It seems that everything is moving to the cloud. And this is just as true for Human Resources solutions as it is for your financial and marketing department functions.
Using cloud services can be less costly than installed software, and it allows businesses to be more agile than they would be with everything in-house. But that is not the only change taking place in the realm of human resources.
Social media, mobile digital devices, and business analytics are all playing growing and significant components for HR managers and their staff.
The Top Trends in Human Resources You Need to Know About
Unlike many other areas of business, HR has tended to remain internally focused and task-oriented. This is changing and changing rapidly. Whereas, in the past, Human Resources was considered a complementary function, or department, HR is now being seen as a determinate and dynamic function in the best companies.
That being said, the day-to-day work of a typical HR manager or department is still all-consuming and requires constant updates to stay abreast of the latest changes in legislation, regulation, and best practices. Since human resources solutions are constantly evolving it is critical to stay on top of the latest trends.
Five Trends in HR Going Into 2015
According to research compiled by various organizations and put together in this infographic, the top trends are:
- HR in the Cloud
- HR accessibility from any device including smart phones and tables
- Simple User Interface (UI) that allows to employees and managers interaction with HR systems easily
- Internal Social Collaboration tools, bringing social networking platforms like Facebook in the house
- Business analytics that speeds up decision making processes
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Having the bulk of HR processes and functions operating "in the Cloud" serves as the driver for the other HR trends. Ideally, a vendor will offer a solution that incorporates these other trends, or they are built on to the core software solution.
These agile and mobile human resources solutions are then accessible from any device, and they provide a top-end data privacy to protect sensitive business data.
The introduction of social collaboration through social media channels can support a number of internal functions such as recruiting and hiring, as well as innovation and quality management. Harnessing the power and reach of your employees networks can allow you to leverage this reach beyond that of your own department's resources.
Getting help in keeping at the forefront of HR best practices
At some point in the growth of your company it makes sense to consider other options for maintaining and managing the vast number of tasks and functions that fall under the HR department. While newer software and automation are certainly viable and beneficial options, it can often be far more cost-effective to outsource.
If you are considering outsourcing some or all of your payroll processes, give us a call. Let Accuchex help you in managing your HR needs, payroll processes, and staying on top of compliance demands. Get your Free Download: Payroll Outsourcing Guide to help you make an informed decision or call Accuchex Payroll Management Services at 877-422-2824.