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Is Your HR Tech Accessible?

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With the tech-savvy society and the recent introduction of Artificial Intelligence, companies are trying to cut down costs by implementing technology in HR processes. HR Tech products are used to re-engineer or automate most of the Human Resource procedures or functions. It helps to automate recruitment, job seeking, payroll management and so much more.

At Barrierbreak, our accessibility experts assist you in creating VPATs and ACR for your HR Products & Solutions. We make HR tools & software accessible to ensure they are compliant to Section 508 & ADA.

HR Tech Market

The rapidly changing market dynamics have forced Human Resource in organizations to adopt new ways to respond strategically to the needs of the employees. Post pandemic, companies are most likely to make huge investments in HR Tech to deliver satisfactory employee experience. As per the report by the Fortune Business Insights - The HR Tech Market is expected to grow from $24.04 billion in 2021 to $35.68 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 5.8% in forecast period.

HR is the department that handles employee recruitments, benefits, compensation, growth and development, and other employee issues. Meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce is a challenge for many businesses. The number of workers with disabilities in the US is expected to double by 2020, according to a study by the National Organization on Disability (NOD). Businesses that want to attract and retain talent may need to rethink their hiring process and consider how they can accommodate employees with disabilities.

HR Tech products are designed to make the HR process more transparent and easier for companies but often this does not happen. HR Tech products are not restricted to a particular department but consumed by every staff in an organization. If a company wants their HR tech to be successful, then they need to make sure that it's accessible to all their employees.

With expertise in WCAG, Section 508 and ADA testing, our team of accessibility testers at BarrierBreak supports organizations to ensure accessibility of HR Tech tools and solutions used for employee payroll and compensation, talent acquisition and management, workforce analytics, performance management, benefits administration, training and development.

Why Accessible HR Tech?

A lot of companies are thinking about accessibility in the procurement process. It is important to start making a roadmap if you want to be considered. Your HR tools become a differentiator if it is accessible.

  1. Accessibility of HR tech ensures that the design is useful and accommodates a wide range of people with diverse abilities.
  2. Accessible HR tech ensures support to your customers in delivering on DEI initiatives & mandates
  3. Employee information is confidential, and it is critical to make it easier to access confidential information independently, irrespective of disabilities.
  4. Incorporating Accessibility into HR Tech products is not only the right thing to do but also makes great business sense.
  5. There are many federal and state laws that require HR Tech products to be accessible to people with disabilities.

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The Gist

There are a lot of tech solutions that are meant to help you be more efficient in your HR department. Some of these solutions can streamline your processes, while others can add more insight into your employees.

HR tech should be more user centric. It is also essential to have a VPAT for your HRMS, HRIS and HCM solutions and ensure that they are accessible to all including people with disabilities.

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