Anthony Wolny
2 minutes length
Posted: 25th May 2021

Workflow: The new automated workflow functionality for IRIS HR Pro

As HR has grown over the years to become more intricate, comprehensive and impactful, the associated admin-based tasks have also multiplied, consuming the day-to-day of time-poor professionals.

But during these unprecedented times in which looking after people is more vital than ever, HR teams can’t afford to be bogged down with time-consuming processes.

HR has been the driving force in keeping the workforce and organisation engaged, productive and resilient.” – Deloitte

That’s why we’ve been hard at work to create the new workflow functionality for our HR software, IRIS HR Professional.

With Workflow, you’re able to add an element of automation to your day-to-day tasks and system administration, freeing you up to focus on your people.

What exactly does workflow mean in software terms?

In essence, workflow is when the software automatically conducts a sequence of tasks that would typically be managed by a person.

In essence, the system can either fully or partially automate processes such as:

  • Onboarding/offboarding
  • Document approval
  • Yearly reviews
  • Probationary period meetings
  • Data chasing
  • And more

So, for example, rather than a manager chasing a new starter because they have yet to provide the required information, the software will instead automatically and continually send reminders.

The IRIS HR Professional workflow functionality

The new workflow functionality within IRIS HR Professional utilises automation to empower both employees and managers, enabling them to efficiently handle data and people processes.

The reasoning behind us adding Workflow is to provide businesses with the ability to build complex groups of tasks just once, which can then be simply and easily set into motion.

The customisable, automated workflow system is easy to use and will allow you to remove the repetition of manual day-to-day tasks.

Other benefits of IRIS HR Professional’s workflow functionality include:

  • Customisable workflows to fit your ways of working
  • Flexibility
  • Trigger workflows with key dates
  • Trigger different workflows based on different absence types
  • Set due dates using date fields

How to get IRIS HR Professional’s new workflow feature

If you’re an existing IRIS HR Professional + customer, workflow will come as standard with your package.

For those who are already IRIS HR Professional customers but aren’t on the + plan, please get in touch with your Account Manager to find out how you can get started with workflow.

If you’re new to IRIS, click here for more information on the IRIS HR Professional software and discover how it can empower your business.