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From Excel to the Cloud: Updating your HR Strategy

Posted on August 24 2017 | Author: Tiffany King

Over a decade ago, the Bioenterprise office started with one simple spreadsheet to track all HR processes. As our company continued to grow, the challenge of managing our employee information did as well. The spreadsheet method could not keep up or accurately track the increased HR needs of our expanding company.

Our solution came at the perfect time when I was introduced to Humi: a complete, cloud-based HR software designed for small to mid-sized Canadian companies. It integrates everything from recruiting and time-tracking to payroll and benefits. Humi has since made my work life more simple, clean and meaningful. 

Here are some of the ways Humi has helped me increase the value of my role in the company as an HR professional.

Efficiency: Recurring tasks that once took up many hours of my day, such as tracking vacation and locating signed employee documents, now takes me minutes to complete. With the automation of administrative tasks and a portal that holds all the information I need in one place, I can accomplish more in less time. 

Data-based decision making: I can generate all the reports I need to analyze employee trends in productivity, absenteeism, turnover and much more. Using real-time data intelligence has supported me in making smarter HR decisions that fit our overall business needs. 

Continuous improvement: Professional development is important to our employees. With the performance tools provided, it has never been easier to develop a culture of continuous improvement. Our staff now creates their own goals on Humi and tracks their progress as they work towards achieving them. With the use of 360 reviews and one-on-one interviews, I also have greater insight into the type of support and resources I need to provide to continue to foster their growth. 

Of the many benefits, we’ve acquired since utilizing Humi, we have also developed an additional strategic business partner. Humi operates as more than just a software service by assisting to grow our company and ensuring we have the tools needed to better manage our greatest asset.

If your company is growing and is ready to graduate from the paper method, be sure to do your research and find a method like Humi that works best for you and your company.

Tiffany King
HR Coordinator & General Administration






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Implementing a New App in Your Business

Posted on August 09 2017 | Author: Jessica Taylor

Now that you’ve decided what app is best for your business it’s time to implement!  [If you haven’t yet, check out my earlier blog, “Finding the Right App for Your Business”]

1. Start Small

Identify a few volunteers to be the early adopters of the technology. If your company is large enough, have employees in different departments pilot the app. Testing the waters with a pilot program will allow you to work out any kinks and identify issues without causing chaos for your team.

2. Have Ambassadors

Once you, and your pilot team, are confident that you understand how to use the app effectively within your business you are ready to bring everyone else on board. The pilot team can now act as ambassadors for the program, pairing an experienced user with a new user can allow for dialogue and training opportunities. As a bonus, this provides more junior employees training experience. Finally, the ambassadors can troubleshoot issues as they arise alleviating you of this responsibility.

3. Gather Feedback

Plan regular touch points with the ambassadors so you can identify common problems employees are having with the adoption. Gathering feedback will help you to understand timelines for when the team will be fully transitioned to the app. The anonymity of employee feedback caused by having your ambassador team compile feedback can be very helpful. If your team believes you hand selected and believe in this app they may be more reluctant to provide critical and candid feedback.

4. Be patient

Remember that you are changing the way people work which is not an easy task. Be patient with your team and actively listen to their feedback. Ultimately you want to make your team more efficient, and happy employees are much more apt to be productive and effective. The upfront investment in implementing a new app the right way will pay off in spades.

Now – go, implement and be more efficient than ever! 

Jessica Taylor 
Acting Regional Manager & Senior Analyst, Bioenterprise BC






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