When you think of human resources (HR), you may not consider them the most essential part of your organization, but they have a lot of responsibilities. They coordinate a lot of the administrative issues of a business. They handle the onboarding, recruiting, and offboarding of workers. They handle payroll and sometimes, in smaller organizations, they do much, much more. With everything that needs to be done, it can be a real grind, but it doesn’t have to be. Today, we take a look at how new technology can improve your organization’s HR effectiveness.
The Internet has become the most important tool for job seekers and recruiters, alike. This can only help human resources professionals by removing that part of the job from their purview. Normally these professionals would be sifting and sorting through applicants. This can take a lot of time and effort. By using new Internet-based recruiting tools, not only will companies have access to more applicants, they can use these tools to find good fits for their needs and culture.
One of HR’s core responsibilities is to coordinate internal business issues. Nowadays, there have been communication tools developed that have made this much easier. Full-featured communication and collaboration tools help HR coordinate all the things they need to coordinate.
A responsibility that most HR professionals spearhead is the employee performance review. In the past it had been difficult to track all the good (and potentially bad) actions of employees, but with technology that’s available to HR representatives today, they can easily make assessments about an individual’s workplace performance to help them determine the future of an employee with their company.
Security of personal information has always been an HR responsibility, but today there are regulations and a growing data privacy awareness trend that makes this a point of emphasis. By controlling access to personal and company information, the HR department can protect this data more effectively.
Policies and procedures are a big part of a business’ culture, and today technology can ensure that people are up to date with their knowledge of the way administrators want a business to function. By working with IT, a HR department can ensure that a business doesn’t have any loose ends that could potentially harm it.
The truth is the HR department is changing. If you would like to talk about how to innovate your HR department through software or cloud-based HR-as-a-Service platforms, reach out to the IT experts at Out of the Box Solutions today at 800-750-4OBS (4627).