Over the last decade, the role of Human Resources has changed tremendously. Gone are the days when it was all about people management – hiring employees, negotiating pay, managing payroll and settling disputes. Lately, HR has emerged as strategic business partner that assists in crucial business decisions and helps organizations succeed in the highly competitive market. It has also embraced technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to churn out business solutions that benefit the company and its employees in multiple ways. Let’s have a look at the aspects that are being actively handled by HR professionals today, besides the usual ones.
If, in spite of having all the right strategies and policies in place, your company is suffering losses and, even worse, the skilled employees are leaving your organization, you need to shift your focus towards the managers of your organization. The success of an organization is highly dependent on its managers but, unfortunately, not all managers are manager material. Employee management is an art and not every professional promoted to the position of manager can master this art. Ineffective managers can severely damage your organization’s productivity and performance, and create unnecessary stress in ways that never directly point towards the manager. A recent survey suggested that 70% of employees leave the organization voluntarily due to a bad manager.
Employee wellness program is a growing trend these days. Organizations are realizing the fact that healthy employees are more efficient and productive and, thus, designing an effective employee wellness program is essential. However, even if the organizations are aiming the right thing, not many have the right knowledge and experience to implement a successful program. Often the employee wellness programs look good on paper – organized, streamlined and calculated – but not all succeed practically. Switching to a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy and employees often do not consider such ideas of change. For an employer it’s a challenging task to truly influence the lifestyle and behavior of employees in a way that it changes them for good.
Among a myriad of emerging technologies, artificial intelligence is a prominent one that promises advancements in a number of industries. Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as machine intelligence, is the intelligence demonstrated by machines. The devices understand the environment and take actions which maximize the chances of achieving goals successfully. Although AI has automated a number of jobs in recent years, it is also playing a major role in making the workplaces better. Implementation of AI in many processes is still in a nascent stage but if developed in the right ways it could help companies identify the issues that hamper employee productivity and efficiency.