Today, continuously evolving environments are creating new demands for HR, and it’s crucial to keep up. In an increasingly globalized world, organizations must be flexible and agile enough to quickly respond to changes in order to maximize productivity and stay ahead of the curve. And supporting agility in HR enables your team to successfully and efficiently keep up with growing employee needs and expectations, as well as new requirements resulting from changes in regulations and policies. In this post, we’ll explore the ways that agility is fundamental to achieving maximized business results.
Keeping Up With a Quickly-Changing World
Because HR is responsible for managing many of the “moving target” components of global and regional policies and regulations, your team must have the tools to be agile enough to manage changes. HR has to be able to keep up with changing regulations in order to stay compliant. Agile HR teams are able to update forms, workflows, and processes with ease in order to respond to business or legal demands. Not only does HR agility help you mitigate the risk of falling into noncompliance, it also ensures that your employees are receiving consistently excellent services, no matter where they’re located or what their work agreement may be.
Smarter, Streamlined HR Processes and Policies
HR agility is about making sure that the processes and policies you have in place are smart. Automating processes can help you optimize your HR operations, saving time by eliminating manual work, and helping your HR team provide faster services to employees. And implementing clear and easy communication tools can help your team stay up to date on any policy changes and new processes, while also enabling them to effectively communicate with employees about service or policy updates. It may also be useful to run an audit to identify any redundancies in your processes or any unnecessary policies that slow down your team.
After several months of project implementation your new HR Service Delivery platform is finally live! The HR team and all employees are excited to use this new tool. Initial documents are signed and uploaded, requests are sent, and new knowledge base articles are published and read. The implementation phase is over, thank you everyone, it was a pleasure to work with you. Now let’s celebrate and enjoy the success of our new tool! Hmm, not so fast.
We’re halfway through the first “real” work week of the new year and as you think through your plans for 2019, it helps to look at the big picture. There are a lot of HR trends that experts predict will shape the year ahead, but we’re taking a more narrow approach. Here are four predictions we have for this year and how they will affect HR Services in particular.
The best of 2018: HR Service Delivery stories, advice and ideas
As 2018 comes to an end, we want to thank you for being a PeopleDoc blog reader! We know it's not always possible to stay on top of every new post, so we're making it easy for you to revisit the very best HR Service Delivery articles from the past year. Below is our list of the 8 most-read posts from 2018:
Nicole Lindenbaum is the Director of Product Marketing at PeopleDoc by Ultimate Software. Nicole leads the global messaging strategy for PeopleDoc by translating technology into business benefits HR can actually understand. With significant experience in HR technology, Nicole writes and speaks about HR service delivery, employee experience, digital transformation, and the future of work. Nicole holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.