These days, our trusty smartphones have become indispensable companions. From entertainment and communication to services like banking and ride-sharing apps, mobile phones provide near-limitless access in the palm of your hand.
But mobile apps are becoming increasingly prevalent in our work lives too. Statista research indicates that 54% of adults worldwide use their smartphones for work-related purposes. Add to that the fact that Business is the second most popular category of app in the Apple App Store and it becomes clear that mobile devices are an essential part of modern working life.
In this blog post, we’re going to examine the rise of mobile apps in human resources (HR) and run through some typical scenarios where mobile devices can streamline HR processes and improve the employee experience.
HR processes are all about creating a positive and efficient work culture that leads to higher employee engagement. Mobile apps are an extremely useful productivity tool and simplify tasks in many areas of HR management. Here are some of the top HR functions that can benefit from going mobile.
Introducing mobile HR can have a far-reaching impact on your organization. Not only will it make your HR managers’ lives easier but it will also enhance the employee experience. Here’s a summary of the top five ways that mobile HR apps improve your business.
Employee self-service has been a phrase on the lips of many HR professionals in recent years. By empowering employees to handle simple HR tasks, such as absence requests and document management, you can free up your HR team to focus on providing valuable support in other ways. At the same time, your employees themselves benefit from more independence.
Intuitive mobile HR apps enable employees to manage these tasks on the go, without needing to be in the office or contact an HR manager. This makes basic HR admin much more efficient.
With a mobile HR app, you have an alternative channel through which you can interact with your employees. Using push notifications, you can remind employees to complete open tasks while keeping staff informed of company updates in real-time. Mobile technology removes a barrier by giving employees easy access to important tools, such as a time tracker, regardless of where they are.
Communication is a crucial element in teamwork, and what better way to interact with your employees than through a mobile app? Giving your employees a more flexible way to communicate streamlines the flow of information within your organization and minimizes any delays in decision-making.
Millennials and zoomers are known as digital natives for a reason: They grew up using computers and mobile devices. Slow communication and paper-based admin tasks are extremely likely to put off upcoming generations of employees. If you can demonstrate to new and potential employees that you have a mobile-enabled working environment, you can get the best out of them and likely increase their satisfaction with the job.
Flexible work arrangements have become a vital employee benefit since the pandemic. But how do you keep employees engaged when they are not in the office? Mobile apps are one of the best ways to retain a connection with remote workers as they can handle simple work tasks and receive updates from any location. Onboarding can be particularly challenging in a remote work environment, but by using mobile technology and workflow automation, you can ensure that new hires don’t miss a beat. Analyzing mobile app analytics metrics such as user engagement, feature usage, and onboarding completion rates provides valuable insights, allowing you to continuously optimize the app for a seamless remote work experience.
At flair, we equip organizations with the necessary resources to cultivate a remarkable culture. Through our mobile app, employees and managers can harness powerful features that streamline their workflows and make HR tasks effortless.
Available on iOS and Android, our app allows you to complete core HR tasks, such as time tracking, absence requests, and document management on the go. Our app is included in the standard flair package, so there are no additional subscription costs.
We’re strong believers in the power of a mobile-enabled workforce, so you can expect to see more of our product features coming to the app in the coming months. Visit our Help Center to see how to track time, manage absences, and store documents with the flair mobile app.