If you are a business manager who is seeking to implement digital transformation in your organization (and we suggest you must), one of the functions that you would surely want to transform digitally is HR. And as with other functions, HR Digital Transformation would involve making various processes within the HR Department technology- and data-driven and automating them as far as possible. However, the HR Department would not undergo a standalone transformation, its transformation has to be a subset of the overall digital transformation exercise. Here, we cover six key pillars that should guide you in your HR digital transformation endeavor:

Set clear goals

To successfully implement the digital transformation exercise, you need to be clear in terms of what you hope to achieve through the same. Initially, you could set broad goals such as automating tasks such as candidate filtering, payroll management, attendance management, onboarding, and so on. Once you have identified the broad goals, you can then get into minute-level planning on how each of the goals could be achieved through technology.

Involve everyone in the organization

Your organization is a collection of human resources, therefore, if you have to implement HR Digital Transformation, you would need to bring everybody on board and involve them in the process. An individual can’t be able to plan an exercise as complex as digital transformation down to its last-mile implementation. Moreover, it might be difficult to go about it without having input from people working at the lowest rung who are in tune with the practicalities and deal with them directly. As a result, it is essential to ask for ideas and suggestions from everyone within your organization to maximize the benefits that you can reap out of your digital transformation efforts.

Plan the technology strategy to reflect the defined goals

Once you have identified your digital transformation goals for the HR Department, you need to strategize how you would want to create the technology necessary to implement the digital transformation. This would mean deciding what technologies to use, what kind of data access control to implement, what automation logic to integrate, and so on.

Simplify the transition

Digital transformation is a complete change in how the company operates. This would involve learning new skills and modifying working styles. As a manager, you must make the challenge of change management as smooth as possible.

Assess Expected vs. Realized goals

A constant evaluation of the progress made through HR digital transformation is important to determine where you stand with regard to having the desired benefits. As such, periodic assessment of your expected goals and the extent of their realization is essential to understand if there is any tweak needed to be made in your execution strategy.

Make continuous improvement a company culture

Digital transformation is not an endeavor with a pre-determined start and stop. Once you initiate it, you need to build a culture wherein employees constantly stay on the lookout for ways in which existing tasks could be performed better or processes improved to achieve better outcomes. It is only through fostering such a culture that your organization would be able to continue growing in the future.

The above six tips would ensure a successful HR Digital Transformation implementation within your organization. Not only will you be able to attract the right employees, but also be able to retain them for longer and make the workplace happier. If you are an organization looking to embrace this futuristic change, you need to look no further than Intention Systems to make it a reality. Our customizable technology solutions such as AETIUS and Telesence help you to not just improve the speed, efficiency, and accuracy of your hiring activity, they would also help you cut down on associated costs by up to 80%. With our demonstrated track record, we would be more than willing to help you with your HR transformation journey.