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The Impact of Block Chain in HR And the World of Work

November, 2022

Blockchain is emerging and quickly gaining attention to place a mark on the future of work. Due to its plethora of advantages, blockchain will undoubtedly establish itself in human resources.

According to Gartner’s prediction, by 2030, blockchain will create about $3.1 trillion in business value. However, a sizeable portion of these returns will come from value generation and efficiency improvements in current operating models and business processes. The real value will come from how it enables a paradigm shift in the way societies, businesses, customers, partners, and individuals interact, create, and exchange value.

Blockchain makes it simpler for the people of a network to exchange value in digital environments. Blockchain has the power to build trust in untrusted environments, eliminating the need for a trusted central authority.

A Glimpse into the blockchain future for HR

The integration of blockchain in HR has several benefits, including:

Added security

HR teams are responsible for managing sensitive employee data and large volumes of financial transaction data. Employee-sensitive data includes data related to healthcare, finance, banking, performance records, and more.

As the HR department’s data is more vulnerable to exploitation and many businesses face data breaches, adequate precautions must be taken to prevent intrusions and maintain security. The integration of blockchain is being considered as an effective solution to increasing cybersecurity issues.

Blockchain technology can help in the prevention of both internal frauds as well as external attacks on employee sensitive data, thus ensuring added security to sensitive data.

Blockchain in Learning and Development

Organizations can use blockchain to reward employees when they learn a new subject or complete a curriculum. The reward point information can be recorded as a transaction. Employers can also use blockchain to track their employees’ qualifications and certifications. This can be more effective in accessing employee records than paper files.

Ease Recruitment

Recruitment is a time-consuming process for all HR teams. HR teams have to come across a lot of resumes and shortlist the ones suitable for the job opening. The process is mundane and consumes a lot of HR time.

When using blockchain, many of the recruitment processes can be automated. Scanning through the employee resumes, qualifications, certificates, work experience, etc., can be straightforward.

Streamline payroll

Blockchain integration allows the payroll process to be automated and secure for employees, vendors, and contractors. Blockchains can automate many of the existing manual tasks and eliminate time lags with the traditional payroll system.

Especially global companies could enjoy the benefits when it comes to issuing cross-border payroll to employees.

Smart contract management

The smart contract enables to transform paper contracts into transparent digital contracts. Employers can use these digital contracts to enforce the terms and penalties in agreements with the employees and contractors.

For instance, it can automatically release payments from escrow to employees once the assigned task is completed; this enables to smooth employee income and cash flow for the organizations.

Final thoughts

The future of blockchain is evolving, and it is making its way through the realm of work. This technology can be integrated into many applications like payroll, taxation, data storage, benefits administration, and more.

Organizations can safeguard their place in an ever-changing business ecosystem. Altogether businesses can benefit a lot by investing in blockchain technology.

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