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How to Automate Your Human Resources (HR) Workflow

July 13, 2022


Humans are at the heart of HR. As such, your HR department should be focused on strategic people initiatives like building a positive company culture. But there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Chances are you and your team are bogged down with too many tedious administrative tasks. HR managers average 14 hours per week on manual tasks that could be automated.

Wouldn’t you rather manage people than paper?

HR software and automation are changing the way we hire, discipline, and develop talent—for the better. A refined paperless HR workflow that includes content management software does wonders to keep humans at the forefront of the human resources department. It frees up more time to be fully present for candidates and current employees, keeping your business operating at its best.


Automating Your HR Workflow

A combination of people power and HR workflow automation is the perfect pairing. OE Canada can help your HR department find and implement the right software and workflow to automate things that aren’t worth your time but indeed have to be done and documented. We have over 20 years of experience. And with our help, we can make your HR workflow as smart as the people you employ.

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Advantages of Workflow Automation for HR Departments

There are many benefits to HR workflow automation, including (but not limited to):

  • Reduces the risk of errors from manual data entry
  • Keeps important records up to date (WSIBs, tax forms, policy signoffs, etc.)
  • Ensures important deadlines are not missed with custom alerts
  • Auto-sends alerts to new employees at key points throughout the onboarding training
  • Notifies HR managers when employees have completed tasks
  • Minimizes approval turnaround times with custom workflows
  • Creates time-stamped documentation for accountability
  • Saves time on internal and external audits

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OE Canada: Your Experts in HR Workflow Improvements

As an HR professional, you’re familiar with building teams. Think about OE Canada as an extension of your team. We’re your residence expert in workflow optimization and automation. We can help you with custom human resources solutions, including HR onboarding, employee management, and workflow automation software.

With OE Canada’s help, you’ll have more time for other HR priorities, including managing your company’s most important asset: your people!

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HR functions that OE Canada can help you automate include:

  • Payroll
  • Background checks
  • Applicant tracking
  • Employee/ Visitor VRM (Vaccination Records Management)
  • Benefit administration
  • Posting open job roles
  • Onboarding
  • Compliance training
  • And more!

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Handling Objections When Automating HR Workflow

Some people object to HR workflow automation because they worry that it will make their department less human-centric or eliminate their job. When done correctly, it can improve employee relations by creating more space for human connection and face-to-face interactions. It can also make you better at your job. Automation helps keep everyone on track and minimizes manual errors—so you’re much less likely to miss a deadline or make a mistake.

Another common concern is worries of not having the necessary support. With OE Canada, your HR team will be completely supported. We make the transition to an automated HR workflow a smooth one.


We conduct a thorough discovery to understand your HR department’s current workflows and future goals. We’ll collaborate to find the HR software that meets your unique needs. OE Canada’s team then fully implements the software and trains your team on how to use it. As your team gains more familiarity with the software and wants different things, we can provide workflow improvement support over time, too.