HR teams must consider embracing automation in 2018 to keep up or be left behind. That is the advice what we have been hearing from the experts in the Human Resources Management field. They say that allowing automation to address routine tasks of the future will help HR teams spend more time on activities that boost the bottom line.
Automation can have a huge impact on productivity. For example, you can see saving a lot of hours in the recruitment process otherwise it is known for a highly time-consuming administrative task. Understanding this many companies have started believing that automation can heighten talent acquisition and retention.
Not only this one practice, many HR functions like payroll, attendance, benefits adjustments where automation is started showing its inevitability for the businesses. Typically, HR goes through many tiring tasks and endless email chains. These slow-moving aspects can be fully automated.
Let's take another example, an employee onboarding workflow is a long process and may involve multiple people. To implement onboarding well needs a lot of coordination, communication, and a human effort to push the process along.
People in this function go to each other to run all the tasks which are daunting and inefficient. Within a couple of hours, however, you can create an automated HR system that guides new employees from task to task in an organized way.
Based on your configurations, the system can automatically distribute vital documents from a centralized hub, schedule meetings, add agendas, and alerts key stakeholders when their tasks are pending.
Busy HR teams simply have no time to look after the routine requests from employees. With automation in place, you can expect that HR teams will no longer need a long time to handle them, but with a few clicks.
Below are some of the benefits you can get out of automation:
• Major Time Savings
• Improve Decision-Making
• Increase Accuracy
• Increased Productivity
• Make Employees Happier
A study says that HR professionals spend 90 percent of their time on activities covering transactional loads, talent and people, and workplace and culture. To reduce their loads, HR teams should look for software applications with automation capability.
This would free HR teams up to focus more on building a competitive advantage. Not just over there, automation plays a key role in getting your company on track and the results you want.
If you want your HR operations to leverage the new performance improvements, embrace automation.
You don't need to rush to transform your complete HR into an automated one. You could select internal processes first and then expand incrementally to other processes. Consider 2018 as the year to take the plunge into automation.