How to Avoid the Black Hole HR Time Suck with Efficient Onboarding

Essential new hire employee tools and resources

When it comes to HRIS and systems integration and more importantly system communication is a challenge working in HR.  Working in corporate HR, most days it seemed like I wasting time processing termination forms, searching for position numbers, and moving soon to be hired candidates through the ATS instead of onboarding, engaging employees, and building relations with my management team.  I was sucked into the black hole and sometimes soul sucking nightmare of HRIS process and bogged down by the lack of integration and difficulty in using these HRIS systems and technologies I relied on every single day.

Are you shaking your head as you read and think about your own clunky HR technology process and system?  Well then HR technology and consulting company cfactor Works might just be for you.  What I like most about cfactor is their ability to build on top of existing HR technology systems because chances are your multiple technologies require multiple logins and sign ons.  cfactor works with nearly every HR technology software out there and designs a platform (that can be customized as much or as little as you want) to fit your needs and budget focused on you.

New Hiring Process from Welcome Letter to Hire Packet to Orientation of Employee


They offer a number of different softwares and services including but not limited to: recruiting and onboarding, HR Management Services like employee self service (ESS) or management self service (MSS), talent management tools, workforce management and insights, as well as internal collaboration and community tools.  Sounds pretty sweet, right?

I was most impressed with CFactor’s onboarding process.  Companies can create unique onboarding experiences for employees by job title, department and responsibility.  They also integrate video and a live chat feature where recently job offered candidates or new employees can ask questions and learn more about the organization.  New hires can connect with key members of the executive team or company ambassadors helping to integrate that employee into the corporate culture quickly. Equally impressive is their crowdsourced resources as part of the onboarding process.  Employees can vote and rate the most valuable resources.  Those with the highest traffic and ratings are show first on the new hire’s onboarding page.

Sharp Employee Profiles That Work

New employees information and profile data can be pulled directly from the job application with the ability to also integrate profile data directly from LinkedIn as seen to the right.  Profiles are visual with an option to include a avatar photo.  Contact information including phone numbers and email are also promptly displayed.

As a HR Director, one of the most difficult and time consuming pieces of the onboarding process involved essential new hire employee tools and resources to do their job including employee badges, software and email access, and other technology and tools like computers, mobile devices, and VPNs and more importantly for those that travel frequently the corporate credit card.    cfactor works with your process and develops a work flow for you and the organization on the back end.  As part of the hiring and onboarding process, hiring managers and HR can quickly request access to different employee tools, technologies, and resources with the click of a button.  Process tickets are automatically created and appropriate departments notified of the required tasks to complete. No more running around and following up on spreadsheets submitted or a separate portal to access to request a ticket number  in a completely different network. I can already feel the black hole time suckage slowing.  Work flow ticket requestors able to check in on the process making onboarding nearly seamless for the new employee.

cfactor offers a full suite of integration and companies can add as little or as much of their technology as fits their needs.  Check out their suite of HR technology and integration services to create central and unified system that supports your company’s employment brand.   To learn more about CFactor and their offerings, you can visit and connect with them on Twitter @cfactorworks.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Learn more about Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and the host of the Workology Podcast. More of her blogs can be found here.

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  1. Dhaifullah Alkhaldi says

    What you mean by HR black whole.
    Please elaborated more on it.




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