The Learning Hub: A Comprehensive Guide to flair
The Learning Hub is an online resource created by our Customer Success team to help you get the most out of flair.
- 19 Jan 2023
- Max 3 min read
As work patterns continue to evolve, it is harder for traditional HR processes to meet the demands of employees and employers. Utilizing Salesforce, HR teams can streamline processes and future-proof the workplace as employment changes.
In recent years, Salesforce has become hugely popular for its versatility in developing a wide range of applications. Its highly flexible, customizable, and easy-to-use development dashboards make it an ideal fit for businesses that want to streamline their business operations and quickly scale their organization through automated workflows and templates.
In this blog post, we’ll explore why flair partnered with Salesforce when building out our HR offering. We’ll also explain how HR powered by the Salesforce-flair connection can help companies and HR professionals maximize resources and employee potential.
After a combined 25+ years of working in various industries, the flair founders became passionate about the employee experience being just as valuable and rewarding as customer satisfaction.
But the founders of flair were determined to make something revolutionary in a crowded HR space. Thanks to their past experience with Salesforce consultancies and the potential they saw in the US cloud-based CRM, they knew it was more than just a tool for sales. So, utilizing this knowledge and insight, they set out on an ambitious mission – creating a game-changing HR solution that is now known as flair.
Today, flair provides users with a 360-degree HR solution. We can be found on the Salesforce AppExchange, where our app has a five-star rating.
Well, flair provides value to HR professionals and companies in a rapidly developing workplace environment. Five years ago, the idea of an asynchronous working pattern with remote meetings likely felt alien to the majority of people. Fast forward to today, and work structures feel very different. The possibilities are endless with advancing technology and a growing desire from people to build working environments that are productive but also positive for those operating within them. In the labor market, there will always be an appetite for function and success metrics.
But through technological advancements, increases in workers’ rights, and studies on mental health, it is becoming more apparent that work should be people-focused. flair provides modern teams with the capabilities to manage all aspects of HR no matter their size, work style, and plan for the future. Our solution is geared towards building positive work cultures. flair helps enhance HR tasks so that every employee can thrive in their workspace – regardless of their location or industry.
HR professionals can automate various HR functions, such as recruitment, onboarding new employees, performance management, and employee engagement. The solution also provides employees with user-friendly self-service tools to manage their HR-related tasks, such as updating personal information, submitting time-off requests, and accessing their pay slips.
We believe flair provides value for everyone in the workplace. Our integration with Salesforce enables companies to leverage the power of the world’s leading CRM platform, providing a unified view of their data and streamlined workflows across multiple departments. Meanwhile, employees benefit from processes that take them into account, empowering them in the process.
There are 117 apps classed as HR solutions on the Salesforce AppExchange. Of these, 51 are 5-star-reviewed platforms. So let’s take a look at why as a company flair partnered with Salesforce. More importantly, we’ll also highlight the benefits of an all-in-one human resources solution built on Salesforce.
Security: Salesforce is a secure platform, meaning that company and employee data is safely stored on their servers. This is important because it has allowed us to build a software solution without worrying about the threat of information leaks or data breaches. Our clients benefit from the same top-tier Salesforce security measures that flair employees do, including encryption and threat detection. This ensures that client data is protected from unauthorized access and cyber threats.
Versatility: Salesforce is a highly customizable platform, which means that it can be adapted to meet very specific HR needs. This is a huge pull factor when building a powerful HR solution such as flair. It has allowed us to adapt our software to unique needs and processes experienced by HR professionals. That’s why flair is flexible and scalable by design.
Cloud-Based: Being a cloud-based HCM or HR solution on Salesforce means users can access flair from anywhere, at any time, as long as they have an internet connection. This means that employees can easily access their HR information and complete tasks such as submitting time-off requests, organizing payroll, onboarding new joiners, and more from remote locations.
Centralized Data: By transitioning to an HR and employee experience solution on Salesforce, companies can centralize their data. When data is scattered across various tools or spreadsheets, there are often limitations in metrics analysis and differences in data sets. However, consolidating all data onto Salesforce removes data silos, and reduces the need for manual workarounds. Plus, did we mention it’s super safe to store employee data on flair through Salesforce?
Automation: Salesforce’s adaptable structure has enabled us to incorporate user-friendly features and automated functionalities into the flair HR and Recruiting applications. The flair Recruiting app, for instance, empowers HR professionals to automate and simplify various stages of the recruitment process. You can also collaborate seamlessly with your team using the built-in recruitment funnel stages.
AppExchange Infrastructure: The AppExchange is where you can find apps that can be easily integrated with Salesforce. By downloading HR apps like flair, companies can save time and effort on integration by reducing the need for manual data entry. All Salesforce partners are carefully vetted for their credentials, knowledge, and the quality and consistency of their products. So, companies that buy from this channel are guaranteed Salesforce quality.
Highly Scalable: Salesforce, through its structure and partnership program, is built for scalability. At flair, we have an incredible network of developers, marketers, and customer success staff that have made us what we are today. But the tools, resources, and frameworks provided by Salesforce have given the flair product and many other apps a helping hand. For example, the Lightning App Builder is a drag-and-drop interface that allows partners to create custom, mobile-responsive user interfaces without writing any code. Salesforce also allows for modular development, meaning certain features can be added or removed as needed. It’s part of the reason why flair is so responsive to different industry needs. The other reason is that we care about creating a solution that can enhance HR processes.
Integration With Other Tools: The Salesforce platform offers a wide range of integration capabilities that enable flair to seamlessly connect with other tools and applications. For example, a lot of flair features such as Time Tracking and Absence Requests have already been integrated with Slack. flair is a highly collaborative solution that facilitates communication and conversation across different departments and teams, breaking down information barriers. Salesforce enables this thanks to integrations through its set of REST and SOAP APIs.
Mobile App Options: Developing on Salesforce provides mobile app capabilities by giving developers access to the mobile app development platform, Salesforce Mobile SDK. The Salesforce Mobile SDK offers smart tools that enable developers to build custom mobile apps that integrate seamlessly with Salesforce data and functionality.
Salesforce Support Options: We’re glad to have the support of Salesforce through the innovative Partner Community and round-the-clock real-time technical support. Our staff also loves the addition of the Trailhead learning resource, which provides a range of training modules and certification programs.
Salesforce Community: How could we forget about the Salesforce community? We’ve had so many positive experiences from our time linking up with Trailblazers, account executives, and other developers at events like TrailblazerDX, the Salesforce World Tour, and French Touch Dreamin’. Engaging with the Salesforce community in person and online is a great way to learn, chat with thought leaders, and identify ongoing trends. We’re glad to be providing value to HR teams in this community as well.
Thanks to Salesforce, flair can act as a powerful ally to human resources and other teams, allowing them to collaborate like never before. flair opens up numerous possibilities for businesses of all sizes in the ever-changing workplace, streamlining processes across multiple locations with adaptable features that deliver remarkable results.
We’re delighted to call ourselves Salesforce partners for many reasons. For more information about what flair can do for you, check out our product pages on our homepage. You can also read about HR triumphs experienced by our clients on the Success Hub.