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“Social Human Resource Management System (HRMS) is a hit, or more appropriately, a blockbuster when it’s about building robust organizational culture. It is helping enterprises advance their HRMS systems in order to make their employees energetic and more connected.“
Years back, when social media networking model visited the creators’ musings, its potential, perhaps, remained beyond imagination. No one would have thought that over 45% of the world’s total population (i.e., 7.66 billion) would become active social media users and a large number of businesses would depend on it to engage customers externally and employees internally.
Initially, the social media model was limited to sharing photographs and making friends online and businesses barely turned their faces to it. But over a decade things have changed unprecedentedly, and look, what the social media model has churned out for enterprises. Business leaders, who once hesitated at the idea of mingling with the model, are today vehemently relying on it to improve brand positioning and employee engagement.
Social HRMS, as an integrated solution, has become a necessity for organizations to build digital-age experiences for internal stakeholders.
What is Social HRMS?
Have you ever thought what social media platforms are all about? To be precise, it depends on the perspective. For some, the social media platforms may be used just for fun, whereas for others it may be for learning new technologies or ideas, but the crux of the matter is “engagement.”
Social HRMS is about increasing engagement among the workforce, management, and other internal stakeholders. Be it sharing pictures, uploading videos, chatting, commenting or be it forming groups and starting discussion forums, Social HRMS can be great fun at work with holistic, progressive approaches underpinning it.
Social HRMS is the new rhythm in beating that the businesses can use internally. It tends to create euphony among peers and colleagues within an organization and has nothing to do with promoting and campaigning for brands or products at diverse platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Social HRMS Fills Employees With Energy
Offering a break from the typical, traditional, and monotonous office culture, Social HRMS keeps employees in high spirits. It not only integrates the ideas and interests of the employees but also gives them a platform to make their presence felt and voices heard. In short, it helps employees go beyond the boundaries of formalities and embrace the fun.
Following are some of the important features of Social HRMS that give employees reasons to stay lively and energetic all the time.
- Socialize with Peers and Colleagues
When you have a community, socializing becomes seamless. Social HRMS works like a community, which allows employees to connect at the personal or the professional level. Members can check other members profile, connect with them anywhere, anytime, create posts, and comment on others’ posts. This helps in creating a culture of trust and openness in the organization.
- Build the Best of Learning Experiences
Years back, the traditional source of gaining new knowledge and skills was organizational training. However, now, businesses use Social HRMS as a place where employees can do this and much more. It is a place where like-minded people discuss trends, technologies, insights, or any other subject of interest. Social HRMS can also be used by project teams to discuss their experiences in a specific project which can help other members understand the type of issues they can also experience. It, thus, invites an experience far beyond the restrictions of organizational silos.
- Seamlessly Deliver Corporate Messages
Lack of employee coordination and corporate communication has proven to be major issues in the corporate world. Social HRMS provide communication avenues in uncharted territories and corporate communication is one of them. Social HRMS not only gives a new communication channel but also helps organizations use the platform to subtly convey messages, be it from the company’s media team or from the CEO’s desk.
- Provide Industry-Grade Training with TEDx Talks
Training is important for the overall development and growth of employees. With TEDx talks, Social HRMS brings all the employees under one roof to discuss ideas that have the potential to change the way people work. It allows organizations to simulate catalysts of change and inspire and open the minds of employees with new possibilities. Employees share real stories and ideas that have a positive effect on the minds of other employees and have the potential to influence change. For instance, they can upload the webinar videos or presentations by business leaders, which employees can refer to at a time convenient for them.
- Announce Awards and Appreciations
Awards and recognitions are great ways to keep the employees’ morale buoyed up. Old systems kept feedback, recognition, and rewards under the wrap. However, Social HRMS has proved to be a great platform where you can recognize the achievements of employees and even recommend them for tangible rewards. In a report “Social Employee Recognition Systems Reward the Business with Results," Yvette Cameron, a research directorat Gartner, writes, “HR and business leaders utilizing social recognition and reward systems report significant improvement in employee engagement and business outcomes.”
- Support Automated Messaging
Special days such as birthdays and anniversaries bring a smile on every individual’s face. Integrating features such as automated messaging ensure no such opportunities are missed. After all, such gestures play a key role in keeping employees happy.
Organizational Benefits of Social HRMS
Intelligent HRMS systems help companies streamline the entire HR process. However, Social HRMS is more about building a robust organizational culture.
It has a number of benefits for both enterprises and employees. For instance:
- Builds an Informal Environment
Unlike a formal business environment, Social HRMS knows no limitations with respect to employees’ behavior unless it is socially unacceptable. It is more about creating an informal environment, where people connect, irrespective of geographical locations, to enhance their learnings and sometimes build intelligent solutions too.
- Gives Voice to Employees Suggestions and Opinions
Employee’s happiness is directly proportional to their productivity. It won’t be a hyperbole if we make such a statement for Social HRMS as well. By allowing employees to voice their suggestions, opinions, and by creating a platform where they can ask questions on anything right from projects to policies, Social HRMS adds to the satisfaction of employees and we all know that happy employees are more productive.
- Organizational Culture Becomes a Part of Employees
Employees are habitual of using social media platforms in their day-to-day lives. If something similar can be created for employees internally within the organization through Social HRMS then they will always feel connected.
- Makes the Company Leadership Known
Social HRMS goes beyond the cabins and cubicles. It put employees as well as the management on one single platform, removing the gap that exists.
Social HRMS builds an ecosystem, where employees do not limit themselves to the boundary of work. They open up to their peers, build a relationship with the company leaders, and overcome the hesitation that they have to communicate.
Social HRMS Has Potential: Do You Have the Perspective to Use it?
The potentials of the Social HRMS is well-proven, however, reaping the business benefits solely depends on the perspective one builds towards it.
There are a number of advanced HRMS systems, but a few consists of the Social HRMS capabilities. tHRive, a full-suite human capital management system enables businesses to build the best of employee experiences. Integrated with Social HRMS, it allows businesses to explore opportunities for creating better employee experiences and reap the underlying benefits.