Your HR department helps to maximize the efficiency of your organization, so simplifying routine HR tasks can boost your efficiency even more. Too much work and too little time can often prevent business owners from truly focusing on the administrative side, so it doesn’t get the focus it deserves. In this blog, we’re going to talk about a few best practices to make the common HR tasks as simple as possible to save you time and effort.
HR Task #1. Automating employee onboarding
The first impression you make on your new hires is one of the most important things you can manipulate. A bad impression leaves a sour taste in their mouths and you may risk losing your new employee in the first year as a result. You want to make the onboarding process as smooth as possible for them, especially on their first day. Bombarding them with paper forms isn’t the way to go! Automating your process and giving your new hires the ability to access their paperwork online will make it quick and painless for them. Not only will this help boost their engagement and impression of your organization, but it will also save your team time and effort.
#2. Updating employee information
Especially with a lot of employees, your HR department will spend a lot of time manually entering and managing employee data for payroll, taxes, and benefits. To simplify this process and minimize time spent on updating employee information, have a system that allows employees to update and manage their own profiles. If all employee information is easily available in one spot, HR can focus more on higher priority tasks!
#3. Tracking employee time
No one wants to be paid incorrectly. It’s important for everyone in an organization to track their time accurately for everyone to be correctly compensated for their work. Sometimes employees don’t remember or record their hours consistently or accurately, especially with manual methods or hard-to-use solutions. This leads to the wrong information being sent to your finance department and therefore, incorrect compensation for your employees. Instead, try allowing employees to track their time electronically in a simple and automated manner. This will encourage them to track their time more often and accurately. Your solution can be as simple as implementing an effective time-tracking system!
#4. Managing time-off requests
Employees regularly request time off from work and this can be frustrating to manage, especially if you have a a lot of them! By letting your employees submit their requests online, rather than pen-and-paper, you make this process seamless. Having automated, digital documentation of the process will give you peace of mind. Using this kind of program to let your employees see holidays, their PTO balance, and your organization’s time-off policies makes it convenient for them. They can easily be kept informed and up-to-date without having to submit support tickets.
#5. Automating benefits enrollment
If you’re an organization who regularly enrolls employees into your benefits package, then you’ll know how tedious the process can be! Using a paperless solution and making enrollment available online can streamline this process. You can lift even more weight off your shoulders by having your employees help themselves. For example, they can solve their own problems by accessing a support section online that contains articles and frequently asked questions. Not having this kind of automated solution will result in too many requests in your already-busy hands. Benefits enrollment doesn’t have to be frustrating!
Now you know how you can simplify five routine HR tasks to make your life easier. From automating processes to enabling employee self-service, implementing an effective solution that can do these for you will save you time, effort, and money in the long-term!
Sound good? Let’s boost the efficiency of your HR processes together.