Will automation eat into HR jobs?
Imagine the whole HR team dismantled in your office.
With increasing automation, manual work has been significantly replaced by sophisticated software, and ERP systems. And, do you think the automated HR processes will run smooth without manpower? Will it completely and totally replace manual work?
There is no straight answer to these questions.
HR, unlike any other assembly line work, is anyways not a mechanical task. Even though there is a lot of processing work to be done in some areas, such as payroll and recruitment, and most of these functions are already automated in big corporates that does not make the functions and role of the HRD redundant.
Human resources are named so for a particular reason. They provide a platform to employees, where they can raise their concerns, air their frustrations, motivate them, engage them, re-skill them, roll put disciplinary action or guidelines and encourage them in creating an ideal workplace. Automated machines and algorithms cannot provide the emotional intelligence required to perform all or even a portion of these tasks independently.