How HR technology can have a positive impact on employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing in your organization involves creating a positive work environment where employees feel included and committed to company goals, not only allowing them to achieve their full potential for themselves but also for your organization. An HRMS can help to meet your goals for employee wellbeing by using simple, well-established functionality, here are some key tips.

1) Use your HRMS for career development

Personal development is a pillar of employee wellbeing. Your HRMS should contain employee goals as well as manager and peer feedback. Do you have a mentor program? This is another area where the HRMS can track expectations and progress. Career development also relies on learning whether in a formal classroom setting, on the job or through distance learning or recorded sessions. Your HRMS should be tracking courses completed, suggesting new learning paths and holding an employee’s skills, competencies and certifications. Some HRMS even contain the online course platform or content, a true one stop shop for learning options.

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2) Improve visibility of company provided benefits and perks

Physical and mental health are part of employee well-being, along with feeling valued. Many employees only are aware of their own cost for benefits and not the company paid piece. It is recommended to create awareness of the investment that the company is providing for the employee, whether it is through an annual summary showing the value of company paid benefits or instead if it is an available piece of data in an employee dashboard. Employees often see the payroll deductions without considering the company’s cost as well. In creating transparency you are able to positively contribute to an employee’s sense of appreciation by the company.

3) Organize your work environment with your HRMS

Contentment in the workplace is often tied to working hours and conditions. Are you effectively managing your employee schedules in your HRMS or are employees required to do overtime or calling out sick due to dissatisfaction with scheduled days? Are you managing workloads in your HRMS so that work is distributed across teams and among teams? Employee wellbeing is often linked to working in a team but having self-autonomy. An HRMS can help you to achieve that balance by collecting an employee’s input into their preferred tasks rather than leaving task assignment to random selection or to an unaware or biased manager.

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Dave Foxall

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Dave has worked as HR Manager for the Ministry of Justice for a number of years, he now writes on a broad range of topics including jazz music, and, of course, the HRMS software market.

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Dave Foxall