Love it, loathe it, or simply tolerate it, HR technology will dominate headlines (again) in 2016. Here are six trends to watch out for:-
The Internet of Things (IoT) : Global software giant SAP describes the Internet of Things as billions of devices which ‘talk to each other’. By 2020, it predicts, 50 billion connected devices will be doing just that via the internet, from coffee makers and cars to factory based machines. IoT puts the ‘big’ into big data and will continue to affect the workplace. In 2016 employers must decide whether or not to embrace wearable technology, such as, Fitbit and Google Glass. Research suggests that wearables improve both productivity and job satisfaction but issues over data protection and wellbeing need to be carefully assessed.