HR Needs to Step Up Tech Usage to Show Value to Their Business
Globalization, talent constraints, and new technology pose significant opportunities for material change in human resources (HR), according to new research from audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP, which found rising skepticism in the executive suite about the overall effectiveness of today's HR function.
- Over the next two years, 69 percent said they believed their companies would increase their proportion of virtual/flexible workers.
- Forty-nine percent said they had outsourced core business activities to external vendors over the past two years.
- Social networking sites had given their organizations access to significant new sources of talent, according to 37 percent, and 41 percent said the social networking sites made it easier for competitors to poach talent.
- Over the next two years, 63 percent agreed that coming up with the best talent management practices would be a key tool in their ability to compete in a more competitive global marketplace.
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