The Role of Human Resources In Corporate Digital Transformation

We live in a digital world and many of today’s new technologies have found themselves in the workplace. Enterprises are constantly adopting new digital tools to help them succeed, be more productive, get more leads, generate more sales and so on. Even today’s workforce is much different than generations before with younger employees more inclined to adopt these new technologies than generations before them.

These new software platforms have expanded into every part of an enterprise, from sales, to IT, marketing, payroll and more. While some platforms work independently of each other, it’s the ones that place everything in one convenient place that are gaining more traction and popularity.

What About HR Departments?

So this leaves the question about HR leaders and their new role in such a digital age in business. Well, HR departments need to evolve to catch up with the times, changing from a supporting and administrative function to becoming a true business enabler. As the HR department becomes more digitalized, it will greatly impact a company’s chances to succeed over the competition.

HR staff needs to not just sit back and let the IT department handle the responsibilities of a digital transformation for the rest of its employees and needs take ownership of some aspects of it to get all employees on board. Having the HR department behind the technological transformation will not only showcase leadership and better adoption with the rest of the staff, but it will also raise the department as a strategic partner in the entire process rather than just a support function.

And there are many digital programs for businesses that are meant for HR departments and their particular job tasks. Many of these platforms help streamline some of their everyday tasks so that they can easily focus their attention on other matters like creating a corporate culture that’s more inclusive and positive or implementing ongoing employee education.

Accessibility and Video Playback at Enterprise

Accessibility is for everybody, not just for the people with a disability.

But a large section of the population is disabled in some way; in the UK alone at least 11 million people – over 15% of population has some form of impairment. The level of online effectiveness and satisfaction experienced by people with disabilities is significantly lowered when the needs of these users are not taken into account. It is estimated that at least 80% of sites fail to meet minimum requirements for accessibility .

When choosing how to deliver your video, it is important to consider options that are fully accessible. Whether you are delivering content for training or communicating internal messages, the following questions should be answered about the available options:

  • Does the media player support closed captions?
  • Does the media player support audio description in a way that enables users to toggle the narration on and off?
  • Can the media player’s buttons and controls be operated without a mouse?
  • Are the media player’s buttons and controls properly labeled so they can be operated by a blind person using a screen reader?
  • Is the media player fully functional, including all of its accessibility features, across platforms and in all major browsers?

CircleHD’s video player is designed after PayPal’s accessible HTML5 player. It supports Closed captioning as well as keyboard and mouse accessible.

If you are building solutions, you can learn more about HTML5 video support for close captioning and accessibility from Google talk below. Today we support closed captioning both in srt and webvtt format. Less work for you, as we take care of the conversation of the formats, so you can focus on creating great content for your employees.

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3 Proven Ways to Achieve Better Employee Experience

Your employees are the core of your business operations. Keeping them happy, engaged, and motivated translates to better productivity and contributes to reaching higher revenues. Creating a better employee experience in the workplace is not just good for your staff’s morale and well-being. It is good for your company overall.

How satisfied is your workforce with their current working conditions at the moment? What have you been doing to improve your employee experience? We’ve prepared a list of proven ways and strategies that will help you.  

Apply principles of customer experience and put your employees at the center

Just like with keeping your customers happy, improving your employee experience involves understanding your employees – their needs, expectations, and goals. Use this information to come up with solutions to the issues they face. You may not get it right the first time so make sure you test out different approaches, evaluate the results, and adjust accordingly.

Put value in what your employees have to say

Have empathy and genuinely care about your employees. Employees are better engaged when they know they are involved in the process. Constantly seek feedback from your employees. Give them an avenue to voice out their concerns, opinions, and suggestions. Remember that each employee is unique and has different needs. The more attuned you are to what they have to say, the more insights you’ll get on how to provide them with better employee experience.

Don’t be afraid to be different

You should be able to adapt to the dynamic nature of your workforce. Embrace technologies that would encourage collaboration and interaction among your employees. Introduce creative ways for them to create and share their stories like videos and other interactive messaging platforms.


Happy and satisfied employees translate to dedicated and productive ones. Creating a great work experience for your employees is greatly beneficial not just to the employees’ morale and well-being but also to your overall company performance. Have you been doing your share in improving the employee experience in your workplace?

Interactive and creative internal communications solutions are available at CircleHD. We can help you set up systems and tools that can help improve your employee experience. Contact us and we will be happy to walk you through the different ways our technology can keep your workforce engaged, productive, and happy.