As you approach the end of 2017, it’s easy to just look ahead to 2018. But, in reality, it might be time to look ahead even farther than that -- enabling you to make decisions this year that will have an impact on your company and your employees for many years ahead.

In a recent article, SHRM looked closely at a Harris Poll that predicted that data will become even more prevalent and important in HR jobs and functions over the next five years.

“Over the next five years, look for the most successful teams to embrace technology and focus more on performance,” Paycor Chief HR Officer Karen Crone told SHRM.

Why the change?

With a greater reliance on technology, and more specifically data, HR professionals will be able to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on improving the lives of their employees – both in and out of the office, a key start to positive employee recruiting and retention.

Additionally, the focus on data and technology will grow HR’s ability to offer valuable information to leadership that can lead to not only improved employee retention, recruitment and morale, but also, and perhaps most importantly, cost savings.

“The decision to invest in data can be an overwhelming one at first,” DHS Group CEO Jim Pritchett, said. “But when you think about building a strategic plan towards a successful future, there’s a need to do something today that will have a real impact on that. Data is that something.” 


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