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HR Myths: Employees Don’t Care About HR Tech

Not so long ago, many organizations may not have seen their HR technology as an opportunity. It’s as if they were scaling a mountain but didn’t give much thought to their safety harnesses and thermal gear. When the events of 2020 forced many businesses to go remote, however, the ensuing avalanche of Zoom calls and IT inquiries busted a particularly nearsighted myth that employees don’t care about HR tech.

With little time to adapt to a new way of working and as employees began to push the limits of their tools, it posed a question: Could the technology employees interact with daily be more effective?

The slippery slope of efficiency

In a tightening labor market, adaptability is a must. And an organization cannot easily or quickly reach the top if its tools weigh it down. In a survey commissioned by Paycom and conducted by OnePoll, 79% of employees felt they could get more work done with faster and up-to-date software, and 67% of respondents said they would take a pay cut to make this happen if the improvements were twice as good. With so many employees willing to make a financial sacrifice to bring their business to the pinnacle, it’s up to the right tech to help get them there.

Employers are increasingly aware of this need. In a study from IBM, 59% of organizations suggested last year’s challenge accelerated their digital transformation, and 66% said adapting helped them overcome tasks they previously found difficult. Just “dealing” with antiquated tech is no longer an option. Businesses that fail to adapt could find themselves backpedaling down a slippery slope into technological oblivion, resulting in lost trust with employees and decreased efficiency.

Gathering the right gear

One of the best places to implement new technology may be where most employees engage with their organization daily: HR. In the past, employees’ HR data may have been inaccessible at its worst and difficult to personalize at its best. In those cases, both an employee and their HR professional lost valuable time to something as simple as a change of address.

Tools like Paycom’s Employee Self-Service® empower employees to make these changes with ease via a user-friendly interface and intuitive tools, thereby eliminating data re-entry so HR can focus on more important matters — like strategy. Beti takes this a step further by enabling employees to take ownership of managing and confirming their own payroll, thus helping eliminate errors before submission so it’s always right.

When employees are given tools that eliminate common frustrations, it builds a greater sense of trust within an organization. With more trust and a willingness to adopt digital transformation, a business has the momentum it needs to reach the top of the tech mountain.

Don’t let HR myths slow your business to a crawl. Check out our series where we bust more of them wide open.

 

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