Powerful Tools Every HR Department Needs

Putting the “human” back into “human resources” means empowering your team with the tools they need to succeed.


Tools lift the burden on the sheer volume of needs every HR department bears.


Here are some of the most powerful tools your team can benefit from today.


Talent acquisition

Tracking, identifying, communicating with, interviewing, and seamlessly rolling over a new hire into your organization is, to put it lightly, a lengthy process, and can often encounter a host of challenges. 


Ensuring a series of practical solutions are in place throughout your talent acquisition process can pave the way for both employee and HR success.


A robust talent acquisition solution should, primarily, help your team guide the candidate through an organic and competent process.


  • Pre-hire: Quickly screen applicants based on a preset range of characteristics such as cognitive skills, physical aptitude, language proficiency or languages spoken, career background, education, and more.


  • Post-interview assessment: For the most part, the interview process is a moment that cannot be swayed with state of the art tools and solutions. The interview serves as a direct connection between the hiring manager and the candidate to expose intangibles such as how an employee handles feedback/critique or whether or not they will be a good culture fit at the company. 


A post-interview assessment provides your organization’s hiring manager with the ability to assess the interview through an objective lens immediately. These notes can be organized and maintained in a central database for the rest of your hiring team to view if/when necessary. 


  • Data-driven hiring: Instead of relying on killer instincts and gut decisions, effective hiring practices are founded on fact-based data. Having data on each new candidate (quality of new hire, cost of hiring a new employee, etc.) empowers your HR team to make decisions that serve to increase your company’s retention rate and employee engagement.



The success of your organization can, arguably, be traced back to the effort and attention placed on integrating your new hires into your organization. 


How well are they assimilating? Do they feel comfortable asking questions and seeking answers from colleagues? Are they curious about the future of your company and the vision of your leadership team? 


These questions and more serve as a simple way to determine whether your new talent is assimilating well with your culture. One of the best determinants of a new hire’s success at any organization is the quality of the onboarding their new company puts them through. 


According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), employee turnover can be as high as 50% in the first 18 months of hiring a new employee. Couple this with the average cost of employee turnover (33% of an employee’s salary), and the question goes from, “Can we afford a robust onboarding plan?” to, “Can we even afford NOT to have a comprehensive onboarding process anymore?”


Visit Ways to Improve Employee Onboarding with FastPay for more onboarding success tips. 



There’s no way around it, and it’s fairly black and white — employees must receive a paycheck, in the correct amount and at the correct time, every time. They, and often their families, rely on their paycheck every payday in order to survive


While, yes, this statement might sound hyperbolic, as we continue to witness the rolling effects of a global pandemic, what once was a somewhat obvious statement has turned bold, hot, and glaringly evident.  


Because the needs of payroll are identifiable, precise, and calculated (and easily paired with a rolling list of both local and federal compliance regulations, outsourcing this high-priority need frees up mental bandwidth and real-time for your entire organization.


To that point, it bears repeating: having an automated solution that communicates directly with your other tools paves the way for efficiency in additional areas of your company.


Benefits management

It’s no secret that empowering your employees throughout their time with your company is essential if you’re looking to consistently increase productivity, success, and growth. 


Ensuring your team has an Employee Self Service (ESS) tool is one of the most modern ways to promote employee autonomy, engagement, and happiness. 


So what exactly is an ESS tool? This solution serves as a secure virtual “hub” for your employees to maintain control over their personal and professional information, including the following: 


  • Bank account information for direct deposit
  • Pay stubs and pay history
  • Deductions/withholdings
  • Tax forms (W-2, W-4, I-9, 1099, etc) 
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employee shift change requests and schedules 
  • PTO requests/confirmation, etc


Providing your new hires with control over their information wherever they have access to an internet connection builds trust and buy-in with your employees. That’s something every organization can always use more of. 


While FastPay certainly has more tools available, we’d love to help set you up with a solid foundation. 


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