Over the last several months the pandemic has forced HR departments to pivot in ways it never has before. As the economy enters this “new normal”, many HR professionals are re-evaluating their strategies and agendas. We are now seeing priorities shift and a more focused approach to some key items which we highlight below.
Ensuring Business Continuity
The coronavirus lockdowns caught the world, let alone businesses, off guard. As many employees worked remotely, it forced companies and small businesses, to look at ways of ensuring business continuity. However, questions arose. How do you onboard new hires without meeting them in person? How are you supposed to sign contracts without being in the same room? For companies who welcomed technology early on, these were not difficult issues to contend with. HR platforms that automate these processes make these challenges non-issues.
On the other hand, companies who have not embraced or adopted modern methods of doing business, saw weak spots exposed. HR departments that were paper-based, were severely interrupted by the lockdowns. These outdated HR departments were forced to retrieve the letters by mail and resend them the same way. This led to significant confusion and delays.
Modernizing Your Business Approach
Investing in technology not only helps to avoid awkward and costly situations like these, but they also prepare businesses to reap productivity benefits which have proven to be “pandemic proof”.
Take remote work as an example. With 66% of U.S. employees working remotely, it’s clear that working from home is here to stay. In fact, it will likely be the legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, investments made to enable an automated HR department, not only safeguards your business, but will be the best way to prepare it for the future.
Surely, challenges lay ahead, but preparing now will prove to be the difference in keeping your business ahead of any unforeseen changes. Digitalizing your core HR processes will not only make your small business disruption-proof, but also more efficient. Fingercheck’s HR management platform is built on this premise.
Being able to act on data-based insights while centralizing all your HR-related documents within a secure cloud-based portal keeps your business able to manage employees – no matter where you are or when a problems strike.