How You Can Automate HR Tasks with FastPay


The amount of time “wasted” at work is, arguably, in direct correlation with the perceived level of fulfillment in our jobs. Is your workflow constantly interrupted with meetings, questions, paperwork and emails? Maybe even more tasks that empty our productivity tank? Well, this might be obvious but you’re not the first one to feel this way. Nor are you the only one. And you certainly won’t be the last.

It’s been estimated that in 60% of existing US jobs, 30% or more of current work activities can be automated. And if you find yourself daydreaming of a paperless world filled with consistent messaging and streamlined processes, automating your HR tasks might just be the exact ticket to your company’s growth and ultimate success.

But, first…


Let’s keep this answer simple. When you automate your HR tasks, you make the choice to choose your company’s greatest asset, your people, first. And organizations that transition to a “more highly automated business model” produce a framework for robust innovation that leverages directly into workspace advantages.

  1. Automation = Efficiency

Einstein is often credited as stating, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.” If we perform a single task with mind-numbing repetition while expecting it to somehow evolve into an exhilarating and less time-consuming obligation, we’ve ultimately fallen victim to insanity. By automating HR tasks such as verifying time sheets and calculating payroll, for example, you’re reducing human error and maximizing employees’ time. And this just happens to be the very definition of efficiency.


2. Efficiency = Innovation, Growth, and Money

Fewer human errors due to automated processes will free up your team’s time. More time will inevitably foster an environment where more mental bandwidth to problem solve and innovate for your company is possible. With new and exciting ideas to dive into and execute, your business will undoubtedly experience more growth. More growth means more money funneled back in to your company.

Now. Ready to find out how? Let’s keep this simple, too.



1. Look for tasks that are repetitive and time-consumingLook-for-tasks-that-are-repetitive-and-time-consuming
    1. Employee onboarding
    2. Posting on social media and job boards
    3. Employee time off requests
    4. Company-wide communication
    5. Data management
    6. Payroll


2. Choose a platform

    1. Once you know the tasks you’re looking to simplify and streamline, your HR department can begin finding a platform that caters to the majority, if not all, of your HCM needs.
3. Have a team with a common goal
    1. When you automate HR procedures, you’re enabling your team to grow their unique skill sets. The wider the net you cast within your team, the more ideas you’re able to fully flush out to see what sticks and what doesn’t.
4. Commit to consistency
    1. What one employee says to a colleague or customer needs to be backed up and validated by any other member of your business at any given point in time. Consistency builds brand trust and emotional equity — two things that will always bring value to your business.
5. Ask questions and welcome feedback.
    1. Invest in your team by placing value on their thoughts and opinions. Through a series of public forums, one on one meetings, surveys, or a mixture of all three, your employees will have a healthy dose of options to stay engaged and bought-in to your company’s mission. By acquiring real-time feedback you’re better equipped to delight your employees and your customers alike.  

Automation is necessary and automating your HR tasks is essential. What is it not? Scary. You already know where too much time is spent and what tasks are far too repetitive. Do your company and your productivity a favor by seeking out the best all-encompassing HCM suite. Luckily FastPay provides all the tools you need to automate your HR responsibilities from pre-hire to retire.

Download our free guide below to see how FastPay can serve you so you can better serve your customers, today.

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