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How Technology Can Simplify Your HR Processes

Ella Baker
How Technology Can Simplify Your HR Processes
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Published on Jun 25

The right technology can make all the difference

Technology drives our world. When looking at ways to improve and simplify your human resources process, look no further than the benefits that a Human Capital Management (HCM) application can offer. Selecting the right platform will not only make your HR department more efficient, you’ll also be able to offer your employees ownership in the HR form updating process. Here are just a few of the ways that technology can simplify your HR processes.

Staying organized

Human resources activities can often make you feel like you’re swimming in a sea of paperwork. From onboarding and benefits enrollment forms to approving time off requests and payroll activities, keeping track of all that paperwork can be a major drain on your valuable time. The right technology can keep you organized while storing all the information you need to complete tasks faster and more accurately.

A quality HCM platform will offer a streamlined and user-friendly interface to reduce clutter and make it easier to access the information you and your employees need. By storing all of your critical information in a single source, compiling all of your HR paperwork and tracking needs, and allowing employees to access and update their information as needed, an effective HCM platform will allow you to stay organized and become more efficient.

Increase productivity

Selecting a single HCM platform that can be scaled to meet your future business needs can help increase your productivity. By reducing the amount of time spent on administrative tasks, an HCM allow you and your management team to focus on growing your core business.

Rather than implementing different platforms for payroll processing, benefits management, and time clock and time-off requests, a single HCM that incorporates all of these functions will allow you to become more streamlined and efficient. Eliminating the need for multiple platforms means reducing the need to enter information in multiple sources, a step where mistakes are often made.

Selecting a platform with a self-service model will also allow your employees to own their personal HR data, making updates or changes when necessary. If you have a larger workforce, this could significantly decrease the amount of time your management staff spends inputting data.

Continuous performance management

If a focus on employee-manager relations is integral to your company’s culture, then you’ll welcome the continuous performance management tools that are offered by a quality HCM. These tools make the performance management more data-driven and responsive to changes in your business.

Eliminate the wait time for completion of paper assessments and the redundancy of rekeying that information into a centralized system. Helping to bridge the gap between performance management and succession planning, continuous performance management features allow you to simplify regular assessments, feedback, and implementing updated goals and expectations.

On-the-go management

Don’t fuss with paper files or comb through stacks of paperwork to find the information you need. In a world where business happens any time, you need to be able to access information when and where you need it.

Your HCM must include mobile capabilities. Being able to access information in real time from any device will allow you to stay on top of work no matter where you are. Your employees will also be able to update personal information, submit expense reports, update their work hours, or request time-off from anywhere. By keeping all of your information in one place and accessible from anywhere, you’ll be able to reduce complicated tasks and reduce the amount of time spent searching for the information you need.

Stay compliant

Keeping your business in compliance with state and federal regulations can be overwhelming and is a task that few business owners are equipped to handle on their own. An HCM can help keep you compliant by offering access to Human Resources Management professional who can answer any questions you have about legislation, employment practices, or other HR requirements that may impact your business.

Sheakley’s Human Capital Management application

Sheakley’s easy to use Human Capital Management (HCM) application comes complete with Payroll Processing Services, Time and Labor Management, Employee Onboarding tools, ACA Management and online Benefits Enrollment. This fast and easy to install complete payroll administration solution offers everything from basic payroll processing to electronic tax filing, while helping you manage costs and stay compliant.

The HCM system also allows employers and employees to access and update employee information at anytime from anywhere. W-2s are automatically available to employees at the end of the year and employees can access up-to-date PTO accruals at any time.

Schedule your free consultation to discuss Sheakley’s HCM application today. You can also learn more about how Sheakley’s Human Resources Outsourcing Solutions can help you grow your business. Stay up-to-date on all things Sheakley by subscribing to our blog and following us on social media. Join in the discussion by commenting below.

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