Do you find that your current HR processes are taking up a lot of time? Having an HR team can be useful when it comes to managing employees and ensuring everything is completed on time, but it can also be expensive, especially if their time is not being used wisely. For this reason, you might want to consider some of the ways that you can streamline your HR in 2021. Read on to hear what some of our suggestions are.
Review Your Existing Processes
When was the last time that you really sat down and reviewed your existing processes? It could be that you just haven’t realised how extensive the tasks are and how small your team really is. We recommend doing an audit and review of sorts of your current HR processes and talk with the team managing these tasks on a day-to-day basis. You might just spot some issues that are easily streamlined or resolved.
Outsource Your Payroll
Payroll is extremely time-consuming and if there are any errors, it can be a nightmare to resolve. If you don’t have a team dedicated to managing the payroll in your business, you might find that you end up spending a lot of your time working on these issues. If you really want to streamline your HR in 2021, you should consider outsourcing your payroll services. An external company can help to identify any better processes and make sure that your team gets paid on time every month.
Keep It Online
Another great way to streamline your HR in 2021 is to move almost everything online. If you are still using paper-based records, then you could be missing a trick and wasting your resources. Cloud-based systems exist, and they are used by many businesses around the world to manage HR. Not only can cloud-based systems help with payroll and holiday entitlements, but they can also help with recruitment. Think about how easy it will be to recruit next time with a bank of CVs online!
Give Employees Access
For many HR teams or employers, a lot of the time is spent answering questions from employees who need answers quickly. Sure, one question from a team member about how many paid holidays they have left might be easy to manage but what if you have an entire department to respond to every single week? If you can find a way to give your employees access to their records and their holiday entitlement or payslips, you can find that the entire process is streamlined relatively quickly.
Keep It Central
Finally, you should aim to centralise your HR processes if you want to make sure that everything is streamlined. Having one centralised system can make it easier for different teams to get the information that they need, without having to ask the HR team all the time. On top of that, it can ensure that nothing goes missing and that all of the records are there when you need them. Consider investing in a centralised system to streamline your processes this year.
Now that 2021 is in full swing, it is time to start making some real changes to the way that you run your business. Think about the way in which you run your payroll system and how your team learns about any policy updates or their holiday entitlement. If you can invest in some new processes or outsource some of the work, you’ll find that the entire HR system is streamlined. Try out some of the ideas that we have given you!