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:
- The Benefits of Automating HR
- Real-World Examples of HR Automation in Action
- How to Automate an HR Process, Step by Step: Employee Onboarding