Halloween is almost upon us and it’s the perfect time to think about things that are scary. Obviously, crazy clowns and haunted houses are up there, but what about costly HR mistakes and missing vital government deadlines? Enough to make your hair stand on end, right?
Here are 4 terrifying HR problems, obstacles, and considerations that can frighten even the bravest of HR professionals.
1. Pushing Paper
The real HR nightmare – paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork – from compliance fines to losing PTO requests. It’s enough to make an HR professional wake up in a cold sweat.
Plus, paper-pushing is as antiquated as handing out apples instead of candy, and it’s expensive. Why waste paper when everything can be in a central database that’s easy to navigate, access, and log information? Even more so, why use paper time cards when people can just log in their hours via an app or online login? Don’t make HR scary – give yourself a break with APS’ simplified solutions.
2. Stay In Compliance
Let’s be honest, FLSA and ACA are the big, scary monsters hiding under your bed. Those fines alone can keep you up at night. You can either be prepared or you can lay shivering in your bed hoping it won’t hurt too much. It’s better to be ready. Learn more about preparing for FLSA and ACA here. However, you really need to overcome your fear with systems that can turn these monsters into happy little puffballs.
Don’t let the hiring and onboarding process turn into a big problem. From promoting the position, interviewing, hiring, to onboarding, it can become a sticky situation fast. Don’t scare the good ones away and hire the real monsters – make sure you’re getting the right talent you need. And make sure they are in the right key positions – you wouldn’t want to hire Dracula to sell ice cream at the park, would you?
APS is here with its employee lifecycle toolkit and guidance through every step of the process. Read a blog by our Human Resources Director, Michelle, on her top five recruiting tips or click here to learn more about how APS can help with onboarding.
4. Can’t Customize
Trying to manage today’s rapidly evolving workforce with outdated tools drags down productivity, raises costs, and increases your risk of noncompliance – your nightmare. And you aren’t a cookie cutter company. You have a soul and culture, not just a faceless entity. Make sure your time & attendance, payroll, and HR are all able to work with you. Only need payroll? Then just get the payroll program – it’s as simple as waving a magic wand. However, if you need it all to seamlessly transition and communicate, then you can easily have that, too.
You can even customize your analytics, homepage, and the information you want to retrieve and see. Need the capability to log in via an app? We can even do that. Don’t force yourself into an HR program that can turn out to be more scary than helpful – get one that fits your needs and those of your company.
So, rather than being scared by HR problems, mishaps, and deadlines, APS can be your partner throughout the spooky road ahead. Contact APS today to make your HR processes a lot less scary this season.
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