HR technology is one of the key areas we’ve seen significantly evolve over the past few years. Financial and resource investment in this area is also growing, as technology has created the real opportunity for HR to drive positive business change and growth. While HR technology once centered around the applicant tracking system (ATS) and human resource information system (HRIS), we’ve seen it mature to include various innovative solutions that can be implemented to enhance the entire employee journey; likewise, making sure each touchpoint has technology intertwined can significantly improve both efficiency and business outcomes.
At the same time, talent acquisition is evolving towards truly strategic, “total talent” management − as leaders are realizing the need to focus efforts around the entire employee journey, from pre-candidate experiences to onboarding, to engagement and growth opportunities, to name just a few. This shift is requiring different types and more sophisticated technologies.
Total Talent Strategy: The “Ecosystem”
Talent strategy is an ecosystem, an interconnected community of moving parts and pieces, from pre-candidate experiences and pipeline building, to talent acquisition and employment branding, to even workforce planning, employee engagement, as well as learning and development. Your talent ecosystem cannot be strategic and proactive unless all areas of your people are working properly, functioning seamlessly, and optimized according to your company’s overarching business strategy. And technology is playing a pivotal role.
Specifically, technology is one of the key advantages to remaining competitive in today’s ever-changing talent landscape. However, many organizations, here at WilsonHCG included, we are bombarded with demos and discussions around what the latest HR technologies can do; with so many new technologies popping up, it can be overwhelming to evaluate where you are on the spectrum of traditional to innovative, and beyond that where to begin.
Toward this end, we have done extensive research on the area of HR technology, including what’s out there, what’s best, and where to begin − and, toward this end, presented during a webinar on July 13th to help answer talent leaders’ hot buttons on all things HR technology. Ultimately, we sought to answer one key question:
“How can the technologies available today unite my talent ecosystem?”
Throughout the joint Human Capital Institute and WilsonHCG webinar, we delved into the following:
Myself and co-presenter Joe Kotch, WilsonHCG Managing Director, Consulting Practice, sought to provide an exciting and engaging discussion. We encourage you to download the presentation slides and check out the webinar re-cast at the link below, to join in on the conversation and take important first steps toward leveraging technology to unite your talent ecosystem.
As the VP of Client Solutions for EMEA and APAC, Craig leads the growth strategy and cultivation of new partnerships throughout EMEA and APAC. Alongside the trusted consultants at WilsonHCG, he builds market-leading scalable, customisable RPO solutions. These relationships span all industries with expertise in Technology, Business Services, Financial Services, Engineering, Manufacturing, Retail, and Media.