We are living in an era of technology; everything is growing increasingly connected.
From smart TVs to AI-enabled environments, homes and offices are becoming more and more entrenched in the digital world.
In this increasingly digital world, goods and services are also becoming increasingly tech-savvy.
From self-service kiosks in train stations and bus stops to on-demand services like Netflix and mobile banking, consumers are now expecting to deal with either fully automated customer service that is fast and efficient.
Not so much for human resources though. It’s pretty common to see businesses that have state-of-the-art technology for their Front of House operations but have poorly integrated, outdated technology for back-office departments.
Companies might be using paper slips to present work schedules to employees, Excel spreadsheets to keep track of payroll.
While they aren’t necessarily incorrect solutions, it does open up a whole host of challenges when we look at the big picture.
Over time, this can lead to a bigger workload when transitioning to more efficient processes and software. The amount of backlog required to convert to the new process or software might also prove to be time-consuming, and complicated even.
Human Resources Information Systems
Which is why as early as now, companies should be looking at integrating Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) into their human resource processes. There are a lot of benefits when HRIS technology is integrated into human resource processes. Check out this blog post for the 3 biggest 2019 HR trends.
HRIS Technology Benefits
Creates a seamless experience for everyone.
Much like how Google, Samsung, and Apple have a suite of tools at their customers’ disposal, having a unified information system for human resources does a lot for creating a seamless experience for end users.
Everything from recruitment to termination can be tracked and updated easily using a single HRIS software. This makes the mundane and repetitive task of storing and retrieving information from databases so much more efficient for both HR personnel and employees.
Allows companies to go paperless.
The human resources department of every company is considerably the least involved when it comes to generating business revenue.
To add to that, most HR departments consume a lot of paper products. From payslips to application forms, HR goes through a lot of paper in a month alone. Integrating digital human resource information systems allows for a paperless experience, cutting down on paper costs and the accompanying office supplies needed for all that paperwork.
Store it all in the cloud.
Another great benefit of having fully digital HR technology in place is mobility. Most HRIS software have the option of cloud storage. This is especially important for companies that have multiple sites in different parts of the globe. Unifying these sites through centralized cloud storage allows for authorized personnel to access the data anytime, anywhere either through a virtual private network (VPN) or through other secure means.
Ensuring the longevity of a company can only be done when every single aspect of the company adapts to the times it belongs in.
Using antiquated systems and processes, especially for human resource management, can lead to a host of problems. This includes lower employee productivity, inefficient data management, delayed reports and poor data maintenance. Investing in a technology that can help prevent these problems from arising is the key to ensuring the success of businesses.