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Emerging Trends for HR Assessment

By HR Tech Outlook | Monday, February 24, 2020

Social media is the most common method to stay in touch with people and also make contact with new ones. Social media analytics have improved significantly over time and have become highly sophisticated in terms of what it can teach about various candidates.

FREMONT, CA: Digitalization has made its way into all sectors of business, to an extent where digitalization is the only way to stay in the competition. The HR industry is continuously trying to evolve through various practices. Organizations have also started collecting data on employees' activities and performances to improve efficiency. Majority of the trends that emerged from the subsequent studies point towards data mining.

Gamification

Gamification is nothing but the application of gaming elements to improve elements such as user engagement and organizational productivity, which attempts to enhance the user experience at work, often with mobile-friendly solutions. Gamification is fast emerging as a trend, a common trend in the HR industry, where organizations can mine data from video gamers who possess the necessary skills needed for specific jobs.

Social Media Analysis

Social media is the most common method to stay in touch with people and also make contact with new ones. Social media analytics have improved significantly over time and have become highly sophisticated in terms of what it can teach about various candidates. The digital activity can be used to paint a clear picture of an organization’s employees, not just their age and gender, but also their alcohol and drug usage habits. Music streaming services like Spotify can help identify a candidate's emotional stability.

Performance Management

There is an ongoing war for talent among organizations, which makes performance management essential for organizational growth. Employees crave immediate, constant, and constructive feedback on their performance. Large sums of money are lost in performance due to low rates of engagement. In the next few years, the focus on performance management is going to rapidly increase as personal development is not just relevant to the employee, but to the organization as well. Today, various online tools and applications are available for organizing employee feedback, performance reviews, goal management, or surveys to measure the mood of employees.

Employee Engagement

An employee's well being is highly dependent upon the organization's employee engagement policies. As a result, HR managers need to develop the employee engagement process to keep up with emerging trends. An employee engagement manager needs to be able to continually analyze and monitor employee happiness through surveys and other data analytical tools and carry out proactive actions based on these data. It is essential to maintain an employee's physical as well as mental well being to sustain healthy engagement and overall performance.

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