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Friday 06 May 2016

Myths about HR Technology in Saudi Arabia Debunked

As with any burgeoning new technology tool that claims to change our lives for the better, there is a lot of excitement and reservation surrounding HR technology in Riyadh simultaneously. And then there are myths! It seems almost natural to steer clear of unknown things that we don’t fully comprehend, especially if those things involve hefty instruction manuals and seemingly complicated technology.

The easy thing to do seems like passing on the latest tools and trends and stick to what is established and tested. After all, what has always worked for the employees before, can work even now. The time has come to dispel these myths surrounding HR technology in Riyadh:

  • Myth #1: It Is More Trouble Than It Is Worth

Apparently, you have been functioning just fine and doing things the same way as did your predecessors, since you know your HR processes inside out. Adding new technology to the amalgamation can only serve to complicate things. First, you need to familiarize and get up to speed with the new technology.

Second, you need to properly train and drill your employees into the program. What was touted as a simple piece of technology, devised to streamline your work processes, is now turning out to be a nightmare for all your employees and depleting precious resources and time? Even after you think your employees have got to grips with the new programs, things can go wrong. If there’s an update or a bug, you would end up seeking answers alone or spending hours with tech support on the phone.

The Reality

It is worth the trouble! HR technology in Riyadh is actually designed to make your life easier, not complicate it further. While optimizing a new technology tool or learning to navigate it can seem like a time-consuming process, it is actually easier than it seems. Advancement of technology is a two-way road. While new tools and technologies keep cropping up incessantly, it is now easier than ever to get started with new technology. It’s exactly the time when you made the switch from desktop to PC or from a flip phone to smartphone. The sudden change may have seemed intimidating at first, but even the technology paid off and you were thankful for the decision. The same goes for implementing HR technology in your business. Initially, it may require some time investment to set up and learn, but eventually, it pays off manifolds. Cloud stored data has made it much easier to get started with HR technology. Many tools are easy to operate and navigate and feel almost natural.

  • Myth #2: Vendor Relationships Are Troublesome

Working with a vendor doesn’t leave you the master of everything. If there is any problem, you are dependent on their response. If you need assistance, you have to set up a phone call or send an email. Vendor partnerships are highly exasperating and nerve wrecking. You are not the only client of your vendor, and as such, you are not their first priority. If there is any problem, how long it would be before you are delivered help? Weeks, days, or hours? Won’t these delays affect your bottom line? Vendors just add to the layer of relationships more complications. HR technology is the most viable solution for all your hiring needs but you find people behind it hard to work with. Or maybe, you are fine with the vendors, but you find their technology generic. You feel like they don’t care about your needs and won’t tailor their solutions to meet your needs.

The Reality

HR professionals enjoy working with their technology vendors. In fact, at MenaITech, an ideal vendor relation is strived for. HR technology companies always have your best at heart and their job is to create HR solutions which are loved by HR professionals and help them along the way. Investing time in finding the right vendor saves a lot of frustration and heartache in the long run. Contact MenaITech today to discover the best in HR Technology in Riyadh.

  • Myth #3: HR Technology Will Automatically Make Your Business More Competitive In the Market

HR technology is meant to streamline your HR functions, but it is by no means a way for you to become the market leader. Yes, the aggregated result will help you make better HR-related decisions, but it’s not going to increase organizational respect or business influence. It’s important that businesses realize the actual benefits of investing in HR technology in Saudi Arabia, such as better management of human capital, streamlining the hiring process and managing employee benefits. They can use these benefits to become market leaders, but solely depending on HR technology isn’t going be beneficial.

  • Myth #4: HR Technology Will Help You Make Money

HR technology cannot help you make money, rather it helps you save money. If you were to compare the HR expenses before the installation of HR technology with the expenses after the installation of HR technology, there will be a significant difference, mainly because you need fewer people to do the same amount of work. HR technology performs numerous functions for you and it cuts down the time it takes to do tasks that require human involvement. Also, since the system is automated, it will considerably cut down the risk of human error.

  • Myth #5: HR Technology Makes HR Management Easier

As said before, we need to realize that digital software helps you with your HR-related tasks, but it still requires a human touch. At the end of the day, HR technology in Saudi Arabia can only do much. Of course, it makes things a lot faster, such as mobile access and end-user services, but this efficient system doesn’t negate human complexity. HR leaders are still required to negotiate, apply to reason, innovate, judge and present evidence of goal achievement.

  • Myth #6: HR Technology Will Help Develop Your HR Practices

Developing HR practices requires 100% human involvement because while HR technology can make things easier for you, it still cannot read your mind. All organizations are unique in the way they operate and develop organizational culture, which means the needs of your organization are different from others. If you were to use standard HR practices, it will definitely make implementation smoother and those practices might be good, but it will never be the best.

Now, going over all these myths might make you feel using HR technology is not the right option, but that is far from true. Opt for the software provided by MenaITech to avoid any and every possible hassle and issue with your HR technology.