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Managing Human Resources Online – Tips for Selecting Online HR Solutions

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I think we can all agree – Human Resources (HR) is an essential part of any organization. Managing HR efficiently and effectively is just as essential.

A little history…

Human resources is used to describe both the people who work for a company or organization and the department responsible for managing resources related to employees. The term “human resources” was first coined in the 1960s when the value of labor relations began to garner attention and when notions such as motivation, organizational behavior, and selection assessments began to take shape. – HumanResoucesedu.org.

Over the years the HR Department has changed in the way they interact with employees and function. It used to be stacks of papers on some poor person’s desk that they would weed through daily, processing new hires, promotions, in-person training, disputes, and terminations. If you were ever asked to go to HR it felt like an elementary school trip to the Principal’s office wondering what you did to deserve this, even though the visit could be like winning the lottery.

HR Today…

Now the process is more like opening an email due to the creation of online tools like Zoho. You can now process anything from hiring a new employee to fully processing benefits and more. It enables you to be more efficient while saving valuable time and the environment. The filing system was replaced with online secure storage enabling you to free up a storage room with treats for employees, or you could always find some introvert ready to take up a private space.

Even the State and Federal governments are moving to the online processing of new hires.

You can go to the State of Virginia, https://va-newhire.com/, for example, and register new employees and also report your I-9 to the Federal government by going to https://www.e-verify.gov/. Keep in mind they do have timelines on how long you have to report when using this service.

HR During A Crisis

During this crisis one thing has become evident, it is great to work for a technology company! The ability to do my job from home was a smooth transition from the office atmosphere to my abode. We frequently had personnel with the want/need to work from home from time to time, therefore we already had systems in place to enable a smooth transition.

The process to become totally independent of a brick and mortar location was not an overnight task. It took long hours of evaluating systems, trial, and error and then scrap it all and start again.

One focus for our team was the HR Department since it is an integral part of any company. We evaluated many different solutions to find the one that would work best for our company.

Online HR Solution Options and Capabilities

I shed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears – many tears here during the research for a new HR Management system. Let me share some insights with you in hopes of imparting some knowledge.

  • Bamboohr Capabilities:
    • Applicant tracking system
    • Onboarding
    • Offboarding
    • Employee Records
    • Mobile App
    • Time Tracking
    • Electronic Signature
    • Workflows and Approvals
    • Reporting
  • Zoho People Capabilities:
    • Integration with a plethora of other Zoho products
    • Applicant tracking system
    • Onboarding
    • Offboarding
    • Employee Self Service
    • Time Tracking
    • Mobile App
    • Electronic Signature
    • Training Modules
    • Payroll Integration
    • Document Management
    • Automation
  • Namely Capabilities:
    • Employee Engagement
    • Onboarding
    • Talent Management
    • Benefits Administration
    • Payroll
    • HR Compliance
    • Recruiting
    • Time and Attendance
    • Benchmarking
  • Cezanne Capabilities:
    • People Management
    • Onboarding
    • Time Tracking
    • Performance Management
    • Career and Succession Planning
    • Online Recruitment
    • Self Service
    • Training and Development
    • Mobile Apps
    • Open API
    • Hosting
    • Integrations and Partnerships

One of the things we are really good at here at WebTeks is technology integrations. We have done this for ourselves, as well as many clients.

Please contact us today if we can help you make the transition in any way. Or if you have any questions!

We take processes apart, rethink, rebuild, and deliver them back working smarter than ever before.