HR Solutions for digital transformation

Learn why digitization, cloud computing, and big data are the technologies you can explore on your quest to upgrade your organization's way of handling human resource management.

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Why HR needs to evolve?

In the era of technology, an increased number of companies want to improve their operations, be more agile, and fundamentally change how to do business. And as HBS points out, digital transformation requires not only a change from a technology point of view, it also requires a cultural shift, and without leadership support, it is exceedingly difficult to capture its full potential.

Although digital-first companies made this transition a bit faster, this is not the case for "traditional" business. Start reflecting on your business goals and embark on a strategy that will help you use the massive potential of digital human capital management. By digitizing your HR operations, you will gain extra value not only on the balance sheet but also on your team and employer brand's satisfaction.

Below you will find the top 3 game-changing factors that contribute to a successful HR department's successful transformation.

1

Digitization of HR processes

The application of software in the human resource department generates structural transformation that affects business performance. When there is intense pressure from all fronts on outcomes, innovative digital HR tech is the solution. And if the implementation is successful and addresses the business needs efficiently, it will lead to massive productivity gains and a boost in employee engagement and satisfaction.

Many times, organizations are blocked and avoid considering changes in the way they are working. Inefficiencies breathe when employees get used to working with legacy systems or the traditional ineffective methods that generate errors and are prone to risks. Other times, the managers who could drive such transformations are fearful that innovative technologies will take their jobs. However, this is, by far, the case. Another reason that many businesses consider is the risk of failure in the implementation, and according to McKinsey, this is much less the chance for small business than giant enterprises:

Many times, organizations are blocked and avoid considering changes in the way they are working. This is many times the case when employees got used to working with legacy systems or the traditional ineffective methods that generate errors and are prone to risks. Other times the managers that could drive such transformations are fearful about the fact that innovative technologies will take their jobs, however, this is by far the case. Another reason that many businesses consider is the risk of failure in the implementation, and according to McKinsey, this is much less the case for small business than giant enterprises:

"At organizations with fewer than 100 employees, respondents are 2.7 times more likely to report a successful digital transformation than are those from organizations with more than 50,000 employees."

2

The shift to the cloud

Software as a Service is a technology that undoubtedly has changed the way companies can scale and increase their processing powers.

There is no more a myth that cloud computing is a technology to stay and one that will improve the way businesses generate value to their stakeholders because of shifting from on-premises technology to cloud-based innovations.Cloud computing is among the most disruptive IT spending forces since the early days of the digital age. According toGartner analysts, software as a service (SaaS) is still the largest market segment. It is forecast to grow to $104.7 billion in 2020.

Cloud is here to stay, and the benefits are 3-fold: 1. Performance, 2. Agility, and 3. Cost reduction.

Your operations will be more reliable. After the swift implementation, you regain clarity over employee absence and cut uncertainty about workforce management. Moreover, BCG highlights 20-50% in cost savings related to SaaS solutions' value, mostly from lower infrastructure and personnel costs.


Your operations will be more reliable. After the swift implementation you regain clarity over employee absence and cut uncertainty about workforce management. Moreover, BCG highlights 20-50% in cost savings related to SaaS solutions' value, mostly from lower infrastructure and personnel costs.

3

Big data

Data is the new gold. Your workforce generates valuable data that needs to be collected, stored, and processed to gain a competitive advantage.

Consider these fundamental aspects:

  • the volume of data (employee data, contractual data, job-related data, professional evolution data),
  • the variety of data (forms, dates, messages), and
  • the velocity of this data (in real-time, only when they are manually processed, after a call, etc.) generated.

Think about faster times of onboarding or offboarding, think about smoother audits, ensuring business continuity, and why compliance with the law. With big data, the algorithms to process it and the processing power magic can happen.

According to BCG, big data can generate big revenues—an average of 12% of total sales for leading companies regardless of size or industry.


Think about faster times of onboarding or offboarding, think about smoother audits, ensuring business continuity, and why compliance with the law. With big data, the algorithms to process it and the processing power magic can happen.

The big data advantage consists in translating this data to create business value. Big data can generate significant revenues—an average of 12% of total sales for leading companies regardless of size or industry, according to BCG.

The time to change is now

Do not be a lagger in adopting innovative technology in your company. Decouple from legacy systems, test new SaaS innovations that increase employee engagement, cut uncertainty, and supply operational excellence. Such an investment will give value over the long term, which will continuously get better and provide value for the existing and future employees. Although it is a decision that you do not do every day, it will pay back faster than you might think.

How to start the digitization of your HR operations in a small and medium company?

Book an interactive tour today, where we will discuss the digitization aims that you would like to achieve in your company, what are the challenges met, and which are the elements that require the biggest priority, and how LeaveBoard can become the digital catalyst.

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