Let’s face it: We don’t all love our jobs. Sometimes we have to make do with a position for financial or geographical reasons. Despite whether or not a job is ideal for us, full time positions have their benefits, and not just in a vague, general sense. Full-time employees (for the most part) are guaranteed tangible benefits from the business they work for, beyond just the paychecks.
Some of these benefits include paid sick leave and vacation time, group health insurance, and retirement planning. A total of 99% of full-time workers have some kind of access to medical insurance, and 98% have paid sick leave. These benefits are so crucial that half of all full-time employees cite them as a central reason for staying with their current employer.
But with so many companies out there and so many employees, how are all of these benefits kept track of? How does a business maintain its operations efficiently and profitably while allowing its workers to take vacation time and health care?
Employee Benefits Software
In the past, employee benefits (which were fewer to begin with for the most part) were handled manually, requiring a greater deal of work. Today, many full-time employees are eligible for more benefits than in the past, and companies have only gotten bigger, meaning there are more people to take care of. Fortunately, technology has accelerated at the same rate that businesses have, so now there are computer programs designed to efficiently keep track of full-time employees and their benefits.
Employee benefits software is an online human resources software that keeps track of every full-time worker’s hours, attendance, pay, and more. By compiling all of this information in a single computerized location, companies have far less to manage manually, and employees can rest assured that their information is accurate and up to date. Also, most employee benefits software is easily accessible for employees, so they can log into their account and look at their schedule, pay, time off, and more anywhere internet is available.
What About Small Businesses?
It might seem like only large corporations have the means or need to utilize this type of software for its operations. Not true. In fact, 57% of companies (some of which are smaller) are seeking to install a new human resources software within the next year and a half. There are many softwares out there more suited for smaller businesses, as well as some designed for larger corporations. Any business that with full-time employees who receive benefits needs a fitting employee benefits software to maintain efficient operation.
Even if the full-time job we currently have is only temporary, we still deserve the benefits that come with the position. Fortunately, technology of the 21st century has made the receipt of these benefits that much easier to keep track of.