As industries in the UAE continue to emerge from the lockdown and pandemic gloom, we will see individual organizations determine how they see the future of their work. Since the beginning of 2020, many companies have learned that they have the capabilities to operate remotely. Every employee will see remote work in their own way – some will have felt greater satisfaction with their job and seen themselves become more productive when they aren’t bound to their desks. Meanwhile, companies that have observed boosts in productivity, job satisfaction, and often lower office rental costs will likely be considering remote or hybrid methods of work in the long term.
Whether it’s new employees or individuals who have been with your company for years, making sure they are happy with their work life has not always been the most straightforward process. For instance, we’re seeing more millennials enter the UAE workforce, and their employer expectations are vastly different from the last generation. They expect far more engagement, with greater benefits and a more digital experience. When it comes to providing the exceptional employee experiences that the new workforce demands, organizations must look to technology to provide HR, insurance, and employee benefits digitally – especially while some of us continue to operate in remote or hybrid work environments.
Over the last year, we’ve all become so attuned to digital systems that the old ways of work can often feel outdated. So don’t stop at acceptable – be exceptional. This blog will cover the key areas where you can make great strides in improving your employees’ work life.
Efficient payroll – helping workers focus on what matters
When it comes to getting paid any administrative errors can really damage employee trust, workplace wellbeing, and even company culture. . Ensuring payroll is processed in the right way shouldn’t be something any employee needs to worry about. Historically, payroll processing has been very complex and often it consists of more than simply a fixed salary.
This has made many companies outsource their payroll process or use third-party vendors. However, doing so can result in errors and slow remediation. With every employee, regardless of their seniority, it’s critical to get this right in order to allow individuals to focus solely on what matters – their work.
Technology is enabling organizations to manage their payroll systems easily in-house so that any errors or sticking points are quick to solve. The most important thing is that workers have a completely seamless and satisfying experience. The digitization of the business world has meant that many employees deal with sensitive information and strict processes where they need to be laser-focused. Implementing these types of systems is critical in ensuring they are happy at work and focused on the task at hand.
Employee benefits – from holidays to health and happiness
Employee benefits are always an enticing part of the job. Getting these added perks makes even the toughest jobs satisfying, but as perspectives shift in a growing digital environment, it’s important that organizations offer employees a way to redeem their benefits – wherever they are.
The answer: a centralized system that enables employees to manage their work and health benefits whatever the day and from wherever they are. Maybe they have a family event on the horizon and need to quickly book some extra vacation time, or are looking for a certain aspect of health and wellness support. With technology, companies can ensure that their employees don’t have to worry about having 24-hour access to everything they need and that their focus at work is firmly fixed on getting up to speed in their new role.
Productivity – maximizing the role of HR teams
Making sure that employees are happy in their jobs is a fundamental role of HR teams. These are our specialists in recruiting the best talent and enabling staff to work at their best, so empowering them with technology systems to ensure new employee satisfaction is high will allow organizations to maximize their return on their HR teams.
HR frequently spend up to 70% of their working day answering simple employee questions and solving problems related to benefits, instead of concentrating their efforts on more key strategic issues.
Give them easy access to real-time reports and information like attendance records, timesheets, policies, and training – everything HR needs to make informed decisions to enhance the new starter experience.
Get in touch to find out how Bayzat can enable your new starters to kick off their new job on the right foot.