The Changing Environment of Mobile – Making Employees First


Perhaps it was no coincidence that the same year millennials became the largest generation in the work force that investors injected a collective sum of $2.4 billion into HR tech vendors. Mobile is clearly an emerging focus for HR technology innovators, and HR departments have a tremendous opportunity to connect and engage with their workforce through mobile technology.

In order to keep pace, mobile HR applications are looking to become tools for employees first. However, it’s important to not just adopt mobile for mobile’s sake. HR managers should choose tools aimed at providing value to employees and managers. Most newer HR systems are starting to be integrated with mobile capabilities as the demand grows. These apps cover everything from training to recruitment tracking to performance management, learning, and scheduling.

The bottom line is that mobile technology has already disrupted the market. In enterprise, it is quickly becoming the rule rather than the exception. Mobile phones are ubiquitous and there is a critical mass of users comfortable using mobile platforms in everyday life. Migrating HR services from desktops to apps is the natural next step for HR as mobile is becoming the preferred choice of employees.