How critical is skill gap analysis in Digital HR?

| January 2, 2020

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Skill gap analysis has been recognized as one of the most important tool to understand an organization’s need, like hiring, training the employee. Any way there are several organizations that don’t have a structured process for such analysis. Most organizations don’t consider it important. With the rapid growth and digitization of HR department, the usage of tools like Skill gap analysis is considered to be essential. The usage of skill gap analysis helps the HR department to write well-crafted job descriptions leading to better candidates and ultimately stronger new team members.

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How Technology Enhances Recruitment within the Healthcare Industry

Article | May 27, 2021

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Article | May 27, 2021

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The pandemic has also provided HR tech startups and software providers with much impetus to innovate new solutions. As a result, feature-rich platforms which offer end-to-end user journeys that align smoothly with every stage of the HR workflow are on the rise. The rapid growth of the HR tech market demonstrates that organizations, too, recognize the need to upgrade their HR tech. Hiring with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning While onboarding and recruitment have always relied on technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are further opening up avenues of optimization. Technology is no longer just the facilitator but a catalyst in the hiring and onboarding process, as proven by the recent launch of Engagement AITM. The only way to improve the recruitment pipeline at scale is to automate the labor-intensive parts of the sourcing process with AI while optimizing candidates for quality. 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Additionally, with the advent of cloud solutions, organizations have the opportunity to create a truly boundless HR process. Is cloud-based HRMS the future? Any discourse on HR tech is incomplete without the mention of cloud-based human resources management. Today’s HR tech may have eliminated paperwork, but cloud solutions helped organizations put it into action. As a result, HR professionals can store, access and manage vast amounts of information through a centralized portal with virtually endless storage capacity and built-in data security. Small businesses are especially making the most of cloud-based HR software solutions to move from an offline outdated HR function to a more future-ready setup. With single-point tracking, cloud platforms allow HR teams to manage workflows across all HR functions seamlessly. In addition, the flexibility of the cloud and its ability to scale without extensive modifications has leveled the playing field for small businesses. As a result, they can compete better and scale faster. Discovering new horizons of HR Management The future of human resources technology is in good hands as providers and tech leaders continue to keep their eye on the future. Further, data analytics in HR is being used to gather insights into the workforce and to predict patterns and outcomes. For example, predictive analytics will be central to HR as more and more HR teams use it to identify which employees will be successful and most at-risk for turnover. But there is more. Predictive data analytics allows HR teams to identify scope for optimization in areas of productivity, engagement and performance. Not only that, new tools enable HR teams to implement initiatives that boost performance. HR teams can add a layer of analysis to fine-tune processes to perfection with the continued mapping of these measures. Final word To put it simply, the confluence of HR and tech has created an exciting outlook for the function. While the pandemic may have left many repercussions in its wake, it has also exposed HR leaders to the potential of human resources technology to change the face of HR. From being a purely administrative function, HR will acquire a strategic advantage with the help of the latest technology in the future. Being open to solving challenges with the help of HR tech will prove crucial for forward-looking organizations in adopting upcoming technologies. Frequently Asked Questions How does cloud computing help maintain data security? Data security features today are cutting edge and the cloud is no exception. Cloud solution providers today offer comprehensive data integrity that follows global compliance regulations as well. In addition, automation and self-service can further eliminate data manipulation and increase compliance with high-security benchmarks. In what HR functions can data analytics be implemented? 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