How Automation Eases the Pressure for HR Managers

June 25, 2020
How Automation Eases the Pressure for HR Managers

You already know that in most cases, it’s easier to retain an employee than to find a new one.

Still, while a strong onboarding process has been shown to improve new hire retention by as much as 82%, only 12% of employees strongly agree that their organization does a great job onboarding new employees.

This month’s infographic shows the pressures HR staff faces with traditional onboarding and how automating those processes can make new employees happier while easing the burden for HR managers.

Problems With Manual Onboarding

Starting a new job can be stressful, but a smooth onboarding process can make new employees feel welcome, excited and motivated.

It is the HR staff’s responsibility to ensure a new hire fully understands not only their job duties, but also the company culture they’re now a part of.

Unfortunately, complications can arise during a typical manual onboarding process — both for the new employee and the HR staff. These include:

  • Friction among employees and managers due to poorly defined job duties and inadequate training
  • Consuming too much of HR personnel schedule
  • Exposing the company to security risks (through data privacy violations, for example)

How Automated Onboarding Benefits HR Managers

Streamlined processes, better decision making and empowered employees – that’s what intelligent automation brings to your onboarding process. Advances in intelligent automation can create efficiencies and scalabilities for your business that were unheard of before. 

A process that is sustainable, compliant, and scalable can help HR managers deliver a smooth, seamless onboarding experience. An automated process can deliver this experience and consistently:

  • Save time and resources. For example, new hires can enter their personal information once and it will automatically populate across W-4, I-9, 401(k) and other relevant forms.
  • Minimize the risk of errors (and resulting compliance issues).
  • Gain insights by collecting and aggregating data to identify skill gaps and behavior trends (which in turn helps with retention and training).
  • Reassure new hires about their role, making it easier to acclimate to the corporate culture and transition from their prior role.

Ultimately, automated onboarding software eases the pressure on HR staff by making things easier for the new employees while effectively providing and collecting information. A painless and productive onboarding process reassures all involved, leaving new hires more optimistic about their future within their new organization.