In small and medium sized businesses, often the onboarding and human resources efforts are young and fresh, as companies haven't required the skills of HR specialists until recently.
What we often see, in these companies, is an effort to minimize the department. Executives and managers feel like that budget could be better spent elsewhere in places that will help the bottom line of the company in some way, through sales, etc.
Leaders in organizations of all sizes need to realize, however just exactly how expensive HR might be BECAUSE of their efforts to minimize the department.
Consider - human resources employees are handling a high number of tasks - hiring and termination, monitoring progress, handling payroll and employee benefits - it's easy to see how these come off as simple or non-value-adding tasks, but the modern company can't consider them that way.
The best way to fix a lot of these problems? Automation for HR. How?
Here are 3 benefits for automating, and you can start to see how this equates to the multi-tasking and strenuous personnel requirements of human resources departments in any company.
Free Up Your Human Resources Workers
It's not that you won't continue to need HR employees in the department - automating means that employees can do their job much more efficiently, and focus on tasks that require real, intuitive human interaction.
Think of payroll as an example - instead of having to spend hours or even days keying in payroll information, a few simple steps will be all they have to do in order to complete payroll thanks to the automation of the hours collection and benefit application process.
Now, employees can focus on designing new HR strategies, or how to make the company desirable to the top talent in the field - both things that the company needs to have in order to stay at the top of the market and begin to scale.
Increase Productivity and Profit
HR employees, being free to get more done thanks to automating human resources, are now empowered to get even better and higher quality work done.
With proper tools and systems in place, the HR department now becomes a benefit to the organization.
When people feel like they are accomplishing more in less time, morale goes up and, by increasing the productivity you have now made each employee much more valuable for the amount of their salary, thus increasing work done and the value of each employee in the company.
Precision With Process Automation
Payroll, attendance and benefit info involve a lot of different accounts, and potentially spreadsheets or databases with manual keying and data entry.
This method is outdated and often results in human error. Why would we want to continue using a system that promotes human error??
With a properly set up automation system, the error is removed for redundant tasks, but still seen by human eyes to confirm and approve certain steps. Simplicity is a byproduct of precision.
This also means employees often have access to information like insurance benefits or claims, and even vacation days, simply by logging in to a portal, thus freeing up the HR department from these pesky requests even further.
This is an exceptional benefit to the organization as a whole, as now employees across the organization have realized the benefit, support the movement, and look forward to such improvements in their own departments.
Start automating your human resources department today, and get on track to a more productive and profitable company.