As the business landscape evolves with the continuous emergence of new-age technologies, cloud transformation has become a de-facto aspect of leading HR in the future of work. It empowers organisations to always stay one step ahead in winning the war for talent, enhancing data analytics for HR teams and the business, modernising HR, managing remote and hybrid working styles, and so much more. A pulse survey led by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services also attests to this rising importance of the cloud by pointing out how 81% of the respondents believe the cloud is critical to their organisation’s future growth strategy.
With HR transformation synonymous with People transformation, it also becomes essential for CXOs and HR leaders today to ensure that their shift to the cloud empowers their people. After all, when teams grow together, the organisation’s productivity is heightened, and growth opportunities expand. Designing a more engaging, collaborative employee experience that is aligned with their employees’ needs and aspirations is a fundamental part of digitisation and driving change in a disruptive economy.
A ‘Cloud of People’ then becomes a unique concept that breaks down traditional approaches to hiring, streamlines HR processes to rapidly build quality teams at scale while mitigating risk and adopting new tools and workflows to support collaboration from anywhere. If you’re looking to embark on this journey, here are some critical action points to keep in mind.