New IT Business Management (ITBM) tools in the upcoming New York release of the Now Platform will smooth the path for those changes, explained Ben Yukich, Principal Solution Architect for ServiceNow.
Within the Operator Workspace module—unveiled by C.J. Desai in yesterday’s keynote—a single dashboard will display and prioritize all alerts. Using Operator Workspace, IT pros will have access to Alert Intelligence, which leverages AI insights to identify root causes faster, and Visual Playbooks that recommend prescriptive action to prevent other systems from being compromised.
Operator Workspace also features a No Code Security Playbook that allows cybersecurity processes to be automated without writing a single line of code.
Reinventing employee experience
Breaking old cycles to improve workflows was also the main theme of the Employee Experience keynote, led by Blake McConnell, SVP Employee Workflow Products for ServiceNow.
Employees have endured clunky and inefficient HR processes for years, McConnell said. It’s a problem made more pressing by the changing expectations of employees.
“Gen Z, Millennials, Baby Boomers—today they all expect a consumer-level experience at work like never before,” McConnell said.
To win and retain top talent, management must ensure a great employee experience, said McConnell. The biggest roadblock? “Management isn’t doing the work,” said McConnell said. “IT and HR are doing the work, but they’re not aligned.”
To create that alignment, ServiceNow’s Employee Service Center is already helping to bridge the gap between HR and IT to create smoother onboarding for new hires. Customers from financial giant HSBC and technology services company Asurion took the stage to explain how they executed on that strategy.
New capabilities in the New York release promise to consumerize the employee experience even more, , McConnell added. He highlighted mobile onboarding and Virtual Agent integrations powered by natural language understanding.
Sean McCann, CIO of Corporate Functions at HSBC, explained how ServiceNow helped the global bank undertake a massive HR transformation for its 235,000 full-time employees.
“We hadn’t customized our HR systems in 18 years,” McCann said. “It was a difficult place to start from. But after a two-year process and with assistance from ServiceNow, we changed the way our people worked in 66 countries overnight.”
The results have been striking: Today 88% of HRBC workers say they are highly satisfied or satisfied with their employee experience. A full 50% of HR processes are now self-service.
Kelly Rosalia, Senior HR Program Manager at Asurion, and Brad Wirths, Asurion’s Senior Director of Service Management, tapped the Now Platform’s Employee Service Center to create an employee onboarding experience that is “remarkably human, delightfully simple and actually helpful.”
Last year, Rosalia and Wirths attended Knowledge 2018 to learn about Employee Service Center. One year later, they returned to describe how the module had transformed their onboarding experience. “The experience is more human now,” Rosalia said. “It’s much easier and actually fun.”
Employee Service Center allowed Asurion to automate manual processes and unify diverse systems across siloed departments using one simple dashboard. Analytics and employee feedback on the portal ensure that the company can continuously improve its HR services.
“Once we turned on ServiceNow, we could see areas we needed to improve—even areas where we didn’t know we needed improvement,” said Wirth.