New Year’s Resolutions for HR and Payroll – Continued
3. Decrease hours worked, increase productivity
Easier said than done, but start scrutinizing your daily, weekly and monthly tasks. Is there a way to be more efficient? Will a new HRIS/HRMS create less work and open up more time for more important things, such as strategic planning? The market has numerous different solutions, so start searching. SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) could help you get a new solution approved quicker by offering low monthly maintenance fees rather than a large budgetary commitment. How about using a task manager? There are many applications for your phone to remind you to get to work or stay organized. Be creative (and/or pushy)!
Every company has someone that can do more, but won’t tell you that. Is it time for a job description inventory? Have all employees write up their job descriptions in detail. This is a great way to accomplish two tasks. 1, Get updated job descriptions, and 2, Finding those people that are spending their day shredding (a.k.a. web surfing). Great! Now you have someone that can do some filing or some additional data entry. If you have an HRIS/HRMS that uses role-based profiles, give them access to the areas that they need. You have just created an assistant!
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