Technology and people is about understanding the role of technology and the impact it has on the people function and the broader workforce. Knowing how technology can improve the agility and productivity of workforces and organisations, and how it can enable more collaborative working.

The way we work is changing. With many more people now working at home, and with many organisations adopting a hybrid approach to working, the way that people professionals have had to use technology to enable their people practices has also changed. Practitioners are having to adapt their people practices for remote and hybrid working, and bring the people perspective to technology-based approaches, such as bringing learning online, or enabling greater online HR self-service for the workforce.

And, as things change, we also have a role in determining the impact of technology on the people function and the workforce: understanding how roles will change, what new skills and capabilities will be needed, and how to use technology to enhance the people proposition.

This area of the Profession Map covers the core knowledge needed to be an effective people professional who can bring the people perspective to technology, and identify opportunities to maximise the benefits of technology for the workforce.

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