In this extremely busy and competitive business world, time is money. The more time you spend on activities that do not bring you income, the more time you are wasting.

The HR Department is a function that traditionally is considered as just an expense and a cost to the company. Though managing human resources is important and challenging, you cannot afford to spend a lot of time and money on it. As a business owner, you have to find ways to cut down on the costs as much as possible in order to run your business efficiently. In that regard, automating HR processes is a no-brainer.

There are several easy-to-use HR software products that help you save time by automating HR tasks that are time-consuming. With the help of these products, you can have your HR team focus on more productive tasks such as recruiting quality human resources rather than drone tasks. Let’s take a look at a couple of useful and time-saving feature that these HR software products provide.

Attendance and time tracking

Tracking employees’ attendance manually is among the most frustrating HR routines. Just ask your HR executive when she gets ready to run your payroll.

You cannot really enforce discipline at an office, the way you do at school. We are dealing with adults here. Nobody really “minds the class”, if you know what I mean!

So, how do you go about implementing an efficient way to manage attendance and track progress? A good HR software product would have a feature that enables you to use a time tracker to keep a tab on time spent on various projects your employees are involved in. It would also record single and multiple shifts. In case you use a biometric device, it would also integrate with the access control systems from different vendors.

Leave Workflow

Leave management is a feature that enables an employee to plan their time off and submit requests easily, thereby cutting down on all the red-tapism. Whether it is a casual leave, or sick leave or a different leave type, time on-duty or a compensation off, the software can be easily customized to suit your company’s rules and policies. The requests could be routed to the employee’s manager and they could be approved or rejected as the case may be.

These features ensure that your employees’ time in the office is monitored efficiently. This also allows flexibility, promotes a sense of liberty and responsibility in your employees as they are given the power to manage their time themselves.

Note that a big advantage is you can see how many hours each person is contributing towards a project. With these metrics at the tip of your fingers, it is easy for you to verify if your costs give you the right benefits. It becomes a strong tool to measure and increase productivity.

Not only do you get an efficient tool to track attendance and your employees’ time at work, but you also get the opportunity to streamline your efforts and maximize productivity by automating these HR processes.
If your HR team is still using manual tools to take care of activities like attendance, it is about time you switch to automation.

How do you manage attendance and track time at your organization? Put in your thoughts in the comments below.