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Our stance? It doesn’t have to be. We’ve identified the four essential HR technology functions that you should consider as you strategize and build out your digital workforce, HR analytics, and optimize your employee apps.
You’ll want to adopt software that can help your HR team manage advanced talent searches and outreach tools so that you can actively seek out sought-after candidates when opportunities arise at your organization. In addition, this software should be equipped with advanced application tracking and management. This includes the ability to digitally process resumes, send automated application status notifications, and make candidate communication history visible to all applicable members of your HR team.
The tool should also help your team seamlessly schedule phone screenings, video, and on-site interviews. If applicable, the tool should also be able to administer pre-employment testing to qualify candidates in technical or highly specialized roles.
It is essential that this employee administration tool allows workers to request and log paid time off, sick, and family leave. Ultipro, available as an app integration in the Beekeeper Marketplace, is a great choice for this layer of workforce management.
It also demonstrates a commitment to being an active part of your employees’ professional development, which in turn fosters trust and loyalty, no small task when up against today’s low unemployment rates that have companies working extra hard to retain staff.
The employee development layer of your digital workforce management system or employee app should accommodate for continued education, succession planning, compliance training, and performance appraisal. In addition, should your organization choose to offer this as a benefit, this would be the layer where you digitally manage any company wellness programs such as meditation, or mental health resources.
Adopting a centralized app that lets your employees communicate in real-time from their mobile device on-the-go helps workers stay connected to upper management, and just as crucially, to each other. This top-down, bottom-up, and peer-to-peer access allows you to give personalized feedback as well as dispatch quick company-wide employee recognition for a job well done. Think of this layer as an organic extension of employee engagement, giving your workforce the gift of open communication and transparency that can lead to long-term retention.