Every department comes with its own hurdles. Marketing has to be creative and original after all the good ideas are taken. IT bangs their head on the wall while having to repeat the phrase, “Is it plugged in?” all day long. Accounting has to do math, which is enough of a problem in itself. When it comes to the grand business scheme of things, human resources managers have a unique set of challenges that people in other departments don’t. It’s hard to focus while being inundated about vacation days, job applications, and blocked websites, but you’re not alone. There’s help out there in the form of business process automation, helping you to slay time sucking tasks so you have a chance to give employees the time and attention they need.
Below are a few challenges human resources managers deal with, and how BPA can help overcome them:
1. Keeping a clean house: Managing so many files makes organization challenging, resulting in lost documents, missing information, or excessive amounts of time spent searching for stuff. Business process automation can sort through documents as they come in, automatically organizing them and making them searchable by keyword. You’ll also be notified if any information is missing from documents so you can quickly tell what you have and what is needed from employees.
2. Making time for yourself: Time spent routing applications and information, as well as filling out forms, creating offer letters, and manually managing retention policies, takes away time you could spend on more valuable tasks. When business process automation is completing those repetitive tasks that don’t require your skills and knowledge, you can allocate more attention to the things that really count.
3. Communicating efficiently: Ensuring employees have received, read, and understand new policies is difficult, and in some situations close to impossible. Business process automation makes the entire policy process easier, from creation to approval to distribution. With a Human Resources software solution, managers can collaborate easily with access to complete audit trails and document histories, and employees can view all policy and training information in the same location within the solution. Managers can also set their system to automatically track who has read new policies.
Of all industries, commercial organizations probably have one of the most diverse collection of employees, giving commercial HR departments a unique perspective. Business process automation helps these HR managers better service their employees while working more efficiently and productively, creating the foundation for a big, happy family. For more information on how you can give your HR department the help it needs, check out our webinar recording below – Putting the “Human” Back in “Human Resources.”