HR Direct Smart Apps


Role: App UI/UX Design, Web Interaction Design, Art Direction, Usability Testing

Product Background

Market Position

HR Direct want to become the market leader with accessible, affordable interconnected HR & Compliance applications. They make it easy for small businesses to overcome specific challenges rather than forcing them to adopt new processes and spend more time on administration. As part of that, they strive to help customers identify the smart solutions for their everyday issues.

Channel Strategy

Be found in all channels where businesses might seek traditional HR & Compliance products as well as cloud-based solutions.

Product Strategy

Develop next-generation solutions for traditional products by thinking in small ‘slices’, steering away from the complexity typically associated with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS). Intuitive, flexible, and in one secure online solution.

Differentiation

Their customers’ businesses are growing and evolving. They need a HRIS that does too. HRdirect SMART Apps are the smart solutions for small businesses built for today’s needs and tomorrow’s plans.

The Smart Apps

HRdirect Smart Apps is a multi-app-solution designed to help user address a specific employee management goal.

Employee Records

Time Off Request

Progressive Discipline

Job Application

Company Policies

Attendance Calendar

Main Apps Features

Hiring & Onboarding

App Title
Function
Existing Product
Opportunity
Job Application
State-compliant job application creation to print, email, or share anywhere online
Print & Downloadable Forms
Acquisition

Background Check

Obtain permission and collect background check information on selected candidates
Print Authorization Form
Acquisition

Job Postings

Submission of job postings to third party job boards such as Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster, CB, etc.

Complementary

Job Descriptions
Enable writing of job descriptions and adaptation to job postings

None

Complementary
Applicant Tracking
Enable workflow and tracking between supervisors and hiring administrators
None
Acquisition
Pre-Hire Testing
Assess basic skills, potential and profile applicants
Skills, Abilities & Aptitude Tests
Complementary
Drug Testing
Obtain permission and collect drug test results on selected candidates
Print Authorization Form
Complementary
Job Offers
Create and complete workflow between candidate and company
None
Complementary

TIN Checking

Validate employee tax identification numbers for payroll and W-2 reporting
None

Complementary

FLSA Qualifier

Identify proper job classification and determine overtime requirements

Forms Bundle

Complementary

Welcome Kit

Access to customized welcome materials, employee nametags, badges, etc.

Complementary

Time & Attendance

App Title
Function
Existing Product
Opportunity
Attendance Calendar
Manage employee attendance calendars and track vacation, sick time and PTO
Print, Gradience, TrackSmart
Acquisition
Time Off Request
Employee submission of time off requests for review and approval
Print, TrackSmart
Complementary
Accrual Management
Establish and maintain time off banks using customized accrual management
Gradience, TrackSmart
Complementary
Time Clock
Employee clock in and out for payroll reporting and more
Gradience, TrackSmart
Acquisition
Time Sheet
Online reporting of time worked, approvals and output to payroll
TrackSmart
Complementary
Schedule Publisher
Simplified management and publishing of employee schedules
TrackSmart
Acquisition
Schedule Maker
Dynamic employee schedule creation based on preferences, skill sets, and more
TrackSmart
Complementary
Shift Swapper
Employee shift swapping communication and approval time
TrackSmart
Complementary

Performance & Training

App Title
Function
Existing Product
Opportunity
Progressive Discipline
Document employee violations and issue warnings of possible consequences
Print & Downloadable Forms
Complementary
Performance Appraisal
Complete, present and retain consistent employee performance appraisals
Print & Downloadable Forms
Acquisition
Harassment Training
Self-guided harassment training for employees including assignments and acknowledgements
Video & PPT
Acquisition
Learning Center
Selection of training titles based on business needs including assignment and acknowledgements
Video & PPT
Complementary
Safety Training
Selection of training titles based on business needs including assignment and acknowledgements
Video & PPT
Complementary
Supervisory Skills Training
Selection of training titles based on business needs including assignment and acknowledgements
Video & PPT
Complementary

Core & Compliance

App Title
Function
Existing Product
Opportunity

Employee Records

Management of employee recordkeeping information

Employee File Folders
Complementary

Communication

Comprehensive intranet-like employee messaging and communication tools

Acquisition

Poster Guard 1
Identify and maintain posting compliance through online tool and physical delivery of posters
Poster Guard
Acquisition

Company Policies

Publish pre-written workplace policies and record employee acknowledgements
Software and CDs
Complementary

I-9 & W-4

Forms and workflow to complete mandatory forms for new employees

Print & Downloadable Forms

Complementary

Print & Post
Identify and maintain posting compliance through online tool and enable printing of posters
Print & Post
Acquisition
FMLA Request
Forms and workflow to complete mandatory forms for FMLA
Print & Downloadable Forms
Acquisition
FMLA Tracker
Monitor and track employee leave for qualifying FMLA events
Forms & Software
Complementary
ADA Guide
Monitor and track employee requests for ADA accommodations
Reference Materials
Complementary
OSHA 300/301
Track and report on OSHA Accident and Illness requirements
Forms & Software
Acquisition

Payroll

App Title

Function

Existing Product

Opportunity

Pay Connect

“Bring Your Own Payroll” data sync, exports, and payroll reporting

Complementary

Payroll

Partner-driven automated, full-service payroll

Acquisition

Tax Reporting

Create, print, mail and e-file employee W-2s or 1099s

Print & Efile4Biz

Acquisition

User Interface Design

Web Design

App UI/UX Design

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