New hires and paperwork typically go hand-in-hand on day one. Employees are asked to read and sign — Form W-4s, insurance documents, nondisclosure agreements and so on. Writer’s cramp eventually sets in, and most of the first workday is lost.
Human capital management (HCM) has experienced several incarnations since HR assumed greater corporate and workforce responsibilities beyond its origins as a one-dimensional personnel department that counted employees and cut checks. Yet paperwork and orientation only increased in time and complexity.
But all that is changing as HR mobile apps for employees allow new hires to read and sign most or all the necessary documents on their phones before their first day on the job. In addition, mobile apps can keep employees engaged throughout the day with tailored messages and experiences and play a key role in recruitment, retention, talent management and productivity.
This guide examines HR’s efforts to improve the employee experience through HCM’s increased use of mobile apps, AI and people analytics that ease and speed onboarding as well as advance employee engagements companywide.