“Disrupt or be disrupted” was the key message delivered by Harsha Purasinghe at an exclusive Microimage HCM event, held last week.
He urged his audience of industry CEOs and HR Managers to face challenges that are changing the way businesses must operate, stressing upon Human Resources across industries, to change their processes to keep up with today’s digital era, at which point he unveiled the groundbreaking Microimage HCM Cloud, a solution built for digital era that works across devices.
Microimage has been in the HR solutions business for the past 15 years, transforming the human resource space through technology, from personnel management to human resource management to integrated talent management with an evolving HCM platform.
“But now we have come to an era which calls for a digital transformation,” said Purasinghe. “So, we have wiped the slate clean and come up with an exciting and appealing platform, leveraging the power of key digital technology drivers to transform our clients into the digital era.”
He said that digital transformation in HR isn’t simply about automating existing processes but to leverage emerging digital technologies towards delivering a consumer grade experience to all stakeholders of the organization.
Purasinghe said that some of the key challenges facing HR today are employee engagement, attracting top talent, employee development, retaining and rewarding talent, and performance management. Also, today we see the millennial generation in our workforce, and they are very much digital ‘native’. “More than 50% of the global workforce in 2020 will constitute millennials. They are a generation that associates with four of the key disruptors. Therefore today’s HR needs to rapidly transform to overcome these challenges.”
According to him, four key digital disruptors: cloud, mobile, social and analytics are revolutionizing the HR space. And today’s HR needs to rapidly transform to meet these disruptors. By changing to digital platforms via cloud, mobile, social and analytics that will facilitate instant feedback, social collaboration, open communication, instant recognition, and frequent assessments, will keep employees engaged in their organizations.
The performance review process needs to be reinvented to suit the digital era and help organizations develop by leveraging video, social and mobile that drives on-demand learning anytime anywhere on any device, as well as knowledge sharing, continuous learning and ultimately delivering learning experiences to employees to keep up with the rapid challenges of today.
“I look forward to continuing our engagement and working to revolutionize business processes and productivity for all and driving prosperity in our country together,” said Brian Kealey – Managing Director, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Microsoft Azure was selected for the performance, security and efficiency that it offers. With HR departments maintaining highly sensitive and confidential data, the privacy and data sovereignty of a company is vital, therefore Microsoft’s longstanding commitment in protecting customer data was a key consideration for deploying this cloud-based platform.