With the convergence of Mobile, Cloud and Social, the geographical barriers will reduce and the accessibility of information will be easier and cost effective. Even for SMEs complete automation at smaller levels will be possible at lower costs. But this would also come with its own drawbacks:
- There will be reduced privacy of information as a lot of information will be available on the social networks.
- The gap between the tech-savvy and the tech-ignorant will widen.
But besides these few points the confluence would only help in betterment of the HR management system.
Companies will adopt Green HR. Environmentally friendly HR practices and the preservation of knowledge capital are part of Green HR. This involves reducing your carbon footprint through reducing printing of paper, video conferencing and interviews, etc. This would help companies find alternative ways to cut cost without losing their top talent; furloughs, part time work, etc. This would automatically enabled by effective implementation of cloud computing and HR mobile applications.
With advanced applications, employees can easily pull all necessary information regarding selection status during recruitment, company protocols during induction, check-in, attendance, leaves of absence, performance appraisals, career management, payroll — any and everything that is available online on the company servers.”
Besides this it can be used by HR to push employee management data to the cloud on the go.
Companies are now looking at the total “talent supply chain” rather than at individual labor silos. They are opting for a complete suite to filling varied positions, which is not facilitated by these HR-procurement silos.Technology, economic forces, changing expectations and globalization are all causing these necessary shifts in HR.
Compared to a traditional HR software where you get stuck with various overheads such as licensing fees, customisations, maintenance etc. cloud computing in HR reduces these maintenance cost, infrastructure, storage space, expensive software among others.
With the help of a cloud computing system, one can access easily access online applications, allow automatic cost comparisons of the best way to recruit, keep a track of the entire recruitment process, act as schedulers, store information online and provide you detailed reports and searches.These are also perfectly suited for the price sensitive SME sector.
With android phone taking over the mobile market, various applications are available for download. HR too has joined the bandwagon.
Various customizable applications are available for download from various vendors that enables various HR processess such as sending job invites, recruitment and selection, induction training, payroll management, employee manangement etc. This not only helps HR in tracking but also employee in staying connected to centralised system to check on HR entities on the go.