HR departments will see a huge amount of benefits by adopting the latest HR solutions. They can have complete HR information and robust data analytics at their fingertips. But, without proper employee adoption, the software implementation could fail to deliver all of the anticipated benefits.
Here are a few things that employees look for in an HR application.
The latest technology should be useful, and just as importantly, it needs to be immediate. With access to information through the internet, employees expect answers almost as soon as they think of the question. The application has to provide this combination of usefulness and immediacy – otherwise employees will become frustrated and ignore the software, reaching out directly to the HR team every time they need information.
The use of mobile in business is increasing day by day; employees expect to be able to work much more fluidly than before, whether it is from home, while on the move or outside of traditional work hours. If they can only request time off or complete a performance review through the desktop version when they are in the office they won’t be impressed.The system should provide an instant connectivity and just-in-time access to the data they need. If you want your employees to enthusiastically adopt your HR management systems, they need to be accessible via tablet and mobile too.
The systems have to be easy to use; employees will not have much time outside of their core business tasks to complete a simple process.It also has to make the working day simpler and deliver benefits employees and managers find that are useful.
Today, employees are expecting more transparency and feedback from their employers – they want to take an active role in managing their own careers. They will value an HR management solution that’s more than just a personal database. Employees will be looking to update their own skills and qualification, so they can showcase their talents; use the application to share information with colleagues and peers; and have a central database where the objectives set in performance reviews can be regularly monitored and revisited.
Employees of this generation are more demanding than in the past.They have higher expectations of any new technology that they would have had for those in the past. Employees are usually more prepared and always ready to give new HR management systems a go – if they can find good reasons to use it.