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Why Technology Is Critical to Today’s Human Resource Professional

Today’s human resource professional has a myriad of issues all competing for their time and energy.

Regulatory and compliance issues that are in constant flux, a C-Suite that requires a strategic roadmap and a multitude of varying technologies meant to handle silo issues makes an already complex and challenging job that much harder.

In today’s fast-paced world, the employee population demands instant responses and access making the role of technology even more valuable to the HR professional.

In your own experience with HR technology, do you find the following to be true?

  • Numerous systems requiring individual logins for your employees to access
  • Inability to provide concise reporting to C-Suite on the cost components of your human capital.
  • Multiple systems to manage your human capital making it difficult for you to manage the process effectively, everything from onboarding to termination and everything in between.

If you answered yes to any of the above, the next question is, how do you address these issues?

Engaging in the right technology can make all the difference to the end user experience for employees, management and the HR team in their collective responsibilities.

So what should you look for in a technology tool?

We’ve compiled the following 5 factors to help an HR professional find the right system for their organization. To set your team up for success, you’ll want to ensure your tool includes the following:

  1. A system with an intuitive end-user interface with the ability for all actions to be done by the employee via a mobile app
  2. A system that allows new hires to complete all onboarding paperwork online quickly and efficiently, allowing them to begin the work that they were hired to do on their first day
  3. Performance management tool that enables managers to provide ongoing feedback to their team
  4. Connectivity to payroll under the single system layout requiring fewer “checklists”
  5. Benefits Administration that allows for processing of all new hire additions, terminations and qualifying event changes to be processed quickly and efficiently

By evaluating your current technology and establishing a clear roadmap for HR functions, you can help your team alleviate one of the three main concerns facing many HR professionals. Streamlining HR concerns through technology can leave room for the more complex and impactful aspects of your organizational goals.

We see immense value in the intersection of benefits technology and HR and will be attending HR TechXpo on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018, in San Francisco, CA. Be sure to swing by and learn best practices around utilization and how to discover the right platform for your organization’s needs.