The Importance of Streamlining Your HR Checklist

Still using spreadsheets and paper-based HR processes? Now is the time to take the leap.

by Aimie Ye

If you’re like any other HR pro, you have struggled with balancing endless components to keep your company afloat:

… to name just a few.

Each HR element breaks down into a plethora of additional tasks and checklists. Regardless, a shocking number of businesses still use spreadsheets and paper-based processes for human resource management.

Flash-forward to the present — the coronavirus pandemic is upon us and has further caused HR professionals all over to wonder how they can possibly handle company-wide work from home and new COVID-19 policies in addition to existing HR tasks. 

The image below sums up general thoughts in the industry right now:

While HR has discussed problems with managing tasks, efficiency, and productivity for years, COVID-19 has brought these issues to the forefront. Our advice? Take the leap now and streamline your human resources with automated workflows and cloud-based HR technology. Here are some major ways your business will benefit.

Get Your Time Back and Focus on What Matters

Spreadsheets and paper-based tasks take up a lot of time. From manually generating new hire documents to tracking COVID-19 paid leave, each and every task takes more of HR’s time and the problem only worsens as a workforce grows. Streamlining tasks like creating customized onboarding documents or collecting payroll information allows talented HR employees to reduce burnout on administrative work and instead focus on strategic work. This shift in focus allows HR pros to align strategies with the business and empower new hires.

Keep Everyone on the Same Page

Apart from saving time, HR checklist automation and cloud-based solutions allow you to easily set-up reminders and tasks while notifying all pertinent parties. You’ll notice that you’re spending a lot less time hunting down coworkers and managers for proper permissions and information. 

Make Compliance Easier

Employment laws can quickly become a headache when you are tasked with understanding laws including overtime, time tracking, parental leave, COVID-19 paid leave, offboarding, and wage standards. The coronavirus pandemic has added a handful of new regulations to the plates of HR pros, which means automating workflows from start to finish can help you easily track and update data regarding new compliance regulations and take the mess out of your hands.

Speed Up Onboarding & Offboarding Processes

You’ve found the perfect employee, so why are you dreading the onboarding process? Automating workflows allows you to fully standardize any onboarding process in one place, from running background checks to setting up a new laptop. Never miss a step again.

The same goes for offboarding. Streamlining your termination checklist helps you organize resignation letters, termination letters, relevant termination policies and communicate internally. 

Streamline All of Your HR Workflows

If you’re ready to get your time back, GoCo’s HRIS technology is the way to go. In addition to leveling up your onboarding, benefits, payroll, security and compliance processes, our new workflows feature (Coming Soon) will allow you to automate all of these workflows in one place. Build custom templates, collaborate with coworkers and track all workflows in HRIS so you never misplace a thing. 

The GoCo team is working hard to support HR pros through COVID-19 and beyond. Learn more about our features here.

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