Inventions push humanity forward. One can deny the importance of inventions, but the consequences of changes that have occurred under the influence of innovations are felt by everyone. A series of serious inventions of the 18th and 19th centuries led to the growth of industry. Civilization has shifted from manual labor to industrial. This allowed tens and even hundreds of times to increase labor productivity. People began to move from villages to cities.
Each new invention runs the world, and makes us change and adapt to new conditions. As a rule, changes occur not because of one invention, but because of a whole complex of inventions. Now we are on the verge of a new revolution and its name is digitalization.
What is digitalization?
Digitalization is the process of digitizing various types of information – text, sound, video. All that is around us is transferred to a single and zeros, a language that is understandable to computers. Digitalization allows you to process large amounts of data and as a result to forgive and speed up the work. By combining different information you can get convenient services. For example, by matching your location information with information about your search queries, your smartphone can determine your preferences. Based on this information, you can be offered options for recreation, suitable for you.
By combining different data, we get essentially new services. They can simplify life, reduce costs and increase productivity. All the prerequisites have already been formed. We have an Internet that allows us to store and share data. Also there are smartphones, PCs, tablets, etc. allowing us to collect and digitize information. All that’s left is to learn how to apply all these data to making money. Business is primarily interested in this kind of changes.
Digitalization in business
What is the digitalization for business? It is difficult to give an unambiguous forecast. With certainty, it can be said that digitalization can destroy many professions and create new opportunities for earnings. Some professions will not be needed, for example, lawyers giving advice on simple matters. And vice versa, those who create programs, those who apply them will be very much in demand. In place of the departed lawyers, online services will be provided that will provide advice, in order to be serviced and promoted.
Changes are already taking place, they can not be ignored. For example, now, exchange robots trade shares more efficiently than people. So far, robots basically give clues analyzing trends. But who knows what will happen in a few years. Perhaps the most rich will be the owner of the most modern robot. And perhaps robotics in general will destroy the market and a global crisis will come.
In order for digitalization to help your business, and not prevent, you should now think about how to use it. At a minimum, start digitizing all the information that your employees process. Think about how to collect more information about your customers and employees. This will help, if necessary, to quickly integrate your data with other information systems.
In business, there is a lot of talk about the role of HR-digitalization in the phases of personnel management. The main goals are to reduce the burden on HR specialists in the mass recruitment and training of personnel. At the same time to achieve higher KPI indicators. To achieve these goals, several tools for HR-digitalization have been identified:
- Applicant Tracking System (ATS);
- Learning Management System LMS Learning Management System (E-learning)
These systems interact with employees and candidates through mobile applications, social networks and cloud technologies. It sounds all quite difficult and incomprehensible. In fact, everything is simple, for example, a candidate is asked to fill out an electronic questionnaire before an interview. It is difficult and not usual for a modern person to write with a pen, it is much simpler, more familiar and quick to tick off and an electronic questionnaire. The employer gets the opportunity to process the received data faster and more efficiently.
Such automation is implemented at all stages of hiring and training:
- Instead of a group presentation, a video presentation is introduced;
- Instead of numerous interviews, assessments and other estimates of competencies, the candidate is invited to pass a quest in which he has the opportunity to demonstrate his skills;
- All employees are trained through special portals that systematize training.
Introduction of digitalization in HR technologies gives good results. The load on recruiters and researchers decreases, the funnel of hiring improves, the staff turnover decreases, as a result the company starts saving money.