On the CatalystOne blog we cover subjects regarding HR technology, HR systems, HR processes, Performance & Talent Management and more.
While parts of the Nordics cautiously reopen after three months of varying levels of lockdown, it’s a good time to look back and think about what worked and what didn’t, what could have been better, and what you would have put in place if you could go back and prepare your business for the challenges you faced.
We recently ran a live panel webinar exploring HR-IT collaboration in Scandinavia. This was the result of a survey and subsequent report we released back in March that focused on how IT professionals feel about HR in relation to their priorities, and about HR systems in general.
There’s a saying in show business: never work with children or animals. Well, that went out the window with our freedom of movement, didn’t it? Now, many of us are juggling work and sanity with home schooling and childcare, and the opportunities for both frustration and comedy gold are never-ending. Even though we at CatalystOne are old hands at digital work, we’ve had our own share of teaching moments since we took to our homes to practice social distancing. We thought it would be fun to share a few of our personal best to let all the parents out there know, you are not alone!
Coronavirus talk has dominated the conversation lately, which is completely understandable considering how much it has changed everyone’s lives so quickly. But, there’s a conundrum for those working at home that we also need to talk about: Where is the line between acknowledging the strangeness and moving past it to get on with our work?
The rise in confirmed cases of Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) across Europe has led to a sudden and drastic shift in working conditions for many. With authorities around the world recommending remote work wherever possible, the everyday working lives of millions have suddenly changed. Now, more than ever before, businesses’ ability to deploy flexible working conditions while trying to keep things running is being tested.
The shift towards a digital workplace has been underway for some time. Paper memos and faxes, for example, gave way to email more than twenty years ago. But lately it feels like things have suddenly sped up. There's endless buzz around increased uptake of technology in the workplace, and it's leaving some managers and employees feeling like they’re playing an endless game of catch-up.
It’s not news that digitalisation is changing the landscape of almost every industry, but technology is only the vehicle for change. People are aboard that vehicle, and without someone to drive and someone to navigate, you won’t get to where you intended to go.
CEO of CatalystOne, Avtar Jasser, reflects on 2019 and looks ahead to the coming year – and decade – in HR tech. Changes and developments in HR and HR tech in 2019 HR is about gradual change, and the really noticeable changes happen over longer periods than a single year. While larger companies have been adopting HR systems over the past few years, it’s now time for smaller companies to act on their need for proper HCM platforms. We also see that bigger organisations are beginning to understand that a solid platform for HCM doesn’t always fit with the point solutions they have in place or are considering. If this sounds familiar, it’s worth investigating systems that are specifically built to support integration.