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Using technology to elevate human experience management

20 April 2021

With the world still reeling from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, what began as personal isolation from family and friends has now overflowed into the workplace, creating an HR impasse leaving people feeling more disconnected than ever. 

Social scientist and international authority on organisational change, Timothy R. Clark, famously said “Highly engaged employees make customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.” And this is the fundamental reason why, in these post Covid times, traditional Human Capital Management (HCM) falls decidedly short of what a business needs to compete in the market and unlock the fundamental value of its people. If organisations want to create sustainably engaged brand advocates it is essential for them to initiate a discernible shift from simply supporting HR-driven processes to a different approach that embraces Human Experience Management (HXM).

Designing the optimal employee experience

With the above at the forefront of their strategy, Dimension Data’s Human Experience Management (HXM) offering is a next-level approach to people management. With a Human Experience Management Solution that addresses the critical role employee experience plays in creating agile, high performing companies, they are helping businesses to transform their HR capabilities by leveraging their technological proficiency across legacy, cloud and hybrid infrastructure. By providing powerful integrated solutions throughout the employee life cycle including talent management, experience management and people analytics, business are now able to lay the foundation of their employee experience with bespoke services tailored to specific organisational requirements.

Why is it so important for organisations to transform, both from HCM to HXM and digitally, with progressively innovative cloud platforms and wholly invest in people, experience, technology and software? “If you shift your focus to truly understand the mindset of the people who are at the heart and soul of your organisation with redesigned processes to assist you in managing your workforce better and truly capitalise on unique human strengths, the result will be an engaged and invested employee, at every touchpoint of their journey from onboarding right through to learning and development, who is an authentic brand advocate.” Says Jennifer Custers, (Principal Practice & Solution Head: HXM) at Dimension Data. “We have created a solution which has expanded the vision of what technology can do to align your business’s HXM activities with your business objectives. We work with clients to create a unique human experience roadmap and assist them to link it back to their strategy based on best practice processes, using technology to achieve optimal outcomes. We partner with the top OEM’s including SAP, Workday and Oracle to provide a platform that meets their needs to create a fully integrated HCM to HXM experience across the people value chain.”

When organisations take the time to fully comprehend that today’s workforce is made up of six generations, all of whom are contending with inexplicable changes in their day-to-day work lives, it suddenly becomes very clear why the link between Employee Experience (EX) and Customer Experience (CX) is so essential. Dimension Data is striving to helping businesses establish a greater understanding of how HXM is a product of design, not default, and it all starts with  reimagining their EX to truly transform their CX.

To learn from about Dimension Data’s HXM solution and the role it plays in creating agile, high-performing companies, visit us here: Reimagine your EX, transform your CX.