in the technology, virtual interviews over the phone or Skype have become common. This facility is very convenient as there is no need for the candidates and employers to travel anywhere.
Moreover, technology also helps in an accurate assessment of a candidate’s attitude as well as aptitude before hiring him/her.
3. Overall performance of the team can be assessed
With the use of technology, it has become very easy to assess the performance of the team. Growth rates can be measured, any loopholes can be easily found out, present and past achievements can be compared, and progress chart of employees can also be made. This has helped to keep work on track and has encouraged employees to work enthusiastically.
4. To analyses how each and every individual contributes to the growth of the organization
Apart from assessing the work of the team, monitoring individual work has also become easier with the help of technology. Each employee is tracked and based on their performance, their future prospects in the organization is decided.
5. Keep a track of the budget
HR professionals use technology to track and record the amount of money spent in various areas. Such records give a clarity about the areas of expenditure. This helps them to decide as to which areas are profitable and worth the expenditure.
Salary of the employees are also monitored with the help technology, so a proper record of the number of leaves, number of late coming, etc. is maintained.
Therefore, we see that technology has started playing a major role in almost every field in today’s globalized world. It has helped HR professionals to keep the workforce engaged, encouraged and productive.
Though we have already started feeling that the kind of technology we presently have access to is extremely innovative, this is just the beginning. One cannot imagine the future possibilities of technology and the impact it is going to have on the business. If used judiciously, it has the ability to make our work effortless and enhance productivity beyond imagination.