Digital Transformation in HR: Why It Is Important

HR has already undergone significant changes over the past few years. To reap the benefits of the digital revolution, HR must lead transformations and engage employees. There will be more big changes in the future.

Digital Transformation in HR: Why It Is Important

By Melissa Norman, Founder and Managing Director, Aisling Group


To meet the evolving demands of doing business, organisations today are leveraging technology more than ever. The workplace has become a digital one. HR digital revolution is here and moving rapidly, from everyday work processes to recruitment, onboarding, and talent retention.

HR digitalisation will transform our work, creating a workforce approach that goes beyond automation. In addition to business agility, it should also include a more comprehensive use of services, as well as upskilling and reskilling of the workforce.

In addition to shaping a company's culture, HR digitalisation will also be a factor in attracting and retaining talent. Employees nowadays seek purpose in what they do at work, and meaningful work becomes a key determinant in talent acquisition and retention.

Further, many employees today believe that working for a digitally-enabled company that integrates culture, engagement, and technology seamlessly is important. By enhancing efficiency and innovation, an organisation will be able to break down communication barriers and transform the employee experience.

Nevertheless, the changing workforce landscape should also be considered - a lot of organisations nowadays have as many as five different generations coexisting at the same time. This can slow down the adoption of new technology by increasing the complexity of HR.

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As a result, HR should continue to find new ways to achieve business results with greater simplicity and in a more appealing way for everyone, regardless of their generation. In an era where so many HR management systems and new technologies are being introduced, it's important to find one that fits the needs and structure of your workforce.

The need to future-proof your workforce is another huge factor that contributes to the need for HR digital revolution. To achieve this, companies must embrace disruption, leverage information technology such as social media and communication tools and find ways to increase productivity and encourage collaboration across teams and departments without compromising quality.

HR has already undergone significant changes over the past few years. To reap the benefits of the digital revolution, HR must lead transformations and engage employees. There will be more big changes in the future.

Aisling Group, comprising Aisling Search & Selection, Aisling Consulting and Aisling Professional Development, is a home-grown Malaysian talent solutions company.

Founded in 2016 by Melissa Norman, a HR recruitment veteran in Malaysia, and Miles Hunt, of Benula Capital, a UK-based investment firm with a track record of investments across HR, Consulting, Technology and Assessment Companies in Europe and Asia, with combined experience spanning over 30 years, Aisling is represented with knowledge, expertise, and more importantly, a deep understanding and care for our client and candidate communities.

With our clients, Aisling applies a highly specialised approach and value-effective solutions that require less time and resource to plan, execute and deliver.

With our candidates, we are committed to providing them with better access to an equitable future, supported by the right learning and development towards upskilling and reskilling; enabling them to build their experience and professional network.

All in all, we are driven to be a holistic human capital solutions provider by supporting our client and candidate communities in progressively shaping their talent management approach and initiatives in the areas of, talent identification, talent development, talent engagement, and succession planning.