4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

February 1, 2017 | 1,776 views

4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

The world of HR is constantly in flux these days. New technology is regularly released to make your job as a business manager simpler. Even with all of the new options available to you, do you know which types of technology you need? What tools will make your job easier?


Here are four types of HR technology to simplify your to-do list so you have more time to focus on the more complex non-administrative tasks in running your business.


1. Video Conferencing

Let’s face it. The world is getting more and more geographically diverse. The people you used to work with in your office are now working from home. If your business is growing, you could be opening satellite offices in other parts of your town or state.


All this geographic diversion is creating a problem: meetings are more difficult than they used to be.


Video conferencing makes meetings a lot easier and a lot more productive. Instead of wondering if someone’s paying attention on a group call, you can see the people face-to-face, engage in good old fashioned eye contact, and read nonverbal cues. It’s all the benefits to meeting without the time drain of a commute to headquarters as you’re trying to get scattered team members in one place.


2. Online Scheduling Apps

Your schedule is something that’s constantly changing. Whether it’s onboarding new team members to add to the schedule, or managing time-off requests and shift changes, juggling a schedule is complex.


With an online scheduling app, like ScheduleBase, you let go of the tedious job of tracking people’s time and instead, let your team manage their own shift times and vacation requests.


3. OKR

Performance reviews can get a little bit tricky. Unintentional biases can creep in, making it harder for your managers to give you a realistic idea of who’s performing and who needs a little extra guidance or motivation.


With OKR (objectives and key results) software, you can take a more data-driven approach to performance reviews. This simplifies the jobs of your managers and helps you get a clearer, non-bias picture of what’s happening with your employees.


4. Benefits

Managing benefits is a big time drain. When a new person arrives at your company, you must get him set up with all of his benefits. During open enrollment, benefits change like the wind. When someone is terminated or leaves your company, there are other benefits that kick in to ease the transition out.


Many of these tasks can be automated, and many of them have been with benefits management software. By incorporating this technology into your business, you decrease your workload without sacrificing anyone’s access to key benefits.


What Technology Are You Using?

There’s a wealth of options available to make your HR tasks simpler and easier day-to-day. What types of technology have you seen benefit your firm? What types of technology do you wish were available for your HR department?


Author Profile Jon Forknell is the Vice President and General Manager of Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., a software marketing company specializing in employee scheduling software, including ScheduleBase employee scheduling software, and other business software solutions. In the past, Jon has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Atlas Business Solutions was named as one of Software Magazine’s Top 500 Software Companies in 2004 through 2007 and again in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

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