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Interesting new study in this week’s newsletter revealing that that more than four in ten HR professionals have experienced changes in their job because of digital transformation. The survey examines how digital transformation affects management roles in four UK industry sectors, including HR.

Less than half of the HR leaders surveyed claimed to have received sufficient training in new technologies before they were introduced – something experts believe could be creating a knowledge disconnect in the HR industry. The study also found that less than one in eight senior HR employees feel their company ranks above the average for digital implementation. As well as impacting businesses as a whole, just over half of HR leaders said that it’s made their job more challenging.

Daniel Ball, Business Development Director at Wax Digital who conducted the research said: “While digitalisation has naturally propagated industries like IT, implementation has been slower in sectors like HR, where processes and methods of working are decidedly more traditional. However, what is made clear by the study is that, when implemented correctly with the appropriate training and support, digital technologies can boost engagement and have a positive impact on individual roles within the HR sector.”

The issues and challenges thrown up by this research will be examined in detail at our 2020 Digital Workplace conference next Spring. Look forward to seeing you there.