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May

The Key Advantages of On-site HRM Implementation

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Maintaining the smooth operations of company human resource functions is the main goal of any HRM product. But, at the implementation time, your organization may find itself faced with a brief interruption of the current system until a new implementation is completed by your internal Information Technology team. Ask any HR pro and you’ll find that not having access to digital employee records and other HR data is highly undesirable indeed. It’s akin to losing an arm.

A better way to update or install new HRM components

There is an alternative to trying to manage an HRM implementation on your own. This is a service that OrangeHRM offers that can make the process go a lot smoother and with less down time of HR systems. On-site HRM implementation can be requested. This provides an on-site HRM implementation manager who comes directly to your place of business to take care of this vital task.

What are the benefits of using on-site HRM implementation?

There are several advantages of having an on-site HRM implementation manager come to install your new or updated products. Let’s explore what these benefits are and how you can use this service efficiently.

Reduces Time to Implement the New HRM Product

While some of the aspects of an HRM update or installation can be managed remotely, it can take weeks and even months to develop in some cases. If there is a lot of customization or a large amount of data to manage, this can be reduced simply by having an on-site implementation consultant to handle the tasks while at the client site, working directly with key team members to accomplish more in less time. Problems and questions can be ironed out immediately.

Less Distracted Discovery and Design Sessions

During a normal product development phase, there are countless back and forth communications as the client decides how the HRM should look and operate from the administrative end. This can cause a lot of distractions that lead to longer periods of time in between efficient meetings. With on-site implementation, the implementation manager focuses on hammering all of these aspects out with all project members in the room at one time – reducing possible distractions and missed steps.

Testing and Training Benefits of On-site HRM Implementation

Once the HRM has been installed and synched with existing employee management systems, the work has just begun. Now comes the product testing phase, followed by team training so that all know how to utilize the new product. How much easier this is when there is an on-site HRM implementation consultant present to both test the system and offer hands-on training sessions for all staffers. This takes the worry and guesswork out of using the new HRM so your company can get more out of this investment.

When buying a new HRM, remember to ask about on-site implementation services so that our team can best serve your company.

8
May

Efficiently Managing Onboarding of New Hires

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Imagine a world where the hiring manager gets to experience the joy of bringing new employees onboard without worrying that something will get lost in the process. Now, imagine how that can affect the overall productivity of a company? Onboarding is a solution that offers more than just a way to orient new hires to the company. It supports the successful future of every employee from the anticipated start date of your organization’s most valuable asset – people.

Onboarding – What it’s all About

In no time at all, a structured onboarding process can have a positive impact on a business. Yet, many do not clearly understand what onboarding is or how it promotes higher levels of long-term employee output. In a nutshell, onboarding is the process of bringing new employees into the company in a seamless manner so they may become productive in less time. This often starts at the recruitment phase as part of an applicant tracking system, then moves into the HRIS where all employee data is managed for the life of the employment relationship.

The main reason for onboarding is to get new hires ramped up quickly so they can get to work for your business, and give you a positive return on your staffing investment.

Reasons for a Structured Onboarding System

When evaluating your current onboarding process, how organized and efficient is it for your needs? Does information often get lost, important steps get skipped, or the tasks become overwhelming during peak hiring campaigns? A lot can be said for having a structured employee onboarding system that handles all of this in one central dashboard. Keeping things consistent, and having a way to oversee all onboarding needs means your team can handle this with ease instead of frustration.

There are several reasons to have a structured onboarding system, which include:

  • A way to manage the influx of new hire paperwork, reference checks and background screening
  • Option to set up technology credentials and building security access in advance of start dates
  • Providing all the tools and equipment needed to safely perform the duties of the job

Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Poorly Managed Onboarding Process

Oftentimes, companies learn the hard way what can go wrong with a poorly managed onboarding system. New hire paperwork can get lost or is not completed to meet government mandates, employees can become confused about company policies, critical security measures are forgotten, and errors happen. These are mistakes that can put your company at risk for future lawsuits and even serious threats to your workplace and existing employees.

In a [recent presentation] conducted by OrangeHRM, a scenario was introduced involving what could be an average company faced with multiple new hires. In a very short period of time, due to a lack of a real onboarding solution, a number of steps were missed in this process of bringing just a few new hires into the company. When multiplied by a large recruitment effort or a more complex hire, just think of what could go wrong.

Your company doesn’t need to face the hassle of a poorly handled onboarding system. Instead, there is a powerful solution available to you with OrangeHRM.

 

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