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Get more done in less time with office automation tools

“Behind every successful business is an efficient Human Resource department”

“Investing in Automation software to operate our travel concierge business, which we run for Disney Destinations, was one of the best decisions we made. Now we have everything under control…

  • Managing our clients…
  • Sending emails…
  • Following up on payments…
  • Thank-you letters…
  • Preplanning questionnaires…
  • Sending travel insurance reminders…

…and even making monthly payments on a hundred other things.

At EasyHR, we use a battery of sophisticated software to automate all these routine tasks, tailored to match our clients’ requirements. We use it to personalize senior managers’ vacation plans; improve communication with their respective teams and focus on building their business networks. No more do they have to get involved in the mundane activities related to office administration.

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Sometimes the most efficient of an HR Manager can end up with egg on his face

Here’s how to cope with such a scenario

Haresh Mehta couldn’t  undo April 29, 2015, the day a flunky in his human resources (HR) team accidentally shot off a “You didn’t get the job” email to 60-odd  applicants, including candidates already short-listed for the job!

To be fair, in any manual job, some bloomers can’t be avoided. Others can at least be prevented, if you take the right steps to decrease the risk of messing up. HR Managers who have lived through such nightmares suggest you pin down exactly what you need before reviewing vendors, picking software, filing reports and short listing candidates . Ask questions. Run pilots. Tear apart the charade of smooth-talking sales reps and grill people you want to hire. Leave no stone unturned in doing your homework and then some.

Take a cue from Mehta. He had to send a recall mail but the damage was already done. Rather than look for a fall guy, he later felt compelled to issue a personal apology to all those rejected candidates, explaining what had happened and why they weren’t being considered for the job.

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How can technology make HR more innovative?

Most people don’t associate HR with innovation. They associate HR with management, rules, policies, KRAs, increments, payroll administration etc.

However today’s “always on” workers are more connected, net-savvy, and expect their employee benefits to be delivered to them at the push of a button. This new kind of workplace demands innovation – and not just administration to create high impact HR changes at the organization level.

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Do You Allow Sanity to Your Employees?

Just as in our personal lives, we play multiple roles in our professional lives too.

At times we are problem solvers….

At other times, we are mediators….or sounding boards….or idea-spinners

A couple of situations make us pose even as behavior changers….

Along with these roles, we can also be called upon to be friends and partners, and, yes sometimes ‘nurturers’ to our mentees. Undoubtedly, it can get taxing and tiring at times.

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It’s all about keeping them happy and ticking

Fat pay-checks may not be good enough to motivate your employees. You need to walk the extra mile in making them happy and ticking – here’s how. But first….

Go figure, what motivates your employees

Don’t forget – motivated employees make it very obvious that they love their job. They don’t stop talking or raving about their company and their job. They will keep on working towards improving their performance. They become walking-talking advertisements for their company.

They have done it and so can you!

There are many companies that have made it to the list of Most-Admired-Companies. A few that come to mind include Apple, Google, Starbucks, Disney, Coca Cola, Southwest Airlines, Wynn Resorts and Zappos. All of these have one thing in common – their motivated staff.

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