Businesses can’t stop talking about the Great Resignation — and they shouldn’t. The unprecedented turnover rates brought about by this phenomenon highlight much larger issues about how companies treat their employees. Ian Williamson, Dean of the University of California Irvine’s business school, says the business world must acknowledge this shift if they want to move forward.
“The quits rate is likely to stay elevated for some time to come,” Williamson told UCI News in February. “The sooner employers accept that and adapt, the better they’ll be at managing the new normal.”
HR will undeniably play a significant role in this new era. Fortunately, they don’t have to go about it alone. Today, thousands of digital tools and platforms help cater to HR concerns and even help streamline their most important functions. Here are 5 of them you should know about, and consider integrating into your business.
For brand rep: Google Alerts
Recovering from the Great Resignation involves attracting the best new talent to your team — and Business2Community points to company reputation as a major factor that will have a substantial impact on your efforts. Google’s own Google Alerts is great for gathering critical business intelligence. It allows you to monitor the publicity around your company to help you improve your reputation and ultimately attract more candidates.
For recruitment and employee management: Zenefits
Recruitment and employee management can become complicated and hard to keep track of. With Zenefits, you can do everything from online background checks to creating and maintaining as many as 2,000 employee records. Additional features facilitate payroll and benefits management for a mix of full-time, part-time, and hourly workers. Zenefits is also cloud-based, which we at Techilife previously mentioned as crucial to letting you manage duties like payroll from anywhere in the world.
For continuous learning: The Assist
Continuous employee education and upskilling go a long way toward employee retention and job satisfaction. Employee engagement expert LHH adds that giving employees a continuous learning mindset can even make your business more agile and ready to respond to an evolving economy at a moment’s notice. You can start the process by providing increasing employee knowledge without taking up the workday. The Assist automatically sends out newsletters chock-full of information each week. The newsletters take less than 5 minutes to read and contain countless nuggets of wisdom for both those in upper management and existing employees that want to work their way up to leadership positions.
For workplace culture: GooseChase
Regardless of whether you’re managing remote, hybrid, or office-based teams, The Balance explains that strong workplace culture will help increase employee productivity, happiness, and retention. GooseChase can help by integrating both virtual and in-person scavenger hunts into everyday workplace activities. It allows you to create your own games with customized missions that employees can check off on the app, so you can track their progress in real-time. It’s a great tool for taking your onboarding and teambuilding activities to the next level.
For employee recognition: Bonusly
Mental Health America emphasizes the importance of employee recognition to help workers feel more valued and increase their productivity and job happiness — which is probably why you already have some recognition systems in place. However, you can go a step further by allowing employees to recognize each other’s achievements, as well. The bonus allows your team to do just that through the web or via a mobile app. Each time someone receives the recognition it earns employees reward points that can then be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
Amid the Great Resignation, businesses of every size need all the help they can find to get back on their feet. These five digital tools prove that thanks to modern technological advances, they don’t need to look far.