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5 Ways Salesforce Relieves HR Headaches By Supporting Cloud HR

Category: Blog HR Technology

Don’t be misled by the name – Salesforce.com is the perfect platform to run HR in 2014. As the Salesforce1 world tour prepares to hit London later this month, we run through 5 ways Salesforce makes for happy HR.

1.    Let your employees own it

Remember the bad old days when HR had to nag employees to ensure their details were accurate – and if there were any errors it was HR’s fault? Still living with this frustration? You can now put these dark days behind you thanks to employee self-service with cloud HR powered by the Salesforce platform.

As in pretty much every other area of business, employees can be responsible for their own records (what a novel idea…) freeing HR to focus on more important tasks.

2.    One record to rule them all

Spreadsheets had their place, as did filing cabinets full of paper, but in the digital age you need to ensure that records are accurate and instantly accessible. With emails zipping back and forth, keeping track of the latest version of a key HR document, or finding that crucial shred of paper you used to record critical HR information can be a real pain.

Factor in the added pressure of a management request to see that information 5 minutes ago and you can find yourself in a pickle. Salesforce supports cloud HR, allowing you to locate important HR data instantly with the piece of mind that it is accurate and fully up to date… phew!

3.    Automation – it’s a kind of magic..

Fed up of rehashing and resending the same introductory email every time someone joins your company, or having to liase between employees and managers for each and every leave request? Workflow is integral to Salesforce, meaning you can set up a cloud HR system to run as desired and hey presto – workflows are triggered by specific events and key HR processes run as if by clockwork with no need for HR intervention.

4.    A splendid resort for HR reports

Tired of slaving away for hour upon hour compiling HR reports, only for them to be out of date the moment they reach the bosses desk? At the touch of the button, morning, noon or night, you can have the latest HR reports available in real-time – saving your company real time.

5.    Have it your way

HR software has long been notorious for it’s lack or customisation and configureability. Many a brave soul from an IT department aimed to plug this gap, only to be confronted with countless issues when it came to upgrades – inadvertently creating a huge drain on their own time and resources… Rather than bending your company processes and procedures to meet any limitations, the power of Salesforce allows you to mould your system to meet your HR needs.

So there you have it – the most innovative company in the world for the last 3 years the (according to Forbes magazine) and the fastest growing software vendor in the global top 10 for 2014 makes the perfect partner for HR… who would of thunk it!

To learn more about how the power of the Salesforce platform can be harnessed to help liberate your HR department, please visit XCD HR’s contact us page by clicking here to learn more about our leading cloud HR solutions.

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