Mobile HR management (HRM) solutions have become a trend in this digital age. Employees can now download HR-related mobile apps onto their smartphones to stay updated with their company’s latest announcements, check their leave application status, pay slips, and so on. According to a recent report (Statistica), the number of smartphone users is expected to surpass 3.5 billion worldwide by 2021. And the statistics show that the mobile workforce is growing rapidly:

  • 91% of corporate employees use at least one mobile app.
  • 71% of employees spend over two hours a week accessing company information on their mobile devices.
  • 53% of executives said apps improve business processes and increase productivity.

This is why many HR businesses are now adopting a mobile-first strategy for all technology developments. Mobile apps make it easier for HR businesses to manage their workforce and foster employee engagement. It has been proven that increased employee engagement promotes retention of talent that in turn improves organizational performance.

The following sections provide more detail on some fundamental features in mobile HR management systems.

Employee Engagement Platform-Mobilized Leave, Claim & Requisitions

With HRM mobile apps, employees can check their relevant claims status, leave balances or application history anytime at their convenience. In the meantime, managers can also review and approve claims quickly with all relevant information to hand for one-time processing. For example, IFCA HRX is a HR mobile solution with leave, claims and requisition management functionalities. It empowers employees to self-serve on the go and helps HR departments reduce manual processing, enabling them to focus on more strategic tasks.

User-friendly Payroll Process

The payroll management process can get quite complicated, especially since there are many kinds of reimbursements (e.g. overtime wages, allowances, claims and bonuses etc). The complexity multiplies if a HR department is managing payroll for hundreds or thousands of employees. IFCA HRX Payroll Management has a user-friendly computation system that allows transactions to feed into the payroll system automatically. This means that with a few taps, the HR team can process payroll for the entire workforce easily. What’s more, the details are then automatically pushed to the employee’s app where they can view their newest pay slip instantaneously.

Employee Management and Career Progression

Research has shown that employees who see a clear progression path are more likely to be engaged and committed to their jobs. (Adecco 2013) As such, a HR solution that can track employees’ career progression and illustrate growth in development can help organisations engage their employees in a whole new way. IFCA HRX mobile solution provides the flexibility to support, manage and track employee’s data, work information and career progression from their first day in the company to retirement, showing their career growth and all their achievements to date.

Business Insights for Strategic Decision Making

Mobile business data analytics are changing the game when it comes to HR. This is especially the case as it in allows managers to gain actionable data insights from key metrics such as employee and leave performance data and so on. This in turn allows for quicker and more strategic business decision making in workforce management.


Mobile technology offers the convenience of accessing key information anytime and the flexibility to work from anywhere. It enables new possibilities to drive better engagement and enhance employee productivity, which, in turn elevates business profitability. This demonstrates that building the link between HR and mobility enables organisations to engage their workforce effectively anytime, anywhere.


Resources and Further Reading

Ally Edwards (2018) 5 Ways HRMS can boost employee engagement

Lauren Clarke Proven Methods to Increase Employee Engagement in the Workplace

ibuildapp Team (2018) How Mobile Apps can Improve HR and Employee Engagement

Nikunj Sanghvi (2018) How mobile apps are bringing a new era of employee engagement <