New HR and technology survey launched in Asia-Pacific
The rapid pace of change seems to be outstripping how fast people and businesses can keep up. In the area of workforce management, for example, newer styles of HR technology – which address workforce challenges in the new digital age – have yet to see widespread adoption.
A newly-launched research survey aims to understand why this might be the case.
Led by Philippa Penfold, a HR veteran and Chairperson of HRM Asia’s Advisory Committee, the survey is a ‘by HR, for HR’ exploration of the relationship that HR professionals and leaders in the Asia-Pacific have with technology.
Penfold notes that there is a panoply of such analysis and research considering the US or global specific, but nothing specifically catered to the fast-growing markets here in the Asia-Pacific.
|“Now more than ever, it’s clear that HR and technology need to work together to integrate the human and technology dimensions, to create a human workplace that takes advantage of new age technology.”|
“No matter where I looked, I didn’t find anything that was a good reflection of my peers and profession in this region, and the realistic situation in most of our workplaces. What I did find were reports from HR technology leaders in the US; and while they’re great, they’re not us,” she says.
But such benchmarking is crucial, even as each new day brings new technological possibilities and realities in terms of how HR can shape the workplace of the future.
“Now more than ever, it’s clear that HR and technology need to work together to integrate the human and technology dimensions, to create a human workplace that takes advantage of new age technology,” Penfold says.
Findings from the survey will be shared in full report later this year – but HR Festival Asia attendees will be getting a sneak peek during Penfold’s session in the Smart Workforce and Innovation stream.
“I will be presenting an analysis of our results and comparing them to best-practice frameworks and literature from global HR technology thought-leaders. I want people to walk away with a realistic view of where they are today compared to their peers, and a better understanding of what they can do to develop the ‘human+technology’ dimension of their organisation,” she explains.
HR professionals from the region are invited to add their voices to this new research endeavour. Click on the link below to take part in the survey – it won’t take more than 10 minutes.