Lee Bowen, Sales Director, Emirates HR
Having spent 15 years in the HCM software industry in the UK, I made the move to the UAE six months ago as Sales Director for Emirates HR. Throughout my experience over the years, I have seen HRM technology grow at an exceptional rate year-after-year; drawing on my knowledge I will be writing articles on a regular basis to keep you updated on current and future insights focussing on the UAE, GCC and MENA regions.
As we are now fully into the swing of things for 2019 I thought I would start by sharing my thoughts in regards to my predictions for HR technology in the region for 2019. It has been an extremely busy start to the year for EmiratesHR and my initial thoughts on this subject have only been confirmed based on recent conversations with companies, all varying in size and complexity based in the region in recent weeks.
Predictions for 2019
Ease of Use – HR systems will need to be easy to use both from the business and employee self-service point of view. More and more business will look for feature-rich systems which don’t take months (normally at a great deal of expense) to implement and configure and once configured are over complicated and extremely difficult to use on a day-to-day basis. Employees will become more self-efficient through the continued development of mobile apps. If the employee does require assistance than apps that include chatbots provide employees with answers quickly with no need to contact the HR department directly.
Continued Migration to Cloud Technology – Cloud technology has advanced at a rapid rate over the past 5-years. Even for businesses with multiple regions, complicated payroll and/or 1,000’s of employees there is now no excuse not to migrate to the cloud. There is no longer a need for expensive, on-premise servers/systems that require a whole IT department to take ownership of as well as buying, maintaining and replacing these often at a great expense to the business. With up to date cloud technology comes a key win…easy integration to 3rd party solutions…
Integration is Key! – API’s now means there is no excuse for HR systems not to integrate with other critical business systems such as finance software and Business Information Tools. With this comes a greater level of data analytics allowing business to plan and make better-informed business solutions which in turn will give them the edge over their competitors and allow them to grow.
We would love to hear any feedback on our predictions for 2019 article.
Emirates HR is an intuitive HR software solution specifically designed for the UAE and wider GCC region to save you time and money. Our secure cloud-based software helps organizations of any size streamline HR processes and engage with their employees more efficiently and accurately.