Wait-and-see approach to technology ‘risky stance’ in disruptive times: Report

Two-thirds of HR executives say profession undergoing digital transformation
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/30/2019

While change is inevitable when it comes to digital transformation, HR leaders have conflicting attitudes and approaches in dealing with the change, according to a report from KPMG.

There’s a gap between action and inertia, with forward-looking HR leaders harnessing the resources and insights that will redefine the traditional HR model and its contributions — that means strategic plans and newer technologies such as analytics, digital labour and artificial intelligence (AI).

On the other hand, there’s a larger segment of less-confident HR leaders taking a wait-and-see approach. But that’s a “risky stance” because those making limited strides could see today’s technology disrupt them out of existence, according to The Future of HR 2019: In the Know or in the No, based on a survey of 1,200 global HR executives.