Tools Enterprises Use to Improve Their Workforce

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Optimizing productivity, managing schedules, and providing continuing education: These are just a few things enterprises need to juggle as they strive to improve their workforce. There’s a lot to balance, from metrics to performance tracking, to administering payroll and benefits. Fortunately, technologically advanced tools can streamline these processes and prevent them from becoming overly time-consuming. The right workforce management tools can even help reduce operating costs and enhance customer service.

Recruiting Tools

What if you could build a better team from the ground up? The newest recruiting tools help enterprises connect with high-quality individuals, improving the workforce organically. Some examples:

  • De-biasing software, which uses artificial intelligence to help companies attract diverse talent while eliminating the inherent human trait of unconscious bias. While many of these recruitment tools are still in the development phase, current iterations have the ability to ignore applicants’ demographics such as age, race, and gender, focusing only on applicable skills and other essential factors.
  • Recruitment chatbots, which use artificial intelligence to help with cumbersome tasks such as fact-finding, pre-screening applicants, and even eliminating unqualified candidates. Recruitment tools such as Mya help speed the hiring process along, helping candidates and businesses alike.
  • Tightly targeted job ads – Believe it or not, the employment ad is stronger than ever – it’s just more targeted than it was before, so resources aren’t wasted on broad campaigns that yield just a few solid prospects. The most effective advertisements are often geo-targeted, or are specifically targeted to individuals who have visited the company site in the past.

Workforce Management Software

Workforce management software takes much of the effort out of staff scheduling, particularly when it is integrated with other applications. Some brands require administrators to handle all entries, while others put some responsibility in employees’ hands, allowing for self-service options such as inputting requests for time off, or even checking paid time off balances. This is just one example of a simple tool that enterprises can use to eliminate some of the burdensome “busy work” associated with the day to day responsibilities of the HR department. When HR workers stop scheduling employees by hand, and when workers’ time balances are updated automatically, there’s also far less room for errors.

Enterprise Portals

Employee engagement is an essential part of any workforce improvement plan. While morale issues do play an important role in employee engagement, practical factors such as frustration-free workflows are equally if not more important in determining how engaged employees are – and how the quality of their work benefits or suffers due to the level of engagement.

A solid enterprise portal such as Sapho is an excellent example of a single tool that can improve the workforce at every level. Fortune 500 companies rely on portals like these, as they power effective work throughout an entire corporation. Portals designed for executives and managers help these individuals optimize their time and focus on what matters most, while employee portals eliminate cumbersome, repetitive processes that slow down the pace and lead to negative experiences such as boredom and frustration while causing distraction and disengagement.

With a well-built enterprise portal, a corporation can connect its workforce to on-premises systems as well as legacy and SaaS systems, all in a single click. Employees have the ability to build event-driven micro apps for even tighter integration with top tools such as Microsoft Office 365, Oracle EBS, SAP ERP, Citrix, Google Analytics, Salesforce, and much more.

Thanks to innovative tools like these, enterprises have the ability to optimize productivity across the board, making for simpler, more streamlined work with fewer errors and a higher degree of customer satisfaction.

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