If you are looking for increased productivity from your employees, you will need Human Resources automation. The management of HR is an essential and indispensable part of every company. It is a department that has often been perceived as involving manual processes. However, that isn’t the case any more as automation has moved into the HR department. The advances have been rapid and designed to streamline and speed up ways of working. Automation is designed to make the lives of those involved in your HR department easier, saving time and limiting the risk of mistakes. In this article from Relativity, the business technology experts with a base in East Sussex, we look at HR management and processes in more detail including what they involve. We also define Human Resources automation and the benefits it will have for your company including increased productivity and better employee morale.

What does HR management and processes involve?

It involves compliance, recruiting, onboarding (all the required steps for an employee to be deployed and productive) and offboarding (separating an employee from your company), employee training and development. It also includes payroll and timekeeping, holiday and absences from work through sickness and the overall wellbeing of employees within a company.

What is HR automation?

It boosts the efficiency of the department. This is achieved by removing the repetitive and tedious manual tasks so that HR staff can concentrate on decision- making duties, developing strategies and people-centred tasks. By using data, the long-term best uses of human talent can be identified.

Benefits of Human Resources automation

  • Improved productivity – fewer manual tasks leading to quicker processing
  • Lower storage and printing costs with less paper-based processing
  • Reduced employee turnover due to more job satisfaction and engagement
  • More efficient hiring of staff
  • Better business decisions through insightful reports
  • Fewer data entry errors and lost/misplaced documents
  • HR data is stored safely, is easily accessed and backed up
  • Reduced costs in the long run

Automation increases productivity

Increased productivity is a key gain from automating your HR department. Automation minimises costly errors and your HR team will have the flexibility to focus on more important parts of their job. Wages, attendance, holidays and other information is readily available. Employees can easily submit expense claims, request leave and of course give anonymous feedback on the department. Paying employees quickly and easily is also good for staff morale.

No more missing papers or guesswork regarding compliance

Papers can easily go missing and some important things can be overlooked when doing things manually. Human Resources automation means sensitive and important documents can quickly be located and any requests can be approved by a few clicks. Compliance can be an absolute minefield but automation eradicates the guesswork. Taking on any employee means sensitive information is required and it is essential that this is stored securely.

How can Relativity help you automate your Human Resources department?

If you haven’t made the step to automate your HR department yet, you will certainly be falling behind your competitors. Decisions made in this department impact on the whole of your company. You could say that your HR employees are the lifeblood of any successful business. Your HR department through implementing automation processes will find recruiting, training and retaining employees much easier.

However, ensure that you do your research on the best automation tools for your company with all the features you need. If you would like to talk to the business technology specialists at Relativity, please call on 01825 280123 or email info@relativity.co.uk for more information.

Next time Relativity will be discussing Zoho People in more detail, the popular cloud based Human Resources (HR) management solution, which will take care of managing your workforce and employee related activities and concerns.