Celigo’s Manisha Dash Lists 8 Ways HR Automation Can Streamline Processes

Celigo’s Manisha Dash Lists 8 Ways HR Automation Can Streamline Processes

, Head HR-APAC, Celigo
HR Automation
Manisha Dash, Head HR – APAC, Celigo

The implementation of HR automation stands as a pivotal strategy in cultivating a profitable and thriving organisation. Through the adoption of HR automation practices, businesses can streamline their operations, enhance productivity, and elevate employee satisfaction. Given the fast-paced and competitive landscape of the contemporary business realm, the optimisation of efficiency and productivity assumes paramount importance. This liberates HR specialists to dedicate their efforts to strategic pursuits that directly impact the company’s bottom line, including talent acquisition, employee growth, and the elevation of overall employee well-being. Moreover, the incorporation of data-driven insights facilitated by HR automation expedites informed decision-making, enabling enterprises to promptly respond to evolving customer expectations and make choices that foster enhanced profitability.

Automating Payroll Processes: Advancing Financial Management and Efficiency

Payroll software automates functions such as payroll calculations, tax withholdings, and direct deposit disbursements. This automation reduces the likelihood of errors and eliminates the need for manual data input. The automation of payroll empowers employees to access their pay-related information, view electronic pay statements, and update personal particulars through self-service portals, thereby cultivating a sense of autonomy and contentment.

Competitive Compensation Benchmarking: Harnessing HR Automation for Precise Data and Informed Decisions

HR automation accelerates compensation benchmarking by collecting, analysing, and comparing data. Automated tools gather precise compensation information from various sources like surveys, job boards, and market insights, ensuring accuracy and reducing errors. This swiftness enables quick comparisons against industry standards, aligning compensation practices with market trends. HR automation also matches job roles, integrates data, updates benchmarks in real-time, and generates tailored reports, empowering informed compensation decisions. It supports equity analysis, regulatory compliance, scenario modelling, and workflow efficiency, enhancing transparency and data-guided decisions. 

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Elevating Performance Management: Nurturing Performance-Driven Culture

The implementation of a performance management system underscores the automation of goal-setting, feedback dissemination, and performance evaluations. This strategic approach fosters a culture centred around performance excellence, expediting the identification of exceptional employees and areas necessitating development. Performance reviews afford employees the opportunity to align with expectations, thereby augmenting communication and bolstering engagement. Continuous feedback loops facilitate timely adjustments, recognition of achievements, and targeted development interventions, all of which contribute to talent growth and the promotion of career advancement.

Efficient Time and Attendance Monitoring: Precision through Automation

Employing automated time-tracking systems to monitor employees’ work hours, breaks, and vacation time engenders greater accuracy in payroll, reduces manual errors, and ensures adherence to labour regulations. Automated time and attendance systems leverage biometric devices, digital time clocks, or web-based applications to track employee clock-ins and clock-outs, thereby diminishing the potential for manual inaccuracies and obviating the reliance on paper-based timesheets.

Streamlined Benefits Administration: Simplifying Procedures for Enhanced Engagement

The automation of benefits administration involves using software to streamline benefits enrollment, management, and communication. This affords employees effortless access to benefit-related information while simultaneously curtailing administrative paperwork for HR professionals. By optimising HR operations, we save time and money, allowing HR professionals to concentrate on strategies that enhance employee well-being and benefit the organisation.

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Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS): Nurturing Continuous Employee Development

The establishment of a learning management system (LMS) facilitates the automated tracking and delivery of training programs. This, in turn, augments employee development and ensures compliance with requisite training. Integrating an automated LMS with HR systems empowers organisations to tailor training recommendations based on employee data encompassing job roles, departments, and performance evaluations.

Employee Well Being: Continuous Support & Focus towards Employee Health & Wellness

HR automation significantly enhances employee health and well-being by streamlining processes, fostering communication, and enabling individualised support. This is achieved through efficient benefits management, tracking wellness programs, integrating health apps, delivering personalised communications, remotely monitoring health, sending timely reminders, providing EAP access, monitoring workloads, facilitating flexible scheduling, offering real-time feedback and recognition, promoting mental health support, and generating data-driven insights. 

“Through the optimisation of benefits administration, organisations can foster a more efficient and financially rewarding work environment, as redundant processes are automated, and employee engagement is bolstered. By optimising HR operations, we save time and money, allowing HR professionals to concentrate on strategies that enhance employee well-being and benefit the organisation.”

Leveraging HR Analytics and Reporting: Data-Driven Insights for Strategic Excellence

Harnessing HR analytics tools provides organisations with valuable insights into workforce trends, employee engagement, turnover rates, and other pertinent subjects. This data-driven methodology underpins superior strategic planning and decision-making capabilities. Moreover, HR analytics facilitates the identification of diversity and inclusion gaps, the monitoring of employee demographics, and the evaluation of the impact of HR policies and initiatives. 

In conclusion, the application of HR automation strategies to cultivate a prosperous organisation is a prudent economic endeavour. Enterprises that remain committed to technology and automation are poised for agility and expansion.

About the author: Manisha Dash, who has over 13 years of HR expertise, is a fervent advocate for Diversity and Inclusion. She excels in crafting innovative HR strategies and cultivating high-performing teams from the ground up.

Registered name of the company & location: Celigo India Private Limited, Hyderabad
Year of Incorporation: 2012
Number of employees: ~350
Name of the founders: Jan Arendtsz (CEO, Celigo Inc.) & Scott Henderson (CTO, Celigo Inc.)
Name of the key execs: Parveen Mittal (General Manager, Celigo India) & Manisha Dash (Head HR – APAC, Celigo India)
Business line: Celigo provides an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solutions that enable businesses to connect and synchronize their applications, data, and processes seamlessly.
Hiring Pipeline: We are potentially looking to double our strength to 600 in India in the next 12 months.
Key HR differentiating factors –

  1. Holistic Talent Development: Celigo prioritizes continuous learning and skill enhancement through personalized training programs and career growth opportunities.
  2. Employee Wellness: Celigo promotes employee well-being through wellness initiatives, flexible work arrangements, and a supportive work-life balance culture.
  3. Agile Feedback Culture: Celigo fosters open communication and regular feedback between employees and managers, promoting growth and collaboration.
  4. Diversity and Inclusion: Celigo firmly supports & encourages diversity and inclusion, striving to create a workplace that values different backgrounds and perspectives.
  5. ESOPs and Ownership Culture: Celigo offers Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), aligning employees’ interests with the company’s success and creating a sense of ownership.


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