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HR workflows are a set of consistent and repetitive actions assigned to one or several people to run HR processes such as onboarding or payroll.
HR workflows exist in many different forms across all organisations, but they’re specifically important to help set the right foundations when it comes to small businesses.
With the help of HR software, small businesses get the opportunity to automate their HR workflows, resulting in smoother processes that have the right impact on the company as a whole.
HR automation can be very helpful for a business that’s looking to scale and repeat a process indefinitely and consistently.
Not only can it save you a lot of time, but it can also ensure you make better use of available resources with processes that run themselves and that are free from human error.
For small businesses and startups, in particular, HR workflow automation will allow you to set up strong foundations – no need to hire an HR person to fill in the gaps, automation takes care of all the admin for you.
A shared platform that securely stores all documents and makes it easy to work for remote teams
A system that runs itself with time-off requests that you can approve, deny or delegate in one click
A self-service onboarding process where new starters fill in their details and upload their documentation whilst getting a warm welcome
Built with small businesses and startups in mind, Charlie’s got the easiest set up process on the market – ready in just a few clicks, no starting fee and no training required for your team.
If you’re looking for software to support your HR foundations as well as carry you through an expansion, Charlie offers a great solution that’s fit for a small business or startup budget.
Here are the essential HR automation workflows it covers:
Time-off management – team members submit requests that you can approve or deny in one click
Self-serve onboarding – no need for you to take care of the admin, your new starter can fill in the details on their own
Employee records – get all your employee information stored in the same secured place
Charlie sets you off on the right foot right from the beginning, but it can also help you go further in the journey towards advanced HR automation.
Once you have the basics in place, you can choose to implement processes that will be crucial to building happy and high-performing teams in the long run:
Performance reviews – a review process that runs itself and where managers and team members get to grips with meaningful conversations
Engagement surveys – keep your finger on the pulse and listen to your team members
Perks – give your team members the rewards they deserve with discounts at more than 30,000 brands
Integrations – integrate with the rest of your HR tech stack for more impact and less copying-and-pasting
More information on our HR automation examples guide.
Creating your own HR workflows can be done by simply coming up, step by step, with scalable and consistent processes.
You can choose to do this by yourself and assign each task to one or several people, but getting HR software to automate your HR processes will make it much more straightforward.
With HR software like Charlie, for example, for example, you get to automate everything from onboarding to performance reviews.
You don't need any training or long set-up times - your team can start using the platform in seconds. All you have to do is follow the instructions and use our help centre to get started, and you’ll never have to think about these processes again.
Start a free 14-day trial today to try it out for yourself.
There’s no correct automation workflow per se. You can decide to automate your HR any way you want to or with any sort of HR automation tools, but bear in mind you’ll have less options when you’re a small business or startup.
You’ll have to think about what is essential for you, and what can also be in your price range – that usually leaves out solutions such as Oracle or Monday as they’re too pricey and clearly not the right fit for a small business: too many options and a lack of focus will just confuse your team.
You also want to go for HR software that’s easy to set up and get the grasp of by yourself whilst having the right amount of features.
Again, there’s no right or wrong way to automate your HR workflows, but there might be some aspects you want to think about before making a decision.
There’s no difference between the two and they both mean the same thing: using a solution that will help you set up a complete automated process for your HR tasks where you don’t have to get involved, except to get an overview of what’s been or not completed yet.
Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, Mallow & Marsh
Ally Fekaiki, founder of Juno
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