3 Reasons Why Employee Scheduling is the Key to HRMS User Adoption

When you have productive employee scheduling that creates a positive impact among your team, it can open the door to greater HRMS user adoption, enabling employees to become more engaged with your HRMS than they would have otherwise. Let’s look at some of the reasons why employee scheduling is the key to HRMS user adoption:

1) Online and Mobile HRMS Employee Scheduling Will Bring Your Team into the HRMS

I remember student days of working retail and seeing a paper schedule tacked up on the break room wall, how times have changed! Your employees are mobile and online, so by enabling the technology to allow them to access their schedules in the HRMS anytime from home, you’re less likely to have unexcused absences as employees will be able to better plan their personal lives. As employees will see the HRMS as the data source due to the scheduling functionality, they will seek out other online and mobile HRMS self-service functionality, such as viewing benefits online or changing an address.

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2) HRMS Employee Scheduling Can Suggest Other Activities

A smart organization will link scheduling to other areas in the HRMS, such as learning or payroll. If you offer a premium for a certain certification which would then make other shifts available, why not publicize it via your HRMS scheduling? Or employees may appreciate to learn more about compensation options, especially where it is in your best interests as well to fill the unpopular Friday graveyard shift. Your scheduling is then the launchpad to other areas of the HRMS where an employee can learn new skills or review a paycheck.

3) HRMS Scheduling Can Drive Employees into Succession Planning

HRMS scheduling shouldn’t only be a list of shifts or hours, it should instead be more engaging, such as a dashboard of information and links. When you know the job details of the employee logging in, it’s only a matter then of creating the links to allow the employee to explore and discover career paths based on job title, years of service, etc. A savvy company will drill down further and entice highly prized employees to fill out self-reviews on competencies and engage in finding internal mentors, allowing for further career development for the employee as well as being beneficial to the company. As an employee will look online at a work schedule, this is a prime opportunity to drive the employee further into the HRMS.

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Heather Batyski

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Heather is an experienced HRMS analyst, consultant and manager. Having worked for companies such as Deloitte, Franklin Templeton and Oracle, Heather has first-hand experience of many HRMS solutions including Peoplesoft and Workday.

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Heather Batyski