Automation is the key to the Future of People Management

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Are you running businesses that are digital friendly? Are you looking out for tips on how to ensure that the future of people management is safe and effective?

Automation is the key to the future of people management. With the economy stabilising now than before, it is critical for business decision makers to invest in options and opportunities that give long term success. Staffing solutions, hiring processes, and recruitment mechanisms should be automated.

Technology is playing a crucial part in the ongoing pandemic, it makes it easier for HR leaders to share the information with remote working employees with digital solutions and automation tools and software. Automation has been an important part of this digitised evolution and has been critical in moving from manual distributed tasks to streamlined processes across the people supply chain. It has proved to be a game-changer as it has been helpful in keeping up with the hiring trends and ensuring the improvement of employee productivity resulting in better engagement, retention, and smoothness of HR processes.

According to the Global Future of Work Survey, 57% of employers say that the main goal of automation is the augmentation of employee performance and productivity. Organisations that have already started investing in tools and platforms to make the critical processes of hiring easy and error-free, thereby reducing the risks that may come, will have a strong edge over their competitors.

Benefits of automation on HR process

Automation is an efficient solution for organisations to streamline the process and focus on the core work. According to a study, HR managers who do not automate the process have faced Lower employee productivity by 41%.

Through automation, companies are developing products to ensure employee performance by automating routine tasks, aligning employee engagement with organisation goals, and reducing human errors caused by manual tasks. Benefits of automation are being seen across businesses, like:

1- Safeguarding crucial data and making it easy to process it
2- Streamline communications within teams and create an organised work environment
3- The recruitment process is better streamlined and simplified
4- Developing processes to ensure employee productivity as a way of life
5- Building a new culture around HR policies that ensures a faster way to acquire & retain employees with real-time insight

Automation Tools to Improve HR:

Application Tracking System (ATS): A Software that streamlines the entire recruiting process with the help of technology and automation to meet the end-to-end hiring requirements. It enhances the major metrics- cost, time, and quality of hiring workforce. It is the best way to automate the staffing process and recruit better candidates.

E-onboarding: On average a new hire has 54 activities to complete during their onboarding experience. The manual collection of data and verification is time-consuming and the chances of errors are high. With the E-onboarding platform, the deployment of the workforce is efficient and data is captured securely and smoothly. With a single click, the scanning and uploading of data on the cloud are just a few second tasks.

Attendance and leave: The attendance and leave management system helps companies in managing the workforce smoothly. It allows companies to capture and keep records of employee check-in and check-out with their location-wise data using devices and reduces the chances of ghosting employees. It works as the centralised data hub for the companies which gives better visibility and builds trust.

Performance management: It gives a view into the future by frequently monitoring and managing workplace performance. These solutions have various features Like boosting employee engagement and satisfaction with a continuous feedback approach. It allows managers to set the KRA’s for the employees on the basis of their function and designation. A Study from Socialcast shows that 69% of work­ers will work hard­er if they know their work is val­ued and appre­ci­at­ed.

Expense management: Expense management software helps in streamlining the expense or reimbursement process to ensure payment of the right amount is done and tracks the status of all the processes of submissions till reimbursement. It eliminates the workload of managing it on paper by just simply uploading all the documents in the systems and getting them approved with the automation in place.

Conclusion

Future of people management can be better if Automation is understood as the key. The optimization of the performance of the talent lies in workforce management which is better ensured with automation. Great resignation and the great depression have jolted the HR processes, now the automation process would help in the betterment of the quintessential.

With automation, the people management structures will have a dynamic shift and would see the human capital needs being met up by the industries.

A revisit of the talent strategy due to people management will ensure a formal audit of the existing process of the People, process, and technology framework. Data-driven improvements can take place bringing efficiency and effectiveness.

Not just the employees who need the job, but employees who are skilled, talented, and employable would take the spotlight which brings long-term rewards to the employers and businesses.

With the digital upgrade, electronic recruitment, virtual workforce payroll, real-time attendance, software solutions support, automated integration, and digital tools, and apps, a lot can update and smoothen the way the people management can be upgraded with automation as the key.

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Teamlease Services Pvt Ltd.

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