SharePoint has long been renowned simply as an avant-garde document management system. However, with passing time, more and more people are realizing that this nifty little offering from the stables of Microsoft is a rather dynamic solution that is capable of much more. Now, among the countless new opportunities for leveraging SharePoint that have been identified over the years, none has proven to be quite as fruitful and intriguing as in the context of Human Resources and its management. Why? Because HR is among those novel fields that industry experts believe to offer the highest potential for automation and thus, transforming the employees’ experiences and contend with several other challenges plaguing the department.

This is owing to, of course, the many, many features that SharePoint comes loaded with. For example, the solution can lend invaluable assistance when it comes to executing administrative tasks. So, starting from collating resumés to automating background verification questionnaires and developing custom workflows, SharePoint can make a lot of difference to HR processes. However, if you are still wondering if that is all there is to SharePoint and what it can do for the world of Human Resources and the effort to ensure its seamless management, here are some other key benefits and how it helps ameliorate countless HR processes.

  1. Recruitment: Recruitment is not only a critical aspect of the HR department’s operations but also invaluable to the company’s success. Unfortunately, it can be quite cumbersome and time-consuming to go through the entire process. Here, SharePoint can help via automation of the process for shortlisted candidates’ background verification among other things. It helps HR personnel leverage automated SharePoint forms to automate and accelerate the process of gathering the requisite data that can be further funneled into other appropriate systems.
  2. On-boarding: Yet another important name on the list of HR’s countless responsibilities is employee onboarding. Of course, it is vital to see to it that this process is executed effectively since it has a direct bearing on the employee’s ability to assimilate into the company and be productive as intended. For this, SharePoint can automate workflows that ease the process of assigning tasks and then tracking their progress. It can also help send alters when tasks remain unattended, etc.
  3. Exit interviews: SharePoint is also able to help with yet another important HR process: Exit interviews. It can, first, automate the process via easy and simple questionnaires to gather information and, then, enable companies to analyze said data to glean insights about attrition rates, causes, etc.

There is no denying that the HR portal development project can seem to be a Herculean challenge at first. However, the key here is to identify a solution that is well-equipped to handle the unique requirements of your business. And as the above discussion so ably demonstrates, SharePoint is decidedly among the top offerings in the market. In addition to that, all you will need is a proper strategy and a qualified service provider who can bring your vision to life most efficiently and effectively.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software.