Human Resources require all the resources of patience, talent and hard work and then some, to keep peace and order in a company. The administrative work never stops, and the juggle between administrative and executive work is a constant balancing act.
The key to a successful company is dependent on it’s employees, their happiness, satisfaction and calibre to perform well, the human resource management team is the backbone that does the heavy lifting to ensure the seamless operations of these tasks on a daily basis. Their job is to make everyone’s lives easier, but what about them? What if we told you that the HR department could easily automate a bunch of their routine and administrative tasks, and put a huge pile of daily workload on auto pilot!
If you’re an HR professional, you understand the importance of employee experience, we’re here to show you how digital enhancements can help you maximise your companies personnel interactions.
Let’s start with the basics:
What Are APIs?
APIs are application programming interfaces that act as software intermediaries allowing applications to interact with each other. Or in human terms, it’s technology that allows for two applications to communicate and talk with each other.
Imagine you need to talk to your friend but your friend’s at a party and you’re home. What do you do? You call her using your phone.
Your phone is one app, her phone is another and the signal or carrier you’re using that is connecting your call is the API in this case. Now keep in mind its much more technical than this, and we’re just using a metaphor to break down how APIs work.
APIs allow multiple systems, applications and data to connect, this allows you to do more with applications and customize them based on your need, enabling you to automate tasks that would need to be done manually otherwise.
How does automation help me?
All of this sounds highly technical, why should I care? Isn’t this an IT persons job to setup? Contrary to popular belief APIs are not overly complicated, with no-code automations, APIs allow ordinary people to connect applications and build automations without any technical knowledge. You should care because automation serves to streamline and optimize workflows, this means you can achieve more in less time, increase productivity and optimize your resources.
- Higher employee satisfaction: With automation you can enable easy access to company records for your employees. Allow them to easily check their leaves, apply for sick days, record their work hours, check finances, notices and memos, and schedule meetings. Streamline the work experience to boost productivity and improve employee satisfaction.
- Increase productivity: Employees waste a lot of time trying to figure out administrative processes, and coordinating with team members. Building a connected HRM allows you to add transparency to the system, enabling employees to work better. Better coordination allows for higher productivity and higher turnaround times.
- Increase in retention rate: No business likes investing time, effort and energy into talent, only to have them leave. Higher retention rates means lower costs, better performance and more accountability. How do you ensure this? Through better and more seamless onboarding and retention of course. With automation you can create a structured onboarding program allowing your employees to settle in seamlessly.
Automating human resource management, employee onboarding, administrative tasks, performance tracking, and task management can help save hours of work, streamline workflows, save time and money, and reduce conflicts.
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