Many HR professionals find themselves stretched for time, but never short on tasks. If you find yourself juggling what seems like a never-ending list, you’re not alone. Your HR checklists likely center around the following areas:
- Employee Onboarding
- Benefits Administration
- PTO and Time Tracking
- Employee Experience
There are many benefits to automating your HR processes with a digital solution, including easier compliance management, a quicker onboarding process, automatic update capabilities and additional expert advice.
Avoid constant, minor mistakes
Each of the items on your HR checklist comes with its own set of steps, which adds to your overall workload and takes up even more valuable time. Despite this challenge, many HR departments still use paper-based processes and manually enter employee information into spreadsheets. The more repetitive, manual data entry your HR department uses, the higher the chance of error. In fact, the rate of error can be as high as 18% to 40%. You can decrease the risk (and cost) of mistakes by using an automated HR solution.
Handle ongoing COVID responsibilities
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for digitalization in HR departments. Not only are you wading through your existing HR tasks, now you need to stay compliant with ever-changing policies and regulations brought on by the pandemic. You’re also working to manage a partially (or entirely) remote workforce. Studies show, even post-pandemic, many companies will choose to continue working remotely in some capacity. The digital framework your HR department sets up today will help you well into the future.
Using a completely paperless approach means your business can manage all hiring, onboarding, payroll and ongoing employee needs within one convenient, digital interface. Bonus: A cloud-based HR solution also makes it easy to set reminders to notify your employees of their outstanding HR tasks. We’ve all been there, tracking down signatures and making sure new hires have completed all their onboarding tasks, but now you can digitally track each document’s completion status instead of making dozens of follow-up calls.
Make the most of your time
With streamlined HR technology, you have more time to focus on your employees themselves — not just managing their information. You’ll be able to prioritize regular employee wellness check-ins and offer additional support services when needed. Many employees are working remotely for the first time in their careers and are feeling added anxiety, loneliness and stress due to the ongoing pandemic. It’s more important than ever to maintain employee connection and foster a healthy community within your company. Whether it’s online support groups or morale-raising happy hours, you can make a difference in your employee’s outlook and experience with your company.
If you haven’t already, 2021 is the year to automate your HR processes and give yourself back the time needed to give your employees the best experience possible. Our HR Solutions delivered on the Deluxe People Platform is here to help. With a comprehensive, seamless HR experience, you can rest assured that your HR department processes are efficient and secure.