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The Less-Is-More Approach to HR

The Less-Is-More Approach to HR

HR teams have a data dilemma. They are entrusted to maintain the most up-to-date, detailed information on each employee.

And while some companies already use tools to let employees enter and manage their own data, others still use their HR teams to enter all of that employee info.

So here’s a novel idea: Empower HR to focus on strategy and let employees handle their own data entry. Here’s why by the numbers:

Who knows you better than you? 

82% of HR pros think employees are most efficient at entering their own personal info. (Shout out to those of us who’ve had their 12-syllable last name get butchered 1200 different ways.)

When HR does it, there’s a greater chance of making a typo like misspelling a name or entering an incorrect digit of a bank account or social security number. And it costs businesses $7.46 to correct each error.

Pricing Out a Pro

Now, think of how many fields are in new-hire forms, PTO docs, expense reports, mileage reimbursements, benefit forms, and the like.

For every piece of employee information entered by an HR professional, it costs the company $4.51. Every. Single. Piece. This brings us to our most important and forward-thinking point.

Trust the Tech

Why is there hesitation to let employees manage their own inputs? The intimidation factor of technology. When it comes to people management tools, 40% of HR pros think HR tech is too difficult for employees to use.

But we know, and you know, and our partners at Paycom really know, that employees are already using technology to do everything from banking to ordering dinner to dating.

In fact, when employees are able to handle everyday work tasks in one simple app, they feel more trusted, more in control, and more capable to do the work they were actually hired to do.

So, go ahead and let employees enter their own info. Change may make some people nervous, but with the right technology, it will save your HR team headaches and your business money.

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