The thing about Human Resources is that your team is only human. In turn, there is only so much they can do in the limited hours available to them in the day, and without the right HR software, ensuring that processes are smooth, accurate and cost-effective can be a very hard job.
That is not to say that every single process of HR needs to be automated, and whilst technological solutions will help, there will still need to be a very human presence within such a department.
More and more businesses are looking at ways to improve what is arguably one of the most important parts of any business, and the solution increasingly seems to involve outsourcing the majority of processes to outside companies.
There are many benefits to outsourcing HR solutions and such an approach does not need to involve removing your in-house HR personnel altogether. Instead, by outsourcing the likes of payroll, those individuals currently employed in a HR role can focus on ways of improving the structure and organisation within a company, rather than being bogged down by roles that do not play into their skill set and that could be done far more efficiently by outside companies with the resources to expedite such procedures.
Outsourcing HR allows businesses to reduce overheads whilst simultaneously having access to specialists in certain fields as well as specialist software that might not be cost-effective for companies to buy themselves. Furthermore, with an outside presence in HR there will be no worries of bias coming into play when important matters need resolving.