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HR technology is reaching a turning point. There are plenty of big companies in the throes of replacing their ageing on-premise ERP-based HR systems with more efficient cloud services – a trend that will continue for some time to come. In some cases, as we report below, the reality of cloud HR technology has not always lived up to the hype.
But the future for HR technology is now being carved out by small start-up companies with innovative applications, ranging from on-demand learning, innovative analytic tools, to better alternatives to the much criticised annual appraisal.
Next year, as analyst Josh Bersin points out below, we will see more companies offering their employees HR services on their mobile phones. As the war for talent heats up, employers are becoming increasingly interested in using technology to improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce, reduce workplace stress, and generally make their companies a more attractive place to work.
Mobile phone applications that give companies the ability to offer online learning, manage employees and increase productivity are set to become a major disruptive trend in human resources (HR) technology.
A cargo handling equipment manufacturer has reduced the cost of managing its 11,000 employees by moving HR systems to the cloud.
A major survey of European firms shows that few believe HR technology suppliers have had a positive impact on their business so far, as they ramp up spending on HR technology.
Coca-Cola European Partners, the largest bottler of Coca-Cola, is developing cloud-based technology to give its employees the ability to choose flexible reward packages.
HR data analytics is said to enhance hiring decisions, improve employee retention and boost company performance. Fact or fiction?
Cern, the home of the Large Hadron Collider, is turning to cloud technology to help it manage thousands of applicants who apply for jobs each year.
German headquartered software company SAP has responded to concerns from businesses over the sovereignty of their data by guaranteeing to supply technical support from Europe.
HR IT director Mark Judd explains how the engineering and aerospace firm swapped ageing ERP and spreadsheets for a company-wide core HR system, but not before seeking advice from 25 other companies about their experience with similar projects.
Executives at Stockholm-based healthcare company Elekta have begun using human resources (HR) trend data to make strategic business decisions, following the company’s introduction of a global HR system.
Engineering software company Aveva has replaced out-of-date HR technology with a cloud-based HR platform in a project that has paid for itself in 18 months. The firm has seen its employee attrition rate fall by about 5% a year.
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