Surviving the Tech Era: 6 Skills HR Professionals Need to Master

September 9, 20203:46 pm2269 views
Surviving the Tech Era: 6 Skills HR Professionals Need to Master
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By 2025, the world is predicted to be more advanced than today with a better healthcare system, AI-powered technology, a new era of computing, and many more. With these improved technologies, HR professionals are required to master new skills in order to adapt and grow in their field. Be it managing information on the cloud, working through mobiles and tablets, or engaging with people on social media sites, HR professionals might be expected to do more than ever before in the future. 

Variety of demands, such as helping to find and recruit talented employees, managing onboarding and training for new hires, tracking payroll and more of HR tasks, would be much easier to do with help of technology. That being said, HR leaders are expected to acknowledge which tools they could use as well as how to operate them. In other words, HR needs to be tech-savvy if they want to thrive in the competitive business model in the future.

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Without further ado, here are some tech tools that every HR enthusiast should master. 

1- Online media platforms 

Today, many people are hooked with online media platforms as it offers a myriad of ways to get entertained and stay connected. With these growing consumption of online media platforms, HR needs to know how to use them for various purposes, including posting information about job openings, checking out potential candidates’ social media profiles and public posts to help determine whether they will be a good fit for the company, and using the platforms to communicate with employees and the public about upcoming company events to improve employer brand visibility. At last, the ability to harness the use of online media platforms should certainly not be ignored. 


HRIS (human resources information system) would be a great help for the future HR system. Familiarity with an HRIS solution can help streamline several tasks and processes while reducing manual error. For example, HRIS can help fill out forms online and store documents electronically, thus minimizing the amount of physical paperwork. It also automates payroll processes and other HR tasks, thus improving the team’s productivity and efficiency. HRIS can store documents in a digital form so it can be easier to complete, manage and retrieve on time. This helps reduce compliance problems.

3. Talent Acquisition Software

This is a necessary skill if you are working for a big company. Knowing how to use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can be incredibly helpful for HR recruitment, for the use of: 

  • post to multiple job boards, careers pages, and social networking sites through a single platform,
  • automate resume parsing, candidate screening, and interview scheduling features. This can significantly reduce the manual workload for recruiters,
  • use smart filters to help shortlist qualified candidates faster, freeing up time and energy for interviewing people and finding the best fit,
  • cut down both administrative and personnel-related costs.

4. Cloud Technology

Understanding how to operate a cloud-based applicant tracking system, pre-selection platform, or other HR software is important since everything is going online these days. Not only should HR be savvy in analytics, HR professionals also need to be able to understand the cloud system as it can help access, organize and manage vital HR responsibilities. Having candidate and employee data in one location also improves turnaround times by reducing back-and-forth communication between departments. In addition, cloud-based HR systems can help improve communication and transparency within the company, enhancing employee engagement and retention.

5. Gamification Techniques

Bringing a sense of competition and fun into recruitment and other HR functions can improve collaboration, connection, and motivation within a team. Gamification can enhance talent acquisition by creating interest and engagement among potential candidates. Themed puzzles and games can also be used to test whether prospective applicants will fit in with the company’s culture, values, and environment.

6. Talent Management Software

Talent Management Software (TMS) and learning management systems can help streamline hiring, onboarding, training and retention processes. With TMS-driven data, HR can make more strategic and informed decisions for setting and achieving long-term HR and talent acquisition goals. By tracking employee performance reviews and feedback as well as skills and career objectives, a TMS helps identify and retain great talent. Analyzing the data collected in a TMS allows HR to plan promotions, or provide learning and development to employees who need it. Lastly, automating data collection and paperwork through a TMS speeds up the onboarding process for new hires. It also reduces time-to-hire.

Finally, technological skills are no longer a bonus, but a necessity for HR professionals. The 6 above is of basic requirements. The world is and will be more advanced from time to time. Therefore, now is the right time to develop your skills. 

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