Mobile HR apps are packaged as part of Portal GO free plan
The latest versions of our mobile HR apps have now been released for iOS and Android which is good news if you manage people and want employees to know when you send them contracts and other documents and like the idea of increasing productivity. These mobile HR apps are part of the Portal GO package from Eledecks HR so business managers and their staff can access them for free forever.
The managers mobile HR app and the employees mobile HR app come as a pair and can immediately streamline your HR admin work because they enable SMEs and young startups, HR managers and staff to handle most of their core HR admin processes on one platform. Features depend on whether you subscribe to Portal GO or upgrade to Portal Plus. Here are the features and plans.
Mobile HR apps can engage staff
Mobile apps are practical additions to the HR stack for office staff and as explained in this article by Mark Feffer for engaging deskless workers or those who often work out on site.
Proof that employees use mobile HR apps
According to Deloitte research, “over the next week, the tens of millions of smartphone owners in the UK are very likely to spend in excess of one billion hours on their devices. Average usage per day is 148 minutes. The way in which this time is spent will span a range of activity as varied as Apple and Google’s app stores: from productivity tasks to work communications, from self-improvement to self-promotion, to finding one’s way via GPS or a self-help guide. ”
How to access Eledecks mobile HR apps
1. Set up a free Portal GO account which is the free starter version of our software package.
2. Login and get started by uploading your personnel records and creating some manager accounts (we show you how when you login – it’s very straightforward.)
3. Give employees access by sending them login details (this takes no more than a couple of minutes) and off you go!
What Eledecks mobile HR apps do for SMEs
- The managers mobile HR app is a seamless experience between the user’s online dashboard and mobile which means whatever tools you give your managers on the full site will be available to them on the app. Plus they have access to colleagues and Advisors via the mobile HR app.
- The employees mobile HR app is dedicated to managing contact details, leave applications, documents uploaded to the Portal and Power UPs all of which is free.
- If you also want to manage more HR processes through the mobile HR app you need to upgrade to a paid subscription, for example you can subscribe to attendance management* or to HR Toolkits.
- Eledecks HR free features and subscription options are listed here and you can download the infographic if you need a copy.
*If you subscribe to Attendance Management your staff can use the employee mobile HR app to request and manage leave. Staff can book holidays from the comfort of their sofas rather than taking up time during working hours and managers are notified daily on their mobiles about leave applications so no need to keep checking emails or wondering whether you’ve missed a notification to desktop.
Rota management is available as part of the Attendance Management Deck so if you operate rotas you can publish them to the employee dashboard and it will pull through to the mobile HR app. If you publish or withdraw a rota, or respond to a leave application or send documents to employees they will know about it immediately if they have the mobile HR app because the Notifications Centre will send an alert to their mobile to grab their attention.
What does the competition look like?
This is a useful article about the competition written by Simply Business and you will find real world reviews from our clients at Capterra. It’s free to create and use a Portal GO account so click here to hop on and take a look for yourself. We have included a few sample settings so you can experience the Portal GO features without having to set up fake Personnel files etc.
What is in the dev pipeline for Eledecks mobile HR apps?
We plan to add a company noticeboard soon, which will enable businesses to publish events and company news on the app. This fits with our vision that the employee mobile HR app will have an intranet style impact. It will be a great addition and will give businesses of all sizes the advantages usually only available to large Corporates.
Our mobile HR apps will continue to evolve with technology developments but don’t worry you don’t have to give employees access to all the new releases when they happen. It’s up to you which permissions you give your staff so you are always in control.
What does the employee app look like?
Look and feel is extremely important to user adoption so we’ve made sure the interface is great to look at. Don’t be persuaded to downgrade this aspect just because your Finance Director isn’t interested in the mobile’s pretty face. Remember, it is difficult to quantify the value of look and feel until you roll it out to users. Your teams will either love or hate a user interface from the minute they start using it so it is key to the successful roll out and take up by your team.
That’s why we have invested heavily in optimising the user experience and why ours has a social media feel and intuitive layout. We are continually told that the Eledecks HR Portal is user friendly and easy to navigate and the same goes for the app. You can see a snapshot of the employee mobile HR app at the foot of this blog. Your business logo would replace the Eledecks logo of course – we have only included it on the image to help you envisage the layout.
Will your team know how to use their dashboards?
Once you have created accounts for your managers they will be greeted with plenty of support when they login to their Portal dashboards. We provide on-screen tours, user guides and Support Centre materials, plus videos and Live Chat with our Technical Help Team so you and your managers are never alone!
Our customer support is second to none because we know how infuriating it is to be left hanging when you need help and so we make every effort to help our users unlock the value of the Portal at the time they need the help. It’s also worth knowing that if you subscribe to any of the HR Toolkits on the Portal your managers will also have HR guides and template letters to help them with HR admin work and if you subscribe to a legal advisory line via the Portal, your legal and HR experts will be on hand too. It’s up to you how much support you need. Once your managers feel comfortable using their online dashboards they will start using their mobile HR app with confidence.
Are there any disadvantages to mobile HR apps?
We can’t think of any!
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Happy mobile days!