With the Holidays well and truly over and winter finally taking its grip and unleashing upon us those ‘Historic Blizzards’ of biblical proportions (not), the New Year’s resolutions are already set in stone (sandstone in some cases).
Motivation is now your best friend although like many friends they are often difficult to locate in times of need. We sometimes need to make do with what is around us. Everything seems dandy you would think!
Aren’t you forgetting something? While you were away that HR paperwork mountain you pushed to one side has inexplicably moved. Well it’s back with a vengeance, occupying prime real estate on your already overpopulated desk. What about all of those time-off requests? Were you planning to process them anytime soon? Are you drowning in an ocean of paperwork and unanswered emails? Are you gasping for air? Well you are not alone by any means. Now take a deep breath!
In a recent study by Ortus HR it was discovered that many HR professionals are not managing to complete their tasks within the constraints of an 8 hour day. The down side of this is that HR people (66%) are spending at least three hours per week working on tasks as they commute between home and office. Many feel obliged to carry out this extra work without pay. The general feeling is that they can’t manage the workload without allocating their own personal time to daily work tasks.
HR Systems are aging. The average age of a HR Software System used in large companies in the US is five years. With over half of these businesses with systems over seven years old, there is certainly an argument within HR departments for new HR Software Systems. Read on and discover 3 great reasons why you need to purchase a new system.
Improve Decision Making and Productivity
Making great decisions at the right time and for the right reasons cannot be based solely on gut feeling. When we make poor decisions it is usually down to a lack of understanding (a gap in the data pool). With a new HR Software System real time data becomes an extremely valuable commodity. Using a System that can relay information in a systematic way will enable you and your colleagues in HR to avail of time-saving benefits which include; hassle free reporting, identify trends and the ability to draw from real-time data to improve communication.
Productivity in any business is of paramount importance. A successful business model relies heavily on high performance across all departments at all times. This can only be achieved if the systems are in place to gather high level data. Hr Software from Advance Systems will provide you and your team with a solution that works on many levels. It enables you to know exactly what tasks staff are working on at any given time. It permits correlation of data such as – how long a task is taking and what percentage of time is been spent in various areas. Another fantastic benefit of a HR System is that employees can input data using Self Service Modules.
Employee Self Service Saves Time
Your organization’s admin staff is responsible for many duties including managing the attendance of employee’s right through to processing payroll based on data available. To save time and provide consistent productivity in all areas of your business, Advance Systems have introduced a Time and Attendance System with Employee Self Service functionality.
This simple to use module can be used via PC, laptop, tablet device, or Smartphone. Employees after login can access their own profile page and view their absence report, find out how many sick and vacation days they have left and check other employee data that maybe important to them. With ESS software, employees are empowered to manage their own personal employment data freeing up valuable time for the HR Department.
Performance tracking software is another great tool that will help with decision making. The beauty of this is when an employee’s appraisal or performance review is due; the system will notify management as well as the employee. The review can be performed within the system as all information will be collated an assigned to each employee.
The employer can at any time revisit a logged review and compare past performance with present. They can also access employee’s strengths, weaknesses and work habits which in turn will help them establish what works best for the employee and the business. All data can be stored at one central location giving employee and HR ease of access.
The HR department offers a vast information support service to businesses. The fact of the matter is that this department performs so many different tasks and functions within the organization it needs a system that is reliable, robust and time-saving. HR software is an essential addition that cannot be overlooked. Improving decision making, productivity and tracking employee performance should be key factors when it comes to choosing the right HR Software System.