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HR Software 2024 and Beyond: The Rise of Intelligent Workforce Platforms Most companies use human resources management systems. Here's why.

By Lilia Stoyanov

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Human resources (HR) experts here in Europe and abroad are increasingly using technological solutions to improve their capabilities and optimize their operations in this quickly changing business environment. A crucial component of contemporary HR operations is HR software, commonly referred to as Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS). Recruitment, decision-making, and employee retention are all greatly impacted by the increasing use of HR software. The rise of intelligent workforce platforms that utilize cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing is projected to drive further growth in the role of HR software.

The increasing use of HR software.

All sizes of firms have been using HR software morefrequently. In 2019, 47% of large-sized organizations reported having an on-premise or licenced HRMS, according to a Statista analysis. This figure demonstrates how widely acknowledged the advantages that HR software offers to businesses are.

According to Capterra, 80% of small businesses in the U.S. either currently use HR software or expect to do so over the next year or two. Small businesses are also adopting HR software. According to this trend, HR software is becoming more and more important for small and medium-sized organizations that want to increase productivity and optimize their HR processes. It is no longer just for giant corporations.

According to a Forbes article, 94% of HR professionals believe that intelligent automation will be important to the HR function's success within the next three to five years. This statistic further emphasizes the growing importance of intelligent workforce platforms in the HR software landscape.

HR software's effect on hiring and retention of employees.

The use of HR software is particularly important in the areas of hiring and employee retention. A Business.com article cited a survey in which 22% of professionals said that HR software enhanced the quality of job applicants and team member retention. This data emphasizes how important HR software is to fostering a great work environment and drawing top talent to companies.

Using HR software to automate tedious operations, streamline candidate monitoring, communication, and resume sorting is essential to the recruitment process. HR specialists may concentrate on more strategically important parts of the hiring process, such candidate evaluation and selection, because this automation saves time.

Furthermore, HR software helps businesses to keep employee data current, which is critical for efficient employee engagement and retention. HR personnel can quickly access and analyze employee data to see patterns, handle issues, and put focused retention strategies into action by having a centralized system that keeps the data.

Cloud transformation and decision-making in HR.

The way businesses run has been completely transformed by cloud computing, and HR is no different. With the ability to access HR systems and data from anywhere, at any time, cloud-based HR software is becoming more common. A PwC research cited a survey that found that 100% of cloud-powered businesses had enhanced decision-making via cloud transformation.

HR software that is hosted on the cloud has various benefits, such as increased data security, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. HR professionals may access real-time data and analytics using cloud-based solutions, which empowers them to make well-informed decisions and propel organizational performance.

Moreover, cloud-based HR software makes it easier for HR specialists and other organization stakeholders to collaborate and communicate. Transparency, efficiency, and sound decision-making are encouraged by cloud-based HR software, which offers a centralized forum for information exchange and feedback.

The market for HR software in the future.

With 2024 and beyond in sight, the market for HR software has a bright future. The HR software market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 10.10% from 2021 to 2028, reaching a projected value of USD 33.57 billion, according to a report by Verified Market Research. This expansion shows that the value of HR software in fostering organizational success is becoming more widely acknowledged.

The development of AI and machine learning in HR technology is anticipated to have a significant impact on HR software in the future. AI-driven chatbots and virtual assistants, for instance, are getting more advanced and are capable of answering a variety of HR-related questions. These AI tools improve productivity and give staff members prompt, precise answers to their HR-related inquiries.

Cloud-based platforms will also be a major factor in HR software in the future, in addition to AI. Because cloud-based HR technologies are accessible, scalable, and flexible, HR professionals can easily collaborate across geographical boundaries and adjust to changing business requirements.

To sum up, The landscape of HR software will continue to change as we approach 2024 and beyond due to the emergence of intelligent workforce platforms driven by cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing. Businesses of all sizes are using HR software more frequently as a result of their realization of the advantages it offers for hiring, retaining, performance assessment, and making informed decisions.

The development of intelligent workforce platforms driven by cutting-edge technologies like AI and cloud computing will continue to influence the HR software market as we approach 2024 and beyond. Due to organisations' recognition of the advantages HR software offers for recruitment, decision-making, and staff retention, its use is growing among all sizes of firms.

HR experts may automate monotonous tasks, optimise operations, and make data-driven choices with the help of HR software. Given that the market is expected to develop dramatically over the next several years, the future of HR software seems bright. HR software will be essential for achieving organisational success and cultivating a productive and engaged staff as businesses continue to embrace digital change.

Lilia Stoyanov

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CEO and Angel Investor at Transformify. Fintech Expert.Professor.

Lilia Stoyanov is a chief executive officer and angel investor at Transformify. A fintech and digital transformation expert, she is also a professor at Zigurat Business School and expert evaluator Horizon 2020 at the European Commission.
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