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How safe is sharing your company information?

Is it really a good idea to share your company information with individuals you don’t employ, e.g. independent contractors? Many organisations now find themselves in the preliminary stages of sharing information from their company networks with independent contractors and other partners. A wholesaler, for example, may offer clients a portal where they can view inventory and order status, their customer details and outstanding invoices. Ensuring the safe exchange of information to outside parties is a whole other issue, as is the process of letting users authenticate themselves. However, the process is usually simple and easily managed automatically using HR technology.

Is it really a good idea to share your company information with individuals you don't employ, e.g. independent contractors? Many organisations now find themselves in the preliminary stages of sharing information from their company networks with independent contractors and other partners. A wholesaler, for example, may offer clients a portal where they can view inventory and order status, their customer details and outstanding invoices. Ensuring the safe exchange of information to outside parties is a whole other issue, as is the process of letting users authenticate themselves. However, the process is usually simple and easily managed automatically using HR technology.

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Productivity drives ICT procurement and application

A genuine belief that HR technology can boost productivity is driving the increase in volume and size of investment in ICT. This is the view of experts focused on the human capital management (HCM) area who say that today, decision makers have a plethora of business-building solutions to choose from and the challenge is in sourcing the right product at the right time.

A genuine belief that HR technology can boost productivity is driving the increase in volume and size of investment in ICT. This is the view of experts focused on the human capital management (HCM) area who say that today, decision makers have a plethora of business-building solutions to choose from and the challenge is in sourcing the right product at the right time.

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The future of workflow

In the last 20 years, workflow has been significantly influenced by three technological growth phases – the farthest thing from HR technology - and these evolutionary steps will continue to impact how work is automated for years to come. The first growth stage involved the convergence of devices, which gave rise to smartphones and, more recently, tablets. Separate technologies such as voice, data, video, music and a camera are now found on a single multi-functional handheld device. How has this influenced the world of work?

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Capitalising on human capital to thrive in the 21st Century

Over the last decade, the workplace has undergone tremendous changes to keep pace with the latest technology trends, resulting in a 21st Century workforce that is global, tech-savvy, and able to work from almost anywhere. If SMEs want to effectively manage challenges like bring your own device (BYOD) policies, these will be required to investigate the available solutions that assist in recruiting and retaining talented and productive employees. There are numerous HR tools available that support staff and management, allowing companies to capture employee data, culminating in the convenience of having one place to store and manage employee records.

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Big data for enhanced personnel insight

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The dynamic nature of the modern job market is fuelling the need for deeper workforce insights across all levels of a business so that managers can make proactive personnel choices that will positively affect their operations. Today, the foundation for informed decision-making lies in the vast amounts of employee data that businesses collect each day. By linking the data collected from employee behaviour and analysing it in light of their business strategy as a whole, companies can promote long term success in an increasingly competitive environment.

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