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Technology and people practice

How can the power of technology benefit the people profession? Learn how various technologies can enhance the relationship between people and organisations while recognising the risks.

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Perfect for:

HR managers
HR generalists

You’ll learn how to:

  • identify the technologies used in the people profession
  • explore how technology enhances the relationship between people and organisations
  • identify the skills and infrastructure needed to achieve organisational goals with technology
  • consider the risks of using technology in the people profession.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: Those who want to build their knowledge and skills in the core knowledge area of technology and people practice.

This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What to expect from this ‘technology and people practice’ course

This short course has been developed by Stacey Harris, author of ‘Introduction to HR Technologies’. It explores the scale and scope of a typical HR technology environment and provides an overview of the key factors behind various technologies and their application. It also includes real-world case studies demonstrating how other organisations successfully implement technology.

Using technology, you'll learn to identify the skills and infrastructure needed to achieve organisational and people goals. You’ll also build your confidence in contributing to decision-making by demonstrating risk awareness while using technology for the best possible outcomes.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This bite-sized training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘technology and people practice’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • articulate how the people profession uses technology
  • consider the necessary skills to get the best out of technologies and the associated risks
  • discuss how other organisations have implemented technology
  • reflect upon the use of technology in your organisation and identify how you could incorporate it further.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.