Latest Trends in Human Resources Technology

Are you looking to dive into human resources as a potential career path? Are you a student looking to land an internship or job opportunity? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this is the blog for YOU. Human resources has been extremely transformative in the recent years through the introduction of new and advanced technology changing the whole game. There are many pros that come with this advanced technology and it’s important to know what is driving this industry so that you can stay ahead of the curve. Here is a list of the latest technology trends that are at top of mind for many firms and will likely be a part of your recruiting process.

Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial intelligence is one the new aspects being introduced into the HR space. This improved software allows for companies to screen a greater number of candidates and gives candidates an even playing field when interviewing. Many times AI is introduced as one of the first steps within the recruiting process. This comes in the form of pre recorded videos to first look at initial impressions of potential employees. It also gives the interviewee the chance to showcase their best self in a video format. Lastly, it leads to quality hiring and time saving – two key aspects in a strong recruiting process.

Data Analytics 

Data driven decisions are at the top of mind for many firms. Integrating an increased number of data points into the recruiting process allows for firms to make better decisions on what potential candidates will drive the greatest value to that specific division or team. Analytics help identify trends and patterns of the total employee population by tracking specific metrics. This leads to more reporting measures and continuous process improvement.

Feedback tools 

Feedback is a tool the firms are capitalizing on to integrated targeted strategies to improve workforce engagement through HR technology innovations. Employee engagement tools and survey platforms gauge employee opinions and feedback to pair with the data and analytics to drive greater decision making. It also fosters a better long term employee and firm relationships to better engagement, turnover rates, and firm loyalty.

On the Job Trainings 

Many firms now introduce specific training sessions via a combination of AI and pre recorded videos to train new on boarded employees. This is especially true for those starting out in technical roles or in positions where their is a significant amount of day to day internal technology usage. On the job trainings give new hires the chance to learn and get comfortable with their new position and responsibilities.

By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center