2016 has come and gone, and we find the world of work looking much as it did one year ago: millennials in the workplace are growing in greater numbers and seniority; employee engagement and retention are the highest priorities; the war for talent is still raging as skill requirements are not being met by today’s workforce. In fact, 48% of employers are unable to fill their job vacancies, a serious problem that’s arising from a growing skills gap and inefficient recruiting processes. And once great talent is discovered, it can be a struggle to convince them to stay. It’s a vicious, competitive cycle that’s preventing many businesses from reaching their full potential.
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As consumers, we are increasingly drawn to apps and services that offer individualized experiences—technology that knows or learns something about us, tailoring service to our unique situation or preferences.
Employee Self-Service (ESS) tools are evolving at rapid pace, and there are some truly exciting developments in store for both employees and HR teams.
What can an employee app like EmployeeChannel deliver that an intranet cannot, and why should an organization already using an intranet add an employee app to the mix?
HR has come a long way in shedding its process-driven reputation and becoming more strategically data-driven. The rise of cloud-based HR technology has helped to streamline and automate HR processes, more effectively serve contemporary employees, and better analyze people and workplace data, but there is still a lot HR can learn to become a more strategic business function.
Did you know that the majority of HR executives are considering buying or building a mobile app to reach disengaged employees?
It's true. In a 2016 survey we conducted of HR leaders across the United States, 57% responded that they are, in fact, evaluating mobile apps for employee communications.
Short of replacing Human Resources with an Employee Experience department, how can HR leaders better serve a contemporary workforce?