Magazine article HRMagazine

HR Technology: The Future Is Here

Magazine article HRMagazine

HR Technology: The Future Is Here

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Thanks to mobile technology, we can now find anything we want, anytime, anywhere. In fact, Google has reported that "near me" searches- queries that use mapping technology to help us quickly locate our closest post offices, restaurants, shops and more-are 34 times more popular than they were in 2011. A review of the billions of these searches revealed an interesting finding with particular implications for HR: More people are searching for "jobs near me."

Today, even finding a job must be a simple searchand-click away.

This poses a tremendous opportunity for HR to connect with talent. Innovations in recruiting through social media platforms have also made it easier to find and hire great people. Most important, I believe that, as HR fully embraces these and other technological tools at our disposal, we will free ourselves up to focus on the strategy of our teams and organizations.

Fortunately, HR technology is advancing us in this direction. No longer a back-office system used to house employee records, the next generation of HR technology delivers human capital solutions that impact the bottom line, from talent acquisition to employee engagement to corporate learning. Our cover story this month, "7 Reasons to Love Your Applicant Tracking System," takes on this most venerable of systems in the HR tech world.

The evolution of HR through technological strides is likely to continue. In a special HR Magazine feature earlier this year, "What's in Store for HR in 2015," experts predicted that more HR professionals will leverage new HR technology. …

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