Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) has announced the release altHR, a HR super app which aims to help Malaysian companies digitalise HR processes and drive better employee empowerment and engagement.
Built with features fit for the new normal such as digital sales Kits, contactless time tracking, paperless leave and expense management, it aims to address the problem of digitalisation of company processes that is prevalent in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The launch of altHR is also in line with Digi’s aim to help more Malaysian companies go digital and to cope better with the unforeseen challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Digi, the app will enable employees to easily apply for leave, make and approve claims, submit travel requests, access important documents such as payslips and handbooks, get updates on company’s latest news and announcements and so on.
Beyond that, with an emphasis on better, digital employee experiences, companies are also able to use altHR to digitally onboard new hires, manage internal HR enquiries and provide employees a platform to engage essential services such as paying utility bills and purchasing vouchers. All of this can be done easily on the phone and without any IT investments.
Digi’s Chief Digital Officer, Praveen Rajan said, “As part of our own digital transformation, we needed a solution to enhance our employee experience and improve our HR operations, but after an endless search for the ‘perfect’ HR solution, we decided to build our own, and it has totally transformed the way we manage our HR processes. It turned out to be so effective that we continued improving it with the aim of creating more than just a digital HR solution, but an app that also empowers all other aspects of a business.”
Findings from a recent survey among Malaysian SMEs commissioned by Digi show that 8 out of 10 HR personnel agree that digital tools can help ease workload as compared to traditional time-consuming and labour-intensive manual data-entry and tracking. However, the survey also points out that most Malaysian SMEs are still not fully ready to optimise their HR operations through digitalisation.
The altHR Super App roadmap includes incorporating crucial, revenue-generating components of businesses, such as business development, retail management and more for modern business owners to manage cost, supercharge efficiency as well as retain and attract the next generation workforce.
altHR is also introducing “new normal” features such as services, sales kit and time tracking to help SMEs adjust to safe ways of workforce management while providing perks and convenience as a service to all employees.
To enable more SMEs to benefit from digitalising their businesses, Digi will be offering altHR for free to all companies for their first 50 employees, until 31 December 2020.
Designed to encourage SMEs to adopt digitalisation in their daily operations, the SME Digitalisation Grant was announced during Budget 2020, with the government committing a 50 percent matching grant of up to RM5,000 per company for the subscription of digital tools and solutions.
With Digi identified as a Technology Solutions Provider (TSP) under the grant programme, subscribing to altHR also entitles companies to apply for the grant.