Latest research finds employees are frustrated and fed up with poor HR tools

New research from employee experience platform, Applaud, has revealed that poorly designed HR tools are damaging productivity and frustrating employees.

Employees wasting 26 hours per week using poor HR tools

The survey found that 45% of UK workers are frustrated by the HR tools required in their job, with 46% saying they lose up to 30 minutes per week navigating different programs. All in all, this adds up to 26 hours per employee – or just over three working days – generating a significant amount of wasted time, especially when this is applied across a business as a whole.

Too many different HR platforms

A major reason for the time being wasted is that many employees are forced to use multiple different platforms for their HR tasks.

A staggering 41% of UK workers had to juggle between 5 and 9 different HR programs at the same time, which was inefficient and very hard to manage alongside their other responsibilities.

The solution: Invest in appropriate HR technology

Most employees expect modern technology that is easy to use and engage with, at every touch point, so clunky HR systems can be really frustrating and draining on time and resources.

Applaud’s CEO, Ivan Harding said: “Employers are having to create an experience at work that is much more like what they would provide a consumer, to keep their workforce engaged within the business.” To retain your staff, a customisable and accessible solution is a must.

How HR Planner is different

HR Planner is different from other laborious HR tools on the market. Our all-in-one HR software is designed with SMEs in mind; it’s easy to use and gives you access to everything you need to manage your HR processes. There’s no need for various different platforms!

HR Planner offers modern and intuitive visual dashboards, packed with customisable features that can be tailored to suit each organisation. This includes unlimited custom fields for employee data, an unlimited number of custom leave types, plus custom authorisations for leave and skills requests. With full functionality available at your fingertips, all for just one simple price, what’s not to love?

Try HR Planner today with a free 14 day trial. For more information on the latest features, call our expert team on 01252 63 60 70 or email