Online HR systems: The reasons to go online with HR

Published on April 25, 2013 by Fiona Sanderson
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When it comes to managing your business’ Human Resources, using HR online software to make the task easier may not always seem like the obvious solution. However there are so many benefits to using online systems - such as myhrtoolkit. According to research conducted in the United States, Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) is likely to grow significantly before the end of the year.

It is suggested that online HR systems are becoming something of a necessity for more and more businesses. PR Web explains the principle of online systems as an HR solution:

“These programs utilize a delivery model in which the application is hosted on the cloud. They’re accessible in the same way as e-mail, Facebook and Amazon from laptops, smartphones and tablets.”

Specifically referencing the hiring of new employees, some of the benefits are listed. They are not limited to such a specific use though; HR systems can be used for a wide range of needs.

The advantages of an online HR system

Advantages of online HR

1. Saving time

The first advantage is that online HR saves time. Whether it is used for recruitment, or even scheduling appointments, SaaS takes away the monotonous, manual organisation of people’s time.

2. Integration

Software integration is also a big positive. Myhrtoolkit synchronises with Outlook calendars, for example; so again, manual input of dates such as holidays or meetings is not necessary. You can import all that information from another programme.

3. Communication

Online software allows for ease of communication between management and employees. Not only does it allow management to deliver messages to the team, but also allows employees to view their own personal information, such as holiday entitlements and work hours.

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4. Accessibility

One of the key features of online HR programmes for many people is that you can access it anywhere. You can log in online, reach information from home, and have access at any point in the office.

5. Security

A feature that PR Web fails to mention is the security that tools like this offer. Contracts, personal information and passwords can all be stored, recorded and amended using SaaS, providing peace of mind to you and your team.

Take a look at the features Myhrtoolkit offers, and find out whether they’re suited to your business.

myhrtoolkit online HR system features

Every SaaS provider offers different elements, and some are more suited to large firms, whereas others cater for smaller company needs.

Read more from the myhrtoolkit blog

Matching your SME to the right HR software

What is cloud HR software?

How to make the business case for a HR system

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Written by Fiona Sanderson

Fiona is Marketing Manager at myhrtoolkit. Her areas of expertise include HR systems, productivity, employment law updates, and creating HR infographics.

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