GHOST Stories: How an HCM System Can Take the ‘Scare’ Out of HR Management

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By Olivia Kotowski

Are your HR personnel haunted by the never-ending list of tedious HR tasks? Do you dread sifting through a horrifying number of databases for information that seems to have disappeared into thin air? Does a lack of helpful customer service make you want to let out a bloodcurdling scream? 

HR can be a real nightmare without organization and efficiency: That’s why a human capital management (HCM) system can be the “nightlight” that lets you rest easy at night.

An HCM system offers fully integrated software linked with HR administrative services that can greatly ease the burden on your staff and help you focus on more important things, like your core business. This isn’t just a bunch of hocus-pocus. A strong HCM system can help you recruit, staff, manage and pay your employees seamlessly.

It’s time to “ghost” your old, outdated system. Now, why should you have an HCM system for your organization? We’ve got some “sweet” info to pass out this Halloween season.

The GHOST of (Your) HCM Future

Greater Experience for your Employees: Integrated HCM software consolidates all your data and important administrative information in one easily accessible place. It can also help streamline the employee onboarding process. Employees are able to navigate this system much more easily, and enhancing employee experience is an important feat within itself. Recent research shows that almost 50% of employees feel less connected to their company since the beginning of the pandemic. Don’t let this frighten you, though. “Creep” it real with your employees and show them how they can benefit from an HCM system. Managers can work with their employees in the HCM system by administering and completing required compliance evaluations, sharing constructive feedback, creating and tracking goals, and promoting collaboration. Not only does this support employee development, but also it encourages employee engagement. It’s eerie-sistable!

Higher Value Tasks for HR Personnel: Many HR processes can become tedious and take HR personnel away from more pressing duties quicker than you can say “Beetlejuice” three times. In fact, a 2020 KPMG study found that most HR processes can be automated. With a strong HCM system, many of these processes, like payrollperformance management and more, can be automated and/or simplified. This frees up valuable time for HR professionals and allows them to focus on more crucial assignments, like managing employee performance and fostering employee engagement. No tricks here; just treats!

Opportunities for Reshaping Your Organization: Using HCM software not only consolidates data, but also allows for a much simpler navigation and review of your important information—all in one place—so you’re not left moving at a zombie’s pace. Because data is analyzed more easily, issues are identified much faster with an HCM system. This also gives business owners ample opportunities to gain insight into the people and performance strategies they have been using. What is working? What isn’t working? What can we do better? Don’t be spooked by new ideas and plans; incorporating software like this provides a great opportunity to grow.

Securing Data: Data security and cybersecurity are critical in an age when almost everyone is crawling the World Wide Web. In fact, protecting data and limiting access to data have become a house of horrors for many organizations. On average, only 5% of organizations’ data and information are properly secured. Now that’s a scary statistic! An HCM system allows employees to see and access what they need to—and nothing more than that. Private information like benefits, salaries, personal identification information (PINs), banking details and more can be stored in a centralized, secure database and accessed only with specified permissions. This is also a spooktacular way to help stay in compliance. Keep your data locked up tightly so the “boogeymen” can’t get to it.

Time Management: You are inevitably going to be dealing with a lot of different data within your organization. With a strong HCM system in place, all of this data can be accessed in an Addams’ Family snap, snap. This saves employers and employees a lot of valuable time. This isn’t just “witchful” thinking, either; better time management allows for more efficiency and productivity, which is essential to the success of any business. Not being able to function efficiently in the HR department is scarier than a horror film series that has run out of fiendishly good ideas. 

At the end of the day, an integrated HCM system is going to make your life a lot easier. It will help you avoid the horrors of the unorganized and the dread of tediousness. Is it time to avoid all the toil and trouble?

Don’t be scared; contact us today to learn how we can help.

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