Here’s my take on the key stories in HR systems that we’ve drawn from our Insights in 2016 as the year turns into next. Look out at the close and in coming weeks from Phase 3 for where we suggest the year ahead will “trend”.
It becomes a cliché to review a technology year as one of disruption and growth and to project the same ahead. Of 2016/2017 it is already said and probably accurate. HR don’t enjoy a reputation as the first to embrace new technology possibilities, an ironic position given our roles as champions of change. We need to delve further into the IT world.
Yet there are discomfort zones for everyone these days. I tease techies, brilliant at their tools, about their appalling grammar and at some point, my blog needed to feature a lesson! Despite my profession helping folks with technology, I find dictionaries easier than devices.
So, here, 3 past tenses each present 3 stories about HR technology in 2016 to prove that all rules in changing times are made to be broken, even those of grammar and what has gone before in HR. And if someone would like to write for me a guide to correct usage of grammar on Twitter, then I will be grateful.
Past Simple – It happened (and it’s over)
….and at school we used to call it Perfect
Past Continuous – It was happening
…. if you took O-levels then you know that this is Imperfect
Past Perfect – It had happened
…..Oooh – my favourite, and more than 20 years since I said Pluperfect!
2016 may be nearly a past tense, but its lessons for HR technology will create the future context for the functions of 2017.
Next, a tweet-friendly run-down of trends that be could #trending ahead. Starting with….
Give way #cloud – let’s ask about #mobile: As HR will start to assume that HCM software is cloud-based, we’ll ask instead whether applications are truly built for mobile and focus on a design that offers the true app experience for our employees. This means stuff as simple as, for example, what you’ve got to do with your fingers to use the mobile screens.
Find the full series of HR tech trends tweeted (grammar please?!) by @phase3c @KateWadiaP3C and in an Insights compilation coming soon.
Happy New Year!
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 As reported by the Fosway Group, from whom the 9-Grid analyses are well worth a read on HCM and/or learning technologies in Europe