We will be discussing the new conditions that HR departments have been working with during and after the pandemic, that will shape the future of HR.
New requirements in HR management
For the longest time, HR teams have been dismissing the transformative potencies that come with digitisation. This dismissal was probably motivated by the theoretical possibility that it would “eventually” become a relative mode of processing. However, in 2020, the theory was proven to be untrue, with office workers worldwide being forced to work from home, opening the door to digitalisation for HR, though under enormous pressure due to the surrounding circumstances.
The pandemic saw a shift in executing HR processes remotely, like recording working hours, payroll management, costs accounting, etc. Consequently, it became crucial to give employees quick access to payroll and employee information remotely. While companies where HR management was done manually using intricate Excel spreadsheets and other traditional core HR software programmes suffered from the laborious processes involved, those who used modern core HR software found the online process to be smooth and nearly effortless. Hence, through cloud-based HR solutions, inquiries about billing, vacation days, or overtime sorting become just as easy to handle remotely as on site.
The time and ways of HR before 2020 are long gone, thanks to the latest transformations and advancements. The recent changes will continue and only be developed further in the coming years. Thus, it is now essential to plan the course for the future, along with introducing suitable core HR software according to business requirements. Hence, the establishment of modern, cloud-based, integrated HR software can optimise the work that arises with routine inquiries.
How the right software make HR work easier
An extensive share of the work under HR management consists of routine tasks. Now, all tasks can be effortlessly automated, from monthly payroll to expense reimbursements to even processing vacation requests. The only work that requires conventional effort from the HR team is responding to regular inquiries from employees. The rest, for instance, vacation days or the status of overtime, can be taken care of with information that can easily be made available via self-service portals.
With a suitable core HR software, handling requests—directly or automatically—becomes easy. With the right HR software, the hiring of new colleagues can also be made simpler and smoother.
Preparation: What should be considered when introducing a new HR software?
To be clear, there are always going to be various factors to consider when introducing digital HR software. This applies to everyday work, communication programmes, as well as HR processes. The most important questions to ask beforehand are:
1. What improvements does the software provide?
2. How have the challenges been dealt with so far?
3. Does the new software map all the processes?
4. How are the employees involved?
Once probed, it is important that companies inspect the HR software and try to comprehend all of its functional areas. This way, it can be made sure that the HR solution provides what it promises.
The following question is key to the analysis of your own status quo: How has the challenge been dealt with so far that the new HR software is supposed to solve?
The answer to the above question paves the way for the next step, which is the detailed analysis of the previous processes. It is essential that the existing project is not just projected onto a new system landscape. But rather, the existing protocols should be rethought and eventually streamlined and modernised. It is to be noted that the best HR software is ineffective if it is not be accepted by the workforce. Hence, internal communication around the migration project is essential.
What does Zalaris PeopleHub offer?
PeopleHub is a one-stop platform where all HR processes are collectively packaged together. As a result, all important information is always available to your HR team via a fast, easy-to-use dashboard. This includes managing relevant data, survey interfaces, and even talent management.
With Zalaris PeopleHub, employees can view all important information from their personnel files directly on a secure platform. It is also possible to find schedules for training courses and even target networking with the right colleagues from other departments. With Zalaris PeopleHub, department heads and other managers have the freedom to quickly and easily confirm data records relevant to accounting, like travel or expense reports. Consequently, the costs incurred by your employees can be reimbursed more quickly. Hence, it takes off the burden of work for the responsible teams and the organisation.
Zalaris PeopleHub guides employees seamlessly from hire to retire, thereby making the process a seamless one.
Simply get in touch with us, and we’ll help you embark on a successful and digitised HR journey.