As a business owner, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your company grow from strength to strength. As your clientele develops, so does the demand on your employees and as your employee numbers begin to swell, the importance of an HR representative or team has never been more apparent.
While your HR team or individual is highly trained and experienced within this demanding role, that doesn’t mean you can’t support your HR rep with the relevant technology. Failing to invest in HR software to complement and support your human resources department is a mistake many businesses make, inadvertently sabotaging their own success in the process.
Here we’ll examine what could happen if you fail to invest in HR software.
When it comes to payroll, you simply cannot afford mistakes. Your HR team may be well practiced in handling payroll, but without the right software to provide accurate data or to highlight tax codes, absences, employee benefits, holiday and sick pay – failing to manage your HR and payroll processes accurately can lead to all kinds of problems, including employee retention and even legal issues. Utilising the right HR software means your business will always remain financially compliant and your employees will be paid on time and in the right amount.
Poor time management
Ask any HR professional and they’ll tell you that their day is one that is varied, challenging and certainly rewarding. However, it’s also admin-heavy, and when more time is spent working through administrative tasks, there’s less time to focus on employee progression, creating engaging onboarding processes and less time spent on the bigger picture.
Investing in HR software means that many of these administrative tasks are automated and keeping on top of basic employee information is simpler. From absence tracking and sick leave to processing holiday requests, an HR software application streamlines these procedures, giving your HR experts more time to focus on moving your business forward.
Employee development will suffer
One of the key roles of your HR department is employee development and maximising their potential. Attracting the right talent to your business and maintaining high levels of employee retention takes time and an effective strategy. HR software can provide your team with the support and tools they need to future-proof your business, keep your employees by your side and even help them to manage employee progress for their own career development.
Potential data loss
Your HR department handles vast amounts of data, pertaining to your employees, employee legal matters, your business finances and even your next recruitment strategy. Keeping this material safe is crucial, and if you’re still using paper files or an outdated system to house all this information, then you and your business are at risk of a data breach.
Whether your paper files are at risk or fire, flood, accidental or deliberate physical damage or your online files are at risk of a cyber threat, installing the latest in HR software will ensure your files and the future of your business is protected.
As your business grows, your HR department will need to meet the requirements of your success. Installing HR software will ensure your business and your employees are made a priority.
Written by Laura Brown.