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The True Cost of Manual HR Processes

Key Takeaways

  • The rising costs of manual HR tasks negatively impact the bottom line.

  • Automating HR functions helps you avoid pricey pitfalls.

  • Addressing the everyday needs of 200 employees manually could cost an organization $88,790 a year.

  • Paycom's Direct Data Exchange helps you find opportunities for greater efficiency through the right HR tech.

An Ernst & Young study of common HR tasks reveals the climbing cost of manual processes. Without the advantage of self-service HR tech, the estimated price of manual data entry is $4.70.

When employees interact with HR dozens of times a week, companies could easily lose thousands without self-service HR tech. Every single manual HR task that employees could complete themselves has a price. This infographic explores the cost per employee and how the expenses affect a 200-person workforce.

What are the most expensive manual HR tasks?

Depending on an employee’s needs, something as common as benefits administration could cost nearly $100 per employee. An action as simple as comparing plan options comes in at $20.34 when done manually.

Time management, another common HR function, can easily exceed $100 per employee, depending on their needs. Calculating and updating PTO balances by hand costs $20.01 per worker by itself. For 200 employees, completing the entire process could cost up to $22,446.

And these tasks aren’t just measured annually. If your company conducts quarterly performance reviews, the cost to do so manually could approach $300 a year per employee.

Use our calculator to learn the approximate cost of running your business without self-service HR tech.

How do businesses avoid the cost of manual HR tasks?

It’s simple: automation! But not all HR software is built the same. Employers can’t afford to just trust tech to be a great investment. The best options prove it.

Paycom’s Direct Data Exchange®, for example, takes a real-time pulse of employees’ interaction with their self-service HR tech. The tool reports on your current ROI and identifies opportunities to maximize it.

And with higher employee usage, HR isn’t held back by a mountain of manual tasks. Instead, they can put back that reclaimed time into improving retention, company culture, the employee experience and more.

To learn more, download the The True Cost of Manual HR Processes infographic.

Key Takeaways

  • The rising costs of manual HR tasks negatively impact the bottom line.

  • Automating HR functions helps you avoid pricey pitfalls.

  • Addressing the everyday needs of 200 employees manually could cost an organization $88,790 a year.

  • Paycom's Direct Data Exchange helps you find opportunities for greater efficiency through the right HR tech.