Online HR Resources

Innovation and creativity are becoming ever more critical to many organisations’ success. HR has the power to create the conditions most conducive to both, however, how can online HR resources innovate and add value through technological solutions? Read on to find out.

At the heart of innovation in HR is the implementation of new ideas, methods, and technologies to better meet the ever-evolving requirements of the organisation and its workforce. It’s about anticipating future needs, rather than simply finding a response to a changing present situation.

As a result of the recent pandemic, we all had to adapt to new ways of working and that forced many businesses to utilise new technologies far quicker, as it was borne out of a need to survive rather than by choice. How many of us had even heard of Zoom a year ago? Now it is a verb that we all use to replace video conferencing, much like Hoover and vacuuming.

As we move forward into the post-lockdown era, with working from home more prevalent than ever and businesses becoming increasingly reliant on technology to manage their teams, we look briefly at the impact of ‘the new normal’ on people management.

HR Information Systems (HRIS) are a massively growing sector, providing an online aid to the recruitment, management and optimisation of your workforce.

Typically, HRIS’s allow you to organise your recruitment campaigns, play a part in your onboarding processes, provide GDPR-compliant secure data storage for all your confidential staff documentation and information, streamline absence processes such as holiday requests and sickness recording and help to ensure that you have the right number of people, in the right place, at the right time.

Most of all, these support systems automate or streamline tasks, which in the past have been labour intensive – allowing line managers and HR professionals alike to focus on other priorities.

These types of systems are great at also being able to do the number crunching to see how you are performing as an employer. Some of these metrics can include:

  • Labour Turnover
  • Absence Rate – Short term
  • Absence Rate – Long term
  • Absence due to stress
  • Time taken and cost to recruit and onboard
  • Success beyond the probationary period

All of this data helps you know where you are currently so that you can determine where you need to improve; and like most business functions, in HR, if you don’t measure it how can you manage it?

Online HR resource systems have been around for quite some time – our own online HR Toolkit being a prime example – providing cost-effective, self-service access to employment documentation, advice and guidance.

These systems offer security for SME business owners to know that the employment documents that they use such as contracts of employment, policies and procedures and letter templates meet ever-changing legal requirements and ensure that they know the do’s and don’ts of conducting formal processes such as disciplinary and grievance hearings.

The MAD-HR Toolkit is a simple-to-use, online HR platform designed for business owners and HR professionals who need access to up-to-date professional HR resources and support.

On Tap HR Resources

Packed with helpful employment law and HR assets, our online HR Toolkit provides 24/7 access, to legally compliant and commercially up-to-date resources including HR documents, templates, handbooks and policies as well as 24/7 Legal Helpline* and HR support from highly trained solicitors and HR professionals.

 Features include:

  • 24/7 access
  • 1000+ online HR resources
  • 24/7 Legal Helpline*
  • Access to HR team of professionals
  • Download and edit documents to fit your house style
  • How to guides
  • How to video guides

 Extra Support

The HR + Legal Helpline* provides practical, commercial legal support and advice as and when you need it. As subscribers to the HR Toolkit you are eligible to access our ad hoc HR services from the MAD-HR team of HR professionals at preferential rates.


All of our subscribers are kept informed of changes to employment law legislation and updates to the online HR Toolkit through our monthly newsletters.

If you would like a demo of our HR Toolkit to see how it can help you save time, money and resource or would like to explore how HR information systems can help you work more efficiently then please get in touch today via our contact page…