As companies experimented with flexible hours and virtual offices to cut down their real-estate and commute related costs, similarly time demands evolution in HR department and is paving a way for a big evolution. More and more companies are now seeing the transition from big HR Departments to smaller teams handling multiple work locations. This has become possible as most of the HR activities have gone online with automated HR systems.
This transition to automated HR systems has grown by more than 53% in the last three years, and the growth is higher in the small and medium businesses.
If moving to the automated HR has helped the big organizations in controlling the costs and smoother processing; it has helped the smaller organizations with limited HR department to have the same sophistication and workflows as the bigger organizations.
Most Human Resource Management systems, these days are very smart and agile. BizMerlin is a pioneer in providing the comprehensive and automated human resource management system to take care of all the end to end HR activities including hiring automation, resource allocation, performance management, financial analysis and retention analysis.
Another reason of rise in the demand of having a sophisticated and automated HR system like BizMerlin is the ability to go paperless. The integrations with online signing tools (DocuSign) and storing places like dropbox makes it easier for the HR to get all the paperwork done on cloud – saving signed documents and able to store the records for almost eternity. Also, automated HR systems can work remotely for multiple locations. Automated HR software provides a centralized database where companies can store company records; this keeps paperwork on hand for easy access and ensures the security of private information. As an important added benefit, automating records management and reporting gives companies access to information about compliance guidelines and regulations. This makes it easy to keep track of regulation changes and upcoming inspections to ensure compliance.
The automation in hiring can save thousands of dollars per candidate that is hired by the organization. Whether the hiring is internal or external, the positions can be publicly shared allowing the candidates to apply online. The workflows can be customized based on each organization as the resume goes to its various lifecycle stages such as screening, telephonic session, in-person interviews and finally the acceptance or rejection stage.
But hiring is as important as retaining the team so while considering an automated HR system for your organization, do check if they have a strong retention analysis and financial analysis tool. Another point worthy of consideration is how well integrated the system is because a robust HR system will integrate with other productive tools (like Jira, Freshbooks, Quickbooks, Linkedin) in the market to provide a holistic ecosystem in the organization.
This almost seems like an ideal corporate scenario and a dream of every business owner and the good thing about having an automated HR system is that all can be done overnight because it simply requires you to sign up to their service.