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HRD go myth-busting on implementing HR technology, with Dirk Jonker, CEO and Founder, Crunchr, and Maaike van Beijnen, Manager HR Analytics, AkzoNobel.
We all know that technology is transforming our roles irreversibly. HR technology, supported by a solid backbone of data, is making the HR function a central part of business strategy. Implementing this technology, on the other hand, continues to be a stumbling block for many organizations. Taking the financial restraints of business and rendering that commensurate with the need to put your people and organizational goals first, often puts HR into a state of paralysis. Add to that the potential challenges of implementation itself and you might think you have a positive case for inaction.
The truth, however, is quite the opposite. To prove it, HRD Connect sat down with an HR technology provider – Dirk Jonker, CEO and Founder of people analytics and workforce planning solution Crunchr – and an organization that has recently implemented their solution – Maaike van Beijnen, Manager HR Analytics, Netherlands-based multi-national company AkzoNobel – to discuss the entire journey, from awareness to offboarding, looking at the challenges faced, the hurdles overcome, and the rewards gained along the way.