Tech skills critical for HR

Few employers have HR technology plan: Survey
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/01/2010

Being proficient with technology is an important skill for HR professionals and they should have more access to technology training, according to the latest Pulse Survey.

Eighty-one per cent of respondents say it is essential or very important for HR professionals to be tech-savvy, found the survey of 555 Canadian HR Reporter readers and members of the Human Resources Professionals Association.

“The tools that are offered today do require some level of technology background. Whenever something changes, it’s important for staff to understand how the technology works,” said Jennifer Charron, an enterprise architect in Montreal who is working on revamping her organization’s HR systems.