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February 11, 2016
November 17, 2020
This week’s lesson in People Management productivity is brought to you by the letter ‘A’.
I have just returned from our Avanti User Group Conference in Banff – we had such a great time with our clients!
At the User Group Conference I presented a session on technology and productivity and it generated some really good discussion. So I thought I would share some of the presentation and discussion items with you this week.
Let’s start by looking at some of the most time consuming tasks that you typically deal with every day.
The biggest challenge with time consuming tasks is that they often keep you from contributing to the strategic side of the business. You know that if you had more time, you would be able to focus on issues and trends that matter to the business.
What kinds of tasks could your CEO use your help with? Let’s take a look at a few stats.
These are just a few of the things that keep CEOs up at night, but I thought they would provide a good basis for our discussion today.
So how do you help your CEO stop worrying about these things? With technology that automates the important people management tasks within your organization!
Here are a few examples:
I like to describe the workflows as your personal assistant. They are meant to automate processes that would otherwise take up valuable time. Instead of you having to send emails and make phone calls to remind other team members about tasks they need to complete or approvals they need to provide, workflows will help by sending those messages or approvals on your behalf.
The first workflow type is alerts, Alerts are automated notifications that are triggered in 1 of 2 ways:
See below for an example.
The second workflow type is automated reports, these allow you to schedule when a report is run and the parameters for the report, for example you might set one report to run at the end of each pay period and another to run quarterly.Reports can be automatically run and shared in different ways:
See below for an example with an Overtime Report.
The third and final productivity type is Approvals and Workflows.These allow you to configure workflows that can help in 3 different ways:
Workflows may mean working with your solution provider to configure workflows that meet your business processes. See why an ongoing investment in your HCM or people management solution will benefit your organization.
Here are a few examples of great workflows our clients have had us build for them:
Workflows make your HR and Payroll teams work smarter not harder by: