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Cloud's big benefits for HR departments

Human resources departments are one of the departments that have changed work methods considerably with the introduction of more and more technology.

Cloud Saves Time and Money

From hours of filling in forms and paperwork people now can lodge applications online, access employee portals for filling in their data, read up on company resources or watch the latest video from the CEO.

All this does not only save time and money but also helps future employees familiarising themselves with the company culture, work ethic, procedures and all the new faces they will soon have to deal with on a daily basis.

Cloud: Ideal for Core "Back Office" Areas

Many human resources departments also use the cloud for all their core "back office" areas such as benefits, attendance and time for example.

These vast data amounts generated by HR departments are best stored in the cloud and many bigger companies already utilise the cloud for exactly that. Once data is stored, it allows human resources managers to support and to get to know employees better as their performance, their background, experience and compensation can easily be viewed through a few clicks.

The cloud has therefore massively changed the way HR departments work. It has allowed companies to save funds, increase productivity, get rid of paper-based processes and make it easier to access, structure and control data.  

With these advantages in mind, HR departments are ideal candidates to start the move to the cloud. “HRIS services have been available as software as a service for a while now, this maturity means they can be a great candidate for the first adoption,” confirms Alanna Kane, General Manager at PowerNET. Starting with one department and not aiming to adopt a new technology across the whole company at once is also recommended according to the PowerNET expert. “An effective cloud adoption policy should be focussed on using cloud based resources and services for targeted functions within the business when and where it makes sense.”  

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