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Digital Transformation: Why adopting HR tech is key

18 August 2023 3 min read

choosing the right HR tech

Wherever you look in the world of work, technology is there. Apps, platforms, programs and tools – whatever you need to do, there’s way to do it faster and smoother than ever before. HR tech is no different.

In today’s fast-paced, ever-shifting workplace environment, employee engagement, wellbeing, recruitment and retention are at the heart of it. And for organisations that value ’employees first’, technology is there to assist.

HR leads the way in determining the best possible methods and solutions for managing employees during their professional lifecycle – from onboarding, learning and development, leave management, performance reviews and so much more. So choosing the right technology to fit your budget can be empowering, and provide the people data you need to build on successful corporate strategies and positive working environments.

So, if businesses are to keep growing and stay ahead, investment in their own digital transformation must be central. Why?

Speeding up processes and reducing admin

At the heart of all technology is its ability to help automate manual processes. Today, tasks that were traditionally done on paper can now be done digitally. But even those digital tasks – creating and updating spreadsheets, documents and calculations – require a great deal of human input on the other side of the screen.

HR tech, be it absence management software or employee engagement tools, takes it one step further. Automating workflows, calculations and records to minimise the time needed for manual updates.

It might not sound like a lot, but reducing admin in this way can make a dramatic difference to the way you work. Take our software for example – edays’ customers see an 87.5% reduction in admin time. And when you consider how central absence and leave management is to the core of a company’s day-to-day operations, that’s a significant improvement.

HR tech that handles complexity

The smarter HR tech gets, the more capable it is of handling complexity.

There’s rarely a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to HR technology – all businesses are different and require software that can be configured around the way they work.

So finding tools that can be customised according to your needs is an essential part of making HR tech work for you, rather than against you.

Letting data drive decisions

One of the most important benefits HR tech gives organisations is access to people data. That’s data you can use to shape your strategies, wellbeing initiatives, procedures and so much more.

That’s why, when it comes to absence and leave, we’re passionate about helping organisations unlock their people data. Allowing HR to find gaps in business practices and procedures, support employee wellbeing and resource plan effectively. If you don’t understand how, why and when your employees are taking absences, how can you support them and the business?

It’s the same with many other facets – be it employee turnover, engagement, and productivity. The right HR tech provides powerful insights so you can check-in on all those important factors that are at the very heart of the business.

Want to learn more about absence tracking? Click here to read our guide.


Georgina at edays
Georgina
August 18, 2023

Georgina Mackintosh is an accomplished copywriter and marketing professional with a background that spans several industries. Her writing focuses on HR topics such as employee wellbeing, engagement and experience - as well as absence management best practice, how-to guides and news from the HR sector.