Mekari Presents the Benefit of Digital Management Service for Employees
(WFH) to minimize the risk of transmission of the coronavirus. Human Resources (HR) solutions startup, Mekari, is also taking advantage of this trend by launching various new services, one of which is Mekari Flex.
The current pandemic is accelerating the future of work. The world of work will change along with the development trend of automation technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and others. However, all of that requires comprehensive preparation from the company and human resources (HR) to ensure that employees are ready to carry out a good work transition.
Mekari Flex is a digital platform that is integrated with the Human Resources Information System (HRIS). This allows companies ranging from small to medium-sized companies to manage employee benefits flexibly.
“It’s important for companies and HR to understand what employees need, how to make them feel understood and valued, as well as improve their experience. Fulfilling this is the key to accelerating productivity improvement and employee involvement to advance the organization,” said Audi Lumbantoruan Chairman and Founder FutureHR (FTHR), as written on Friday (11/12/2020).
Providing employee benefits is one of the most crucial things that companies need to consider in this transition period. Companies that provide flexible benefits as needed will make employees feel understood which has an impact on increasing productivity.
Digital Human Resource Management and Still Interested Benefits
CEO Mekari Suwandi Soh explained that this transitional period is a challenge for every employee, both from a personal and professional perspective. One form of attention that companies can give is through providing flexible benefits according to their needs, for example, insurance, mental and physical health, self-development and others.
He added that during the pandemic the Mekari platform use patterns changed. “There is a demand for mental health, education and employee up-skilling,” he said. He projects that digital HR management services will remain in demand even though the Covid-19 pandemic is over. This is because the company’s work patterns are getting used to being digital-based.
“We estimate that service demand will increase by double digits (more than 10%) next year,” said Suwandi. Audi Lumbantoruan’s Chairman and Founder of FutureHR (FTHR) noted that there was very little engagement between employees and companies during the corona pandemic.
Therefore, the use of digital-based employee management solutions is increasing to help companies overcome distance barriers. With policy changes, some firms experience increased productivity when their workforce is distant. However, for some sectors, the WFH system is not suitable for implementation.
“But on the other hand, there are challenges faced by companies in presenting the concept of flexible benefits precisely and efficiently,” he said. For that, comes the Mekari Flex which is a new product from Mekari. Its presence is expected to be a modern solution for businesses and companies, for SMEs and mid-enterprises.
The Benefits that will be Obtained with Mekari
Mekari Flex itself is a digital platform that is integrated with the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and enables all types of companies, from small to mid-enterprises to manage employee benefits more flexibly without incurring large costs.
Through Mekari Flex, vendor partners are available on the platform and offering packages at special prices. So that HR no longer worries about balance settings, enrollment, and a recap of usage because everything has been automatically arranged by Mekari Flex.
Companies do not need to worry about factors such as budget, vendor negotiations, allocation of time and resources to take it into consideration.
“By presenting Mekari Flex, we try to answer these problems and present a platform that allows all types of companies to apply for flexible benefits easily, without large costs, and to provide maximum benefits for employees,” explained Suwandi.