Karan Jain is the executive director of Uneecops Group, an IT conglomerate, a CMMI level 5 group with entities in Business Automation Services and Solar. In his pursuit to transform business functions, realizing HR is the epicenter of every change, he also co-founded HROne— An holistic HR automation suite solutions. What started off with the aim to transform the landscape of HR practices, building happier workplaces; is now serving as the catalyst for the nebulous organizations to turn into resilient workplaces of tomorrow. Besides disrupting workplaces with HR tech innovations, he is also devoted at educating and empowering HR leaders on change management, DEI, EX, and executing business transformation in a hybrid work model.
The past two years presented some of the most significant HR challenges of all time. The Covid-19 pandemic made an already unfortunate time, a year of not-so-great ‘GREATS’ – Great firing, Great resignation, and the Great survival.
Amid all these ‘Greats’, the success of companies depended a lot on their human resources department. Everyone in the work world sphere looks to HRs for survival. While HRs tried to lead the change keeping the routine HR operational processes afloat, they went through a lot— they faced burnout.
Tough Time For HR Managers Ever Since COVID-19
HR managers have struggled to keep up with these ‘not-so great’ shifts for the past two years.
“According to a survey by Gartner, 48 per cent of HR managers are worried about employee turnover.”
It is quite evident that HRs are still under immense pressure to acquire & retain talent, keep their workforce engaged and manage employees in different work models.
But, till when it can really go on like this? It’s certainly a tipping point for the HRs. Something needs to be done about it. But, what and how was a blur till the time the concept of ‘The Great Simplification’ came along.
What is ‘Great Simplification’?
It’s an idea that inspires the HR industry (including the HRs and HR software partners) to break out of the task rut. It encourages them to leave behind the constant pressure to do and be more.
Living up to the expectations of all and navigating everyone through is, undoubtedly, challenging, but only when you choose to get driven by change and not drive the change.
The very concept of Great Simplification inspires every HR to drive the change and not feel burnt out and overwhelmed by the pressure everyone is upping them through. The idea motivates them to rise to their true power and swing the pendulum of greats to their favour by embracing ‘great simplification’ so that no one – employees or employer – are at the losing end ever again.
But no HR can do it alone. HR tech can really help accelerate your efforts to move towards the ‘Great Simplification’ and the right HR tech partner can make a world of difference.
“Almost 48 per cent of the organisations surveyed in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) have already implemented some form of HR tech solutions to help save cost and increase efficiency as the world begins to transition into hybrid work model.”
From supporting remote work to empowering companies to win the war for talent during testing times, businesses worldwide are arming themselves with bleeding-edge HR Tech tools and solutions.
HRTech: Catalyzing “The Great Simplification”
#1 HR tech should become a personal assistant
The hybrid work model completely shifts the way routine work gets done. To excel in such a model, companies need the right HR tech to streamline workflow processes, thereby saving time and improving efficiency across their teams.
HR tech is no less than any personal assistant that compiles all vital tasks, and messages in a single platform. That means no juggling between multiple screens or modules. Also means no more missing time-sensitive tasks, which they might otherwise do, given the pressure they are always under.
#2 HR tech must become truly mobile
Managing teams, tracking their progress and facilitating thoughtful collaboration is difficult in a hybrid work model.
All of the aforementioned things are possible if you consider a mobile-friendly HR tech.
Staying up-to-date on the latest events and announcements and getting the latest company feeds in a click is not a future thing.
Executing HR operations on the go using mobile is the current HR trend, which is helping thousands of HRs save time and energy.
From applying/approving leave requests and giving employees access to vital information to fostering consistent communication between both in-house and remote employees, HR empowers and helps everyone feel like part of one team.
#3 HR tech needs to be more configurable and user friendly
In the time ahead, software configuration is going to play a vital role in the areas that matter most to organizations – time, money, user experience, and future-proofing the business.
One of the most important lessons businesses have taught in the past two years is that the adaptability of the business greatly depends on how digitally synced their workforce and business processes are.
A configurable HR tech offering out-of-the-box features, in-build templates, and the power to build multiple workflows to businesses. It allows them to personalize the system to meet their unique needs effortlessly. That, in turn, translates to increased productivity, agility, and sustainability.
As outdated work models become ripe for disruption, pausing the strategic, analytical aspect of HRM due to manual administrative tasks are set to be a thing of the past.
Emerging as the most effective tool for companies across the globe is HR Tech. It will enable companies to accelerate the recruiting process, retain the best talent, elevate employee engagement, and be the strategic business partner.
As the market comes up with a slew of challenges for businesses, HR Tech is the key to brave the disruptive forces and empowering organizations today and beyond.
It is time for your redemption, join the movement!