Recently I have been thinking about how critical it is for organizations to hire HR leaders with an HR technology background. For one, many HR tech professionals have worked as consultants and a critical aspect of the consulting experience is routinely taking a deep dive client’s current business processes, pain points and desired changes.
Oftentimes, the technology is the catalyst for organizational change and it is the consultant’s role to ensure the solution is configured and implemented in a way to enable those processes to occur and also resolves the pain points. Because the consultant collaborates with many clients in a myriad of industries, they are exposed to hundreds if not thousands of HR business processes and policies. They have seen the good, bad and the ugly in HR management.
The best HR technology consultants I know have extensive knowledge in several HR disciplines and can be a strategic asset to your team.
A thriving organization places equal value on their people, processes, and systems it is my belief that organizations perform better when they hire well rounded HR leaders with experience in each of these areas.