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Five Signs it's Time to Use a Human Resource Management System – Things to Watch For

Posted Monday, January 02, 2012 by Unicorn HRO

There's a reason that well over half of all small businesses and virtually all larger ones use a human resource management system of some kind.  Few things can boost your business quite like a human resource management system.  While most smaller companies rely solely on payroll solutions, there are a wide range of other HR functions that a human resource management system can help your employees with.  Knowing when to invest in a human resource management system can be easier than you think, as well.  There are clear signs that it's time you upgraded your business with a human resource management system.  Here are five of them.

  1. HR Overload – If your HR department has been showing signs of decreased productivity, a human resource management system may be just what you need.  The HR department handles more functions than most give them credit for, and automating or simplifying some of their tasks with a human resource management system is the best way to help them get out from beneath a mountain of redundant tasks and focus on more pressing issues.  If you notice your HR workers seem flustered, you probably need to consider a human resource management system.

 

  1. Benefit Madness – Employees love their benefits – so much that over ninety percent in a recent survey said they'd begin to seek another job if they lost their benefits.  But that love could create a real need for a human resource management system.  If you're noticing a constant influx of benefit related requests to your HR department, a human resource management system that allows benefit self-service might be needed.  Your human resource management system can help your HR department's workload and boost employee morale.

 

  1. Errors and Noncompliance – Errors can be costly, and noncompliance with various laws like the ADA and the FMLA can be even more expensive.  If you start to see an increase in human errors, whether it's missing a certain form or forgetting to add a decimal, a human resource management system could be needed.  Since a human resource management system will use failsafe measures and automation, the incidence of errors and noncompliance issues falls dramatically.  A human resource management system could literally save your company.

 

  1. Costs You Can't Find – One of the greatest things about a human resource management system is its ability to track data.  If you begin to notice that your company is losing cash quickly, using HR metrics provided by a human resource management system can help you locate just what aspects of your company are costing you the most.  This aspect of a human resource management system can let you create strategies for your business' future.

 

  1. You Think It Is – Simply put, if you think it's time to add a human resource management system, it probably is.  You've led your company to its current point with skill and instinct, and there's no reason not to trust them now.  If you know all that a human resource management system can do for your business and feel it's time to make the investment, the odds are that you're right.

Unicorn HRO can offer you the best human resource management system on the market and help you lead your company forward.

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