What Are 5 HR Tasks I Can Automate?

by Paul Devlin

When considering automation with APlus Payroll, here are the top five features that can significantly streamline your HR processes; Workflow, document management, background checks, employee self service and training.

1. Automated Workflow Management

UKG Ready’s automated workflow management feature allows HR professionals to design, implement, and monitor custom workflows tailored to their organization’s needs. This feature helps ensure:

  • Seamless Task Coordination: Easily assign tasks to different team members and departments.
  • Automated Reminders: Set reminders and notifications to keep everyone on track, reducing delays and missed deadlines.
  • Consistency: Standardize processes to ensure compliance and uniformity across the organization.

2. Electronic Document Management

Managing paperwork is a critical part of HR operations, and UKG Ready simplifies this through its electronic document management feature:

  • Digital Forms and E-Signatures: Replace physical forms with digital ones that can be signed electronically, speeding up the documentation process.
  • Centralized Document Storage: Securely store all employee documents in one accessible location, making it easy to retrieve and manage files.
  • Version Control: Maintain up-to-date records with automatic version tracking and updates.

3. Integrated Background Checks

UKG Ready integrates seamlessly with background check providers, automating this essential part of the hiring process:

  • Automatic Initiation: Trigger background checks automatically upon job offer acceptance.
  • Real-Time Updates: Receive real-time status updates and results directly within the platform.
  • Compliance Assurance: Ensure all background checks are conducted in accordance with legal and company standards.

4. Employee Self-Service Portals

The employee self-service portals empower new hires and existing employees to manage their information and tasks independently:

  • Centralized Information Access: Employees can access onboarding materials, training programs, policy documents, and benefits information from a single portal.
  • Task Management: New hires can complete assigned tasks, fill out forms, and track their progress.
  • Communication Hub: Facilitate direct communication between employees and HR, reducing the need for back-and-forth emails.

5. Interactive Training Programs

Engaging and effective training is crucial for new hires and ongoing employee development. UKG Ready offers interactive training program features:

  • Customizable Training Content: Create personalized training modules using multimedia, quizzes, and interactive content.
  • Progress Tracking: Monitor employee progress and completion rates, providing feedback as needed.
  • On-Demand Access: Employees can access training materials at their convenience, allowing for flexible learning schedules.

Implementing these top five features of UKG Ready, supported by APlus, can greatly enhance your HR processes by automating routine tasks, improving efficiency, and ensuring consistency. These features not only streamline everyday operations but also contribute to a more engaging and satisfying experience for employees. By leveraging UKG Ready’s capabilities, HR teams can focus on strategic initiatives that drive success and growth.

If you’d like more information on how the HR module could work for you, please contact us today for a discovery call. 


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