Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) introduced altHR, to help Malaysian companies digitalise human resources (HR) processes and drive better employee empowerment and engagement.

The new altHR is a digital workforce management solution. 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.

With altHR’s workforce management tools, employees are able 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, digitalisation is an essential part of running a business, especially in times like these, when many SMEs have been forced to accelerate their digital adoption for recovery and growth.

“We’ve been fortunate to be able to use altHR ourselves at Digi for almost three years. Through countless iterations and improvements, we feel it is now the right time to share our experience with Malaysian SMEs to help their businesses to recover and grow as quickly as possible,” he said in a statement.