As the world of work becomes increasingly digital, HR and Procurement leaders are turning to technology to help them make strategic decisions, better engage their workforce, and gain competitive advantage. A new batch of recently published research examines technology adoption and digital strategy in these key areas. In this month’s workforce wrap up, we look at ways that organizations are leading the charge in digital transformation, and where they are falling behind.
More than half of executives polled in a new PwC study said that their company has a strong digital IQ; however, researchers in that same study report that these companies still find it difficult to keep up with changing technology. HR Dive asks why some companies have been slow to adopt emerging technology, and predicts that for businesses to position themselves for success, they will need to develop a comprehensive tech strategy.
For organizations doing business around the world, engaging an external workforce in any number of 200 countries – each with its own complex regulations, culture, and business norms – presents a unique set of challenges. Contingent Workforce Strategies examines why external workforce technology may be the key to becoming a truly global enterprise – as it offers unprecedented visibility into their workforce around the world.
How much has the meaning of digital changed in the last ten years? Harvard Business Review says the answer is, a lot. While ‘digital’ used to be a synonym for the IT department, digital strategy is now an essential part of an organization’s overall strategy – and if not, it’s at their peril. Companies can prepare for the next ten years and beyond by embracing emerging technology, ensuring that their CIO has a seat at the table, and focusing on technology that makes life easier for customers and their workforce.
A new study asks how organizations are using technology today, reporting mixed results. While organizations recognize the rise of digital, only 24.5% reported using technology for HR functions beyond payroll. HR Dive looks at how technology is transforming the way work gets done, and lays out some key strategies for setting up tech adoption to succeed.