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How HR Uses Mobile to Manage and Recruit Employees
August 12th, 2016

How HR Uses Mobile to Manage and Recruit Employees

Hailee Franco

Mobile technology is making waves in internal business functions. Mobile communication systems like instant messaging apps and email improve a business's efficiency and accuracy. Human Resources are o...

Mobile technology is making waves in internal business functions. Mobile communication systems like instant messaging apps and email improve a business’s efficiency and accuracy. Human Resources are one division where mobile technology is currently making a splash.

How is mobile transforming HR and employee interaction?

Employee access

A study conducted by ADP found 37 percent of employees using their employer’s HR mobile app. They access data like payroll information and 401K benefits. These apps are convenient for checking benefits and pay stubs at the employee’s convenience. Changes can be made to their retirement plan without speaking with an HR representative or taking away from the work day.

File and document management

The cloud and mobile communication systems hold thousands of documents without housing a single filing cabinet. Simple access to read and print files saves time, paper, and ink. Files are searchable and maintained with a few mouse clicks. With unlimited file storage, encouraging compliance is easier than ever, as documents can be saved indefinitely. This helps businesses abide by State and Federal laws regarding employee information.

Streamline recruiting

With mobile technology, businesses have access to a greater database of potential hires. In the past, HR departments traveled for expensive recruiting trips, attended job fairs, and post jobs in the newspaper and other print media. With current mobile technology apps for LinkedIn, Indeed and Facebook, recruiters can search and communicate with potential employees without leaving the office.

This also reduces the timeframe for employee hiring. Not only is communication immediate with job candidates but all pre-employment screening can occur online. Mobile technology is quickly becoming a recruiter’s go-to method for locating applicants, with research showing 89 percent hired a new employee through LinkedIn in the past.

Manage a mobile workforce

Mobile communication systems allow business to employ a mobile workforce. These employees can live and work remotely, anywhere around the globe. Mobile apps make remote hiring possible by giving HR departments and employees quick processing of timesheets and payroll. Employees use HR apps to request time off, clock in and out, and notify HR to of a late start to the work day. This technology is especially beneficial for businesses with employees in different time zones. Reports are submitted to HR showing every employee tracked time, making mobile workforces easier to manage regardless of the times employees work.

As millennials enter the workforce yearly it is important for HR departments to adapt. Moving the department to mobile apps and cloud-based services make them desirable to a larger group of potential hires.


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