3 Ways Technology Can Make HR Teams More Productive

Guest Author | HR Trends | HR Software | HR Tech Trends | December 10, 2018

Technology can make HR teams more productive by focusing on 3 key HR areas - recruiting, payroll, and employee engagement.  If your company is looking into incorporating technology to improve productivity, this is the way to start! 


How can technology make HR teams more productive?

“How can I get more done in the shortest amount of time?”

This question is possibly echoed by all HR professionals working in today’s modern workplaces. As more companies and organizations strive for efficiency, compartmentalization in terms of responsibilities is no longer a popular practice. Today, it is common that one human resource professional is expected to perform any and all HR functions, from beginning to end.

It’s no wonder that HR professionals are losing sleep over work-related stress. What’s worse is, at the end of the day, the work keeps piling on. This is why HR teams are always in hot pursuit for productivity and time-management hacks to help them work smarter and faster while preserving their well-being inside and outside of the workplace.

Today, many businesses turn to different HR technologies and software to boost their productivity, and they’re experiencing positive results.

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3 ways technology can improve HR productivity

If you’re considering investing in technology, here are 3 ways it can improve HR productivity:


#1 Technology optimizes recruitment processes

One of the most crucial aspects of every HR professional’s job is to find the right candidate for the job. However, recruitment is no longer just sifting through a bunch of resumes. It’s an important branding element that significantly affects the reputation of a company. 

That said, HR professionals are pressured to build an employer branding strategy and deliver a seamless recruitment experience to candidates. At the same time, they are expected to do so in an efficient, cost-effective, and timely manner.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways technology can help optimize the recruitment process. 

Here are a few of them:


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#2 Technology automates time-consuming payroll processes

No one wishes to mess around when it comes to people’s money, which is why payroll preparation ranks as one of the most stressful tasks that fall on the shoulders of the human resources department.

Many employees look forward to receiving their paychecks, unaware of the fact that their HR peers spent hours to prepare their company’s payroll with 100% accuracy, and in a timely manner. This is, of course, on top of the other responsibilities that need to be taken care of on a day-to-day basis. 

Investing in a payroll software is arguably going to have the biggest impact in increasing the productivity of HR teams. Here’s how:

#3 Technology improves training and performance management

According to HeartMath, 72% of human resource professionals are stressed due to high attrition rates in their organization. One way to keep employees engaged and lower turnover rate is to provide proper training and to monitor employee performance.

How can technology help human resources be more productive in this area?

Conclusion: Technology is a key to a more productive HR team

Productivity has always been a hot topic. As workplace demands grow and change, the spotlight turns to how HR teams can be more productive without necessarily working more. 

Focusing on these three key HR areas — recruiting, payroll, and employee engagement — is an ideal start for a company looking into incorporating technology to improve productivity. At the end of the day, having a productive HR department has a company-wide positive effect on any organization. 

About the author

Dean Mathews is the founder and CEO of OnTheClock, an online time clock app that helps over 8,000 businesses all around the world track their employee time.

Dean has over 20 years of experience designing and developing web-based business apps. He views software development as a form of art. If the artist creates a masterpiece, many peoples lives are touched and changed for the better.

When he is not perfecting time tracking, Dean enjoys expanding his faith, spending time with family, friends and finding ways to make the world just a little better. You can find Dean on LinkedIn.

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