How can Robotic Process Automation Tools Transform the HR Function?

Published By Venkateshwarlu Kakkireni, 28 Jun 2019



How can Robotic Process Automation Tools Transform the HR Function?
According to a report by Forrester, the market for robotic process automation tools is likely to grow a big as $2.9 billion by 2021. As astonishing as it may seem to those organizations, which have not yet invested in incorporating RPA tools as part of the process in their setups, it is true that more sort of businesses that one may expect, are embracing RPA. The human resource aspect is one of these aspects that are embracing this technology whole-heartedly.

That robotic process automation can transform RPA, is not a sweeping statement given the fact that this aspect involves processes that are replete and repetitive in nature. In fact, more than 50% process in the HR can be automated. So, let's see in detail, how is it that robotic automation companies are helping businesses transform the human resource function.

Robotic Process Automation Tools Ease the Burden:

Believe it or not, RPA can help automate upto 60% of the Hr processes that are repetitive in nature and involve volumes of data and report generation.

Task like data capture, training and education, position management, record creation and maintenance, onboarding of employees, profile maintenance, expense management, compensation and benefits, etc, can be automated to take a gargantuan burden off the HR managers' and executives' shoulders. This also results in much faster processes.

Reporting Becomes More Efficient:

Tools from top RPA Vendors can help you with bots that help as much in reporting as data management. Generating monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, preparing documents related to employee attendance and performance, generating administrative reports, etc, are only a few reporting tasks among other, that RPA simplifies. Not only does it simplify these processes but also makes them more accurate and efficient with least scope for error (as compared to human effort).

Enabling Better HR-Employee Engagement:

With repetitive processes being managed by rpa tools, there is more scope for the managers and executive to engage better with the organization’s employees. The better and more positive the engagement, the higher the employee satisfaction and retention will be.

Also, since data management and processes are automated, there analysis of processes is much easier. And, because the human staff is not buried under data and documents, they have more time at hand to analyze data trends and make changes to the process for the better.

Robotic automation companies not only help the HR function in automating processes that are the most time-consuming and repetitive, but also, in the long run, make fundamental changes that transform the nature of the HR function from transactional to more human that it should be.

A Prerequisite:

A prerequisite of beginning this transformation, however, is to get the buy-in from the humans team who are going to use robotic process automation tools every day in the organization. Though, with the simplicity of use these tools offer, the resistance towards learning to operate these tools usually remains low, it is still a great step to get a buy-in first.

Every vendor that provides you with such tools, provides you with training as well. Get your team the necessary training it needs and the transaction is likely to happen smoothly.