Human Resources is traditionally not known for being quick to take up new technology, notes Sharlyn Lauby. Apparently legal fears are one factor keeping HR stuck in its tracks. An early trend Kutik believes is gaining traction is mobile. “Every vendor has either released or is about to release a mobile application for smartphones and soon for the iPad. While much of it is a ‘nice to have,’ mobile apps will get most traction in workforce management — the nuts and bolts of time and attendance and absence management — where they perfectly meet the needs of a distributed, mobile workforce.”