HR Automation: The Future of HR Process Management.

Rowoli Philips

Published on June 8, 2022

5 min read

Talking about HR automation, the first question that comes to mind is, how has the role of HR management changed and evolved?

In times when the world of business moves so rapidly, it’s crucial to align the speed of observing, learning, and deciding organization development to the new pace in order to survive. The role of HR in organizational development has never been more complex and if executed in the right manner, HR could be the gem of the company. This is why new and emerging technologies have helped in shifting the focus of HR role from the metaphorical idea of three women sitting in a smoky office and waiting for their fellow colleagues to request annual holidays. Today's HR departments—at least the forward-thinking ones—spend their energies managing employee engagement and strengthening culture. This brings us to the strategic goals of HR process management, which include but are not limited to; advanced flexibility, innovation, and competitive advantage developing a fit-for-purpose organizational culture improving business performance.

Many people would argue that HR automation will reduce the number of human resources required in organizations, but this is far from the truth. Automation will create a window of opportunities for individuals and the concerned countries on the need for the qualitative development of their human resources for job creation and reduced unemployment. By 2025, we can expect HR professionals to take on the role of championship coaches, guiding businesses through expected disruptions and becoming an essential part of HR strategy and planning. Also, HR departments would become more agile, achieving faster decision-making through improved collaboration, using analytics and business forecasting to focus on strategic workforce decisions. What Are HR Processes?

HR processes refer to the fundamental strategies that HR leaders implement to ensure successful employee life cycles and work experiences. The following are the various HR processes: Human resource planning (Recruitment, Selecting, Hiring, Training, Induction, Orientation, Evaluation, Promotion, and Layoff). There are four general steps in the HRP process: identifying the current supply of employees, determining the future of the workforce, balancing between labor supply and demand, and developing plans that support the company's goals. The basic benefit of HR automation is the implementation of HR processes in 6 simple steps highlighted below:

1. Step one: align with business needs

2. Step two: plan, prepare and measure

3. Step three: communicate to stakeholders

4. Step four: promote collaboration

5. Step five: create measures

6. Step six: assessment

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