COVID-19 highlighted the value of remote-enabled and cloud-ready operations. But in many small and medium businesses (SMBs), core HR operations are done manually or using on-premises systems. Only part of the processes becoming digitized and use cloud-native apps, such as employee engagement, leave applications, recruitment, etc.
Besides, with the pandemic thinning corporate wallets, the last thing business owners want to do is spend on migrating their HR operations to the cloud.
Grove HR is offering an alternative route. It is looking to help SMBs adapt to a remote working environment by building cloud-native versions of HR processes.
"SMBs are the major employers in APAC. They are the engine of regional economic growth. We have to help them survive, then thrive again," says Bao Nguyen, general manager of Grove HR.
The Vietnam-based SaaS HR company is currently offering a complete suite for people management, from keeping in contact with them and digitizing their records to managing their time-offs and maintaining productivity.
Together, they help HR leaders to know how their employees are faring and find ways to improve their productivity. It also helps the company stay updated on the physical and mental health of their employees.
By simplifying core HR processes and making them available on the cloud, Grove HR is looking to free up business leaders’ time and energy to focus more on reviving their business.
The cross-analysis features allow LOB managers to make insight-driven decisions about their employees. The same insights can help HR leaders to understand how well they are keeping employees engaged, conduct seamless onboarding and update on company matters virtually.
To support the community, Grove HR published a variety of materials, including articles, templates, and checklists, to help SMBs go digital or switch to remote work. Over 2,000 companies in APAC already use these, claims the company.
Grove HR also launched the Talent Exchange Program — a 100% non-profit initiative. It connects talents on the lookout for jobs with SMBs still recruiting.
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