HR Teams: Are You Burnt Out? Here’s How Technology Can Help

HR Teams: Are You Burnt Out? Here’s How Technology Can Help

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Many organizations have different pieces of software that address different HR functions—and each one’s siloed off from the others. This takes more time and energy away from you and your teams. When HR tech like learning management systems can align with multiple functions, that’s where the magic happens. 

Against a backdrop of widespread overwork, the last thing your HR function needs is to deal with the administrative problems that come with a bloated tech stack. Juggling multiple tools, pulling together disparate pieces of data, and manually performing tasks that should be automated all fall under the umbrella of process and admin—types of work that dominate the workloads of 73% of HR leaders.

That’s where consolidation comes in.

Reducing your L&D tech stack to a single, cohesive platform massively reduces the amount of time and effort your HR team spends on menial tasks. Read on to discover:

  • Current levels of overwork in the HR space
  • Why HR tech consolidation allows HR workers to focus on strategy over process
  • Key examples of the administrative streamlining that accompanies a consolidated platform

HR Burnout Is Real

A report from Sage has found evidence of a lot of burnout among HR workers: in fact, 95% of HR leaders report that the field involves too much work.

 

This is a growing problem: according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, more than half of L&D professionals experienced workload increases in 2023. And it’s not just the scale of the HR workload that’s growing—it’s the scope, too. Gartner research suggests that 55% of HR leaders are getting requests that cover a wider variety of topics.

 

While these are troubling statistics, it’s not all bad news. In fact, Sage’s report found that a good 57% of HR leaders say they love working in the discipline. This suggests that tipping the scales away from overwork and burnout could have a huge impact on the 62% of HR leaders who (according to Sage) are thinking about leaving the profession. So, how can you meaningfully remove some of the weight from your HR team’s shoulders?

Tech Stack Consolidation Reduces HR Workloads

Technology is a major theme of Sage’s report: it notes that 83% of HR leaders felt they lacked the right HR tech. Sage highlighted one response it felt was illustrative of the kind of technology required, citing a need for tools that streamline “tactical” work, leaving HR pros free to focus on strategy. As we’ve discussed, it all comes down to the process- and admin-related tasks that are currently taking over HR professionals’ schedules.

 

So, how do you achieve that all-important streamlining while ensuring your HR team gets the variety of capabilities it needs to achieve effective employee development? Simple: you opt for an all-in-one platform that’s intrinsically consolidated from day one. Read on for a taste of the benefits that accompany full, in-built consolidation.

The Right LMS Can Reduce Burnout

You don’t streamline for the sake of streamlining, and one respondent to the Sage survey put it best: HR leaders must “adopt technological advancements in HR to improve the efficiency of how business operations are conducted.”

 

Consolidated HR tech is the perfect way to achieve that efficiency, all while removing a sizable chunk of your HR team’s administrative burden into the bargain. Let’s take a look at three practical examples of consolidation-powered efficiency in action.

Consolidation makes it much easier to gain a cohesive overview of your learning and development efforts. That’s a key aspect of consolidation: the centralization of insight.

1) Consolidation Centralizes Your Learning and Performance Data

Data is the beating heart of your employee development infrastructure. You need to know who’s completed their training and who’s lagging—but you also need to monitor the state of your performance management by keeping track of factors like the frequency of your 1:1 conversations.

 

By consolidating your learning and performance tech into a single platform, you can collate these pieces of data in a single location, making it much easier to gain a cohesive overview of your learning and development efforts. That’s a key aspect of consolidation: the centralization of insight.

 

Combined with a learning and performance analytics tool that also offers easily interpretable data visualization and automation capabilities, this kind of consolidation joins the dots for you. The result? An HR team that can focus on the strategic moves that your centralized data inspires.

Consolidation is about achieving a form of efficiency that encircles and catalyzes your other streamlining efforts.

2) Consolidation Bolsters AI and Automation Efficiencies

AI-powered automation is, in itself, a gift to time-poor HR pros. Take skills mapping, for example: it’s a process that takes a huge amount of time, effort, and (potentially) cost—all to gain a static and soon-to-be outdated picture of your organization’s current skills layout. Automating that process with tooling that instantly connects your job titles to current skills is an instant win.

 

Similarly, the process of manually tagging courses with the appropriate skills can be an arduous task for HR admins—whereas an AI solution can achieve the same effect in the blink of an eye and with pinpoint precision.

 

Individually, these AI-boosted approaches to skills development are a fantastic starting point. But when you draw them together in a consolidated platform, you unlock new dimensions of efficiency. When your AI upskilling solution can access your LMS, it won’t just map your skills. Instead, it’ll use that information to recommend the right learning content to the right people, informed by a mixture of your organization’s needs and the automatically generated skills tags it’s generated for each course.

 

That’s the true power of a consolidated system: it’s about achieving a form of efficiency that encircles and catalyzes your other streamlining efforts.

Beaming your courses from authoring tool to LMS suddenly becomes as simple as a single button press—leaving your L&D and HR pros more time to work on the things that matter.

3) Consolidation Speeds Up Content Distribution

On a practical level, eLearning content authoring is about much more than the content itself. Once you’ve put together an engaging and visually striking course, you then need to undertake various processes involving downloading, uploading, locating, and updating your content. In other words: exactly the kind of process-related tasks that HR teams are looking to avoid.

 

When your authoring tool is part of your LMS, it’s a different story. Beaming your courses from authoring tool to LMS suddenly becomes as simple as a single button press—leaving your L&D and HR pros more time to work on the elements of content creation that matter.

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Extinguish HR Burnout With Bridge’s Consolidated Platform

Make consolidation simple with Bridge—the all-in-one platform that combines all the L&D tech you need under a single roof. Request a demo to experience the convenience of fully integrated learning, performance, upskilling, and more.

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Peter Brussard

​​Peter Brussard is a software executive with a long, demonstrable track record of more than 20 years of experience building software, leading teams and scaling revenue, he is currently the President and Managing Director of Bridge. His prior experience includes SVP Technology & Product Management at Instructure, SVP Product & Engineering at Rosetta Stone, and leadership roles at Microsoft and a variety of startups.

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