An unusual situation of the pandemic outbreak is a challenge for employers and employees alike. Finding ourselves in a new reality, when you do not know how long it will take, is not easy. Thus, all HR tools that facilitate and improve work have an added value. In many companies, employees have switched to remote work to ensure smooth operation. As one of the stages and a proof of its development is the recruitment of new employees, questions regarding the management of this process arise. What recruitment tools should you choose? Can the company’s organisational culture suffer from it? Read the article to find out!
Remote work: at home, but like at the office
Following the change of the place of work, the scope of employee duties does not change. The employee is still required to work in the time set in the contract and to perform the tasks assigned to the position. Obviously, this works also the other way round: the employer offers to the employee the salary, insurance, etc. during the remote work as well. It may be important for the employee that in the case of any accident during remote work, it will be treated in the same way as if it had happened at the company (if it is related to the performance of that work). Such an employee is, therefore, entitled to appropriate benefit.
Modern HR tools
Let us ponder for a moment on the issue of remote work in the context of HR tools. HR department processes run regardless of whether employees are on the premises, at the company, or work remotely. In both cases, it is worth using ready-made solutions that facilitate HR management and choosing suitable recruitment tools for future activities. The XPRIMER platform is there to help.
XPRIMER supports the operation of the most complex processes in a company to facilitate its effective management. It is a flexible tool because it allows you to adapt its modules to the needs, business goals and structure of the enterprise, small, medium-sized or large one. Hence, we use only the components that we need. What is more, we do not have to do this sitting all the time at the computer: XPRIMER is also a mobile application that gives you access to the most important data. You can also review discussion threads, send a holiday leave request and introduce changes to the schedule.
HRM tools in remote work
One of the XPRIMER modules is the HR module handling HR management. Thanks to it, it is much easier to handle the recruitment process, organise training or take actions connected with the development and evaluation of employees.
The XPRIMER platform and its HR module include two other submodules, HRM and HCM. For people who work remotely every day (or as is now, in special circumstances), HRM will be particularly useful. Its functions concentrated around hard HR allow you to plan, record and settle employees’ work. In addition, XPRIMER.HRM automates bonus and budgeting processes, thanks to which they run smoothly even during remote work. Furthermore, it helps to improve internal communication when only telephone or virtual contact is possible.
HRM, everything under control
HRM allows us to respond to emergencies that are not excluded during remote work. It is enough that the company computer, that was provided to the employee at home, will fail. If the company’s policy excludes the use of private devices, such a failure should be reported through the XPRIMER mobile application. Then, the employer decides how to safely pick up the broken computer from the employee and deliver a new one.
Another case: an employee has an accident at home, as a result of which such an employee is unable to work and goes on sick leave overnight. Meanwhile, they were closing a major project for the company. Thanks to the XPRIMER.HRM platform, it will be possible to quickly substitute the employee with one with adequate competences and, as the schedule shows, is available at the chosen time.
HCM, recruitment software
XPRIMER.HCM is a module that allows you to unlock the potential of the entire team, but it is also a kind of employee recruitment scheme. The information about each of them gathered on the platform allows you not only to capture competence gaps, but also to predict what training they will need in the future, if, for example, the employer is considering their promotion.
Employee data collected and analysed in HCM may lead to the conclusion that it is necessary to employ a new person. While most departments, including the HR department, work from home, the recruitment process needs to be somewhat remodelled. Interestingly, HCM is the exact tool that allows you to shorten it by up to 56%, while maintaining the entire organisational culture. The platform quickly analyses and compares the competences of the candidates so their initial selection is extremely efficient. Then, only virtual meetings remain in the subsequent stages of recruitment and the selection of the most appropriate employee-to-be.
This is what the online recruitment and employee management system looks like in remote work. XPRIMER guarantees that all processes in the company will run faster, with full transparency and data security. It does not matter whether they involve full-time-on-site or home-based work. Moreover, you should note that when you choose to implement the XPRIMER platform in your company, you reduce administrative costs, improve communication with your employees and precisely plan their work time, all in full compliance with labour law.