Technology and People Practice Essential Insights
Explore the scope of HR technology and how it is leveraged in the people profession to support organisational and employee outcomes.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
The way we are working is changing, and technology is omnipresent in the people profession. Whilst technology can improve productivity and enhance the relationship between people and organisation, we must also heed the risks. Technology should help people flourish, add business value and enhance the people proposition.
This short online course starts by exploring the scale and scope of a typical HR technology environment. It then provides an essential overview of the key factors to consider to better understand these various technologies and their application. Developed by author of Introduction to HR Technologies, Stacey Harris, the programme includes real-world case studies to demonstrate how other organisations have implemented technology successfully.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to identify the required skills and infrastructure to achieve organisational and people goals using technology. They will also gain confidence in their role to contribute to decision-making, demonstrating risk awareness whilst leveraging technology for optimum outcomes.
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The purpose of this course is to:
- identify what technologies are used in the people profession
- explore how technology enhances the relationship between people and organisations
- recognise the skills and infrastructure needed to effectively achieve organisational goals using technology
- consider the risks that technology can bring.
Is this course right for me?
This online course is ideal for people professionals seeking competence in the core knowledge area of technology and people. Those making a technology business case or recommendations to stakeholders will be able to apply their learning to consider the real value and impact of various HR technologies to the organisation and workforce.ng.
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I want to put my team on this course
Teams or departments can benefit from this course by exploring together how technology enables the people profession. Reflecting upon real-world case studies and lessons learned by other organisations, they will be able to assess opportunities and leverage technology in their own context.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll have the confidence and skills to:
- articulate how technology is used and leveraged in the people profession
- consider the potential risks and skills needed to get the best out of technologies for a range of purposes in the people profession
- discuss how other organisations have implemented technology, including their business case, outcomes and lessons learned
- reflect upon the use of technology in their own organisational context and identify how you could leverage it further.
Featuring a mix of written, video and interactive content, this course will take 60-90 minutes to complete, including reflective questions throughout. Learners engage at their own pace via the CIPD Learning Hub, a self-serve online platform.
Topic 1: How technologies are used in the people profession
Topic 2: How effective use of technology enhances the relationship between people and organisation
Topic 3: How to make the most of technology in the people profession
There is a short informal knowledge check at the end of the course for the learners to test themselves against some of the key messages. This can be undertaken multiple times.