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Why Streamlining HR Processes Is the Boost Your Business Needs

The fast-paced hustle and bustle of an office environment is something every business owner loves to see. It gives the impression that employees are busy and working hard. Nothing appears to be broken, so nothing needs to be fixed.

But looks can be deceiving!

Mind the efficiency gaps

Everyone knows that there’s a big difference between being busy and being productive. I’ve seen so many businesses confuse the two and fail to notice the inefficiencies of their everyday processes. This often forces employees to work much harder and longer than they need to on the simplest tasks.

Think about your HR data management processes. If you’re clinging to multiple HR systems, outdated technology or other inefficient methods, your employees are spending far too much time and energy on the wrong things:

  • redundant and antiquated processes like re-entering data over and over
  • physically delivering forms to HR
  • chasing down supervisors for time-off approvals

All that weighs employees down and holds them back from reaching their full potential.

Make productivity a priority

Your employees want to be productive contributors. And they know they can be, with some technical support from you. In the end, this isn’t a people problem. It’s a process problem, and only the right technology can solve it.

A new survey conducted by OnePoll found that 79% of office workers nationwide agreed they could get more work done faster if they had up-to-date software and technology. And 67% said they’d even take a pay cut to get it! That’s how serious people are about productivity and why nearly 80% of them are so frustrated by technology that prevents it.

More tech vs. the right tech

If you’ve taken a look at your business and realized your organization could use a process overhaul, the wrong thing to do would be to pile even more tech on top of what you already have.

The answer isn’t more tech; it’s the right tech.

All those productivity inconveniences fall away once you start using one software that automates HR and payroll processes and allows employees to access and manage their own data in an easy-to-use app. With a single system, you only enter data once and it’s shared systemwide.

Once you give employees control over their own information, like viewing pay stubs, checking PTO accruals or adjusting their benefits, they can quickly move on to their actual work instead of wasting time on forms, accuracy and security.

One to grow on

Streamlining processes into a single software lifts the heavy burden that’s slowing down employees and HR. The result is a happier, more productive workforce, and HR is free to focus on initiatives that grow and retain your workforce. Once you fully adopt the new tech, the benefits for the company go beyond elevated engagement and productivity and straight into hard numbers that would please any CFO. The right tech also automatically tracks employee usage of its software and converts that data into dollars that have been restored to your bottom line.

Who wouldn’t want happier, more efficient employees free to focus on tasks that push the company ahead? Request a meeting today to see why Paycom is the right tech for you.

About the author
Author picture, Barbara Corcoran
Barbara Corcoran
Barbara Corcoran, Shark on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” is the author of the best seller “Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business!” and host of top podcasts “Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran” and “888-Barbara”. Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker. She is a frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network. Corcoran has been an investor/Shark for the past ten seasons on ABC’s four-time Emmy award winning show, Shark Tank, investing in over 80 businesses to date. Follow Barbara on Twitter and Instagram @BarbaraCorcoran.