This paper outlines how HR can make use of these technology opportunities to benefit the entire organization.

A Seat at the Table: Technology Brings Strategic Opportunity to HR

Today, the most important asset for employers is their people. Many organization leaders overlook the strategic contribution of the professionals charged with cultivating that asset — the human resources department. Simply put, HR hasn’t had a seat at the boardroom table. But with recent advances in technology, HR, payroll, and information management staff can provide greater long-term value to their organization. Advances include workforce analytics, cloud technology, social media and mobile communications, and talent management applications. This paper outlines how HR can make use of these technology opportunities to benefit the entire organization.