Automation conceptAutomation is in higher demand than ever as organizations want to ensure they are prepared for any changes or disruptions in their workforce.

Cloud-based HR technologies enable openness and collaboration across the enterprise in new and innovative ways and have become important drivers of engagement from the C-suite to frontline employees. When organizations first went live with human capital management (HCM) platforms a decade ago, many companies quickly realized the benefits of automation technology and its ability to give HR a better line of sight into the downstream impacts of employees’ behaviors. This more standardized approach – and the scalability and repeatability it brings – has enabled automation to take root and further extend and enhance organizations’ cloud investments.

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Access to rich data and analytics can help HR leaders respond faster – with more informed decisions – to the needs of an organization. Before moving to the cloud, for example, many organizations used several systems and processes to onboard their employees. Global cloud HR platforms bring natively standardized, streamlined processes that help HR more easily pinpoint and resolve delays or issues in the onboarding process, such as late entry by certain departments or a gap in a job aid employees use to complete their benefits enrollments. ‌

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