The human capital landscape is changing radically and CEOs need HR departments to be orchestrators of business strategy and innovation. According to Deloitte, the role of Human Resources is evolving rapidly to cover business-critical talent agendas, such as ‘workplace redesign, wellbeing and productivity systems’, so how can you keep up?

The future is here

Technology breakthroughs are tipped to be the leading catalyst for workplace change, reveals PwC’s survey, ‘The future of work: A Journey to 2022’. Amid a lot of hype about emerging technologies stealing our jobs, rest assured the digital revolution is positive news for you. Besides, you can’t have ‘human resources’ without the human, case in point.

While technology can’t and won’t do your job for you, it can help you kick these total time-wasters to the curb:

Inputting data

Manually inputting data into spreadsheets or other forms can cost you loads of precious time, and something potentially more serious if you factor in the risk of errors. An HR platform will help you better allocate manual resources to areas that really matter to your company.

Drowning in onboarding processes

Onboarding shouldn’t a lengthy mission that takes weeks and involves a lot of chasing. It should be smooth, clear and efficient and allow new employees to feel like a valued member of the team from day one.

Sitting in useless meetings

We’ve all been there – if it weren’t for the free croissants and coffee, everyone would have walked out. A great HR platform acts like a central hub for all areas of the business, keeping relevant parties informed and updated on relevant matters, and allowing for open lines of communication.

Answering the same old questions

If employees keep asking the same things, then clearly there is a communication breakdown. Your HR software should be incredibly user-friendly; offering employees straightforward access to information that affects them.

Writing finicky reports

Advanced HR software allows you to set specific custom fields and date ranges, offering you detailed reports at just a few clicks of the mouse. Over at bob, you literally just tell it what you want and when you need it – once. Frequent, custom reports then appear in your inbox, exactly when you want them.  

Racking your brain for company engagement ideas

Christmas is rolling around and you can’t for the life of you think of something fun and engaging that will actually interest people. Not to mention you’re trying to boost morale with some social activities, but have no idea where to start.

A great HR platform will have already surveyed employees about their hobbies, interests, likes and dislikes, and will group people into clubs according to these things. Dissecting your company DNA has never been easier!

Enter: Tip-Top Technology

Lastly, you should never waste time staring at a screen, not knowing what to do. The best HR software will be powered by real people who have your back when you need real support, guaranteeing live help within an hour. If you’re a victim of these time-wasters, you need bob in your life. 

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From Danielle Mizrachi

Danielle is a Marketing Manager at Hibob. She studied Business and Psychology and believes in the power of utilising behavioral insights to form great companies. She enjoys discovering what the future of work might look like, listening to podcasts, traveling, and hiking.