Digital transformation has affected and transformed many sectors and many aspects of our lives. Human resources are no exception to this. This digital transformation has had an impact on the management of human capital within companies.
Impact on recruitment and talent acquisition
With digital transformation, the recruitment process has gone digital. This has made the process faster and more efficient. Companies can now use online platforms to advertise job offers and reach a wider audience. Application tracking systems enable recruiters to manage applications, organise interviews and monitor candidates more effectively.
The digitalisation of human resources has also opened up new possibilities for acquiring new talent. These include professional social networks such as Linkedin and online recruitment platforms such as Indeed, which enable professionals to get in touch with candidates (even if they are not actively looking for a job).
Finally, the use of digital technology in human resources has introduced new methods of evaluating candidates. For example, it is now possible to conduct video interviews, which reduces time and travel constraints. Skills analysis tools and online tests can also be used to assess candidates’ skills more effectively. What’s more, some human resources departments are using artificial intelligence to analyse CVs in order to sort through applications more quickly and bring out the most suitable profiles more quickly.
The effects of digital transformation on personnel management and skills development
First of all, let’s talk about personnel management. This has been greatly influenced by companies adopting human resources management systems. These allow them to store, manage and process employee data efficiently and securely. This makes it easier to manage information, contracts, working hours, etc., thus reducing the heavy administrative workload for those working in human resources.
As far as skills development is concerned, digitalisation has opened up new opportunities for employees to develop their knowledge and skills. This can take the form of e-learning platforms or virtual courses. In this way, employees can learn whenever they want, according to their needs, their level and from anywhere. This encourages learning.
However, it should be noted that this digital transformation created many challenges. Digital skills are essential and companies need to ensure that their employees are trained and have the skills to adapt to new technologies. This can sometimes mean extra effort and training costs.