HR In The Flow of Work

As we all know too well, the world of work is not just automated, it’s busy, chaotic, distracting, and ever-changing. We are all overwhelmed with tools and messages, we log in to new systems almost every day, and we simply do not have time for HR systems that interrupt our time to fill out forms or find the information we need. And we want meaning, purpose, and a sense of progress every day.

We need systems that are intelligent, useful, and accessible in the flow of work. This means no longer logging into the “talent management” or “learning system” but using these systems in our every day lives, accessing information on a mobile app, getting messages from Slack or another messaging system, or even communicating with the HR systems through a conversation on our phone.

And I do mean systems (plural). There will never be one HR platform in a company, and actually, the number of talent-related systems is exploding. Innovative new solutions for performance management, learning, career exploration, candidate assessment, diversity, pay equity, and well-being are now hitting the market, and these groundbreaking systems are productive, enjoyable, and valuable.

What’s really new about these tools is that they’re fun and easy to use, they provide a sense of purpose and meaning  and the fit into the flow of work.Vendors are laser-focused on this issue today and I’m seeing solutions more compelling than ever before.

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