HR is under a lot of pressure these days. Pressure to: align with company goals; be more strategic; focus on people; build/promote the company’s culture; attract, develop and retain the best and the brightest; improve employee engagement; provide programs and services that appeal to Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millenials; gather, analyze and report on “people” data; comply with increasingly complex regulatory requirements; and the list goes on and on.

That is a lot, especially when your job requirements also include making sure day-to-day employee management tasks (i.e. onboarding, payroll, benefits administration, time and attendance, performance) are completed accurately and on time. When you consider everything an HR department is tasked with, it’s not surprising it gets a bad rap either for not being strategic enough or possessing the right skills to add value to the company’s goals and objectives.

Ditch the bad rap and arm yourself with technology to make you dangerous

As an HR professional, you must get tired of the negative press about your position and your department. After all, those of us outside of HR cannot fully appreciate everything on your plate, yet we are quick to criticize. Are you ready to stand up and fight – for your right – to party? Sorry, couldn’t resist a Beastie Boys reference. Seriously, it’s time to take control and there is an easy (and affordable) solution.

Yep, it’s true, an affordable Human Capital Management solution for small and mid-market companies does exist. In case you can’t figure out what that solution is [hint, it’s ours], we will tell you at the end of this blog post, but first, let’s take a quick look at just a few of the ways an enterprise-class, integrated HCM solution can change your professional life (for the better).

Dashboards, configurable workflows and reminders, oh my 

It’s a rainy Monday morning, but Marsha doesn’t have the blues. That’s because she loves her HR solution. After refreshing her coffee, she sits down at her computer and logins in. There it is – her dashboard, which she configured to give her instant access to the information she needs to make her day flow easily. Like on most days, Marsha has lots of questions to answer and administrative tasks to complete. Fortunately, her automated, integrated, Cloud-based HR solution includes configurable workflows so she doesn’t have to waste time flipping through paper files, calling colleagues or waiting on return emails for answers. Now she can focus more time on her people and strategic initiatives. For example, as a part of her employee engagement efforts, she can see which employees are celebrating a birthday this month, send them a note or schedule the delivery of a birthday present. It’s a small yet meaningful gesture. Or she can pull a report on the compensation and last performance rating for all employees within a specific department, analyze the data and then present any concerns to the department head or CEO. And it’s only Monday!

Self-service makes us effective in our personal and professional lives

As the chief human resources officer, it took Donna some time to convince her company that putting powerful tools in the hands of smart people will improve productivity and employee satisfaction. The enterprise HCM platform she selected proved that she was right. One of the most popular features throughout her company is the ability for employees to access and update their personal, benefits and pay-related data. Gone are the days of involving their manager or HR specialists. And with automated workflows for approvals and notifications, management can accomplish many of those administrative tasks that took up more time than needed, quickly and easily.

“Wow” the CEO with insightful data and reports

Steve used to spend Sunday evenings pulling together the latest report his CEO asked for on Friday as he was leaving the office. Steve knew he couldn’t wait until Monday morning because it would take a few hours to pull the various data from multiple systems, export it into Excel and then manipulate it to get the output he needed. Fortunately, Steve was able to demonstrate, to his executive team, the value that an integrated, single database HCM solution would deliver to the entire organization. With 24/7, easy access to detailed, up-to-date and historical information on the entire workforce, Steve is able to generate point-in-time reports featuring employee, benefit, payroll, talent or other data, in just a few clicks. Now Steve spends Sunday evenings with his family, which makes him a happier, more productive and engaged employee on Monday morning!

A single, affordable solution to master from pre-hire to retire. Seriously.

We bet you’re thinking to yourself, “This all sounds great, but no way can my organization afford this type of technology.” Not to be rude but, you’re wrong. PeopleStrategy eHCM is a cost-effective, end-to-end, enterprise-class HCM solution designed to meet the growing and ever-changing needs of mid-market companies. PeopleStrategy eHCM automates your Talent Acquisition, Core HR/Onboarding, Payroll, Benefits, Workforce Management, and Performance processes, allowing you to more effectively manage the administrative tasks that consume so much of your time today. It also delivers the reporting capabilities you need to meet your compliance and internal reporting requirements, enabling you to play a bigger role in your company’s growth and success. All of this in a predictable and affordable Per Employee Per Month pricing model.

So what are you waiting for?

The best way to improve the efficiency and productivity of your workforce while empowering strategic HR decisions is to deploy an enterprise HCM platform. You know it. We know it. So let’s talk.

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