The Middle East is going through a period of rapid transformation. Most organizations expect the nature of their workforces and HR systems to change rapidly over the next decade. Recent advancements in HR technology should be adopted and incorporated into the organizations to cope with these developments and optimize operational productivity.
Why HR Technology?
The pandemic has lasting impacts on the way organizations work. Nearly half of the workforce is expected to continue to work remotely and adopt flexible work practices. New technological advancements and changing market demands mean that the workforce also has to be rapidly reskilled and upskilled in the coming years. To cope with these challenges, a robust HR software will need capabilities to work completely online, generate payrolls swiftly and accurately, and produce reports and other relevant documents without dragging the organization’s productivity down.
The HR systems need to be aligned in such a way that the mental and physical well-being of employees is given top priority. They also need to help the executives develop new leadership and management skills to facilitate remote working and redefine the organizational culture to reflect the agile and digital mindset that the coming decade requires. Self-paced learning and skilling platforms are a core component of this change. Tools and modules to facilitate online collaboration also have a key role to play.
Using advancements in emerging areas like AI and automation, tech-powered HR software will optimize resource utilization, saving companies important time and resources. These techniques will be employed across the company’s value chain, from recruitment to organizational design, to networking and top-level decision making.
Trends in HR Technology
Big Data and Data Analytics: the collection and use of workplace data to analyze, forecast, and improve employee and organizational performance will increase dramatically in the coming years. Cloud-based and completely digital software tools will replace the conventional HRMS data and improve the productivity of companies. They also will help the HR professionals and executives to ensure compliance, calculate risks, and make strategic decisions.
AI and ML: advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and algorithmic techniques are expected to be widely applied in human resources management. AI tools are already in use in many places to analyze job seekers’ behavior and personality traits. Other than recruitment, AI and ML are also used in recognizing and solving unseen operational bottlenecks. It is also expected that AI will greatly improve the employee experience by automating routine tasks and optimizing productivity.
Employee Self-Service: automated self-service platforms are expected to reduce employee dependency on HR for everyday tasks like leave management, attendance, and accessing and updating personal information. Intelligent self-service also comes with features like chatbots, online feeds, etc., to provide a holistic experience to employees.
Experts and professionals are confident that the human resources landscape in Kuwait will transition itself from dealing with the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and reinvent itself to prepare for long-term, sustainable and resilient strategies. Furthermore, it is evident that the coming years will see an upsurge in the demand and usage of cloud-based HR and payroll software in Kuwait and across the region, making it an exciting and lucrative sector to invest in.
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