We are always talking about the importance of being tech savvy and increasing its use to benefit our businesses, but does that also mean that technology will make many jobs obsolete, particularly in the Human Resource side of things?
Businesses are becoming more aware of the benefits of and the likelihood of replacing and reducing the number of Human Resource professionals that conduct a lot of Human Resource functions. Due to this, in more progressive organizations, human resource managers shift their efforts and time to higher value activities, such as succession planning, work force analytics, and leadership development. Professionals who resist using automated processes are usually put under pressure to either adapt or risk being made redundant.
However, the truth is that this massive shift is not something that is being witnessed in the Human Resource department alone; it is also in other areas of a business as well. Professionals face the “automation challenge” at least once in their careers. However, the good news is that you can future proof yourself from being dominated by automation to a great extent.
Be Welcoming and Open to Working with New Technologies
You must be the person who is willing to learn how to use new systems or tools in order to become a valuable resource. You might even be able to recommend someone who is better able to come up with ways in which Human Resource professionals can work with technology instead of being completely replaced by it.
There is so much that Automated Systems are Not Good At
, negotiation skills, and understanding certain things or special cases are some of the things that will forever remain for the strength of us humans. In the recruiting context, not only are these extremely important, they are also based on the talent of the Human Resource professional. When you are sitting across a candidate, you can sell an opportunity and pitch the company you are working for as a much better career choice than all the other companies out there. This is definitely something a robot or automation software won’t be able to do.