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The world has altered dramatically. This isn’t breaking news. Is your team prepared to rise to the occasion if the global business ecosystem is thrown into disarray?

In a changing era, businesses must be nimble and adaptable in order to adapt. The key is an organization’s workflow management system’s flexibility and scalability, which allows for easy adaptation to any unanticipated changes. There will be no downtime, and “business as usual” will continue.

Let’s face it, even under the best of circumstances, teams are confronted with a variety of problems on a daily basis. Employee-related risk is becoming more complex:

  • Changing laws and regulations, as well as the danger of fines and penalties that come with them
  • By regulating workflow and establishing processes and standards, you can keep mistakes at bay.

Showing regulators and stakeholders that you’re in compliance

And those are just the issues that a typical employee team faces on a daily basis. How well prepared are you to deal with unforeseen circumstances and the turmoil that might ensue?

Professionals have encountered new everyday problems since the start of COVID-19, including:

  • Managing and engaging a hybrid and remote workforce

Companies have been compelled to reconsider how they conduct business as a result of the epidemic. To reach work-from-home and out-of-country workers and ensure that they are engaged and supported, you’ll need a digital technology suite.

Onboarding and offboarding, particularly when done remotely, need separate procedures.

Workplace COVID-19 risk factors

Healthcare expenditures and manufacturing delays may have a major influence on a company’s bottom line. The tracking of COVID-19 has become critical.

According to one research, the cost of missing employees climbed by 117% during the epidemic.

Tracking COVID-19 vaccinations

Vaccination tracking has become a problem for most firms as President Biden’s vaccine requirement for the private sector approaches. Employee vaccination status and data may be readily monitored via the HR/payroll system with the right process automation.

Company policy standards may be monitored and tracked automatically, safely and confidentially.

So, how can a company remain nimble while meeting all of these ever-changing demands?

What are the advantages of automating workflows?

Enterprise process automation is the solution. The advantages of automation are many, not the least of which is the potential for an organization to develop a single source of truth by creating, adapting, and automating corporate rules, as well as efficiently disseminating them to employees, regardless of their location.

There are various more advantages as well, such as:

  • Collaborate with people from different parts of the company.
  • Save time and money by eliminating repetitive activities and redundancies.
  • Get fast access to I-9 and immigration policy updates by going online.
  • Staff may concentrate on their areas of expertise while the program does the ‘dirty job.’
  • Complex procedures may be automated and digitized.
  • Reduce mistakes and increase efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance while also creating audit trails.

A good workflow automation software is also adaptable, allowing you to scale up as your business grows and adapting to the unexpected.

At the end of the day, if a company has a solid, scalable workflow management system in place, it won’t have to scramble, worrying about efficiencies, when things go sideways due to any type of unforeseen event—as we’ve seen with the pandemic and rapidly changing policies due to the shifting political landscape.

Allow technology to handle the personalization, communication, and compliance so you can focus on what matters most: keeping the company operating smoothly and effectively.

Thanks to Shay Misra at Business 2 Community whose reporting provided the original basis for this story.