How RPA can facilitate onboarding and strengthen company values
Administrative hassleSuccessfully recruiting new employees requires large amounts of paperwork and processes. In many cases, these tasks are repetitive and time consuming for the HR department as well as the new employee.
Through RPA technology, companies can dramatically increase the efficiency of the administrative and onboarding processes, by effectively communicating with other software systems. For example, after a new hire, the application track system will be updated automatically, a new employee record will be added to the workforce database, documentation will be automatically generated, and the new hire is added to the payroll system. In this way, the onboarding process can be shortened from up to a month to only a few days.
In an HR environment where regulatory changes are frequent and numerous – GDPR, anyone? – RPA offers important benefits as well. When robots are in charge of doublechecking compliance, the chance of a misstep resulting in a hefty fine diminishes greatly.
Strengthen culture and valuesBut it’s not just the HR department and the company who benefit from RPA. Employees have a lot to gain as well. The facilitation of the onboarding system, for example, allows them to start on their ‘real job’ much faster. What’s more, the process can be customized, which gives new hires the reassuring feeling that the company values their time. In case of sick leave, or a newborn baby, employees can get the documents they need much faster when they are automatically generated by RPA.
But the most important benefit, from the perspective of HR, the company, and employees, is indirect: it’s the ability to use freed-up time to build up valuable relationships between employees and strengthen the culture and values of the organization.