HR documentation is key to your organization’s success.
It helps you make sure that everyone — supervisors, HR team, and employees — is organized and on the same page. But the benefits of good documentation don’t stop there.
HR documentation can also optimize employee performance, help you make better decisions, and accelerate growth — especially when it comes to hourly workers.
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HR documentation includes various types of employee documentation and data that HR departments collect from workers.
Your HR documentation can include:
The challenge with HR documentation is that it often comes with endless paperwork and repetitive tasks that feel manual, cumbersome, and, frankly, boring.
This is why we built Secchi, a performance management software that streamlines HR documentation, so you can go beyond tracking discipline and set your hourly workforce up for success.
Supervisors often have to make tough decisions about the hourly workforce.
Documenting performance gives supervisors the ability to make decisions using real data, not emotion or confrontation.
For example, instead of having a general sense of “Steven often misses work,” documenting performance gives you precise hours and reasons why Steven wasn’t where he was supposed to be.
This way, the supervisors have the clarity they need to reward top performers and take fair disciplinary action when needed.
Secchi reduces time from incident to corrective action by greater than 50%, while improving the documentation and consistency of the actions taken.
HR documentation can help you make your operations more efficient because it allows you to identify trends over a period of time and make performance improvements.
Tracking employee performance reduces the probability of repeated mistakes and helps you see if any areas in your standard operating procedures need improvement.
Do you notice that multiple workers are running into the same problem over and over again?
Documenting and analyzing productivity trends can help you get to the bottom of the wider issue and create a performance improvement plan instead of wasting time trying to come up with surface-level solutions.
Most states have employment record requirements that your organization needs to comply with to stay in good standing with the law. Some types of documentation you may be required to keep on file include medical forms and documents confirming employment eligibility.
Documenting work hours, performance, and engagement also protects your organization against litigation and prevents legal issues from arising.
Secchi is streamlined for security with data-driven, performance documentation and reporting.
Organized documentation makes standard operations and expectations obvious and clear for your hourly workers and teams.
With standardized documentation in place, there is no gray area between what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable, which makes enforcing company policies significantly easier.
Creating a fair and unbiased system that applies to all of your workers also reduces the possibility of conflict and builds a culture of transparency where the same rules apply to everyone.
Setting consistent expectations is especially important when you have hourly employees.
They often switch work locations and don’t have set working hours, which makes it harder to make them a part of a cohesive system.
We designed Secchi to anticipate these unique challenges and make it simple for the entire team to get on the same page.
Hourly workers often report feeling neglected and not as important as salaried employees.
As a result, their engagement and productivity levels suffer, and over 58% of part-time workers report wanting to leave their positions because of a lack of recognition.
In the Age of Great Resignation, this is bad news. With many frontline roles short-staffed, companies should make their best efforts to retain part-time employees and improve turnover rates.
Consistent HR documentation can help you connect with hourly workers and make them feel that their work matters and is recognized.
This will lead to a more engaged team, higher productivity levels, and a better turnover rate.
If you want to create an efficient and objective HR documentation system, the key is to go beyond simple discipline tracking.
Secchi is a performance management software that allows you to seamlessly manage your hourly workforce from different angles, including engaging, connecting, reviewing, and improving performance.
Book a demo today to learn how Secchi can help your HR documentation process get more streamlined and consistent.
With Secchi, leaders across your entire organization have access to turn-by-turn leadership directions and actionable data that guides them on how to engage their teams through recognition, coaching, engagement, and accountability.
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