Digitalizing processes in Human Resources has been vital for companies from various industries in recent years. And it has become even more so for organizations embracing what most call “the future of work”.
Sprout Solutions has gone beyond automating manual processes for payroll and timekeeping by introducing innovative products to boost a company’s growth. Among the tools that are now available through Sprout are systems that help facilitate employee engagement, promote wellness activities, and provide emergency funds as financial benefits. “Sprout’s core products already address the pain of managing essential HR and payroll systems. Over time, our suite of products and services has grown into an ecosystem that helps future-proof our clients’ HR processes. With the rapid introduction of a hybrid work setup in the country, we saw additional challenges to HR that we could address by helping companies digitalize their business processes”, Patrick Gentry, CEO and Co-Founder.
HR Cloud Solutions in the Local Setting
Sprout empowers businesses to transform via automated digitalization and provides extensive support throughout this journey—giving companies efficiency and flexibility by minimizing the need for administrative participation and unavoidable human error. Automating the critical human capital management processes frees up the leaders of the company to focus on their main business activities and developing their people, rather than carrying the burden of tedious tasks.
One of its unique selling propositions in the industry is its deep knowledge of the needs of its local clients, according to Gentry. “Sprout is a Filipino Software as a Service (SaaS) company for the Filipino market. Our core mission is to impact the life of every Filipino by improving business in the Philippines.” With its vast knowledge of and experience in the Philippine market, Sprout can cater to the unique nuances of the Philippine market quite adeptly, especially from a timekeeping, payroll and compliance perspective. “Not only is our system within the parameters of government rules and regulations, but our in-house legal team stays in touch with the respective authorized offices to make sure our clients stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest legal updates. Our focus is on bringing innovation and technology as touchpoints that bring tech to life in the PH workplace.”
Building an Organization Equipped for the Future of Work
Sprout transforms the HR industry by introducing a suite of products that address pain points in all stages of the employee life cycle, starting from the hiring process, to payroll and timekeeping, and employee engagement and retention tools.
Sprout HR is one of the best human resource information systems in the Philippines. It offers automation from timekeeping all the way to pay-out. Not only does it enable companies to manage all their HR processes in one place including digital 201 files, but it also gives invaluable analytics that aid in better high-level decision-making.
Sprout Payroll provides a comprehensive online solution for the Philippines’ business market and reduces payroll processing time by up to 90%. Over 2,000 companies use Sprout Payroll, having a proven track record as a high-quality, cost-saving solution. Moreover, it was designed to address the complexities of the Philippine payroll and thus is invaluable when it comes to the digital transformation journey of an organization.
Sprout Mobile App extends the functionality of the core offerings of Sprout HR and Sprout Payroll. As users clock in and out from the app, their location information is captured. The app offers secure authentication through biometrics, such as fingerprint or facial recognition. With a constantly expanding feature set, users can also view payslips, check their logs, shift information, get clock in/out reminders, and access some of their company benefits.
Sprout Insight is an advanced analytics module that provides accurate and relevant reports such as workforce attrition rate, overtime and absenteeism trends through interactive dashboards. The insights delivered have been designed to be actionable for the decision makers at the highest levels of the organization.
Performance+ is a unique performance management system that is integrated with a learning management platform that aligns growth and development with performance appraisals. From setting and tracking employee goals, department KPIs, and competencies for every position, to developing succession plans, aligning competencies to strategies, customizing routing workflows, legal checks, and e-signatures, and providing in-depth analytics, Performance+ can mirror existing performance evaluation processes and improve them, automatically triggering specific courses for employees that need them. This makes appraisals easy for managers and employees and allows HR admins to focus on larger initiatives that will allow organizations to grow efficiently and effectively with activities that can scale.
Sprout’s recruitment partner, Manatal, goes beyond an Applicant Tracking System. They are one of the leaders in the market of cloud-based recruitment software. It helps hundreds of companies find the perfect fit for the organization through candidate sourcing, parsing information from sources like LinkedIn and other social media platforms, to an AI-powered recommendation engine, team collaboration tools, and much more.
Sprout Pulse offers a full understanding of employee engagement using ready-made assessments to uncover powerful data and insights on performance, attrition and engagement. This data harnessed becomes an actionable opportunity for growth and improvement. It pushes your entire organization towards a data-driven culture that builds a sense of empathy and innovation within the organization.
Sprout Health, in partnership with Maxicare, provides prepaid HMO plans that allow instant access to medical insurance for Hospitalization Confinement, Outpatient Care, Preventive Health Care, Emergency Care, and Dental Health Care. HMO privileges can be used immediately upon approval.
Sprout Wellness is a holistic solution that provides employers physical and mental health services to their employees. The services provided by Sprout Wellness, such as yoga and meditation sessions, counselling by licensed practitioners, webinars, and more, ensure companies that their employees are not only taken cared for, but that they also remain compliant with DOLE’s Mental Health Act.
Sprout InstaCash provides employees with Sprout HR and Sprout Payroll financial benefit that has been proven to increase productivity, engagement, and reduce attrition at no cost for the company. This service lets employees access emergency funds in as fast as 2 minutes from request to disbursement, removing all unnecessary administrative processes. Through this, an employee is able to borrow up to P25,000 via the Sprout HR Hub. Approval can be done in as fast as two minutes. With only a minimal service fee requirement, employees don’t have to worry about interest charges. Repayment is linked to the employee’s Sprout Payroll account. A smart limit engine is in place to protect employees from poor financial decisions, and automatic deductions are applied to the employee’s future payslips, for added convenience and safety.
Gentry continues, “Our vision as a company sees the expansion and growth of the Philippine business market into a seamless, tech-savvy community to what has now transitioned from the digital age to the experiential age. The era of manual data entry for company payroll and HR processes will soon be over, and we don’t want your company to be left behind. We are keenly focused on building cutting-edge, world-class enterprise software: beautiful to look at, easy to use, with powerful functionality behind it—an experience at work.”
Sprout’s clients have given positive feedback to the automation brought about by signing on with cloud-based systems. Adapting to the situation and future-proofing gave these companies the flexibility to focus on more pressing concerns. Arlene de Castro, VP of Operations says, “As we continue to move towards the future, companies are racing to automate to ensure none of them get left behind. Sprout has evolved to provide a holistic suite of products and services that helps firms manage the entire employee lifecycle.”
For more information about Sprout Solutions visit www.sprout.ph.