HR teams have a lot on their plates. That’s why it’s important to get the most out your HR technology and choose a human resources information system (HRIS) that can keep up with your growing company. While implementing an HRIS at your company is a great way to streamline administrative work, there is one tool in particular that can revolutionize how you prioritize your day: workflows. Workflows let employees update their own information, assigning approvers, and notifying anyone affected by the changes, so you can track progress and see changes implemented in real time.
From onboarding to exit interviews, HR has a hand in all aspects of the employee lifecycle. While it’s great to stay busy, it’s impossible for small HR teams to “do it all,” especially as your company grows and evolves. Between staying on top of new compliance requirements, handling employee inquiries, processing payroll, overseeing strategic initiatives, and more, HR teams need all the help they can get to keep the office running smoothly and meet business needs.
If safety is the best policy, IT security follows closely behind. Out of all the policies in your handbook, few are as critical. While security policies don’t get much fanfare when they work well, botching them can have dire consequences. Look no further than the latest high-profile data breach in the headlines for an example of what can go wrong.
Recruiting in this market is tough. If you’re like most businesses today, sustained record-low unemployment has made it hard to find, hire, and keep good people on board. Even in this so-called “candidate’s market,” finding a job is no walk in the park either. There isn’t one place with all of the job listings, and every news site, blog, or distant relative has tips on how to get your resume noticed.
Whether you’re looking to hire the best people or trying to land that dream job, I’m going to leverage my three decades in the HR technology space to bust a few myths that are as vexing for employers as they are for candidates.
Namely recently launched our Benchmarking Package to clients, an offering which provides quarterly reports of company-specific insights with tailored benchmark data layered directly on top. Never before has it been so easy for mid-sized companies to understand the health of their talent compared to other companies just like them.
With today’s low unemployment rate and the emergence of employee ghosting, it’s never been harder to fill job openings quickly and efficiently. Communication, as always, remains the key to nudging candidates down the hiring funnel—but email and phone tag can make getting in contact a struggle.
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