Employee Engagement With HR Tech

/ septiembre 13th, 2018 / 0 Comment

Employee engagement is an ever-growing topic, and an issue executives face on a daily basis. Recently, HR tech has started offering sustainable and successful solutions to the problem.

In a recent Gallup report, an estimated 85% of employees across multiple sectors and regions around the world share they do not feel engaged on the job. Engagement at work ebbs and flows for several reasons, but the harsh reality is that these statistics have a direct impact on the bottom line of many companies. Research shows that employees who are less engaged are less productive each day, leading to reduced profitability for businesses. Many organizations have listed increased employee engagement as a strategic goal moving forward, leaning heavily on the idea that HR technology solutions may be able to lend a hand.

Technology has come leaps and bounds over the last several years, making it easier for businesses to operate efficiently over time. In the realm of HR, new technology solutions are creating work environments that are not only beneficial to management and company leadership but employees as well. The introduction of the right HR tech has the potential to ease the worries of lacking workforce engagement when organizations know what to look for in a solution. Here are several ways HR technology is improving employee engagement across companies large and small.

Real-time Feedback and Recognition

One of the most common reasons behind a disengaged workforce revolves around a lack of feedback and recognition from management. When employees sense their work is not important, or when they are unsure if what they are doing on a day to day basis is correct or needed, it’s likely workers will contribute less and less over time. HR tech has the potential to solve this issue through interconnected platforms and programs that allow for real-time feedback from management.

Technology solutions in this realm offer simple tools that give managers on-the-go abilities to leave feedback for a job well done. Some also provide a way for an employee’s peers to recognize them for completing a task or project successfully. These accolades can be archived within HR tech platforms and shared with the masses for real-time, noticeable feedback and recognition.

Career and Personal Development

Another way HR technology is leading the way to improved employee engagement is through easy to use career and personal development tools. It is common for a workforce to feel less than motivated to engage with their work when they do not connect their daily tasks with their career potential within an organization. Missing this critical connection can lead to long-term disengagement, as well as higher turnover for some companies.

HR technology tools that focus on career pathing offer a systematic approach to helping employees develop their career trajectories over time. Having an easy way to map out scenarios for different career paths, view competencies required for specific jobs within an organization, and review what’s needed in career and personal development to achieve those goals can prove beneficial in increasing engagement.

Continuous Performance Management

Performance management is yet another way HR technology is increasing employee engagement. Nearly all HR managers recognize the need for performance appraisals periodically as a way to spot check the progress of an individual or a team based on their career path within the company. However, the conventional method of delivering performance reviews is cumbersome for both employees and management, and it often fails to encompass all the ways individuals contribute to the company each day. Continuous performance management software allows organizations to take more control over the performance review process through enhanced feedback and recognition, career development, and evaluation tools. With better, more informed employee performance appraisals, workers feel more in-tune with the company and the work they perform each day.

Workforce Analytics

Data is one of the most significant benefits in the world of HR technology, as digital platforms allow for the collection, mining, and predictive use of information from a multitude of sources. When it comes to employee engagement, data analytics can be a powerful tool in helping evaluate performance, career development, and competency needs across teams and entire organizations. HR technology that utilizes data from employee and manager feedback can help create a culture that is more aligned with what employees want and need over time. The more inviting the work environment, the greater likelihood of engaged workers across the board.

Corporate and Individual Goals

Finally, HR technology solutions have the unique ability to bring together strategic corporate goals with individual employee objectives. Through performance management tools, organizations have the ability to define and map out corporate goals and seamlessly share these with the workforce. Employees, then, have an opportunity to see how their individual career and personal deveany, they are likely to be more engaged.

lopment successes align with these objectives in both the short- and long-term. When employees feel strongly that the work they do each day contributes to the bigger picture of the comp

**HR technology tools come in a variety of forms, and each has its own advantages to bring to the corporate table. Implementing a combination of the right HR technology solutions has the potential to improve the engagement problem faced by many organizations.

Author: Linda Parks Director of Clinical Development and Research, Glooko

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