For an organization Human Resources is one of the core units. This department takes care of numerous responsibilities such as candidate screening, on boarding, and other activities in an employee’s workplace life-cycle up to exit. It’s impossible to humanly to keep a track of every employee’s tenure in the company, especially if it’s located at multiple global locations and there automation helps.
PC Magazine defines automation as replacing manual operations with electronics and computer-controlled devices. For example, ‘office automation’ replaced manual typewriters, filing cabinets and paper appointment books with computer applications.
In the human resources realm, “HR automation is the process of enhancing the efficiency of the HR department by freeing employees from tedious manual tasks and allowing them to focus on complex tasks like decision making and strategy . By automating standard and repetitive HR activities, organizations can reduce the cost and time they spend on manual HR planning and processing”.
HR automation helps companies enhance their efficiencies by reducing the time required to complete tasks, without hampering the quality of work. It handles many critical administrative tasks such as selecting profiles with certain skills, filing documents, feeding information, creating and sharing files, etc. These tasks may take hours if processed manually.
Through HR automation, organizations can design, streamline, integrate, and deploy necessary services swiftly at a considerably lower cost. If implemented right, HR automation can reap indispensable benefits.
As per a KPMG survey, the top expected benefits from intelligent automation investments are improved performance – 56% while freeing resources or staff to perform more strategic work follows at 54%. This is the reason more and more companies are planning to invest in HR automation processes and AI over the next few years.