The advancement in technology has enabled firms to make various changes in their organizations, especially in the functionality of the human resource departments Some of the advantages of the adoption of technology in the human resource departments may include. Cost decrease: the impact of the adoption of technology in human resource management has decreased costs in several ways. The technology implemented in human resource management reduces the processes and the work that are done by the different departments Some of the areas that the costs have been reduced include the postal costs, the data processing costs, and the announcement costs as the different firms can just advertise for open positions on their social media platforms.
Through the use of e—recruiting, and e-selections, the costs of staffing can be reduced by organizations since there is a reduced employee turnover.
The efficiency that the organization can be able to achieve in hiring is also increased furthermore, the use of self-service in the human resource management also allows the employees to perform most of the work on their own.
Increase efficiency: Over the use of technology) the jobs of individuals working in human resource management can be able to standardize the routines that they have on a daily basis. The employees have the option of focusing their strengths on the less administrative functions that they have and increase their concentration on interpreting the information that they get from the implemented technology, This means that these professionals can respond to the problems that they encounter in a timelier manner and during this process, they can be able to evaluate the most complex information quickly.
Enabling collaboration and communication: Most of the technologies that are implemented in the human resource departments are active for communications and collaboration.
These technologies include video conferencing, virtual teams, emails, videoconferencing and teleworking. These different platforms make the employees interact with various levels even if they are not in the same room furthermore, the adoption of this kind of technology improves the skill sets of the employees making it easy for the employees to be involved in participative decision-making. The decision-making responsibility is made to an organization’s responsibility Competency management: the adoption of technology in human resource management enables the organization to reach a wider candidate pool, and this makes it easier for the organizations to make decisions quickly.
The organization is also in a position whereby it can employ the most relevant employees based on the recruiting and selection criteria that have been developed, Furthermore, the technology that is used in the process improves and shortens the recruitment process. Knowledge management: in terms of definitions, knowledge management can be seen as the systematic process that an organization acquires, captures, creates, learn and synthesizes the different experiences that they encounter daily so as to increase or enhance their decision making. This knowledge is vital for organizations as they can be stored for future references especially if some employees decide to leave the job or retire.
The adoption of technology in the human resource management is however not all that smooth sailing, There are various disadvantages that the firms may face, These include; High maintenance costs: some of the technology that some firms decide to purchase is not only expensive but also has high maintained costs. Most of small organizations cannot be able to acquire such information. Furthermore, if some of the technologies are not properly maintained, then their performance may decrease. Makes employees lazy: due to the reason that most of the technologies used in human resource management are automated, most of the employees in the organization become lazy and lose their creativity.
Most of the tasks such as calculations that can be done easily are ignored by the employees, and this may bring about further problems in terms of calculations if the technologies fail to work in the future. Some of the other disadvantages are that the relationships amongst the employees in the workplace are affected It is also very risky in that the security of the information that is collected may be breached. Conclusion For any organization, it is expected that the adoption of technology in their human resource management services improves the performance of that organization. The adoption of the new technological advancements in these departments also impacts positively on the organization.
The advantages of adopting the new technologies outweigh the notion of disadvantages of adopting the new technologies recommendations Organizations should analyze the impact that technology has on their human resource management practices and determine if the impacts are positive or negative. The other recommendation that has to be considered is whether the cost of implementing such technology outweighs the profits that the technology that has been used. The area that may not have been researched extensively is the negative impact that the use of technology has had on the workforce.