Digi introduces new improved altHR, HR starter kit

  • altHR now includes new payroll, rostering, performance management feature
  • Ultimate HR starter kit for 2021 helps businesses cultivate digital-ready employees

DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd has launched a new improved altHR super app and a HR starter kit aimed at assisting small medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses transition to digital HR.

The new updated app come on the back of the telco having introduce the digital workforce management solution last year, which seeks to digitalise essential human resource (HR) processes. That app features paperless leave and expense management, digital sales kits, contactless time tracking and employee onboarding.

The new altHR app now includes key features such as payroll, rostering, performance management and the ultimate HR starter kit for 2021, which the copany claimed is a handbook to help businesses further cultivate digital-ready employees.

“The pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation of many businesses. As we go through several phases of movement control orders, remote working has become the now normal, and may even be the next normal,” said Lee Kathryn, head of Digi-X.

Lee said HR plays a vital role in this climate and digitalising its processes will help SMEs operate more efficiently while they focus on weathering other challenges brought upon by the current economic landscape.

She added that through the various modules offered in altHR, companies can make use of these diverse features to keep their employees engaged, connected and productive throughout this period.

Lee said altHR will provide onboarding support to ease companies as they transition into using altHR.

The support encompasses recommendation of best practice policies, training HR teams to use different modules, and training employees on altHR for day-to-day HR processes, she said.

Digi introduces new improved altHR, HR starter kitThe new altHR features include a payroll feature, which is compliant with the tax authorities, Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN), and enables companies to manage employee payroll with fine controls over calculations related to pay, claims and necessary deductions, Digi said.

altHR’s rostering allows managers to set up shift times and assign the roster to specific employees or provide them the option to select their preferred slots, it said.

Lastly, altHR performance management enables managers and employees to measure, review and improve work performance through customisable surveys and appraisal cycles, it added.

Meanwhile, the ultimate HR starter kit for 2021 covers topics such as “Optimising the Workplace for the New Normal,” “Building an Impactful Employee Onboarding Programme” and “Improving Employee Wellbeing and Productivity.”

There’s also a handy “HR Digitalisation Readiness Checklist,” Digi said. The Starter Kit is available for customers or interested businesses via the altHR website.

Digi is extending its altHR offer for companies interested in digitalising their HR. From now until 30 Sept 2021, altHR is free for the first 50 employees in the company, with no set-up fees or contract required.


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