Does trying to find something in your Human Resources department frustrate you so much that you want to turn into the “Hulk”? It doesn’t have to! Many companies are still reliant on paper documents, but more and more places are starting to find value in moving their HR department to a mobile platform. Here are some of the benefits of creating a mobile app for your business.
Streamline and Organize Requests
The ability to utilize HR from anywhere is becoming more and more important as time goes on. Employees need to access information remotely, and managers need to be able to keep track of everything in one localized location. With that being said, a mobile app for your business is a great way to keep HR headaches at bay.
Does your company still rely on sending emails to your HR officials with a specific subject line whenever you need to get something taken care of? If so, here are just a few of the things that a mobile app could streamline:
- Employment agreements
- Policies and updates
- Time-off requests
- Change of name/address
- Timesheets & time tracking
- Travel reimbursement
If you were to have a mobile app to take care of these requests, it would save a lot of time and frustration. With the push of a button you could submit a request to your HR department (and there would be no need for additional folders or categorization inside of their email inbox). It will remove clutter for them, and will save you from worrying about if your needs are met quickly and efficiently.
Upload Documents and Share Remotely
Receiving a document via e-mail, printing it, signing it, and scanning it to email it back is now a thing of the past. Many companies are now going to a type of mobile document distribution called Document Management, where they will either send you a form to fill out electronically, or they will give you an option to take a snapshot of your filled out document with your smartphone, uploading it to the app to distribute it to anyone pertinent.
( If you're looking to automate HR, check out this handy guide to HR automation as you take the first steps in moving your HR to the next level found here. )
Mobile Time-sheets & Documents
Most companies will offer compensation for travel expenses occurred when their employees are out of town on business. However, it can be a headache to keep track of all of your receipts, write down the mileage that you’ve incurred on your car, and then track it all on a spreadsheet… especially if you’ve happened to misplace one of those receipts when cleaning out said car.
Instead of the constant hassle of trying to keep track of everything for the return trip home, wouldn’t it be easier to just take a picture of your receipt and upload it directly to your HR manager for them to review?
That’s not the only thing that’s easier to track with a mobile app. You can also keep track of hours while away from the office by documenting time (with GPS accuracy, for those who may be leery of truthfulness) and submitting their timesheet electronically–all without the excess paperwork–in real-time. Not only does it save time, but it saves paper!
Access Anywhere, Any Time
Can’t remember your vacation policy, but you aren’t at work when you find out you've won a surprise trip to Bermuda? Instead of your documents being listed purely on a local server or having to sign onto a computer to view how much time you have accrued on a proprietary website, you can have it at your fingertips with an app.
Does your business need help moving forward into the future? V-Soft Consulting’s Business Solutions team is ready to help you with all of your mobile app development needs. You can get a free, no-strings-attached consultation to see if we fit your needs. Simply contact us for more information. We’ll be glad to help.