Today, IT companies are increasingly tasked with automating operations for their clients. This is more so because technology keeps advancing and businesses have to keep up with it to maintain a competitive edge in the market.
Even as you seek to automate your key business operations, your HR should be among your areas of priority. Recent research has shown that most companies actually spend a lot of time on HR because work keeps on piling up each day.
For your HR department to stay relevant, it is important that you automate it. Consider factors such as operational efficiency and your company’s growth. If you have not already automated your HR department, here are seven signs that it is about time you do so:
1. CORE FUNCTIONS HAVE BECOME SUBPAR
If the key functions of the department, such as onboarding, are becoming sluggish and redundant, it is time you should consider automation. At the same time, if there are solutions that you had no longer work or you have to do the same thing repeatedly each day, automation helps.
2. PAYROLLS, AUDITS, AND COMPLIANCE HAVE BECOME A PROBLEM
The moment your payroll processing becomes redundant and even starts producing errors or if the MIS reports and audits are taking longer to compile to the extent of resulting in fines, automation is your ultimate solution.
3. YOUR ORGANIZATION HAS MERGED WITH OR ACQUIRED NEW OFFICES
Merging companies brings with it some uncertainties. You now have to deal with policies and taxes from two companies. Consider automation as part of the restructuring process. An automated system will help the HR to share valuable data and do good strategic planning.
4. YOU ARE TRACKING EMPLOYEE ATTENDANCE USING EMAILS
IT companies discourage businesses from using emails to track attendance because it is possible that messages will not be forwarded to the HR. However, with automation, you will not have to deal with email tracking, relaying information or bad handwriting. You will have an automated portal that will simplify everything that there is to be done.
5. CURBING THE ISSUE OF POOR HANDWRITING
You may have employees whose handwriting is not legible enough. This would cause problems if they need to fill some important documents such as taxation reports. This problem can be solved if you switch your operations from manual to electronic.
6. YOU ARE MANAGING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE MANUALLY
Handling performance reviews manually can be draining in terms of money and productivity. Of course, you need to do employee appraisals so that you can make them feel appreciated, else they will take their services elsewhere. The best way to do this is through automation.
7. YOUR ORGANIZATION IS EXPANDING GEOGRAPHICALLY
With the growth and expansion of a company to multiple locations, manual and paper-based become irrelevant. You will need automation to run your operations between the various geographical locations where your offices are based.
If your company is faced with any of the above challenges, it is time to automate your HR department. ION247 is one of the leading IT companies that can competently take you through this process. Contact us today to book an assessment and let us help you automate your HR operations successfully.
*Blog post updated November 13, 2020.