Sara El kareh
HR managers’ job isn’t exclusive to automating tasks and distributing on employees. It seems that nowadays, they are being engaged in more “paper work” and administrative activities, far from their main job, i.e. dealing with human resources. However, new tools are being provided to allow HR managers stick only to what they are supposed to do.
Developers of global benefits management and employee engagement software are searching for a way that help HR managers work freely in their field instead of getting busy doing administrative work. This means developing a new software platform, allowing employees organize their own information and receive immediate answers to all their questions.
Under the name of Darwin, the software includes an “engagement manager” which lets you communicate with employees automatically. For example, a newly wed employee can use Darwin to be informed about all the benefits of his marital status in his own country.
Users are being able to make the most of employee’s engagement around benefits and HR communications. Even though this software was first introduced in large companies, yet, it is actually a necessity in both large and smaller ones, since both share same problems.
Therefore, instead of throwing all management issues on HR department, this software automatically organizes all tasks daily, saving this time for HR managers to handle their targeted tasks.
When you find an easy-using tool for employees, you will gain the main factor in improving their engagement in benefit administration. It is such a challenge to find software that engages employees, when HR has always been the department of engaging employees.
According to Chris Wakely, head of the enterprise team for Thomsons North America, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of global benefits management and employee engagement software, the software is considered as a business tool; yet, its purpose is to help customers have a fun, easy-to-use tool to engage their employees.
Eventually, when employees are encouraged to be in control of their own benefits by using an enjoyable tool, HR departments are given the ability to focus on the “human” part in human resources, rather than spending their time on administrative work.