Onboarding should not be a huge headache. The right HR technology can help your staffing firm make more quality placements in less time. It can also relieve the stress you and your candidates experience during the process. Here are four ways the right tech can make all the difference.
Four Ways The Right HR Technology Can Help Your Staffing Firm
Ensure You Are Compliant
There are a lot of things you need to keep in mind when onboarding a new employee and being compliant with everything is often one of the biggest headaches for HR departments. You have to be sure you are meeting federal, state, and local requirements and document compliance for each.
Luckily, with the right technology, you can digitize all of this paperwork, which makes compliance and record-keeping easier for everyone. Streamlining these processes will also make things a bit easier on candidates as well, improving their overall onboarding experience.
Communicate With Remote Teams
Another thing HR tech can help with is communicating with remote employees. Over the past 10 years, more and more people are working remotely. This became even more true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering remote work options is great for recruiting but it can present communication problems during the onboarding and training process.
Thankfully, there are a number of cloud-based project management systems to help you chat with new employees, assign onboarding tasks, and follow along with the process. You can also implement “face-to-face” training through video conferencing.
Improve Overall Communication Flow
Transparency, consistency, and communication are all important to employees during the onboarding process. While providing consistent, detailed communication to a new hire may seem like a lot of work, it is well worth the reward. You will have happier employees and improve your retention rates all around. HR technology can help you provide that constant flow of communication many employees desire without too much-added stress on your team.
There are programs that will send out specific information during certain points during the onboarding and training process. You can also automate ways to get feedback and check in with employees. As mentioned above, it is also a good idea to have cloud-based project management systems where they can communicate as well. All of this will help make the process easier for you and your candidate.
Get Insights Into Your Onboarding Process
Last, but not least, HR technology tools can help you see what is actually working in your onboarding process and what isn’t. Qualitative tools, such as channels that allow employees to provide confidential feedback, can give you an idea of what the onboarding experience is like from a candidate’s point of view.
You can also implement quantitative tech tools that provide you with performance metrics on how a new hire has adjusted in their role with the company. Training follow-up surveys are another good tool to use to get a big-picture view of what is really working.
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