HR Tech | Engage with technology for a positive workplace!

Engage with technology for a positive workplace!

Every year, employee well-being and the employee experience are in the top 5 priorities for HR departments. They are essential components of an engaged and committed workforce and the importance of developing and retaining staff is an acknowledged priority. As a result, HR teams are focussed on supporting employees in any way they can to ensure they remain engaged and motivated.

Many employees are engaged at an emotional level and feel an instinctive commitment to their employer, which in turn drives positive behaviour. The more engaged employee frequently exhibits elevated levels of enthusiasm for and dedication to the workplace and can produce beneficial outcomes for themselves and others. Initiatives that promote well-being are frequently met with a positive response, simply because the individual feels valued and not alone. However, with an unprecedented amount of change to the workplace experience and with many employees no longer working full time in an office, the employee ‘mood’ is harder to gauge.

With technology at the forefront of remote/hybrid working practices, providing employees with the tools they need to perform successfully and enhance their work experience are now a priority too. Whilst technology is essential, the idea is not to disengage remote working employees, but to minimise the time required to complete routine and time-consuming tasks that can lead to a disconnection. Administrative work is a necessary evil in any role, but employees bogged down by ‘admin’ and paperwork may become bored and forget what they love about their job. With tools that automate processes and help reduce the routine, an employee is free to pursue activities that create positive engagement with others and support their work/life balance.

HR software provider Frontier Software suggests the introduction of mobile and self-service options to empower employees with access to data 24/7, helping to support flexible work arrangements. These technology options deliver access to personal data, when it is convenient for the individual and the positive integration of work and personal lives is a sure-fire way to enhance the employee experience.

Self-service portals and mobile apps offer benefits that support positive engagement such as:

  • Increased employee autonomy

  • Enhanced employee input to decision making

  • A solid basis for learning, development, performance management and career planning

Furthermore, from an HR perspective they simplify key tasks including access to leave entitlements and easy leave applications, and immediate access to real time salary and pay data. When coupled with the potential cost savings and efficiencies for your organisation, self-service offers a practical, effective tool to facilitate engagement and produce positive outcomes. If a positive employee experience is in your top 5 priorities, now is a good time to consider the benefits of software tools that make life simpler for everyone. Adding self-service and mobile access to your HR tool kit will help realise the benefits of an engaged and happy workforce.

Technology Matters

Consider some consequences of inaction:

Lower job satisfaction - When employees are frustrated with technology, they are less likely to be satisfied with their jobs overall. But, where they have job satisfaction, they are more likely to stay long-term, saving the high costs associated with retention and employee turnover.

Reduced innovation - When employees are disengaged and frustrated, they are less likely to be innovative. Further, where employees focus on administrative tasks rather than their core responsibilities, they may not have the time or energy for innovation or creativity.

Through engagement with technology, your organisation can strike the right balance between automation and human interaction, personalise the employee experience, embrace flexibility, and focus on the user experience to deliver positive outcomes for all.

For over 40 years HR & Payroll software experts, Frontier Software, have been successfully delivering systems to record, manage and analyse your people data. With unlimited data, history and easy to use reporting tools; human capital analytics are at your fingertips in real time, any time.

Contact Frontier Software on 01276 456902, email [email protected] or visit our website at www.frontiersoftware.com.

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Frontier Software is an established provider of a global HRIS, offering integrated modules across all aspects of human resource and payroll management. Used by organisations in the public and private sectors, ichris (International Comprehensive Human Resource Integrated Software) is a functionally rich and truly integrated solution that is available on-premise or in the cloud and accessible from a range of devices. Payroll processing services can also be provided.