One of the biggest challenges to businesses who are learning to operate with a remote workforce for the first time during this pandemic is implementing their day-to-day administrative toolkits to manage a workforce that is spread across many locations, with no direct on-site oversight. For those with hourly remote staff, that means finding ways to log time efficiently and with accountability.
For others, it might mean finding easier ways to provide access to L&D resources, to plug into the company intranet from abroad, or to give employees access to benefits management resources and other HR services even when they can’t visit their HR representative in person. That’s where having the right workforce management solution comes in. Companies that are already set up to support remote work understand this. So what can your company learn from them if it’s going to adapt more quickly?
All-in-One HR Services
Many businesses use separate apps for separate aspects of their WFM. It’s not the most efficient thing, but often the services and software add-ons were put together as they were needed, which often leads to a tendency to add to what is there instead of completely replacing it with a new system.
Moving to an all-in-one software suite like the one offered by Paypro Corporation can help solve the issue of having several pieces of software to configure for your remote workers by replacing those legacy systems with an up-to-date, feature-rich, all-in-one solution for your online HR services. That means less individual parts to provide tech support troubleshooting across, better interoperability with other aspects of your digital infrastructure, and streamlined upgrades to keep all your WFM software services up to date and secure.
- Attendance and Time Management
- Benefits Management and Administration
- Onboarding and Hiring
- Ongoing Employee Management and Training
Why Interoperability Matters
When your workforce is going to be accessing your system from unknown locations using whatever hardware is available, you don’t want to be worrying about a cross-compatibility issue. That’s why cloud-based services with secure authentication are so useful. Built to work on today’s diverse range of devices, cloud apps are hosted by the service provider so you don’t have to worry about eating up your company’s bandwidth or supporting a live server to maintain service. You just set up your service and run your company. That makes it easier for everyone to access the software on every device.
Cloud hosting also makes it easy to integrate access to your WFM suite from other resources, like a SharePoint intranet setup. You just need to set up the right access portal to take people from the core intranet into the hosted cloud application so they can jump easily from workflow or training resources to their HR portal when they need to check on hours, upcoming pay dates, or other HR concerns.
Manage Remote Workers and On-Site Employees in One Place
The best part about a flexible WFM suite that is hosted on a service provider’s cloud? It’s not just easy to manage remote workers. When you have employees on-site, it’s still just as easy for them to connect to everything they need through the same online resources as your remote workforce.
That means one system for both types of employees. As a result, it’s easier than ever for you to be flexible, allowing work from home when it suits the best interests of you and your workers while still providing for the needs of the essential staff you have on site. With that kind of versatility, you might just decide to keep the remote work option open to employees into the future, just to provide better options for work/life balance to everyone.