Companies are striving to lower the cost of hiring, improve employee satisfaction, and increase talent retention. New software and technologies are being incorporated into many HR processes. They help attract and retain talent while increasing operational efficiency.
From all-in-one HR suites to smaller-scale but more agile “point” system solutions – e.g. ones that focus on a specialized area (e.g., applicant tracking, employee engagement, – there are many software platforms on the market. Choosing the right technologies to meet the needs of your organization and optimize ROI can be quite a daunting task.
In the 21st century, companies must fight to stay competitive. Yet, too many companies are overlooking the most effective way to do so — automation. Many of HR’s most important processes are time consuming, paper-based, inefficient, and costly.
In fact, According to an IDC survey,The Document Disconnect, over 80 percent of business leaders surveyed agreed that problems “arise because they have different internal systems/applications that don’t ‘talk’ to each other.” Clearly, this is an issue that needs to be solved fast.
Modernizing these HR functions will give your company a huge advantage. Since automation software is becoming necessary and more common, here are some important statistics to keep in mind as you make the switch.
HR departments have gone through some changes in the recent years. Their responsibilities have shifted to be more aligned with the company’s overall goals rather than simply managing benefits and records-keeping for the workforce.
Since talent is now the #1 challenge companies face, that means HR must focus on attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent. HR employees in a successful, modern company cannot afford to waste time on paperwork.
To stay competitive in today’s business world, HR departments must evolve to be fully business integrated and need to streamline processes.
Access to world-class talent is the #1 determinant of success in the 21st century. As a result, HR employees have one of the most important roles in every company. They follow employees from the scouting and recruiting process all the way to the employee offboarding process and everywhere in between.
In today’s highly competitive business world, C-suite leaders have come to understand the advantages of a workforce aligned with business outcomes – as a result, HR has become the most important department. There’s increased emphasis on finding and retaining talent, creating world-class onboarding experiences and empowering employees to focus on work that matters so they can respond quickly to changes and drive positive business outcomes.
Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville (OESJ) Central School District is a a small, rural K-12 district in upstate NY. Everything was done using paper and sneakers. Their Director of Technology, Bill Cooper, decided to tackle the problem of reducing paper use.
After investigating a few solutions, OESJ selected frevvo Cloud for its drag-and-drop design, robust dynamic forms, integration with Google Apps and other systems and the ability to route the form to different recipients based on user data.
Fantastic, everything we needed in one platform. “We are a small K-12 public school of fewer than 800 students and we are treated like a Fortune 500 company. If you’re serious about eliminating your paper documents, no matter the size of your company or organization, then frevvo is the answer.”
Director of Technology
OESJ started with their Purchase Request workflow and digitized it to eliminate the paperwork, back-and-forth for chasing down signatures and corrections and error-handling. They’ve now automated Vacation Request and HR On-boarding workflows as well. The On-boarding workflow dramatically reduced duplicate data entry and automatically generates Government PDF forms like W-4 and I-9.
The benefits are enormous:
Inefficient paper forms with duplicate data entry have been eliminated and seamlessly replaced with online ones.
Integration with Google makes it easy to sign in; documents are also automatically uploaded to Google Drive.
Teachers spend less time chasing signatures and have more time to spend on students.
OESJ intends to continue digitizing additional forms & workflows such as Parent Permission forms and to integrate them with their School Information and Accounting systems.
Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a 1000-employee nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote quality of life with independence for people with disabilities and seniors through advocacy, information, education, support and transition services.
As a healthcare organization, GSIL is subject to numerous regulatory requirements. Their New Hire packet had grown to 40+ forms that would take hours to complete. The same information had to be filled in multiple times, time was wasted correcting errors, making copies for filing and finding/auditing the information was tedious.
“PiF Technologies introduced us to frevvo and helped us automate the New Hire packet. The rest is history. The efficiency is just incredible.
frevvo’s modern online system is easy to use and meets our business requirements at a reasonable cost.”
–– Linda Tsantoulis, Vice President of HR
GSIL worked with frevvo’s partner PiF Technologies to digitize the New Hire workflow to use e-forms. Using frevvo’s low-code, visual solution, PiF was able to automate the the process in record time. The documents feed directly into DocStar, their document management system, and index fields are created automatically.
The benefits are enormous since the automated processes are significantly faster and error-free. Filling out the packet used to literally take hours. Now it can be completed in 20-30 minutes. Working with PiF and frevvo, GSIL plans to automate other areas of their business.
Aero Communications inc. provides customer-focused technology solutions to broadband and wireless providers, businesses, public venues, government facilities, and residential subscribers.
The company was using a number of paper, Excel & InfoPath forms for everyday business processes such as Vehicle Inspections, Facilities Maintenance, Financial Forms and Warehouse Orders. Many of them require approvals forcing employees to email them around and print/sign/scan for approval. In addition, the existing forms could not pull data from SQL databases resulting in excessive and duplicate data entry, errors, corrections and inefficiencies.
“We were looking for a single, affordable solution that could address all our requirements.
frevvo’s modern, online system is easy-to-use, and meets our needs at a reasonable cost. Live Forms is the best web-based forms & workflow solution on the market today for our needs.”
–Adam Wiener, Applications Specialist
Aero Communications considered a dozen+ solutions before selecting frevvo Live Forms because it provided an easy-to-use solution that works with their database, and integrates with Active Directory at an affordable cost.
Purchase Order Approval is one of the most common day-to-day workflows.Many customers choose Live Forms to digitize this and other routine workflows. Automating purchase order approvals is easy and provides several benefits:
Pre-filled forms and automatic calculations eliminate errors & omissions.
Workflows are conditionally routed based on business requirements.
Purchase Orders are approved and completed on-time.
Watch this short (3 min) video to quickly see how digitizing this routine workflow with frevvo can help save you time & money.