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HR practitioners for small organizations wear many hats. There are no recruiters, generalists, or payroll specialists to manage employee questions. We are everything for our company. Which is fun! But one big frustration and challenge is HR technologies – the often aligned with or developed enough to meet our needs, or budget. Thankfully with companies like BayPoint Benefits that is changing.
Seamless New Hire & Employee Onboarding for Small Business
One area of small business often lacking efficiencies of big HR tech is benefits administrative and onboarding. We rely on excel spreadsheets to track employee benefits, and paper checklists to manage new hires. Employees are often handed a stack of paperwork and forms, causing them to be overwhelmed within their first few days.
BayPoint Benefits has an HR technology DoubleDesk that makes the new hire and onboarding process a breeze, for both me and my new employees. From the moment an offer letter is signed an employee profile and record can be created. Employees are welcomed with an email (seen to the left) immediately on their first day prompting them to quickly and easily complete their profile, which will automatically generate the forms needed for their employeement. This includes benefits applications, W-4, I-9 – even a direct deposit form!
Employees navigate the complex onboarding process in minutes instead of hours and are able to sign their documents electronically. One of my favorite features, though, is the ability for employees to access signed documents and resources through the DoubleDesk portal throughout the entire tenure with the company. Employees can quickly access information about their medical, dental, and vision insurance (seen to the right), as well as company documents like employee handbooks and PTO policies. Selecting your employee benefits package has never been so easy.
High Touch Benefits Administration Goes High Tech
Because BayPoint Benefits isn’t just a software company but an actual, experienced broker, their technology goes beyond the onboarding process, providing employees contact information and resources about their current employee benefits plan offerings. Have a complex question about which medical plan to select? Contact information for a qualified relationship manager is right in the portal. This is a huge time save for a multi-tasking HR Everything like myself, and also an add value to my team.
Beyond new hire management, DoubleDesk provides a 10,000 foot overview of current programs and offerings (screenshot shown to the left). This is especially helpful during annual HR planning and benefit selection process. The interface is easy to understand, with their dashboard providing a visual representation of current program offerings so that you can quickly compare participation rates. This is especially important as we head into the employee benefit re-enrollment season for our companies.
I am most impressed with the fact that BayPoint Benefits developed these resources based on the needs of the real HR practitioners and companies they work with every single day. They take an approach to the industry that I really appreciate; they are not on selling and developing technology with the goal of an IPO, but because they truly care about the small business HR practitioner. They want to help provide them/us with technologies, tools and resources to better serve their companies.
I’ve spent the last year getting to know the BayPoint Benefits team. Their team is comprised of professionals who are committed to helping elevate HR. You can learn more about BayPoint Benefits (@baypointbenefit) by visiting their website at www.baypointbenefits.com. Their services are designed specifically for supporting small business and their HR and benefits teams.
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