HR Management Software For Work-Life Balance

by Srikant Chellappa Nov 21,2019

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

Work/ life balance is one of the most vital aspects of the corporate world. It is not clear what work/life balance actually signifies. It means different things to different people.

For a few, it is about dividing one’s time between work life and home life effectively; and for others, it is about being able to engage in self-care and personal development as they further their professional lives.

Work-life balance doesn’t have one standard different. A lot of people tend to define it differently. However, the gist of it remains the same. Most of us are looking for a successful marriage of our professional and private lives that allows us to live fulfilling lives and don’t want to be overwhelmed by either.

Why Your Team Needs Work-life Balance?

According to a recent research by Statista, 72% of the employees in the U.S. consider work-life balance as very important. 

Balancing work and life is important for everybody, but very rarely we can do so. Work-life balance not only helps individuals (in the sense that it gives us emotional fulfillment) but also increases the overall productivity of an organization. As an employer, you should focus more on your employees’ work-life balance because it does the following things:

  • Boosts Employee Morale
  • Motivates the Workforce
  • Creates a Happy Work Environment
  • Reduces Stress Levels
  • Improves Employee Health And Wellness
  • Increases Productivity
  • Increases Focus
  • Helps Employees Manage The Time Better
  • Improves Employee Engagement
  • Improves Team Relations

HR Software For Work-Life Balance

A web-based HR or employee management software doesn’t magically solve all your organization’s work-life balance problems. In fact, there’s no magic cure for it. A web-based HR software, however, is one of the many solutions that can help improve the work-life balance deficit in an organization. Here’s how it can help your employees develop good work-life balance.

SMART Goal-Setting

Different HR management software work differently, but most of the HR/Employee management software allows you to set clear goals for yourself and your employees. These goals can be tracked, and the goal progress is usually visible to employees and managers as well. This gives employees a better understanding of what they should be focusing on and what they need to do to complete those goals.

Also Read: How To Use SMART Goals For Employee Engagement 

Easy To Monitor

Time management is one of the most important aspects that helps you promote a good work-life balance. These HR/Employee management software help you keep track of your time and activities either through maintaining time sheets, shareable to-do lists, getting work-based reminders, etc.

Structural Consistency

Maintaining a consistent structure at work is one of the most important things that most organizations seem to ignore. This helps employees reduce their stress levels because their work patterns are predictable and steady. A HR/ Employee management system can help you maintain the structural consistency of work at your workplace by allowing you to set goals and tasks for your employees way ahead of time, thereby giving employees time to adjust and adapt.

Simple Way To Prioritize Tasks

Most of HR management systems have task managers which allow your employees to create tasks lists. These task lists can serve as to-do lists or visible reminders and help employees prioritize their tasks better. And once employees are able to prioritize their tasks, it takes away the feeling of being overwhelmed by work, which is turn promotes work-life balance.

Also read: 5 Reasons To Start Using An HR Management Software For Your Business

Employee Engagement/ Collaboration

One of the most important issues that destroys work-life balance is not being able to nurture team-relations. When you work with a team, it is important to operate as a team. Web-based HR/employee management software usually has a social component that allows employees to communicate with each other, regardless of time and distance.

It is important to remember that at work, all communication does not need to be work-based. Sometimes, it’s the simple act of saying hello or having a small chat that brings teams closer. Frequent communication, be verbally or through software is one of the way of nurturing a network!

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Srikant Chellappa
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Srikant Chellappa is the Co-Founder and CEO at Engagedly and is a passionate entrepreneur and people leader. He is an author, producer/director of 6 feature films, a music album with his band Manchester Underground, and is the host of The People Strategy Leaders Podcast. He is currently working on his next book, Ikigai at the Workplace, which is slated for release in the fall of 2024.

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