Workplace automation needs to be in line with the current as well as future business needs. Businesses that are growing and scaling at a fast pace will realise sooner or later that they need automated support to manage people and work processes. Manual execution is and has always been time consuming and menial, nobody wants that anymore.
Is automation really going to replace jobs? No, not really. The only thing it is going to replace is antiquated job description for various opportunities and responsibilities. With the coming of bots and machines the current job scenario will evolve and humans only have to step up their game. HR automation is therefore, going to have a huge impact on workforce management that will help improve engagement and work culture.
Impact of new-age automation in workforce management and employee engagement
The digital age is making everything available with just a click. It’s not limited to online shopping or social media but it also involves remote work facilitation. HR leaders may want to keep tabs on the employee engagement in the Delhi office by sitting in the Pune office. Or perhaps, another HR manager may want to know the organisation’s pulse in New York from their workplace in Manhattan. Now, this information is instantly accessible. For this, we thank the internet and technology. Moreover, this information comes without much hassle.
AI is playing an important role in using its mechanism to collect data from pulse surveys. That’s how effective engagement-inquisitive tools are in today’s time. In a similar effect, automation can help capture feedback and skill set of the people from a distant place. Further, this data is coming in on real-time basis and is backed with clear logic.
Therefore, we are witnessing this paradigm shift where organisations are moving away from an employee-centric approach to a customer-centric one. Businesses are beginning to cater to their employees not as workers but as customers so that together they can pave the way for co-creation and innovation.
So, what’s the HR automation landscape going to look like in the coming years?
The priority is definitely going to be a customer-centric approach. HR leaders have come a long way along with their respective teams. It’s time they shift their focus from manual work to automation. This is to facilitate quicker and faster HR processes because experience matters more than they system or the process. We are on a progressive work culture and it’s going to remain this way.
The effect of HR automation on job prospects for millennials and their engagement at work
Automation has opened up a plethora of opportunities for the millennial generation. Such exposure is giving them more confidence to face the world outside and take up meaningful and challenging tasks at work. As a result, they are not only engaged at the workplace but exude a cheery vibe that keeps them going.
Strategies such as these help employees take concrete and important decisions on their own. It further helps them become independent. Hence, HR automation is opening up a lot of avenues and empowering employees to experiment with their ideas.
We no longer want a work culture that is manager-driven because we want to establish a culture that is purely data-driven. This way, the results are more promising and accurate and HRMS is helping organisations achieve this objective. A singular and central employee database will help in making and right analysis and key decisions. Therefore, HR automation technology is constantly evolving to engage millennials and cope with the evolving demands at work.