• Anil Thakur

How to Simplify the HR Processes?

The HR teams' core focus is always bringing great people to the organization because companies won't survive without it.


Most HR tasks are usually routine specific and revolve around talent acquisition, talent management, new hires training, etc.


HR managers consume most of the time, devising plans that can move the business forward. They always wished to be on the strategic business part, but the shift from transactional work to the strategic phase is not easy.


If you make a few changes in the routine, you can improve organizational efficiency and innovative models to operate smoothly. You don't have to wait for C-Suite to address your pain points or to make improvements.


Here I am sharing some of the key changes in the current HR processes that will help you succeed.


1. Inspect Your Processes: Don't wait for changes to happen, especially when you are out of budget or things are not in your control. You can develop workflows to take care of complex tasks that involve multiple departments and people. Don't let the old practices hamper the current tasks, and if you see, such inefficiencies come up with unique ideas to improve on them. Define the key action which helps you to get to your desired outcome. Embraces workflow that automates the tasks and ensures a better candidate experience and improved HR productivity.


2. Measure and Improve: You can improve on things that can be measured. It is always better to measure all activities, including hiring decisions. Measure what has been done and improve on the things where you are lagging. Data and people analytics allow you to increase efficiency and avoid bottlenecks. As an HR manager, you don't have to rely on the gut feeling about anything wrong or right. By using people analytics, you can make informed and data-driven decisions in the hiring process. It also enables you to make predictions and test the effectiveness of the current policies. Tools such as resume parser can help in getting candidate information in a quick time.

3. Take Initiatives: There is always room for new changes and when you have decided to make changes in the process, adhere to it. Soon you will find that it has become part of your personality, and this momentum is contagious. This mindset will also create a shift in other team members' minds, and they will start to notice improvement areas in the organization.


Small incremental changes made every day will change the belief system that everything can be improved. These changes will help the organization to achieve greater effectiveness, improvement in strategies and processes.