Implement A Successful Digital HR Transformation

September 22, 2021

Digital HR transformation has become a fundamental prerequisite for financial success. But many organizations seem to be falling behind when it comes to executing a successful digital HR transformation. The reason being is that organizations tend to overlook certain vital elements that need to be prepared at the time of implementing a digital HR transformation. No matter how well an HR system is designed featuring the latest technology, three decisive factors support the success of a digital HR transformation within an organization. Here is a breakdown of these three factors and how they can help organizations implement a successful digital HR transformation.  

Establish Clear Goals 

Before taking on a significant digital transformation that impacts all aspects of business operations, it’s essential to define its goals effectively. Organizations initiate an integration of HR systems to overcome specific HR issues and to enhance a more productive and cost-effective workplace. 

So organizations must define these goals to make sure they are carefully addressed in the transformation process. Doing this is important for an organization to gain a stable return on investment on the particular transformation. 

Establishing clear goals will also enable organizations to match and measure the performance or results of the transformation and thereby make necessary adjustments or improvements accordingly. Any digital HR transformation can be effective and produce expected results only if the goals of an HR department are duly considered within its planning and execution. 

Involve & Prepare Target Audience 

HR digital transformations are aimed at HR professionals and the overall employees of an organization. So it’s essential to involve these stakeholders who will be affected by the transformation process at the initial stages of planning. Getting the opinions, ideas, and perspectives of the target audience on the transformation, addressing and incorporating them is critical to making any digital HR platform adaptable. Only when the target audience can easily accept and adapt to a transformation,  organizations can benefit from the expected results and performance. 

Besides involving employees within the transformation, it’s also equally important to prepare the target audience to adapt and make use of the changes the way it is meant to be. For example, suppose the target audience has employees who show resistance towards digital transformation or prefer manual HR systems. This group should be provided appropriate training and development to overcome these issues. 

In addition, employees should also be introduced to the transformations that are going to take place and made aware of how they can simplify their job tasks using digital systems. This will motivate employees and keep them engaged towards a successful digital HR transformation process. 

Keep It Simple 

Another relatively overlooked factor when it comes to implementing a successful digital HR transformation is keeping it simple for users. From the user interface to the user experience of digital HR solutions, they must be simple and easy to use. This is one of the main ways an organization can keep employees engaged and easily adaptable towards the transformation process. 

Complicated digital solutions can weaken the confidence among employees and increase their need for guidance or assistance. When this persists, employees will gradually get disengaged within the transformation process and start to show resistance in using them, and in the long-term, the transformation will prove unsuccessful. 

If you think your organization needs an effective digital HR transformation but don’t know where to start, reach out to us at EmiratesHR. We have been providing tailor-made cloud-based HR software solutions for leading businesses in the UAE and GCC with an award-winning team of expert developers, product designers, and human resources professionals from across the globe. All our software solutions aim to meet the highest HR standards with a dedicated focus on employee engagement and productivity.