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“I am done screening hundreds of profiles but I can’t find the right candidate. The talent seems to elude Me.” exasperated Sophia, the HR executive feels at wit’s end. She is unable to fetch the right skills and resumes because of her lethargic standalone HR management software.

Well, she is not alone to face the same problem. Big set of HR professionals presently is not completely tech savvy. And when you have gadgets and software to do anything and everything, why not technologically transform HR management! Yes, with the all new software as a Service taking operations management to a level high, you deserve to get yourself rid of that slow performing HR software with stone-age features.

Now you’d wonder how to pick the right software, right? You have hundreds of choices to pick from, but now that we are entering 2018, we have enlisted some piping-hot trends that HR technology is going through currently.

Being in HR industry can be daunting, we know. Millions of big and small operations and above that you deal with people. This is the main reason why you can/should not install single software that performs limited tasks for you. You require a leading edge all-inclusive applicant tracking system to thrive.

While HR management software is being transformed every day with newly introduced technology, you might not be able to keep a close eye on what is rocking out there. Hence, this article is going to be a smart guide for you to know about hottest technology trends in your domain.

  1. All in one software Solution over disparate ones. Period.

If you are leapfrogging, the people, data, operations, and requirements you deal with will expand exponentially. And you cannot keep switching to an upgraded version of your current software to keep pace with growth. ERP systems or all-inclusive featured solutions are in today. With lesser hassles and better control, such seamlessly integrated suites take care of end to end operations for recruiting, managing, and even training people while emphasizing on increased employee engagement.

Moreover, as a modern-day recruiter, you cannot keep working with complex legacy systems. Cloud-based, online and customized talent management solution is what you need.

  1. Integration with social platforms and popular job portals is a must.

Of course, the talent that you are looking for resides at these places. Plus, from here you can better understand their profiles as well. What if your HR software can keep you connected with social channels and relevant recruiting portals too where you can track the candidates and access the pool of talent too? Sounds relieving right? This feature will free you from manual social profiles check and even help you engage with right candidates.

  1. Features that boost employee performance such as self-learning and self-training

Employee recognition and reward is what all the HR managers find challenging. Latest HR software is loaded with features that ease your job as managers. You want to motivate employees and increase their productivity, keep track of their performance and share feedback with them too. All this and more you can perform from the cutting edge HR software. Various self-learning and training modules for employees act as performance and engagement booster for them. Is that too much? Take a sigh of relief now. 

  1. Real-time HR administration

One of the most sought-after and defective advantages of modern technology is where you have all the data of organization and employees at fingertips, and you don’t have to stick to a workstation, but you have anywhere access. That is, all your work to carry those reports in a pen drive to presentation room is a past. Your system is accessible everywhere with an internet connection in real time. Thus, your managing competency is increased. As well as, you can strategize expertly to meet organizational goals using technology.

  1. User Experience

Ugh, do you remember those blue screens with big buttons and confusing steps to perform anything? Forget that, the modern HR software is user-friendly and simultaneously it will give a soothing experience to your eyes.  Same way, your team and even managers too will love using it. Thus your objective to achieve high employee engagement is met. You can mark it off the list. Hence, a tool that modern HR managers and their workforce needs, must be easy to use and easy to operate, and HR software providers know this fact. This is why they put high emphasize while designing the software right from the beginning.

  1. On the go access with mobile (This one is a no-brainer)

The most used device is, of course, a smartphone these days. While people have apps for even smallest of a product, HR software too isn’t any behind. 2018 and onwards is the time that HR software won’t be used without a mobile interface extension. If you are switching to a new HR software, don’t forget to check for the app availability.

  1. Reporting and analytics

Reports, insights and centralized management are the aspects that set the software apart. Many a time, you’ll need a particular set of reports and data, known as customized reports. These are essential to informed decision making and deriving analytics. Hence, you should always ensure that all reports do your system allows you to create. Does it have them all that you need? Give it a thought

Bringing it all together

The solutions providers who understand the market, processes as well as recruiters’ core requirements are the ones who take away the piece of cake. As a matter of fact, organizations would tend to look for single vendor solutions in preference to different features solutions from multiple vendors. The new year and new technology are bringing more organized and manageable HR administration at your fingertips. Make sure you do keep in mind these trends when you buy a one. And for any of your human resource query or concern, we have our highly popular HR blog! Keep visiting!

Author Bio:

Sanjay Darji works as a software analyst at SoftwareSuggest. His interests include HR, performance management softwarerecruiting  softwarepayroll outsourcing, photography, and food. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his son and catch up on the latest technologies. You can follow him on Twitter at @sanjaydarji01.


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