Helen Christie, HR Consultant with face2faceHR, takes a look at the best mobile apps to help get the job done

The role that technology plays in today’s workplace is fast expanding and with this the HR industry has seen a growing emergence of intelligent mobile apps, which are allowing both HR professionals and employees to manage their processes like never before.

Technology has had to evolve to align itself with today’s working habits. More and more of us are working remotely, beyond the nine-to-five, and are seeking clever cloud based tools and digital apps that can move with us.

Here are five of the best:

BrightHR app

With this newly launched HR app, employees can update sickness and holidays at the click of a button, or by using the app’s voice recognition technology. The app is fully customisable, so users can have fun with picking their own colours and icons. It uses the latest in native technology, design and UX to offer SMEs a complete solution to securely manage employee absence on-the-go.

HR Advisor

The app advises on areas of law such as unfair dismissal, redundancy, maternity and paternity leave, equal pay and discrimination, with details of statutory rates such as the minimum wage automatically updated.

Staff Squared HR App

Aimed at small and medium sized business, the mobile app version of Staff Squared’s HR software allows users to request holidays, view and track absences and call or email staff from within the app.

Trinet Mobile App

This app offers real-time information on paycheck history, benefits, time off requests and company directory and is available for Android and iOS devices.

My Wellbeing

The app advises on everyday tasks such as dealing with emails, writing reports and attending meetings. As well as tips on how to manage these activities, related health advice is offered, such as relaxation or anger management.

With mobile usage fast overtaking PCs, I would recommend HR professionals make the most of these apps to speed up tedious admin, leaving more time to get on with what they do best – inspiring, motivating and empowering their teams.

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