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Automation and Onboarding

Onboarding. The process itself is complicated enough, but it’s made even more difficult when not everyone knows what it is or even how to do it.

According to the Society for Human Resources Management, “Onboarding is the process by which new hires get adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their jobs quickly and smoothly, and learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviors required to function effectively within an organization.” In areas with high turnover or peak seasons, not knowing how to properly onboard employees can be devastating to a small or mid-sized business.

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) take the burden off of these businesses by leasing their employees to businesses who need significant increase in labor quickly, efficiently and for a short period of time. According to the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). PEO’s provide services to approximately 168,000 small and mid-sized businesses. That equates to around 27-34 million people. Because they have alleviated the burden of onboarding for those small to mid-sized businesses that means that they have taken on that burden themselves. Those PEO’s are now responsible for the onboarding of millions of employees each year. In addition, PEO’s can take on an HR role and manage benefits and payroll.

All of these processes, particularly the Onboarding process are typically completed manually. This means that PEO’s are not only acting as an outsourced HR department, but they are also indexing, filing and storing these documents manually. Throughout all of the processes that must be completed manually, there are usually a number of inaccuracies or misplaced employee documents.

Automation. According to Miriam Webster dictionary, automation is the use of largely automated equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production processes. When an organization like a PEO automates their document management processes and daily workflows the inaccuracies and errors will vanish. Automation provides stability, transparency, and organization to businesses that are involved in laborious, and sometimes tedious, paper-heavy processes.

Some of the solutions provided by Paperwise enable PEO’s to automate their document management and daily workflows. A few examples include the ability to securely capture, index, and file data in an easy-to-use software. We provide tools that help business owners manage multiple streams of data simultaneously. It was created with one purpose: to provide a simple solution to complex, time-intensive processes. In the end, it is about the people not paper.

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