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KEY BENEFITS of Mobilizing HR

 Mobilizing HR applications can improve, employee retention, productivity and employee engagement. As the companies workforces become more mobile, the core functions that support these workforces must become more mobile as well. In the HR space, this means that a mobile employee must be able reap the benefits of employee self service capabilities without being tied to a hardwired desktop computer, or the manager should be able to view and act on important talent retention KPI's from his or her own mobile devices. Industry standard survey's provide the info that almost 40-50% executives and employees don't have sufficient access to mobile devices and can't perform their necessary jobs while they are mobile from their mobile devices

 

IT departments should be motivated to Mobilize and leverage HR data : The value of mobilizing HR data extends well beyond the HR organization. In fact, IT could see the most direct returns from HR mobilization. That's because the demand for qualified professionals is perhaps highest in IT organization these days and since more companies are looking for launching more IT projects .With mobile access to key HR data- like the development of top talent within the company and employee turnover rates, for instance- even the top brass management (CXO's who are on the move can have a much more productive conversations about  productive conversations about recruiting and retaining talent .


SAP developed mobile applications can provide the necessary level of access, freeing HR professionals to function more efficiently in the field. As a result  there are three key benefits to business/ organization in using the mobile applications .


1) Mobile applications helps extensively in employee recruitment  and retention
As part of many companies post recession growth strategies, monitoring employee turnover and ramping up the recruitment process have been the top priorities for any company. HR professionals must work with their business peers to strategize the recruitment and hiring and retention programs. The most effective way is to get everybody look at the centralized data and and access to  the correct data and information. If we allow an HR executive to show a business manager relevant KPI's about their employee base while in the business manager's office can quickly transform a discussion from general discussion to a specific one.The two can can talk about the updated KPI's to assess how they impact the business and then develop strategies for improvement. SAP has a very useful mobile app called "SAP Manager Insight" app which provides access to the information that managers need to productively meet with other managers and employees at any point of time and anywhere. This app accesses the SAP HCM module and allows HR business partners, HR generalists and managers to plan and prepare the informed meetings  while also providing the fast access to relevant reports and KPI's right from their mobile devices (Ex: Ipads/ tablets .It helps drive fact based decisions by allowing managers to access reports and employee details at their devices rightaway.For ex: Managers can compare headcounts in different locations, check the talent ratio, and pinpoint diversity issues. Adhoc requests can also be addressed.


2) Mobility solutions speeds up the HR related workflows and processes: Setting up mobile workflows can expedite many HR processes. For ex: leave requests that need manager approval often gets stuck in email inbox because the approver must login into the appropriate desktop application to approve the request. Yet many of those approvers have become increasingly mobile, and they don't have access to their desktops. With SAP HR Approvals ,managers can access the appropriate application and approve requests from their mobile devices which drastically cuts down on approval and processing time. HR requests such as travel,leaves, timesheet updates can be approved and leveraged through these workflows .All these approval requests are provided through the mobile apps which extensively improves the approval time and thus negates additional delays in approvals by managers which ultimately optimizes the business process flow and costs .


3) Mobility applications engages Employees: Another important benefit of mobilizing a company's HR functons is the best boost that can be brought to employees engagement.  Recognizing employees for their length of service was the most common employee recognition effort. Even something as simple as  providing a manager mobile access to their employee anniversary list allows managers to send a personal congratulatory message to the employees while they are mobile  and thus creating a great employee engagement exercise which improves the employee motivation .They don't have to wait to logon to desktops and send it later which would effectively loose the importance and value of that moment. The "SAP Manager  Insight"app provides this kind of access, leveraging the data that SAP customers already have in their systems and layering analytics on top of that. The app also gathers KPI's such as employee turnover rates, which can be used to gain a better understanding of the business.


Security Aspect to be considered in the Mobility solutions:


When mobilizing the HR Data , we should never loose sight of security and flexibility of HR data .By streamlining HR workflows and engaging end users, SAP's mobile HR apps provide employees with access to high value, high-use functionality. Of course, enterprise data is often sensitive and employee's master is most sensitive and confidential information. Asking employees to send personal data via their mobile deice requires a very high level of confidence in all security of the underlying infrastructure.
At the same time, with a wide range of employee list for HR , mobile devices and  applications have a high level of flexibility which is mandatory for mobile HR apps. Deploying a mobile app brings  little value if only a fraction of its  intended audience has the right device needed to leverage it.Security design and platform selection is of utmost importance along with flexibility in selection of the correct apps and building a robust unwired platform to project the HR sensitive data on mobile devices . For mobility customers SUP(Sybase unwired platform and Afaria mobile device management provide a strong and flexible and secured  mobile HR environment and offers a stable launch pad for SAP customers to execute their long term mobile strategy .

IT departments should be motivated to Mobilize and leverage HR data : The value of mobilizing HR data extends well beyond the HR organization. In fact, IT could see the most direct returns from HR mobilization. That's because the demand for qualified professionals is perhaps highest in IT organization these days and since more companies are looking for launching more IT projects .With mobile access to key HR data- like the development of top talent within the company and employee turnover rates, for instance- even the top brass management (CXO's who are on the move can have a much more productive conversations about  productive conversations about recruiting and retaining talent .

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