Leverage automation to improve the employee experience

Leverage automation to improve the employee experience

Companies around the world have been forced to adopt remote and hybrid working environments as a reflexive response to COVID-19. Companies are now witnessing the continuation of this shift with the implementation of automation to improve the employee (EX) experience in 2022, as hybrid work cultures continue to rule.

The relationship between automation and personnel has always been seen as antagonistic to varying degrees of truth. It was feared that automation would eliminate thousands of jobs to reduce costs and increase productivity. However, the vast majority of automation technologies are designed to improve employee performance rather than completely replace it.

Everyone already knows how fiercer the competition for talent has become in recent years. More than ever, companies are struggling to find and above all to retain the right staff. Let’s look at a few cases where automation can be used to solve this problem.

Eliminate barriers to growth

Undoubtedly, growth is the most critical goal for all businesses. Even when high growth is achieved, the effort puts a lot of pressure on the business. These “growing pains” are extremely difficult and employees are often put under pressure.

Businesses and employees benefit from increased adaptability through automation. Businesses have the luxury of growing more sustainably when internal procedures are unlikely to fail because a few more accounts have been added. Staff can temporarily fill in the gaps when bandwidth isn’t overloaded to the breaking point, giving businesses plenty of time to employ without feeling pressured.

Overall service improvement

The modern employee demands a certain level of comfort from their employer in carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities. In the post-pandemic era, this includes the IT department and the human resources, security, marketing and sales departments. Lack of automation often leaves a workforce without access to services and solutions.

Automation can eliminate a major source of stress for workers, which inevitably improves both productivity and the employee experience. An e-commerce-like service catalog interface can be used to access a number of self-service features from a single, centralized location, greatly improving usability and services.

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More time to think creatively and solve problems

When a person is creative and thinks critically, they are at their best. The ability to think freely and come up with ideas facilitates new developments for the company. If companies had an extra hour or two each day to sit down and think, think of all they could come up with.

Job quality is also likely to improve significantly with more time. People are under too much pressure to complete job after job, which reduces productivity and quality. According Stanford Research according to CNBC, productivity drops dramatically when a person works more than 50 hours per week. Companies are better able to treat each job with care and give it their full attention when the backlog isn’t overwhelming them. People strive for perfection and being able to produce something they are proud of has a positive impact on the attitudes and sense of well-being of employees as a whole.

Address knowledge gaps

Due to a lack of human connection, hybrid work cultures can lead to loss of knowledge. Experiences and knowledge that can help the entire workforce are often reserved for those working remotely.

Employees who struggle to find solutions or navigate specific platforms can find great value in a knowledge library of solutions, FAQs, or workarounds. Having such easy access to resources can significantly improve the company’s EX.

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