How the HR Field Keeps Pace with Technology through the Human Workforce

How the HR Field Keeps Pace with Technology through the Human Workforce


Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The rapid expansion of technology in all areas of daily life has proven to extend to the workforce where many jobs have become obsolete and are done more efficiently with computers. Because of this fact, human learning becomes even more critical. "What will be the competitive differentiator for employers when raw technology is cheap and widely available? I believe it will be the quality of your human workforce-having employees who are able to think, relate and learn continuously," states Edward D. Hess, professor of business administration at the University of Virginia and co-author of Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age (Berrett-Koehler, 2017).

A recent article published by SHRM outlines the 8 tips for creating a Learning Culture.
  1. Recognize the Difference Between Skills and Behaviors
  2. Make It About KSAs, not KPIs
  3. Get Buy-in at the Top
  4. Engage Middle Managers
  5. Communicate Your Goals
  6. Integrate Learning Platforms
  7. Continually Measure and Adapt
  8. Embrace the Multichannel World
Even though processes are being automated, there is still need for critical thinking, innovation, and high emotional and social intelligence. Utilizing the SHRM Learning System®'s approach to solid HR Strategies and the integration of the Communication Competency, allows HR professionals to nurture employees in these automatized environments and utilize human capital in strategy and growth.

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