6 Ways Mobile Apps Are Impacting HR and TA
There isn’t a single element that has remained untouched by the digital transformation that is prevalent in the business world. When we counter in aligning the business process with changing customer needs, it becomes equally important to consider the changing needs of internal stakeholders – employees.
Gone is the time when technological transformation within HR was limited to employees filling their timesheets on an HRMS platform. The sector is finding a number of ways to include a technology that is a lifeblood of the present generation in their operative processes – smartphones.
In this article, let’s look into the many ways HR and TA departments are using mobile apps to increase effectiveness.
1. Mobile Recruiting
The number one reason why businesses invest in a mobile solution is recruitment. The platform, time and again, has proved to be a great source of employee attraction, engagement, and conversion.
With more than 89% of job seekers saying that mobile applications have become an important tool in their job search process, mobile recruitment apps have become necessary for businesses to connect with prospective employees.
The advent of mobile applications in the domain has shifted the time when recruiters used to rely on phone calls and emails to engage with the candidates. These “old-school” methods have now been replaced by mobile-friendly career websites that are built on responsive web designs, making it easy for the candidates to find job opportunities and apply for them right through mobile devices.
2. Better Payroll Processing
An HR app enabling mobile management of the payroll process can offer a lot of effectiveness to both employees and employers. In addition to offering transparency among the employees in terms of their leaves, attendance, and taxation, it acts as a single-stop solution for the employers when the tax season comes.
Most crucial of all, the best payroll apps enable everyone to access their payslips in real-time.
3. Improving Internal Communication
An application that streamlines company updates, news, employee information and events in one place helps with delivering a transparent and clear picture of the business. Backed by a real-time update of content related to business updates, the application can help create an open place for employees to break the hierarchy barriers.
Moreover, such communications help with the improvement of organization and employee bonding, especially at times when teams need to work together as a single unit towards the betterment of the company.
A mobile application can serve both as a bulletin board and a news feed – helping employees be in real-time know-how of how things are moving in their organization.
4. Making HR and TA Operations Digital
Making operations more smooth is one of the primary considerations for any business organization. Nowadays, a number of organizations across sectors and locations are investing in micro apps for various HR and TA centric functionalities like onboarding, timesheets, interview scheduling, appraisals, etc. The movement of these activities from offline to online mode makes the processes easier to manage.
While the creation of several micro apps can be a good starting point for businesses, which truly helps is the creation of a single solution containing all the different facets of the process. Take for example the Zenefits solution which blends in a range of HR functions: payroll, time tracking, insurance, etc. in one place.
5. Improving Team Efficiency Through Removal of Mundane Tasks
When we talk about the benefits of enterprise apps, the one that tops the list is the ability to get work done faster. So it is no wonder that better efficiency is in fact one of the biggest reasons why businesses invest in HR apps.
The applications can help the HR team save a lot of effort and money involved in documentation. Today, all the domains from marketing to accounts and personnel have crossed the stage of paper-based record keeping towards a smarter, faster, and real-time mode of documentation.
Thanks to mobile applications, the delegation of tasks has also become an easily achievable task. Managers can find it very easy to communicate deadlines with their team while tracking the project status and time taken for every activity – all within a single application.
The ease of work management is not just to expedite the delivery process, but also to improve team efficiencies by filtering out unnecessary communication between managers and their teams.
6. Keeping Track of Employee Analytics for Better Process Formation
Gaining necessary insights into employees can help businesses improve not just the hiring or HR process but the overall morale of the office. A mobile application designed specifically for this purpose can help optimize the employee experience and improve performance.
By staying connected with employees, these analytics applications can learn about employees’ pain points, turnoff points, and triggers. By taking these considerations into mind, you can ensure that your employees are not facing roadblocks to success and reduce turnover.
To wrap up, I hope now you see how certain mobile apps can make HR and TA processes more effective. And, by facilitating and improving your processes, they can also help make your organization a true employee-first business.