The HR Workflow & Digital Transformation
HR departments generate vast piles of paper every year, and the problem typically begins with recruiting. Requests to fill a new position move up the chain. Even if this process begins as a web form, it is typically printed and signed before it is scanned and continues its electronic journey for approval. More paper-based workflows support employees throughout their time with a company — offer sheets, onboarding documents, benefit forms, changes of address, changes of marital status, training certificates, off-boarding documents, and on and on. Each of these papers are neatly gathered and organized in filing cabinets, where they sit for years at a time. More than just an unnecessary use of paper and storage space, the problem quickly becomes one of inefficiency, information security threats, compliance risks and obstacles that may prevent a good employee experience.
Digital HR processes can bring enormous benefits that are more efficient, reduce costs, mitigate risk, and improve employee satisfaction and retention. They also give managers and HR professionals the tools they need to get the right candidates into position as quickly as possible, shrinking the hiring period. A digital onboarding workflow, for instance, is more convenient, easy and seamless. The more satisfied employees are early on — particularly during that first several weeks — the more likely they’ll stick with your company.