What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

July 18, 2018 | 890 views

What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

You’ve probably heard of a marketing tech stack, but what about an HR tech stack? These are the tools that make your job more efficient. Better yet, these are the tools that let you get away from mundane tasks that eat away at your day, so you can get back to the creative, enjoyable parts of your job that you love.

 

So what should be in your HR tech stack? Here are four must-have tools.

 

1. Recruitment

Gone are the days when you only received applications at job fairs and from classified ads. Even job sites are starting to acquire or build apps of their own. For example, Monster recently acquired Jobr.

 

Now, job seekers are able to interact with potential employers virtually and at the tap of a finger. Other recruitment apps, such as Shapr and Switch use algorithms to match employees with their ideal employer. Having an app like one of these can ease the recruitment process and enable you to find more modern employees.

 

2. Payroll and Benefits Management

Payroll and benefits management are two of the most challenging parts of human resources. From tracking hours to tracking benefits and bonuses, employers have a lot to manage. With payroll software, those small nuances are automated, making this task easier and faster for teams. Tools, such as Paychex or Zenefits are essential when it comes to streamlining these mundane tasks.

 

3. Employee Performance Software

It’s nearly impossible to keep an eye on your team around the workday clock, so you have a team of managers and people to keep a pulse on what’s happening day to day. With these tools in your tech stack, you can regularly analyze employee performance and track who deserves praise and recognition on your team. By using tools, such as Trackstar or Clear Review, when it’s time to award bonuses, you have a clear data-driven decision process in place because of these tools in your tech stack.

 

4. Online Scheduling

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include our own app here, but this isn’t a shameless plug. An online scheduling app is quickly becoming a need to have instead of a nice to have. That’s because we live in a world where instant gratification is expected rather than chased after. It’s why smartphones are now an addiction. It’s why people order online rather than make the trek to the store. We want answers and we want them fast, so it makes sense that employees want to know their schedule at a moment’s notice anywhere, anytime.

 

An online scheduling app allows you to create a schedule quickly online and then make adjustments on the fly. It’s more efficient for managers and easier to follow for employees.

 

What’s In Your Tech Stack?

As the world becomes more technologically advanced, it’s becoming increasingly critical for you to grow your tech stack to honor the new way of working. With tools to speed the recruitment, payroll, benefits, review, and scheduling processes, you’re in a better position to attract top talent and retain loyal employees.

 

 

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 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

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