Continuing from where we left last time, automation can improve 4 more HR processes and contribute towards saving the time and effort of HR.
Evaluations & Performance Appraisal
It is hard to believe that more than half the companies worldwide lack an effective evaluation structure. Businesses are actually executing an annual-reviews system that doesn’t even work. There are countless reasons why there is a lack of structure and prominence. One of them is that they don't track the employee's progress throughout the entire year. They do it only for the most recent quarter. Often, the management overlooks performance appraisals. There’s no way that it is efficient or fair.
Having said that, the decision-makers almost always don’t have the time to keep a regular check on all their team members. There’s so much to do and take care of anyway.
Therefore, HR automation helps the leadership and management in evaluating employee performance in the long-term. With an automated process, performance metrics are constantly updated and the management will receive real-time, up-to-date information on any employee’s performance. The process will help in identifying areas of concern, providing more accurate evaluations for employees and make it easier to identity whether targets have been met.
Holiday & Leave requests
In many cases, we see employees sending an email to their reporting managers in order for them to review and accept a leave request. This is a well-documented and authentic way to communicate requests through emails however, we are way past the 90s and early 2000s.
Therefore, HR automation can turn this into a seamless process where approval can be sought and given in no time. It will also allow a much more efficient way for the management to keep track on the leaves that their team members take while it will help employees save time and keep a track on the number of leaves that are remaining.
Employee benefits are not an easy thing to track, especially if you’re handling it completely through paper-based documents. In fact, it’s not the responsibility of the HR to manage each employee benefit individually for every employee.
An HR automation tool will ensure that every employee receives benefits-related information whenever they want. The HR doesn’t have to involve itself and rather focus on encouraging the management to include more benefits.
Automation is the easiest way to scale up quickly when it comes to tax-related documentation and information sharing. Automating tax documentation using a cloud-based service helps you verify that you're charging the correct taxes. This will further help you make the audits more seamless. In the end, you have your sales numbers to manage. So, why look after another number-job when you can simply let technology take care of it.
Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2016 says,
“HR organisations are moving away from a ‘service provider’ mentality to becoming a valued talent, design and employee experience consultants.”
It’s important for organisations to feel the same way throughout. Employees make or break a company. An essential part of this transition is adopting the necessary tools to achieve a professional evolution. Empowering HR professionals by giving them access to technology will help them embrace change and benefit the organisation.
So, get rid of the manual paperwork and bookkeeping-like services, automation is here and there’s more to HR if you make use of the power of it.