HR at Your Fingertips, Anyone? HR Tech Goes Mobile to Engage Employees

By Thushara
2 minute read ● January 08, 2018
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HR at Your Fingertips, Anyone? HR Tech Goes Mobile to Engage Employees

We admit it. The HR function has been slow to catch on when it comes to technology.

But cloud tech is changing all that.

Cloud software has finally made it possible to step out of the longstanding narrative of clunky HR departments, rows upon rows of dusty files and endless visits to the HR cabin for information.

Cloud tech is cutting edge and the modern HR department is, in fact, on the cloud. What’s more - your cloud-based HR is also today on your - you guessed it - mobile phone.

But are you really listening? I might even go a little further and dare you - to act, to get out there and evaluate the merits of your current HR department vs. an HR team that uses mobile for support (on the cloud).

Here’s why you should.

Anywhere, anytime HR

What happens when you allow anywhere, anytime access to employee information? To leave requests and approvals? To IT declaration?

It brings in efficiencies.

Employees are no longer tied to their desks to get stuff done. Their time at work is more productive. Delays for approval of all sorts - ranging from attendance corrections and leave requests/approvals to expense claims - become a thing of the past.

Managers can approve leaves from anywhere. They are no longer tied down to their desks and less critical tasks can hence be done on the go.

Unprecedented employee satisfaction levels

Consider this. You’re in desperate need of a personal loan.

Finally, you find the right deal for yourself. And it’s time to submit the loan application. But wait… you need to present your payslips before you can complete your application. Off you go and shoot a mail to HR requesting for copies. You wait. And then you wait some more. They arrive - 7 days too late.

Frustrating? We thought so.

So we went and built what is known as employee self-service or ESS - a portal that gives employees direct access to all their HR information.

And then we put it all on a mobile phone as well.

Now all you need to do is whip out your device, open our app, and voila! A downloadable and printable version of your payslips is quite literally right at your fingertips!

Can’t say this enough - HR’s time is freed up

HR has been seen and treated as an administrative function since… forever.

Cloud HR tech is changing all that.

With ESS on one’s mobile device, HR is no longer hassled with requests for this or that employee data. This, in turn, means more time for strategic HR tasks that feed into business goals.

ESS on mobile is an exciting prospect for employees, managers and the HR team alike. Your organization stands to gain in terms of efficiencies, employee satisfaction as well as productivity and better utilization of resources. So why wait?!

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