Automating HR: A Luxury Or Must-Have?

Technology is now becoming a vital asset for businesses because it enables them to become more efficient than they usually are with traditional methods. Nowadays, there is a specific type of technology that caters to a certain part of the business.

However, there are still businesses, which do not apply technology to certain areas of their business, such as in their HR department.

If you specialize in HR work and hoping to make a difference for your chosen company’s HR department, you can pitch in why getting technology or HR Software Solutions for the HR department would go a long way.


What can HR Software Solutions do?

HR work covers three different areas: transactions, employee services, and HR work. Doing HR work must be done right in all aspects and benefit the organization as a whole without wasting time and resources.

HR Software Solutions can help automate and manage HR work, from sorting out employee payroll, reviewing their performance, recruit new employees and ensure compliance with company policies.

A standard HR Software Solutions pack often includes three major components: payroll, benefits, HR options and a special module for managers and employees to use to access data and benefits. The software can be accessed online, making it easier for users to check it through their mobile phones or desktop at their leisure. It is affordable and does not require too much work to ensure it runs perfectly.


Aside from making information easier to access for employees and the administration, as well as automate the HR department, HR Software Solutions also present other benefits:

  • Reduce labor intensive HR work and transactions
  • Improve employee communication
  • Enables employees to keep updated with their payroll and request paperwork should they need it.
  • Simplify reports, especially for invoices
  • Reduces employee hiring costs and time.
  • Makes payroll faster to do
  • Improve reports and analytics
  • Reduces paperwork and costs
  • Opens more opportunities for the HR to improve their strategy and keeps employees in the company

What To Consider?

Considering the benefits presented by HR technology, it would be easier for you to get your management to consider investing.

In order to justify further the benefits of investing in such technology, you would need to consider the type of system your company should possess and how much it can bring back to the company.

Here are some factors you can check while looking for the perfect HR system for your company:

  • System requirements
  • Must haves – ex. Payroll system, user modules.
  • Size and needs of the company
  • Functionality and Support
  • Tasks and reports the system can provide.
  • Security protocols
  • Current developments and support for the HR system
  • Vendor’s credibility



With everything now becoming automated, every aspect of business should accommodate this change to keep up with the demand.

For the HR department, investing in HR software solutions can provide huge dividends that would benefit not just the company, but also employees. With everything now online or accessible by an app, the company can review critical data while employees can check their payroll information and other benefits without having to go through tedious paperwork and procedures.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. equipsblog says:

    I am suspicious of HR systems that do the preliminary scan of resumes before they actually get seen by a real person. I have heard anecdotal evidence where people who had previously had the job, were considered unqualified when they applied for the job again. I have also heard that an applicant must be careful to parrot the wording in the application in order for the software to score their resume as qualified. (These examples come from government systems and may not reflect the experience of job seekers in the private sector.)

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    1. Kally says:

      No system is perfect, same for humans but combined them can produce a powerful effect. I would caution on rely one too much.

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  2. In Business and in Life we can move forward or morph backwards; BUT never can we remain unchanged

    To do nothing is too a choice; though a bad, a worthless one.

    By God’s design we are to strive to better ourselves and others daily

    Thank you Kally for this reminder,

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Patrick for your regular contribution. It is always nice to have you here. And yes, I agree with you that we can never remain unchanged. I can’t see myself not changing.


  3. tom says:

    With employees your most valuable asset, I would be cautious in exploring these systems. Perhaps start with a small test and expand if works.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thanks, Tom for sharing this with us. I do agree not overly relying on automation, we still need the human touch.

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  4. I think it’s possible to implement good HR systems while still allowing HR departments to provide excellent, people-focused service. For example, I’ve seen HR supervisors spend hours updating an out-of-date spreadsheet to track employee job status when they could instead implement a software system that does most of the leg-work for them. In this case, a software system wouldn’t render the HR representative useless, it would instead increase their efficiency and free them up to provide more accurate service.
    Unfortunately, I find that HR departments tend to either be a bit slow to change, or they update too much for the sake of change itself. Instead, the best leaders know that change must be well-researched (as you said) and implemented thoughtfully and carefully.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Kelsey for your input and valuable insights into the HR world. I think many companies doesn’t allocate much Budget for departments that do not generate profits, HR is one of them. It’s a shame really because you can tell by that if the company values its employees.


  5. Ankur Mithal says:

    True for business as well as life. We need to keep changing and adapting, while limiting the downside of each change.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      That’s very true. Thanks for sharing your insight.


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