The Human Resource Department in any company or business is always the center of the workplace. This is the department and the professionals who deal with onboarding new employees, managing training schedules, ensuring the business is in compliance with all vacation and overtime regulations while also managing payroll and reimbursements.
Using Technology Wisely
While technology makes some of these tasks easier for the HR department, many businesses are still using multiple software programs to complete this work. HR departments are still inundated with requests from employees for records, payroll or reimbursement status, reports, or information required for taxes.
A better option to consider, and one the HR department wants, is to move from traditional types of computer-based software programs to web based payroll software. There are many reasons why HR departments benefit from this move, and here are the top three:
• Employee self-serve – employees can access specific parts of the HR record and obtain information through a secure login. The choice of web based payroll software allows each employee to have a secure login and be limited to accessing only specific details in their record, reducing the number of routine questions the HR department has to manage.
• Increased accessibility – with web based payroll software, the payroll staff can access the software from any internet-connected device. This makes it easy to obtain records, create reports, or answer questions from anywhere.
• Reduce data entry – using a payroll software system that is web based and integrated to include all payroll functions reduces the need for data entry in more than one system. At the same time, it also reduces human error, making sure employees are paid correctly and on time.