The Benefits of HRIS during the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Change is inevitable.  Growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell

An effectively implemented and utilized HRIS has alwaysadded value to HR and the Company inevitably.  This time of pandemic has only further reinforced that truth – and shed light on a few more.  While this crisis has definitely brought some unprecedented challenges and struggles, it has also unintentionally provided many opportunities that we can opt to make the best out of.

Here are some of the many ways HRIS has helped Companies and the workforce navigate through this new normal.

  • Business Continuity

An HRIS in place has helped Companies have one less item (or many items) to worry about.  “Basic needs” such as Recruitment, Attendance Tracking, Payroll and Benefits Management have been easier – if not as usual – to navigate and implement.  HRIS integration with other company systems as needed can help in tracking and planning for costs and company profitability amidst this time.

  • Employee Engagement

A one-stop-shop HRIS means employees’ training and development, as well as other engagement activities never stop, just because everybody is working from home.  If not yet existent, HRIS may be upgraded to include in-house training materials, links to a wide variety of developmental resources – which employees may opt to take advantage of as scheduled during work hours or in their own free time.  Talent and performance management is likewise continuous as all data continues to be online and accessible.  HRIS can helpappease employees’ any fear or apprehension over career delays or lack of growth during these trying times in all aspects – and instead communicate stability and hope.

  • Safety and Wellness

At an extraordinary time such as this, HRIS has been and can continue to be an extraordinary solution.  Whether it be accessibility from home, or continued learning and development, HRIS allows Companies to assure their employees that their safety and wellness, and that of their families, is of utmost importance. 

All over the world, there are a lot of promising stories where companies and teams can learn from each other – on how HR has already (some even early-on) stepped up to not only survive these times, but more meaningfully, surpass and evolve competitively yet still compassionately.  HR’s gift has always been to turn challenges into opportunities, to bring out the best in people.  And it has not changed despite the times – where with the help of HRIS, HR can still help Companies deliver the best and be the best – for their Employees most of all.

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