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Employee Onboarding in the Digital Workplace

Companies face fierce competition when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. 

The average millennial stays at a job for 6-12 months, 10-20 times shorter than Baby Boomers and Gen Xers did. Considering that millennials make up some 75% of the workforce, it’s important to understand what millennials want from work and what they expect from their employers. Some 55% of millennials don’t feel fully engaged at work, and perhaps as a result, around 60% say they’re open to a better job opportunity, should one present itself.

While many businesses invest in modern office spaces and offer attractive perks like in-house baristas, free-beer Fridays and unlimited paid time off, they often neglect the internal processes that really shape company culture and impact employee turnover. Onboarding is one of these processes.

For most people, starting a new job is an exciting time. In the course of their research and the interview process, they’ve been won over by the company’s messaging and purpose, and most new hires start out eager to find their feet and prove their worth and integrate into the team as quickly as possible. Instead, they often spend their first days at a new job isolated and mired in paperwork. 

In this digital age, onboarding should be about more than getting a bunch of forms filled out. When done strategically, onboarding can be a valuable tool to instill loyalty in new employees by making them feel valued and engaged from the word go. By digitizing as much of the traditional employee onboarding process as possible and embracing onboarding prior to their start date, you create the opportunity to focus on human engagement during your new hire’s first days instead.

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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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Automate HR: Top 6 Human Resources Functions to Automate for Business Efficiency

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 more manual tasks has crippled HR teams from performing optimally. 

Consider your typical onboarding process: You hire a new recruit. Thirty forms and multiple 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 troubling predicament is especially problematic if you are focusing on business growth. Maintaining growth requires getting some help with these HR admin tasks so employees can focus on what’s important – talent.

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 skilled programmers are hard to find. 

Thankfully, there is another solution—and it’s cost-effective and easy. Enter HR automation.

To stay competitive in today’s business world, HR departments must evolve to be fully business integrated and need to streamline processes.

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Top 10 HR Technologies For the 21st Century

Companies are striving to lower the cost of hiring, improve employee satisfaction, and increase talent retention. New software and technologies are being incorporated into many HR processes. They help attract and retain talent while increasing operational efficiency.

From all-in-one HR suites to smaller-scale but more agile “point” system solutions – e.g. ones that focus on a specialized area (e.g., applicant tracking, employee engagement, – there are many software platforms on the market. Choosing the right technologies to meet the needs of your organization and optimize ROI can be quite a daunting task.

How to Automate HR Processes in Days With Frevvo

To get the most of your IT budget, you should first devise a clear digital transformation strategy for the organization. You must also understand the latest trends in HR technologies. These trends help guide the selection of the right software for your company.

From cloud computing and AI-driven technologies to recruitment marketing platform and online learning portals, here are some key technologies to consider:

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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 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 Employee Timesheet Approval – A Complete Guide for HR

Clock in, clock out time management

Timesheet tracking 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 they waste company time. Optimize your company for the 21st century by automating long, manual processes. Timesheet management is a simple, relatively frequent, and time consuming process. It’s a perfect candidate for automation.

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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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5 Leave Management Mistakes That Make Employees Quit (And How to Fix Them)

Employee Leave Management is one of the main things HR departments handle. But, many companies get bogged down in unnecessarily long, complicated processes. Here are 5 common mistakes that can hurt your company, and ways to fix them.

1. Creating a “Vacation Shaming” Culture

In many companies, employees have to deal with comments about choosing to take vacation. These can come from higher-ups at the company, but more often than not, they come directly from peers. We’ve all heard the “You’re taking a vacation? How nice, I wish I had the time to do that,” comment.

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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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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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