Since HR Technology drives HR practices and activities, here are the top ten HR predictions for 2014. These predictions are built around HR technology.
Virtual teams will be managed more effectively and increase in numbers. Despite news of Yahoo! killing off their virtual teams, I believe that virtual teams will keep overhead down and dominate the market.
HR data will be just as prominent and secure in the cloud as onsite. As technology continues to develop we’ll be confident that our data is secure in the cloud.
Mobile tools will reign supreme. We’re working in an age where most of the content we search for is done on our mobile devices. In 2014 we’ll be applying for jobs and doing everything on mobile that we once did on a desktop.
Big data will be bigger then ever. Right now we’re using big data, but not to it’s full extent. I think in 2014 big data will be bigger then ever.
Gamification will still be here. Gamification is continued to be talked about in the HR space and I predict that in 2014 it’ll still be around, maybe even more prominent.
HR will “see the light.” Analytics is a big thing. I think in 2014 HR departments across the world will finally “see the light” and make it a crucial part of their business practices.
Social Recruiting Tools will become more prominent. We’re starting to see social tools pop up that are HR-focused, but in 2014 we’ll see platforms and programs that are dedicated only to HR and recruiting.
HR Technology will explode. I think we’ve only seen the beginning of what HR technology looks like. In 2014 it’s going to be bigger then ever and vendors are going to fight to the death to have their technology in the hands of companies.
HR Solutions will become more data-focused. The programs used by HR professionals will help create more informed decisions because the data will be able to be sorted in a more efficient manner.
2014 will be the year of HR Technology. Enough said.
Do you agree? What are some of your predictions? Let us know in the comments!