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The Latest Mobility Trends in HR

HCM
Article
11/23/2016

Mobility trends are changing HR--for most companies, human resource managers, and employees alike. Thanks to shifting technology processes and better mobile devices, it's possible to deliver a top-notch HR mobile system for all levels of your organization. From the way that we use mobile devices to the functionality that managers need to do their jobs on the go, today's HR technology landscape looks very different than it did just a few years ago. Here's a closer look at some mobility trends that HR managers should be aware of when making critical decisions about their business' HR system:

A Shift from One App, One Function to Multi-Device

Not long ago, the HR technology world was dominated by a one app and one function model. Companies used a variety of best-in-class software programs to provide different functions, from time and attendance to payroll processing. Integration was limited or not possible at all. Employees and administrators alike had to log into multiple systems to accomplish even basic tasks. Today, the model has evolved to encompass multi-device access of a single, integrated system. Users can access most of their critical HR systems through a single login on the device of their choice, and get more done with fewer logistical hassles.

Users can access most of their critical HR systems through a single login on the device of their choice, and get more done with fewer logistical hassles.

Increasing Reliance on Mobile Devices

Employees are using mobile devices for a wider variety of tasks. In some cases, they're using it while on-the-go to answer a question or access basic information. In certain industries, employees may not have access to a computer and rely on mobile devices to log their payroll, report time and attendance, or request time off. Managers are also using mobile devices to complete more complex HR tasks that were once the province of sitting down at a computer. Today's HR software offers full mobility access, allowing employees and managers to create a variety of activities from wherever they are.

An Increasing Focus on the User Experience

The employee experience is increasingly important and it's shaped by consumers' expectations. People are regularly using apps like Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram. They're used to informal environments that help them get to information quickly. Most systems are optimized for touch-screens and tapping, and many business-critical tasks can be completed with a swipe and a tap. This is a profoundly different model than just a few years ago. An increasing focus on the user experience – and by extension, the employee experience – is eliminating many common frustrations with HR technology.

They're used to informal environments that help them get to information quickly.

Today's HR software is adapting to the reality that people are relying on their mobile devices. The latest mobility trends favor flexibility, integration, and a focus on the user experience. By investing in the best tools available, it's possible for employees and managers alike to get more done within their HR systems – and create a higher level of satisfaction across the organization.

 

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