Because of its fundamentally transformational role in the world of business, robotic process automation is one of the main forces of change, leading the way towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Rewriting the rules for the digital age, a Deloitte report from 2017 based on the answers of 10,000 HR leaders in 140 countries, made it clear that automating common HR processes is becoming the rational trend for HR departments.
Almost half the executives of top HR firms all over the world expect that RPA deployment results in 10–20% savings not only for the HR processes but more generally, for the overall business processes.
This makes perfect sense: when whole enterprises go digital, HR ought to ensure a place on the path to an efficient digital organization.
So let’s see, what benefits do you actually get from using RPA for HR?
1. Simpler payroll
Software robots can deal with all payroll changes that customers send by email, and enter them into the SAP system in a reflex manner.
This reduces processing time by 85% and error rates to 0%, while also speeding up response times. It thus increases customer satisfaction and contributes to building a good reputation for your company.
2. More efficient employee onboarding
More efficient employee onboarding is achieved by joint usage of attended and unattended software robots. They help to reduce the processing time involved in onboarding ten times so that all it takes to onboard a new hire is 3–4 minutes.
Moreover, since RPA is quasi error-free, you no longer need to waste time error-spotting and correcting mistakes.
3. Improved career growth and learning opportunities
In the current context, when we all need to deal with the workforce-related effects of the “demographic earthquake”, i.e. the sharp decrease in labour force, companies have to ensure a workforce that is well adapted to the digital future.
This requires constant training. RPA makes training more accessible to employees, and it facilitates training delivery. Automation also serves the purpose of modernising HR functions so that they can adapt more flexibly to dynamic career demands.
4. Streamlined talent acquisition
Software robots allow keeping track of all the relevant candidates’ profiles in efficiently organised databases and notifying them of the interview results. They thereby free the employees in HR departments to focus on the use of their communication skills for proactive hiring and finding those candidates that are most likely to support the development of company culture.
In fact, robotic process automation in HR can be seen as a loudspeaker for your company’s trademark, which will attract elite employees.