HR Agility: Providing Excellent HR Services to Your Employees
by Nicole Lindenbaum October 09 2017
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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.
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.