What’s digital HR?

If you have been working within HR, and you haven’t spent the last ten or so years in a cave you’ve come across the term digital HR in one way or another. 

Digital HR is a broad term, to some extent, loosely defined. One might even question if it’s also worth mentioning. Almost everyone today is using technology in one way or the other. Hence already being in the digital HR space.

So what on earth is digital HR? 

For me, (and since I run things related to this here at The Talent Company I get to decide for all of us.) digital HR is not being online or a tool. It’s a mindset. 

“Ok, Mr just-turned-consultant what on earth do you mean by that? A mindset?” 

I mean that for me it’s less about digital and tech. It’s more about curiosity about what lies ahead and how we as a function can utilize whatever the future might bring. To be in the know-how and to dare to try new things. Whatever they might be and also to more openly share what we’ve done and how we’ve succeeded or failed. 

I feel that sometimes we have so much to do. Our daily work gets in the way. We simply have too much stuff to do. All of this leads to not having time to try out new things and less so share when we do try new things, which mystifies the subject in an unnecessarly way.

The point I’m trying to make is this one: it’s not that scary. You probably are already utilizing tools that are considered to be “digital HR tools” in your daily HR-work.

Are you using Teams? Congrats, you are already half-way there.

So, in essence – it’s everything and nothing. And you are probably already digital. But do you still feel you need help becoming even more digital or to take the lazy way to the new and cool HR-tech-stuff out there?
Get in touch!

Tell me more about what’s next in digital HR!

If you found this post about digital HR interesting you should also check out our post about talent management.

« Nordic People Analytics Summit 2019

Our first 3 months »