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How HR Automation Can Boost Your Franchise’s Bottom line

Posted by Erin Borgerson on May 27, 2015


In a modern business world that is saying say sonara to the baby boomer generation and grappling with how to keep Millennials interested, finding the right equation to effectively engage your franchisees is key. The first step is revolutionizing the HR process and introducing modern channels for delivering the HR services to franchises – freeing up your talented workforce.

HR automation can be a scary word, but it doesn’t have to be. Automation entails taking tedious, mistake-laden paperwork and simplifying the process by putting self-service software at every franchisee’s fingertips.

Time to Revolutionize HR

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the average business owner spends between 7 and 25 percent of his or her time handling employee-related paperwork. Every franchise owner knows that percentage of time could be better spent elsewhere but are reluctant to break out of the routine.

HR automation takes the paperwork out of the equation and puts the power back into the franchisee’s hands through a more streamlined process. The first step for an organization that is ready to make the transition is investment in software. There are many different types of software available in the marketplace and choosing the right software can ensure that employees make an easy transition and are better able to integrate the practice. When the training is complete and everyone is on board with the self-service software, the benefits to employees and the organization as a whole can begin to take shape.

Benefits to Franchisees

Routine can be hard to break, and that is why franchisees will need to be properly educated about the benefit of the self-service system to the franchise as a whole. Training is just the first step, and the transition process continues until everyone can see the benefit, even if they aren’t using the software. Franchisees will experience less hassle when it comes to making simple changes to their benefits or payroll and they can in turn focus their efforts on more meaningful areas.

Benefits to the Bottom Line

As the old adage goes, time is money and the money spent per employee on processing payroll and employee benefits through a manual process is almost eight times more costly to the company than if the process is carried out by the employee through HR automation. The ease of access that franchisees will gain to their benefits and payroll will clear up some of the confusion they may feel when it comes to HR issues.

The transition into a new operations platform is never easy. Before your franchise even considers converting your entire HR process, make sure that you do the proper research. Find out what your competitors use and what results they have seen compared with your own. Once you have found a platform you wish to implement, be sure to be patient as well as prepared to invest in the proper training resources. For more information on how Hireology can help your franchise with software integration and hiring solutions, contact us today

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About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.