How HRIS Can Improve Employee Morale
Employee morale has become of top consideration for Human Resource (HR) managers to effectively ensure is always kept high. Specifically, this is due to employee morale influencing all of an employee’s emotions, attitudes, opinions and satisfaction levels. When businesses can effectively attain high employee morale levels employees are likely to experience increased workplace productivity, focus, satisfaction and further motivation.
In today’s current business environment, it has become extremely critical for HR managers to effectively utilise a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in effectively improving employee morale. This is critically due to the expansion in tools that allows HR managers to increasingly manage and improve employee morale through a large variety of specific tools. Correspondingly, within the blog below the specific tools have been outlined and further described conveying how HRIS can improve employee morale.
HRIS effectively works to improve employee morale by improving the overall workflow for employees. Specifically, this is done whereby through utilising a HRIS employees can effectively reduce the need for handling largely time-consuming and repetitive activities. Through utilising a HRIS employees can ensure that they are effectively using the automated process to avoid heavy workloads through not needing to input recurring manual executions.
For example, HR managers can allow managers to easily request for a new hire simply online and not need to chase it up to the necessary individuals as this is automated to go out to the required people. Furthermore, unnecessary repetitive inputs such as employees or managers entering payroll information are all streamlined and entered automatically. This effectively reduces unnecessary time expenses for managers and further increases the overall morale of employees within an organisation.
Recognise and reward
HRIS successfully works to improve employee morale through the effective usage of recognising and rewarding employees. When employees receive recognition and rewards from management, they are likely to become increasingly motivated and satisfied with their organisation and the work activities they are completing. Specifically, a HRIS provides HR managers with data outlining which employees are experiencing low satisfaction levels, likely to be in flight risk and can further display the recent reward and recognition an employee has received.
In turn, managers will look at the data and if the employee may need to be rewarded or recognised, they will take action. Moreover, HRIS allows for automated recognition and rewards, for example, if a birthday or anniversary of joining an organisation is identified within the HRIS, an automated notification or even automated personal email may be blasted out to the specific employee. This then increases that employee’s overall satisfaction and further may empower the employee as they begin to feel valued within the organisation, thus increasing the overall employee morale.
HRIS effectively allows HR managers the ability to improve employee morale by making effective decisions. This is done whereby key decisions can be made through collecting HR data within the HRIS. Specifically, this data may be collected through running surveys to employees in order to capture a specific metric, for example, employee satisfaction levels. In turn, once this data has been attained managers may make informed decisions to effectively make changes to ensure the metric is being improved positively, likely further influencing the positive improvement of employee morale.
Moreover, HR departments may want to ask employees for feedback about certain work-related activities. When the feedback is then received and managers notice and find a common need that employees want to be changed, HR managers, can then make effective decisions to push the change within the organisation. This then makes employees feel valued as they recognise that their voices are being heard. In turn, this increases employee satisfaction levels and further improves employee morale.
HRIS can further efficiently improve the overall employee morale within an organisation through HR managers implementing effective development programs. HRIS allows managers to effectively implement strong development programs within the organisation. Specifically, this involves a HRIS allowing for the implementation of development plans. A development plan highlights how an employee can effectively develop their skills, knowledge and overall ability when working within an organisation.
The development will include training activities that may be effectively pushed out online to employees through the HRIS. Moreover, employees can effectively request to undertake certain training programs which HR managers may approve allowing employees to develop the skills and knowledge that they want. This ensures employees feel increasingly valued and further may gain the skills that they will need for the long term. Correspondingly, through ensuring employee development HRIS effectively improves employee morale.