A user study on HR trends in 2019 indicates that the skills shortage is making digital transformation necessary. We provide an insight into the methods, challenges and trends in personnel management.
Digitisation is on the rise and HR software is growing in importance as areas such as talent management and digital personnel files are of growing significance. Businesses that lag behind in the digital transformation are forfeiting their competitive advantages. Young applicants in particular, who are very digitally mobile, must also be addressed in that medium, otherwise the company will soon cease to be of interest as an employer.
Moreover personnel management using Excel tables is highly time-consuming and does not offer added value, as no processes can be automated as a result. Matters are simpler where administrative and recurrent routine tasks can, after a modest implementation cost, be handled by the same software. This allows the HR staff more time for important matters such as recruiting or talent management – in other words, more time for productivity. Before implementing special (yet also easy to operate) HR software, businesses often state that at present they ‘do everything using Excel and Outlook’. Is this efficient?
A recent study on HR trends carried out by Capterra, a Gartner Digital Markets company surveyed 250 participants who work in personnel divisions. The results:
Following a short implementation period, HR software simplifies the life of HR staff, as many standard processes can be automated, saving time for investment in such areas as recruiting or talent management. This contemporary digital version reaches out to young people in particular and attracts them to the company more easily. The choice to use HR software is not an issue of size or sector. It is nevertheless beneficial to use domestically produced software, as only in this case are the specific regulations that apply for Germany taken into account.
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A user study on HR Trends 2019 shows that the skills shortage makes digital change necessary. We give some insights.