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Sweatin’ to the Oldies Side 2: Is Outdated Technology Holding You Back?

Is your outdated technology holding you back? Let's discuss some other ways old technology can hinder your productivity and how to solve these pain points.

MAY, 2017
In part one of this two-part series, we discussed how using multiple systems and the complexities of tax compliance could be holding you back in your business. On side two, we’re going to focus on requests and employee disengagement.

Are You Getting Bogged Down With Requests?

Let’s face it, you get pulled in several directions everyday. Part of that pull for attention is requests. Your boss wants to see a labor expense report. This employee needs to add a dependent to their benefits. And let’s not even get started with year-end, when everyone has questions about their W-2s. But what if we told you it’s possible to delegate and even automate some of these requests?

Outdated Technology, Requests
When you use a solution that has a centralized database for all of your employee and company information, you can delegate tasks and automate requests. Remember that report your boss asked for? Well you could create that report and then schedule it to email to your boss every month. That dependent your employee needs added to their benefits? they can log into their self-service portal and take care of it themselves. If you know you have certain questions that come up every year, you can create a document with the answers and upload it so employees can access it as needed. Yes, it’s really that simple!
Outdated Technology, Employee Disengagement

Are You Seeing Employee Disengagement?

When you look around at your employees, are you seeing a lack of interest or engagement? Perhaps productivity isn’t as high as it could be. You may even notice that your turnover rate is higher than you would like. These are all symptoms of employee disengagement. You have workers who may not feel happy or fulfilled and that is a major hindrance company growth. But there are ways to turn it around.

According to Gallup, companies with high employee engagement have 22% higher profitability and 40% lower employee turnover than those with low engagement. Utilizing a workforce management solution that provides tools to increase employee engagement and overall happiness can make a world of difference. Here are some ways better technology can help:

  • Self service empowers managers and employees to be more involved.
  • Performance reviews allow you to create an environment of continuous feedback and goal accountability.
  • Make sure employee benefit packages are on par with promoting health and well-being and easily manage those plans online.
  • Hire the right talent and onboard them proactively with recruiting and onboarding solutions.
  • Manage the entire employee lifecycle from hire to retire in a centralized database.
Companies with high employee engagement have 22% higher profitability and 40% lower employee turnover.
- Gallup

Shed the Dead Weight

If you identified with any of these common ways old technology can hold you and your company back, then it’s time to shed the dead weight. Now is a great time to start researching your options and plan for a mid-year conversion. With the right workforce management technology in place, by this time next year, you’ll be in great shape!

Outdated Technology, Shed the Dead Weight

How APS Can Help

APS provides a unified workforce management solution that includes core HR, payroll, attendance, recruiting, onboarding, ACA compliance, and more. Our platform has been recognized by G2 Crowd as a High Performer since 2014, as well as the 2017 Best Solution for HR and Administrative Teams. With consistent top rankings for Ease of Use, Support, and User Adoption, you can be assured that APS is dedicated to making sure that your not held back from streamlining your tasks and growing your business. Schedule a demo today to learn more about our entire technology platform!

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