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10 years ago, the HR department – often referred to as “personnel” – was a department that keeps track of records and regulations, as well as compensations and benefits. That part has not changed much until now, but how they do it has been evolved tremendously.

Thanks to the emergence of advanced technologies and automation, especially the needs for globalization and constant, real-time communication, businesses now can enroll programs that automate payroll and streamline the onboarding process, while managing talent and determine training data effectively.

HR digital transformation has sped up the HR process at an amazing speed – instead of concentrating on administrative task, HR staff now can put all their energy in strengthening company culture and increasing employee engagement.

What is digital transformation?

Most of us have probably already heard this term at least once. But what exactly is digital transformation? The term pretty much explains itself: to transform something, digitally. And by something, I mean, your business. But why does your business need digital transformation?

Digital transformation, in short, is the integration of digital technology into a business, including both operation and customer service. It is undeniable that in this age of technology and knowing the competitiveness in the market, digital transformation is a choice of life or death for a business.

Digital transformation defines how a business uses technology, including people and processes to change business performance. This, overall, is to improve the customer experience, and make it easier for a business to run both internally and externally. The main benefits of digital transformation are: time-saving, efficiency, security, and transparency.

For example, remember when you have to sit and wait for weeks to claim your insurance? Thanks to mobile applications and upgraded algorithms, you can now claim your insurance within 1 to 2 days, or sometimes, in minutes. That is a fairly simple example of how digital transformation can change and efficiently improve customer and business processes.

When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.

– George Westerman
Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

Why should HR be the first department to be digitalized?

If we are talking about the core of a business, we cannot avoid talking about HR. Like every business man has said, human resources are one of the most important, if not most, assets a business can have. And when we mention human resources, we have to mention the HR department. This includes cloud-based HRIS, digital recruitment solutions, internal communication platforms, workforce engagement software, and much more.

Transformation is underpinned by a digital mindset that is a unique interplay of technology, people, and process, and technology can also be used to vastly improve HR processes for employees and managers, resulting in a snowball effect of positivity and paving the way for even greater digital transformation within a business.

– Ingrid Jenkins
HR Director at Microsoft Australia

HR digital transformation is not an option, it’s a need, a must, a demand. While integrating new digital technologies, however, HR professionals need to consider how new apps, tools, and programs will transform the workforce and how work is performed and completed. This is to make sure that the transformation is being carried out smoothly and does not affect the business performance.

A Digitalized Recruitment System

Twenty years ago, the résumé was a piece of paper. Now, it’s a collection of all [candidate] data that can be found online, like participation in online communities, conferences and meet-ups. Recruiters can assess whether a person will fit, and learn if he or she has the right skills for a job.

– Jon Bischke
CEO of Entelo

What makes a successful business? Nothing less than finding the right people. Even when technology is taking over, the human mind and what it can do is undoubtedly, what makes a business the winner of the race. And to make sure that businesses can reach the right talent, it is vital to:

  1. Expand your potential reach/talent pool
  2. Constant communication and clear benefits
  3. Transferring values

Businesses have to understand the simplest fact of recruitment: It goes both ways. Recruiters are always out and looking for new talent, just as how candidates are always up for the huge demand for jobs. To find the right people, it is important to show the right information, and at the right place.

Not only that the jobs are becoming more diverse, the demands as well. Businesses are looking for not only permanent employees, but also remote, part-time, or freelance workers as well. In addition to demands and needs, is the skills needed for each position. We can go on and on about how recruitment has changed throughout the last few years.

This means, businesses need the tools to maximize their reach as well as standing out to potential candidates. You are not only looking at resumes; you are looking at real people behind the computer screens. You are looking at real relationship. And this is how you can find the right hire, and ultimately saving your business time, cost, and a lot of headaches. Digitally transforming your HR department helps you build a workforce of the future. To stay on top of the market, you have to improve the employee experience to create more personalized processes that encourage engagement and communication. When employees can easily and clearly converse with one another, and to their employers, they work more efficiently and productively.

How to get started?

To successfully establish something, it is necessary to have a clear goal and everyone on board. You have to ask yourself the question: “Why are we doing this and who would it benefit?” If you haven’t watched or read Simon Sinek’s series, “Start with Why”, it is a very inspirational series that all decision makers should follow as it explains well why we have to start with this question.

Once a clear goal is defined, it is time to take the next time: “How are we going to do this?” And even though it is the second step, it is arguably, the hardest step.

How do we do this?

With the digital revolution that is currently taking place, companies are constantly introduced to new tools such as ATS, analytical tools, CRM, and AI/IoT services. This not only requires new employees to adapt to more advanced technologies, but HR as well. How can we make sure that we can have the most advanced tools, yet making no mistakes and can transfer over easily?

bravoTALENT is a recruitment tool that gives you a more efficient recruitment process by profiling interests, skills and values. We match your job position with potential candidates automatically. This helps the hiring process to be more cost-efficient and produces better results in a shorter timeframe.

Our recruitment analytics help your candidates define their career paths and make sure that not only your employees are superb at their job, but they will love it too. By identifying key requirements to find the right person for the job, we can evaluate training needs based upon the job needs of enterprises as well as increasing hiring success.

Benefits of using bravoTALENT as your go-to recruitment solution

Many software has promised to solve the same problems, but what actually makes us different?

bravoTALENT creates seamless, transparent communication between employers and candidates.

We understand the power of potential and the importance of an expanded talent pool. bravoTALENT also concentrates on smoothening the interview process, to efficiently reduce both time and cost for recruitment.

Attract & Hire Top Talent Build impressive job postings and career pages, spread awareness of your open positions on social media and popular job websites.

Skill Matching & In-Depth Candidate Evaluation We match your job position with potential candidates automatically, saving up to 20% time on hiring.

Expand your talent pool & nurture new talent Impress all candidates with group collaboration, and nurture relationship with both active and passive candidates for higher recruitment chance.

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Linh Nguyen
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Linh Nguyen is a technical writer who conveys technical matters and information into writing.
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