Human Resources (HR) doesn’t just exist to keep the paychecks moving—HR can play a valuable, strategic role in any office. Organisations recruit and retain talented individuals to stay ahead of the competition, and they need competent and communicative HR professionals to do so.
However, a recent report from the Hackett Group found that HR budgets and staffing are shrinking in 2014, with staff decreasing at more than twice the rate of the budget. Due to these dwindling resources, HR professionals are seeking ways to do more with less. Strategically investing in technology is one way to achieve this goal. In fact, the Hackett Group found that 89% of respondents listed “investing in technology or automation” as a top strategy for reinventing service delivery in 2014. Time- and resource-consuming manual processes can no longer support HR departments—or the organizations that depend on them for talent. Manual HR processes increase chances for data errors, employee dissatisfaction and non-compliance. Manually processing payroll, employee records and tax forms takes time away from the more strategic goals of talent recruitment and employee engagement. On the other hand, an automated, digital HR system reduces the administrative burden on HR employees and increases organization-wide self-sufficiency through instant access to information. We can help you explore the ways automation helps HR build a high-functioning infrastructure that employees, job applicants and executives can appreciate.