The world of work has changed dramatically in the last 18 months. Now, as lockdowns are lifted once more, the world of work is changing yet again. HR leaders are already wondering how to help their team members contend with mental health issues like burnout. They’re also looking at balancing new hybrid workforces.
To face the challenges of new workplace norms, you need the right technology on your side. If you already have a human resources information system, or HRIS, then it might be time to review what it can do. Here are the features you need for 2021 and beyond.
Tackle COVID-19 Screening with a Wellness Module
Even with high vaccination rates and staged reopenings, COVID-19 will likely remain a risk for the foreseeable future. Even as government health restrictions change, many workplaces will still need effective COVID-19 policies and procedures.
Screening is likely to remain a common procedure. You’ll want to monitor your team for potential outbreaks, so you can contain them early. With a Wellness Module configured in your HRIS, screening your team for COVID-19 and staying on top of the latest health measures will be simple.
Performance, Projects, and Scheduling Make Remote Work a Breeze
Many employers will be adopting hybrid workforces going forward. Some may even maintain a fully remote team. Whether everyone is WFH or you have a flexible, hybrid team, the right Modules in your HRIS can help you and your team achieve peak performance.
The Performance Module allows you to gain valuable insights into how each team member is performing. With the data in hand, you’ll be able to see where they’re succeeding. You can also make a plan to help employees overcome challenges and supercharge their productivity.
Scheduling could help you easily manage WFH and remote teams. Using this Module, you can ensure the right employees are on hand for every shift and every project. Filling vacancies because of sick leave is also a breeze.
Finally, the Projects Module lets you monitor workplace projects. See who is working on which tasks and help keep everyone moving forward.
e-Signatures and Forms Enhance WFH
Another challenge HR teams face with the new hybrid work model is getting signatures and forms handled properly.
The e-Signature Module allows your team members to sign off on documents electronically. The Module also keeps their signature safe and secure. There’s no need to mail documents or print-scan-send any longer. The Forms Module has a similar benefit, letting your team handle any kind of HR form, such as expense claims or benefits, with ease.
Manage Expenses the Right Way
Will your team members need new equipment if they’re going to continue remote work? Will you be paying for their Internet? What about the people returning to the office? Will you be offering reimbursement for their commute?
Expense management can be tricky, but your HRIS is here to help. With the right Module, expense management could be streamlined. Your team members can submit their paperwork with much less hassle. Your HR team, in turn, can process this paperwork quickly.
Chat Features Make HR Available Any Time
A social HR toolbox is the ideal HRIS addition as you brave the new world. Live chat is probably the number one feature to look for here. Can your team members connect with each other instantly? A live chat feature makes it so HR is always on hand to answer questions.
With your HRIS handling so many other roles, letting employees communicate quickly and easily is imperative. If someone has a question about scheduling or benefits, the live chat lets them get the answers they need now.
What Can Your HRIS Do?
If you reviewed what your HRIS can do and you didn’t see all these features, then it might be time to upgrade. Get in touch with our team to discover the power of new HRIS Modules to keep your HR operations running smoothly in 2021 and beyond!