How can HR effectively deal with disruption?

HRD talks to RWWA's HR expert Matthew Thomas about what the future of work will look like

How can HR effectively deal with disruption?

The reality of disruption is only getting faster in our day-to-day lives and with it comes the rising expectations of being more effective and productive in the workplace, according to Matthew Thomas, general manager - human resources, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA).

Thomas told HRD that the pressure this speed places on orgnaisations is ever challenging and requires HR professionals to be agile in its approach to deliver business outcomes

“However, at the same time it’s important to apply a very humanistic approach to drive positive employee engagement that will ensure an organisation can ride the waves of disruption successfully.”

Thomas will be speaking on a panel at the upcoming HR Summit in Perth on the topic The future of work: Insights from top HR leaders.

So, if Thomson could give one piece of advice to HR professionals relating to the future of work, what would it be?

“When applying new technology or platforms within your organisation the best method I have found is to take a measured approach and do your research,” he said.

“By releasing technology in stages it allows employees the opportunity to engage with it at their own pace, ultimately driving more proactive engagement for the next release of the technology or platform as opposed to releasing the tech all in one hit.

“This is especially relevant if it is the first time you are rolling out something new or previous attempts have been received lukewarm.”

Thomas added that events like the HR Summit are excellent opportunities to hear what the leading organisations are doing.

“The collective insights and learnings presented at these types of summits provides HR professionals with valuable insights and potential strategies or takeaways that can either be implemented or enhance their existing HR strategy.”

Matthew Thomas will be speaking at the HR Summit in Perth on 19-20 June. To book tickets, click here.

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