Why is there a need for streamlining HR systems for small businesses?
The digital world is changing how we live, how we work, and how business is organized and conducted. For HR and business leaders, this digital transformation poses two fundamental challenges. First, HR can help business leaders and employees shift to a digital mindset, a digital way of managing, organizing, and leading change. Second, HR has the opportunity to revolutionize the entire employee experience by transforming HR processes, systems, and the HR organization via new digital platforms, apps, and ways of delivering HR services.
Businesses of every size are impacted by the need for better hiring practices, talent management, employee onboarding, benefits management, employee engagement and the software industry itself has evolved to meet these demands. At the industry level, things are looking up. But small businesses still face a number of challenges like:
Employee Onboarding: Most of the times the HR managers and administrators are busy preparing and working through the traditional paperwork and compliances to onboard new hires, wherein they miss out on effectively engaging with the new employees at the beginning of their work period.
Employee Attrition Rate: It is a challenge for HR managers to invest in the right talents for the company and make them stick for a long period of time. It is essential to create the right strategy in building an attractive work culture and an enhanced employee experience throughout the steps of the entire employee lifecycle. If not done in the right manner small businesses lose good employees to competitors that offer higher salaries and better benefits.
No dedicated HR staff: Most of the Small businesses either assign HR responsibilities to a cross-functional manager or to a single, in-house HR administrator or to a consultant. In either scenario, a single person handles onboarding, payroll, and benefits, time tracking, grievances/disciplinary action, hiring, and promotions.
Managing HR reforms & compliances: HR regulations are in a constant state of flux. Small businesses must balance record-keeping etiquette with ACA reporting and compliance, healthcare reform, tax codes, and labor laws. Armed with only a file cabinet and the Sunday paper, this is sure to result in mistakes, processing delays, and, in worst cases, legal fines.
A new world for HR technology is on the horizon. Mobile and software technologies are allowing HR leaders to revolutionize the employee experiences. Digital HR platforms can help small businesses alleviate these pain points by automating administrative tasks, record-keeping, and compliance, and by giving HR coordinators tools to find and retain the best talent.
We at Flock believe in the power of digital and paperless HR!
Flock has the solution to streamline your HR!
We strive to provide your small business with:
Faster, digital and smooth employee onboarding/offboarding.
Reducing the burden of your benefits administration.
Taking a break from your time-off tracking.
ACA compliance you can depend on.
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