This Software Replaces Entire HR Departments

Last Updated on June 7, 2019

How much time and money are you spending on HR? Probably more than you think. On average, small business owners devote 25 to 35 percent of their working hours to HR tasks. HR specialists have a median annual salary of nearly $60,000, and paying an HR manager can cost over $110,000 per year. If you need additional consulting, that means spending another $600 to $2,500 per employee.

By contrast, you can get cloud-based HR management software for between $5 and $25 per employee per month. Even HR platforms requiring additional setup or training cost less than the annual salary of one HR team member! Before you waste another dollar on unnecessary expenses, consider how strategic software use can downsize your HR department and transform your business.

Here’s Why You Should Be Streamlining HR Management

No matter the size of your company, chances are the people handling HR are overloaded. Many small businesses don’t even have dedicated HR departments and rely on employees lacking the training to handle administrative work. These employees may spend 13 or more hours per week on HR, amounting to a collective cost of $27 billion per year across all small businesses.

In larger companies and enterprises, HR teams spend over half their time in meetings and interacting with personnel.  These face-to-face connections are critical in environments where executives and employees have fewer opportunities for direct communication, and every minute spent on paperwork is a minute taken away from building and maintaining internal relationships.

Whatever model you use in your company, HR is much more efficient if you offload some or all of the responsibilities from employees to a software platform. HR automation benefits far outweigh the investment in setup and monthly fees, especially when you consider the cost of poor HR management.

Removing Roadblocks and Reducing Employee Turnover

High employee turnover is one of the most expensive consequences. You could spend anywhere from 16 and 213 percent of a former employee’s salary on hiring and training their replacement. But when you have an automated HR platform with all employee information in one place, you can monitor and manage the employee lifecycle from the time staff members apply to the time they move on.

Bringing together all your employee data gets rid of the bottlenecks and silos holding back your HR department, cuts down on communication and record keeping errors and makes it much easier to analyze how each staff member is performing. With this data, you can make more informed decisions and personalize the way you address the needs of your team.

Shopping for HR Software: Key Features

A cloud-based HR software system is the smartest choice for the modern business environment. These platforms have user-friendly dashboards easily accessible from computers and mobile devices to accommodate all the ways managers and employees access the system.

From this dashboard, you should be able to:

  • Automate key recruitment tasks. Twenty-two percent of employees leave their jobs within the first 45 days. Tools to process applications, identify promising candidates and automate the follow-up process connect only the most qualified candidates with your hiring team.
  • Handle onboarding and offboarding. Create and remove employee records in less time, and improve network security with complete revocation of access when staff members leave their positions.
  • Provide ongoing training. Training modules for professional development improve overall job satisfaction by providing employees with the opportunity to grow while they work for your company.
  • Track employee performance. Using a combination of daily metrics and information from training, you can see which employees may need additional help and who’s ready to move up to a position with more responsibility.
  • Offer self-service options. Cut down on time spent processing leave requests, scheduling changes and updating information by allowing employees to handle these tasks themselves.
  • Manage documents. Easily locate, access and update important documents relating to employee benefits, insurance and business legal matters.
  • Set up integrations. If you’re already using separate services, such as bookkeeping or time tracking, link them with your HR platform for streamlined management.
  • View analytics and reports. Clear, accurate reports updated in real time show you the “big picture” of how your team and your business are performing, giving you the insights you need to improve your approach to management.

As you look for the best HR solution, don’t forget about scalability. Make sure it’s easy to access more resources or downsize as needed so that you always have the right amount of resources available. Scalable systems are also built to accommodate a growing workforce, ensuring detailed visibility regardless of how many new staff members you bring on board.

Ready to Invest in HR Automation Tools?

When everything you need for HR is at your fingertips in one easy-to-use cloud platform, your entire team can breathe a sigh of relief and start focusing on something other than tedious administrative tasks. A small business loan can help you get started with the right HR platform for your company.

Not sure what type of funding to seek? The specialists at National Business Capital and Services are available to discuss your options. Whether it’s time to invest in new devices capable of handling more powerful software or you just need a little extra cash until outstanding invoices are paid, there’s a loan to finance your HR management upgrade.

With 24/7 support from a staff of expert advisors, National is ready to get you on track so that you can focus on running your business.

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About the Author, Megan Capobianco

Megan is passionate about helping business owners along their journey - providing them with relevant content they can use in their day-to-day operations.

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