The Hottest New HR Tech Trends In The Workplace


It seems like everyone in our industry is talking about the ideal HR tech suite – what it contains, and how it will make the lives of HR professionals easier.



The ideal combination often claims to include a mix of software for hiring/recruitment, employee onboarding, tax forms, document management, PTO tracking, benefits management, and payroll management.  And indeed, all of those aspects of an HR professional’s job are mission-critical, and can benefit enormously from new software and technology designed to automate time-consuming processes.
But in our zeal to make these functions more efficient, it’s important that we remember that the greatest asset of any organization is its people.  In our zeal to become more efficient, diligently measuring and monitoring the efficiency and productivity of our workforce, it’s possible that we may be failing to cultivate some of the deeper organizational values required for long term success.  After all, people are human, and often require a more personalized touch. This is one of the top hr tech trends organizational leaders should keep in mind.
What, if anything can technology do to help boost engagement, cultivate transparency, promote inclusion, foster an environment of mutual trust and respect?  Is it possible for the HR tech suite to help create a culture that will attract and retain top talent, and generate higher productivity in a way that makes people feel more valued?
We believe that the answer is yes – the HR tech suite can and will do all of those things – provided that it includes a real-time crowdsourced communications platform.  The problem is that many solutions try to accomplish this strictly from the standpoint of offering more data and measurement.  In an era in which we measure the ROI on every step we take and every penny we spend, it would be crazy to suggest that metrics aren’t valuable.  And we aren’t -- in fact, data can be enormously important in creating alignment within an organization and helping everyone to make more informed decisions.  But data doesn’t serve as a substitute for real two-way communication within the organization – between teams, departments, geographic locations, and various levels of management. Taking a human focused approach in building a connected culture  is becoming a very obvious HR tech trend within many organizations.
As explained by Josh Bersin, Principal, Bersin by Deloitte, “Today, companies are far less focused on automating and integrating their talent practices. Instead, they are worried about employee engagement, teamwork, innovation, and collaboration. They want HR tech solutions that are engaging, useful, and productivity-oriented…. The real focus is on reinventing how people work; creating team-based tools for goal alignment and coaching; putting in place systems to provide feedback and measure engagement; and rethinking the way we measure performance, manage careers, and enable individual learning.”
With the addition of Waggl’s crowdsourced communication platform, the HR tech suite becomes more than just a way to automate functions and generate data – it’s a way to create connection and surface actionable insight. If you are interested in seeing for yourself why Waggl is the most human way to activate talent and create alignment across the organization, please contact us to sign up for a demo.  


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