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Still using 20th century HR tools for a 21st century workforce?

In HR Technology by Lori McKnight

Still Using 20th Century HR Tools for a 21st Century Workforce?
2017 is the year to sharpen your technology toolkit

You’ve heard the old adage “the only constant is change” and it couldn’t be more true in today’s world. New HR technologies are truly changing the way we work, measure, motivate and maintain a modern, productive workforce.

Having said that, not all companies are as quick to adapt. A Bersin by Deloitte study states 33% of companies have more than 10 HR systems and 47% of companies have HR software OVER 7 years old. If you consider every human year equals about seven years of technology change (a little like dog years), it’s easy to fall behind.

According to a preview from Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report coming out in February, “Organizations must adapt to the needs of the modern workforce. New and emerging technologies are transforming the way work gets done and organizations have a pressing need to become more agile and collaborative”.

How to tell if you’re still using 20th century HR tools

Ask yourself if your HR tools are up to date and competitive in attracting, retaining and optimizing the employee experience and your business results!

Still Using 20th Century HR Tools for a 21st Century Workforce

Modernizing and bringing all HR programs together helps your managers:

  • Use data and analytics to make informed decisions and accurately assess performance accomplishments and challenges
  • Enhance collaboration and foster teamwork within and across business units
  • Impact your corporate goals through aligned employee behaviors
  • Be more agile in setting and accomplishing goals
  • Learn, listen and lead more effectively throughout the year
  • Encourage high participation rates
  • Reward and recognize equitably

CSISTARS recognition professionals can give you a hand understanding the HR programs best suited to your industry and company size.

Author: Lori McKnight

Lori McKnight
Lori is the VP of Recognition for CSI International Inc. She has a MBA with a minor in Human Resources, is a Certified Recognition Professional and member of the SHRM blog squad. Prior to joining CSI STARS, she worked at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Youthography, a youth market research agency. Connect with CSI STARS on LinkedIn to learn how we cultivate a workforce that loves coming to work.