Now more than ever, HR departments are relying on apps and other technology to improve processes and streamline payroll, onboarding, benefits administration and other tasks. That’s good news for HR tech companies, which continue to grow rapidly.
But which apps are HR professionals turning to the most?
For the answer, cloud identity management company Okta reviewed deployment data of its 5,600 customers on more than 5,500 app integrations. Customer deployments are the number of Okta clients who are using the app and the number of active unique users who have logged into the app via Okta at least one time in the past 30 days, a spokesperson for the company says. It reviewed data between Nov. 1, 2017 and Oct, 31, 2018.
Workday is the most popular HR app by number of customer deployments, followed by UltiPro, BambooHR, SAP SuccessFactors and Namely, according to a report by Okta. The report identified the apps based on the login activity of Okta’s 5,600 customers on more than 5,500 app integrations.
The San Francisco-based identity management company found Namely was the fastest-growing HR app with 67% year-over-year customer growth, followed by BambooHR at 51% and UltiPro at 50%. Workday, the most popular app, had the fifth-fastest growth for HR apps at 28%. Survey participants expressed frustration with video conferencing apps, particularly Skype; 21% said Skype is their least favorite app to use and 16% said it is the most stressful app to use.
Namely, the leading HR platform for mid-sized companies, has published its annual HR Careers Report, which offers insights into the human resource profession — around demographics, diversity, pay, and more—to help build a better workplace.
As modern HR professionals combat the outdated stereotypes that have long plagued them (from the “fun police” to the “complaint department”), the HR Careers Report takes a closer look at those leading the field. So what does HR look like today and what new trends are emerging? See below for highlights from the Namely report.
Taking risks, consistent networking and following the road less travelled by can make all the difference for human resources professionals seeking opportunities to get ahead, according to a panel of experts.
“Your career is not necessarily going to be always on the trajectory up,” said Su Diana, senior manager of learning and talent development at Foresters Financial in Toronto.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) broadcast “SHRM Live” on Feb. 1, a livestreamed event in which business and HR leaders talked with SHRM staff about how HR is creating better workplaces.
“If we get it right—if we transform work—we have the capacity to create true social change,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and CEO of SHRM.
Take the City of Pittsburgh’s response to the #MeToo movement: Janet Manuel, SHRM-CP, director of HR for the city, told the SHRM Live audience the city government implemented bystander training to empower workers to speak up when they saw co-workers being harassed. Training to “follow the rules so we don’t get in trouble,” wasn’t working, she said.
The HR industry is undergoing major changes and developments in technology and how we view employees. The expectation from the companies are growing rapidly, and HR departments are striving to retain employees and improve the working culture. The HR sector has a whole new world of possibility to explore reporting and recruiting software, managing employee data and social media at their fingertips.
Any job opening in a major organization typically invites hundreds of applications; yet only 10 percent of the incoming resumes are relevant! Imagine placing a job advertisement in a newspaper and bracing for the deluge of applications that would consume weeks of your time to sift through. This is how the process of recruitment was initiated in organizations across the world till a few years back. Thanks to the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) supported systems, this extremely cumbersome process is now taken over by softwares and search algorithms that are able to successfully prune out the few people matching your requirements from a pile of irrelevant applicants.
As SaaS cloud applications, ERP systems and connectivity continue to develop, vendors are building intelligent enterprise systems that operate smarter and enable seamless and rapid cross-enterprise use of data, systems and processes on any type of device.
Digital connectivity provides companies with ways to enhance the customer and employee experience, as well as to enable efficiencies and data flows that underpin productivity and performance. This new paradigm can help enterprises get more done with less time and effort and can help them innovate and react to the ever-changing external economic and market environments.
We bid farewell to 2018 a few weeks ago. However, many of the changes that shaped the corporate world in 2018 will have a lasting impact on our lives. Whether it is an enlarged role for HR and the need for HR managers to understand quantitative tools or the need for CMO’s to have expertise in digital technologies, what happened in 2018 will echo for years if not decades.
Another HR trend that is likely to be carried forward to the next few years is the trend began by companies to enhance people’s skills. The trend of creating academies which began in 2018 will continue to grow in the years ahead because it allows companies to train a workforce that is employable by them.
Karina Sobhani interviewed with 20 or so companies after completing her undergraduate degree in computer science at Cornell several years ago.
One of those businesses stood out—for the way it combined tech with a human touch.
Sobhani says the Pleasanton, Calif.-based software firm Workday won her heart by asking about more than her mind at that first interview.