Posted in Workflow Automation

Business Process Automation Explained

In our highly connected business environment, it’s increasingly vital for businesses to embrace digital transformation and increase their efficiency if they want to remain competitive. 

This may seem like an insurmountable challenge for organizations that are still bogged down in legacy systems and paper-heavy processes. However, the light at the end of the tunnel is that digitizing and automating your business processes can save you a significant amount of time and money while freeing employees from repetitive, mindless administrative tasks, so they can focus on doing the work they were hired to do. 

Everyday business processes are the lifeblood of all organizations. From approving purchase orders to authorizing travel to on-boarding new hires to processing student applications, these processes define what employees do every day. They might be three simple steps or may be a complicated 10-step workflow with conditional routing but the general principle is the same: deliver information from Point A to Point B with all the required signatures, approvals and authorizations in place.

According to Forrester, business process automation has the potential to reduce operating costs by up to 90 percent.

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6 Real-World HR Automation Examples in Action

Attracting and retaining world-class talent is the #1 influencer of success in the 21st century. As a result, your HR employees play a critical role in your future prosperity. Yet, too many of them waste valuable time on manual HR processes that have become an administrative burden for growing organizations.

Drowning in paperwork, files, email threads, and other rote, repetitive, manual tasks has kept HR teams from performing at their best. 

Consider your typical onboarding process: You hire a new recruit. Many forms and days later, you’re finally ready to invite the new recruit to work in-house. That is, once you double- and triple-check your forms for errors, re-route the paperwork back to the new hire to fix the errors, route the form to all stakeholders and wait for signatures, and follow up to keep things moving along. 

Add to this employee vacation requests, expense claims, performance management and more, and keeping HR running smoothly can feel chaotic, if not impossible.

This situation is especially problematic if you’re focusing on business growth. Sustaining growth means improving the productivity of the HR team so they can focus on what’s important – talent.

So what is the solution?

Generic HR software requires an overhaul of your department to fit the demands of the software, and custom programming is, well, just plain expensive and time-consuming. 

Thankfully, there is another solution—and it’s cost-effective and relatively simple to implement. Enter HR automation.

In this post, we’ll cover:

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25+ HR Automation Stats You Should Know

In the 21st century, companies must fight to stay competitive. Yet, too many companies are overlooking the most effective way to do so — automation. Many of HR’s most important processes are time consuming, paper-based, inefficient, and costly.

In fact, According to an IDC survey, The Document Disconnect, over 80 percent of business leaders surveyed agreed that problems “arise because they have different internal systems/applications that don’t ‘talk’ to each other.” Clearly, this is an issue that needs to be solved fast.

Modernizing these HR functions will give your company a huge advantage. Since HR automation software is becoming necessary and more common, here are some important statistics to keep in mind as you make the switch.

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How to Automate the Employee Timesheet Approval Process

Timesheet approval has been around for years. Punch cards, clocking in and out, ID forms, paper forms, Excel — we’ve seen every variant.

But, these processes are tedious, and HR departments struggle to manage them. They must organize, deal with, and approve timesheets for dozens or even hundreds of employees at the same time.

In today’s business world, these old-fashioned methods are too time-consuming and waste company time. Optimize your company for the 21st century by automating long, manual processes. 

The timesheet approval process is simple, relatively frequent, and time-consuming. It’s a perfect candidate for automation.

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Posted in HR Automation

Top 7 HR Processes That Are Perfect for Automation

Access to world-class talent is the #1 determinant of success in the 21st century. As a result, HR employees have one of the most important roles in every company. They follow employees from the scouting and recruiting process all the way to the employee offboarding process and everywhere in between. 

Yet, too many HR departments are swamped with paperwork, taking away valuable time that could be focused on employees. In fact, on average HR employees spend 40% of their time on administrative work, either entering data from one system to another or on other tasks.

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Posted in Approval Processes

Complete Guide to an Optimized Leave Management Process

A good leave management process keeps operations running smoothly, while also giving employees the chance to take time off when needed.

But this process can become a nightmare for HR without a system in place. Employees aren’t happy either, when they can’t easily submit leave requests or when errors mess with payroll.

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Taking the Stress out of Taking Vacation

Taking vacation is about resting, relaxing and de-stressing. Numerous studies have shown that employees who take vacations get better sleep, have lower risk of heart disease, and come back more motivated to produce amazing new things.

And yet, people are stressed about taking vacation. A survey through Healthline found that ~62% of 2,280 readers said that they experienced “very or somewhat” elevated stress levels during the winter holidays — which means employees came back to work just as stressed as before.

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Posted in Forms Automation

A Comprehensive Guide To An Efficient Time Off Request Form

Automating Time off Request Forms

What does a typical vacation process look like?

If you’re like many other businesses, your HR department is overloaded with paperwork. Honestly, that’s a shame – wouldn’t you rather have them focus on attracting and recruiting talent instead of sifting through endless paperwork?

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Posted in HR Automation

Best Practices to Improve Employee on-Boarding and New Hire Orientation

Getting the on-boarding process right is critical for an organization to make sure every new hire feels comfortable, satisfied and welcomed in the organization. On-boarding done right leads to enhanced productivity and better retention of the new employee. Here are a few best practices that will help you improve your on-boarding process.

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HR Automation pays big dividends

In today’s highly competitive business world, C-suite leaders have come to understand the advantages of a workforce aligned with business outcomes – as a result, HR has become the most important department. There’s increased emphasis on finding and retaining talent, creating world-class onboarding experiences and empowering employees to focus on work that matters so they can respond quickly to changes and drive positive business outcomes.
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