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Empower your workforce with HCM solutions

June 14, 2018

By Natalie B. Hoffmann, CPA.CITP HKP President

Have you struggled to engage your payroll and HR team to think beyond the daily tasks and delve deeper into strategy?

​Do your larger projects get pushed by the wayside because so much time is spent entering information and processing paper forms?

​What about general staff engagement? Does your staff know and understand how their benefits work?

Today’s human capital management (HCM) systems offer a wealth of information right at your fingertips, and they provide an efficient and streamlined solution to the redundant and time-consuming tasks you and your team face daily.

​A good HCM system will help you empower your payroll and HR team to go beyond the day-to-day and delve deeper into culture and strategy, and it can help engage your employees to take charge of their future through self-service platforms.

Your payroll and HR team have a lot on their plate. Between verifying time and PTO, updating employee records for life events, handling HR issues, and setting up and executing open enrollment periods, they have a lot of ground to cover.

​Meanwhile, you probably have a list of other initiatives you wish they had time for like researching and developing ways to improve employee culture, benefits and opportunities for expanding and advancing your workforce.

​But each new season brings its own set of challenges to your team and those bigger goals get pushed aside to make sure general compliance is managed, new employees are onboarded properly, paper forms are filed, and employees are educated about their benefits.

The right HCM system can take all of that off you and your team’s plate by automating onboarding, centralizing payroll, HR and benefits, and time, and alleviating multiple systems and vendors for you and your team to deal with.

​Today’s cloud-technology allows for single sign-on systems with up-to-date compliance information and the opportunity for personalized reporting.

​The time your team can save not having to deal with manual entry or multiple entry points, eliminating paper forms, generating specific reports, and tracking down employees to update their info can be reallocated to those big projects you wish could be started.

​With one entry point for information and automated guidance and alerts than ensure every box is checked and all crucial information is gathered, you eliminate those time-consuming tasks and empower your employees to see beyond the day-to-day.

Additionally, your staff as a whole, beyond the HR department, benefits from an HCM system that allows for self-service and visibility.

​Employees can be granted access to view their paystubs, PTO, current benefits and sign up during open enrollment periods all through one system. When employees are able to view their personal information at-a-glance, it saves your HR team from having to look up information for them, interrupting their other work.

​With guided forms from onboarding, to open enrollment, to whatever you may need, employees can make sure all the relevant information is filled out and don’t have to worry about missing something crucial that can affect their status or benefits.

​Today’s HCM systems are an excellent means of engaging and empowering your employee base to take charge of their accounts and monitor their information.

Employee engagement is one of the hottest topics in workplace culture and success in today’s changing world. With the right HCM system, you can give your employees and prospective employees the opportunity to feel empowered.

​Plus, your HR team will thank you for relieving them of the mundane tasks and guiding them toward more exciting and leading-edge ways of thinking about a career in HR.

​Get those big projects started and cross the daily tasks off your list by maximizing the HCM technology available to you. Your staff and your business will thank you for it.

 

Originally published on careermetis.com, Aug. 17, 2017.

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