Digital HR Tranformation

What is HR Digital Transformation

HR digital transformation is the process of changing the operational HR process to automated and data-driven.

According to Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends report: ‘It’s about HR teams taking up the dual challenge of transforming HR operations on the one hand, and transforming the workforce and the way work is done on the other.’

So, HR digital transformation is not just about HR, it’s a metamorphosis that involves the entire organisation as a whole.

What are the goals of HR digital transformation?

  • To automate processes and reduce the time spent on repetitive tasks.
  • To maximise the employee experience
  • To use the freed-up time to stratatise and ultimately benefit the business.

Human Resource (HR) digital transformation is the transformation in the way human resource functions, using data to guide all the sectors for HR – performance, payroll, benefits, learning and development, rewards and recognition, hiring etc.

How to enable digital transformation in HR?

What factors are necessary for a successful digital transformation?

We asked the experts at UNLEASH London about this question, here’s what they had to say:


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How to get started with HR Digital Transformation?

While all these fancy words sound good, it can be pretty daunting when it comes to making the first step. So here are a few guidelines for a successful start –

  • Establish a clear goal
  • Get everyone on board
  • Don’t overcomplicate things
  • Prioritise ideas
  • Assess performance
  • Culture is important too.

On a final note, HR transformation is not optional. In a world that digitalising it a fast pace, with consumers/employees that don’t know any better than for virtually anything in their lives to be digital, HR and employers simply can’t stay behind. Some companies who are experimenting with digital transformation decided to move their HR operations on cloud-based HR solutions to support various processes. As a result, the company benefitted from reduced time to get operational reports, easy access to business intelligence and improved employee engagement as well as satisfaction.