We have moved into an era where digital technology is disrupting virtually every aspect of our lives. This is so glaring both in our various personal lives and in our businesses.
The aim of this article is to show why progressive Human Resources (HR) leaders need to strengthen their skills and capacity to develop a digital mindset and put themselves on the path to becoming effective change agents.
Over the years, Human Resources Management has been categorized more as a function to support — delivering services to hiring managers, monitoring applicants, and maintaining employees. As HR teams are now under pressure to fill roles in a world where the talent pool is quickly shrinking, thus It is high time HR professionals pro-actively stepped forward and engage in learning about digital.
In the same vein, there’s a huge need for Nigeria’s recruitment sector to go extremely digital and stay at the forefront of the digital revolution as this will help them to increase productivity, cut costs, and offer a better experience for companies.
The digital world has become a game of the first to ‘get digital’ the fastest – and I believe that HR has the full potential – but only if HR can try to think and ‘get digital’ first!
Any HR professional who is yet to fully embrace digitization will need to do so soon in order to remain competitive in the brave new world.
Recruitment Process Has Changed
Online job platforms have rendered newspaper job listings out of date, with applications sent via the internet. Today, the most recent disruptor is LinkedIn.It is a social network for professionals,” LinkedIn has been steadily boosting its capabilities to identify connections between users, skills, companies, and jobs.
LinkedIn has also customized features for HR professionals, such as the Recruiter tool, which allows users to make advanced searches on member profiles.
Reimagine, reimagine, reimagine
The biggest mistake that HR can make in this age of digitization is maintaining “the way things are normally done.” This road map to the digital HR will need to be significantly reimagined, It’s not about trying to maintain the status quo, but to change the status quo.
Never stop learning
Technology and competition are changing faster than ever, it is very important to create that hunger for knowledge and adaptability within HR and then across the whole organisation.
Being prepared for being digital
As transformative change continues to evolve, business leaders – especially in HR – need to adopt new practices for recruiting, leading, organizing, motivating, managing, and engaging a workforce for the 21st century.
Digitizing a sector begins with a single step
Since digital transformation has no end state, creating a roadmap to digital innovation must take a gradual process. When these pillars are well connected, the recruitment industry puts itself in the best possible position to achieve the business outcomes it needs.
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