20 june 2019

Human resources are becoming more digital.

This leads to concern that jobs will disappear and HR will lose its humanity through digitisation. But does technology really have a negative impact on HR? Does digitalisation make your human resources policy less human? These questions were central at the HRPro’s HR Digital Day in Brussels.  

Thankfully, the answer is reassuring. Yes, digitalisation is a fact, but it does not make human resources any less human. On the contrary. Digitisation makes your HR policy more human. How? Find out below.

> Decrease your staff turnover

Staff turnover: every company has to deal with it. New employees leave your company after one year and HR is once again looking for a new colleague. Of course, you want to avoid this scenario and preferably as soon as possible. But how exactly? 

Enter digitisation. Use Twegos' test. Let your team members fill in an objective test that analyses their values. The applicant does the same. Twegos then checks whether there is a cultural fit: a match between your values and those of the applicant. If the answer is yes, then you should hire the candidate. The reason is obvious: according to Twegos, 'a good fit leads to higher engagement, higher performance and lower staff attrition.'

The figures don't lie. According to Professor Joeri Hofmans, Twegos decreased staff turnover in Le Pain Quotidien by 20%. In other words: when visiting le Pain Quotidien, you’re more likely to be welcomed by your favourite waiter.

In addition, Twegos helps you learn more about your company. The outcome of your test will show that your values:

  • often differ from team to team;
  • often differ from your official company values;
  • are important for recruitment, talent management and change management.

> Save time 

Another time-consuming activity is administration. Just calculate how much time you lose with data input and document search. In human resources, this, unfortunately, means more computer work, less personal contact. Less time to talk to your colleagues.  

Here too, digitisation offers a solution. Developed by Michiel Crommelinck, the Officient tool helps you save time. The tool collects all HR documents on one platform, allowing every employee to view them with a single click. And on Mondays, the tool answers your colleagues’ questions with a weekly digest. Who has a birthday coming up? Who is working from home today? What events are there to attend? Open your mailbox on Monday, and the answer is right there.  

A central platform and a weekly digest seem to be minor adjustments, but their impact is considerable. They will create more time to interact with your colleagues, while simultaneously, you will increase transparency and involvement.

Digitisation is a challenge. Why not face it today?

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Maxim Schelstraete

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