Companies are beginning to use the cloud in every aspect of business. It is being used to manage internal processes through cloud ERP, work with customers through cloud CRM and even help deal with technical issues with cloud IT management software. Cloud based services are present in financial aspects of business, data tracking and field agent operations. There is virtually no part of modern industry that the cloud cloud can't benefit. However, many people may not be aware of how the cloud can be used in human resources. Like any other part of a business, this sector can grow from the increased information availability that the cloud offers.

Cloud for HR is about user experience
One central reason that the HR department should use the cloud is that it is geared toward a strong user experience. Cloud based services are designed to help people use complex sets of data fairly quickly. HR managers need to manage employee data, which can become fairly complex and difficult to keep track of. Especially at larger organizations, the amount of individual employees and information associated with them can start to outclass any spreadsheet software an employer may have. By utilizing cloud technology to simplify the process of tracking employees, it can be much easier for HR managers to do their job. 

"People in HR are learning that life doesn't need to be as hard as it was with on-premise software. They don't have to wait to get the latest upgrade which has the latest innovations from their vendor because they don't have to wait for cloud upgrades to be done by IT or hire a systems integrator to do it for them," said Bill Kutik, an HR Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive.

What does this mean for the future of HR? It means faster upgrades, a better user experience and continually evolving software. Instead of waiting on updates to change how a given firm does its business, cloud HR technology lets managers get what they need quickly. With this paradigm shift, it is easy to imagine HR managers making better use of their time soon. The power of always-on, quickly upgradeable software allows everyone to get their work done as fast as possible. This movement to the cloud gives employees the opportunity to work faster, smarter and more efficiently.