On an average, employees spend 45 hours at work in a five-day working week. Or do they really? The CEO or COO would have really wished this to be true. Quite contrary to their expectations, however, employees end up spending a significantly lesser time at work and achieving their key role areas (KRAs). Here’s looking at how today’s new age HR has transformed itself to solve this inefficiency once and for all.
Gone are the days when employees needed to transact manually (using paper or registers) for any task related to HR. Over the last decade-anda-half, most organisations have moved to automated processes by implementing ERPs. The last five years have seen the HR world catapulting itself into the world of cloud-based SaaS technologies, which are most easily and quickly configurable, and of course, being on cloud, they are most secure.
APPification of about everything: People today spend an average of about 2.8 hours every day on their mobiles. Looking at this trend, HR too has been quick to jump on to the mobile app bandwagon, with HR startups investing approximately US$3 billion in these technologies. This has made the cloud based SaaS technology into a real employee HR-on-the-go tool, and has improved employee efficiency and experience.
Marking attendance: Employees have been spending an average of at least two minutes every day in logging into their systems, marking attendance or accessing biometric attendance machines or applying for attendance regularisation to their supervisors. With mobiles, employees have the advantage and ease of logging in anywhere and anytime, spending just 1/4th of the time spent earlier!
Applying for leave: With HR mobile apps both the applicant and approver have an anywhere, anytime access and this accelerates the process of approval. It also greatly enhances the employee experience.
The reimbursement process: Mobile apps today require employees to simply click the picture of the bill with mobiles and attach it along with a completed form and press the submit button.
Viewing salary slips: The mobile app access allows this to happen within a few seconds.
Raising queries with helpdesk: HR helpdesk system offers employees a solution to all their queries.
Referring friends: Organisations reward employees for referring people known to them. From logging in, uploading referral resumes to tracking the status of referrals – this takes minutes on a mobile app.