Without the aid of digital technology, human resource (HR) management is chock-full of overwhelming tasks, from having to organise data coming from different silos to juggling different HR functions essential to the company.
However, technology has made HR responsibilities such as recruitment, payroll and performance evaluation more manageable and efficient. By doing away with manual tasks, HR management tools allow HR teams to focus on core tasks such as increasing employee engagement and happiness.
Here are some of the must-have HR technology tools you need to foster a happier, better-organised workforce.
Human resources management system (HRMS)
An HRMS is an all-in-one platform that organises the large volume of employee data HR professionals have to input, store, and track into a centralised database for automated workflows in recruitment, onboarding, training, payroll, time and attendance, performance reviews, and other HR functions.
For instance, an HRMS like Lanteria HRIS covers the entire hiring process. It streamlines the recruitment by providing real-time information on job openings, candidates, interviews, and onboarding. It provides document management solutions for employee-related files like CVs and other information important to the hiring process and helps you track employment contracts from the beginning to the end of tenure.
Performance solutions are HR applications that primarily help HR staff accomplish employee performance reviews. These help evaluate and track annual performance reviews, as well as allow assessors to revisit the goals and objectives discussed in them. To get the most out of a performance solution, they also allow performance review supervisors to store notes and feedback, prepare evaluations, and help track employee performance until the next review.
Recruitment solutions are specialised HR applications that streamline the hiring process. They help HR professionals find the best candidates by posting job ads, sorting and accepting applications, managing candidates, and more. They save HR staff the tedious task of manually tracking and going through every piece of information about the candidates.
This cloud service or cloud-based solution processes payroll and automatically calculates and tracks paychecks, benefits, deductions, paid time off, and other variables that impact an employee’s pay. It can even allow one to file and pay payroll taxes and report new hires to the Australian Tax Office.
Benefits management platform
A benefits management platform is a robust solution specifically designed to help HR professionals manage all employee benefits, including paid time off, retirement plans, health insurance, workers' compensation, and others. By helping an HR team better manage the fundamental or mandated benefits of employees, a benefits management platform allows them to add perks beyond the standard dental, health, and vision benefits.
Employee engagement tool
An employee engagement tool is an application that can help HR professionals monitor your organisation's culture and give better insights into what makes your employees happy. It does so in a number of ways. It can help your organisation recognise and reward people who do a good job and exemplify the company’s core values. It can be set up to gather anonymous feedback from teams, feedback such as what type of food should be provided at the next meeting, or what staff think about a new company-wide policy. Some free examples of such applications that specialise in gathering anonymous feedback are Google Forms and SurveyMonkey.
Total Calibration’s Valo Intranet improves employee collaboration, communication, and organisation better than ever. It easily integrates with other power tools such as Office 365 and SharePoint. Not least of all, it boosts employee engagement at the workplace through these features, as well as keep themselves up to date with one another and with the company through social statuses, news, blogs, and events.
Most companies still grapple with technology, finding it hard to use it to help improve workplace conditions. At Total Calibration, we can walk alongside your company and provide you with the technology expertise you need to take workforce management to another level. Contact us today and find out more.