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Redesigning digital HR models

By April 5, 2017 No Comments

Most businesses are redesigning their digital HR models, a Deloitte report finds

More than half of businesses surveyed in the 2017 Deloitte Report: ‘Global Human Capital Trends’ were in the process of redesigning their digital business models. A similar portion planned to leverage digital and mobile tools to improve HR processes.

The rapid evolution of cloud technology has been a catalyst for digital HR restructures, as employers look to automate everyday tasks so their HR teams can develop people-related strategies.


The ‘organisation of the future’

The Report concluded that today’s HR focus is ‘building the organisation of the future’:

‘Companies are hiring young, digitally savvy workers who are comfortable doing things themselves and sharing information in a transparent way. They want an integrated, digital experience at work—one designed around teams, productivity, and empowerment—and HR is expected to deliver it.’  Deloitte, (2017) Global Human Capital Trends 2017: Rewriting the rules for the digital age Deloitte University Press.

88 per cent of businesses recognised the importance of building an organisation of the future, but less than 11 per cent understood how to achieve it.

Leader of the Deloitte Human Capital Consulting Practice David Brown said less than 10 per cent of Australian businesses were equipped for the digital future:

“There is a significant danger that Australian companies are not moving fast enough to adapt to the needs of the workforce of the future. Companies must embrace the speed of change, learn how to rewrite the rules or risk losing the game.”


Employee experience

Employee experience has been front and centre in recent HR commentary. The focus stems from heightened competition for talent, driven by increasingly mobile workforces and better access to online networking opportunities (not to mention headhunting practices).

Australian employers can also expect to see more professional employees juggling multiple part-time roles. Accommodating this new breed of employee requires a significant shift in mindset, moving away from treating workforces as employees on a balance sheet.

The businesses leading the pack have adopted new technology to facilitate increased employee engagement and remove unnecessary administrative tasks so HR professionals can spend more time putting the ‘human’ back in HR.


Redesigning digital HR practices

The Report listed five steps for redesigning HR processes for the future:

  1. Leverage new technology
  2. Build a digital employment brand
  3. Create a compelling candidate experience
  4. Broaden and expand sourcing channels
  5. Integrate sourcing


The foundU difference

The foundU Platform gives each employee control – they can specify their availability, update details, apply for leave and find timesheet and payslip records via their employee profile on any internet-enabled device. Employees are offered shifts by SMS based on their availability to avoid unnecessary contact.

foundU also automates HR administration, so HR professionals can spend more time on people-related strategies and less time making calls and filing paperwork. Paperless records stored securely in the cloud can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and used to create custom compliance and strategic reports.

If you are planning on leveraging technology to redesign your digital HR strategy and don’t know where to start, send me an email at


Businesses surveyed for the Report:

More than 10,400 businesses were surveyed for the 2017 Deloitte report, of which:

  • 20 per cent were large companies with more than 10,000 employees
  • 30 per cent were companies with 1,000 to 10,000 employees
  • 50 per cent were small companies with few than 1,000 employees
  • About 20 per cent were from the Asia Pacific region

Click here to view the full report.

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