Blog August 16, 2016

Human Resources and the Cloud

More and more businesses are turning to the cloud for their infrastructure and data storage needs. In fact, migrating to the cloud  is quickly becoming the norm. An HR or recruiting team can also benefit by including them in the migration.

In HR, there is a ridiculous amount of paperwork. What if that paperwork could be automated, and critical functions like payroll were streamlined? A cloud-based HR system can save money, improve productivity, simplify a workload and improve security. It will also provide your company with a wealth of information in a cloud-based system that can provide organizational insights.

One of HR’s biggest responsibilities is recruiting. Traditionally, recruiting means manually going through résumés and candidate information, which can be timely and involve human error and miscommunication. Not only can this strategy be time consuming, but if the wrong hiring decisions are made, it can also be costly. This is where the cloud comes in.

A cloud system provides an organization with the possibility of recruiting through a dedicated online community, cloud-powered video interviewing, and an application process via the Internet with integrated analytics.

Beyond recruiting, HR professionals also have to ensure their current employees are happy in order to maximize retention. Employees think workplace transparency is important and they want to have convenient and full access to their paychecks, benefits, company information and more. Traditionally, when an employee wants time off, needs to adjust their W2 status or do similar tasks, they need to make a call to HR. Now, a cloud-based system makes administrative tasks more efficient and puts this information into the hands of employees, allowing them to send a request, and update and view this information when they need to.

HR teams who want to strengthen their recruiting efforts or improve employee satisfaction should strongly consider migrating to a cloud system and leverage the power of cloud apps.

As always, if you have any questions regarding cloud computing and your business, please contact us.

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