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The Changing Field of Human Resources

Posted by | Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Changing Field of Human Resources

The Human Resources field has changed significantly over the years.   According to Forbes Magazine, HR has historically focused administrating employees and their resources.  Today, however, the focus of HR efforts are geared more toward optimizing and connecting employees in ways like never before.

While traditional HR efforts focused on ensuring that employees were well-paid and taken care of, modern efforts include measures focused on improving employee performance through morale building exercises and employee-employer communication.  These efforts have effectively changed the way that many businesses operate, increasing their productivity and revenue.

What are the ways innovations in HR affect businesses?

These innovations in HR are changing the way businesses work around the world.  According to the Forbes article:

                  "The moment you start to administrate and optimize brains is the moment HR comes to life and has an impact on people, engagement, and business execution. The benefit is then lowering cost and increasing revenue."

HR used to operate in a bubble, interacting very little with employees.  Today, however, businesses must increase their HR efforts in order to remain competitive in a growing marketplace.  By taking measures to connect employees with each other and with the public, HR experts can promote creativity and good morale in the workplace, while improving productivity at the same time.

Many jobs that were once performed by HR staff are now becoming automated, realized by computers and robots.  At the same time, nothing will ever replace the  human component in terms of creativity.  This is why it is important that HR staff learn to incorporate technological innovations in their efforts, such as cloud technology and social media resources.

The Human Resources field is constantly changing, and it is becoming increasingly important that businesses learn to change with it.  At  ModernHR, we provide human resources solutions and technology for our many valued clients. 

Contact us today to find out how we can help your business adapt its HR efforts.

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