How to Automate People Management Tasks For Increased Productivity

Nick Pye |


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To be effective and to deliver HR and management processes compliantly and consistently, people managers need access to up-to-date information.

Every organisation can reduce HR costs in various ways, without compromising access to information and therefore maintain, and improve, management standards.

In many organisations, a great deal of HR time is unnecessarily consumed by chasing people managers to find out whether tasks have been completed, or activities carried out, and then producing reports to advise senior managers of the status of these activities.

There are a huge number of examples in any organisation where this is true. A classic example is the performance appraisal process – tracking the completion of appraisals and chasing up the return of paper forms can turn into a full-time job for an HR administrator for several weeks of the year.

This is a colossal waste of time, adding minimal or even negative value to the organisation.

It’s very straightforward for any organisation to put in place an online performance appraisal system, which will manage the entire process, end-to-end.

HR can determine how the review processes should be carried out. Employees can review, update, and complete their objectives online and the system generates a support pack with a complete overview of the employee's previous performance measures and outcomes, and can include details of sickness absence, disciplinary outcomes and ad-hoc file notes.

The same system will automatically send out reminders of when activities are due to be completed and – at the same time – give senior managers easy self-service access to status reports.

This proactive and perfectly-timed automation eliminates the chasing, and at the same time allows business owners and HR professionals to have an overview of the progress of all activities undertaken, including those that have not yet been started!

This saves considerable administration and frustration time, makes life far easier for managers, and improves the consistency, the clarity, and the transparency of all performance management processes.

Youmanage offers the most comprehensive HR software available that will automate your HR processes. Try Youmanage for free, book a free one-to-one demo, or get in touch with our friendly team who will be happy to help.

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Nick has more than 25 years of leadership experience, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, business development, HR product strategy and has been CEO of Youmanage since 2010. Nick acquired the Youmanage business in 2010 and led the renewed vision and go-to-market definition of the Youmanage platform for its official re-launch in September 2013. With significant and continued product development, he continues to steer Youmanage as an industry leading cloud HR software provider. Work aside, Nick retains his huge enthusiasm for music in both trumpet and bagpipe playing!