HRIS Play 4/10: How to deal with the challenges during the open enrolment process
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HRIS Play 4/10: How to deal with the challenges during the open enrolment process

Open enrollment can be a complex and challenging time for HR teams as they strive to provide clear and comprehensive information to employees while managing various administrative tasks.

In this play, we'll address the most common challenges facing HR teams during the open enrollment process and provide actionable strategies for overcoming them.


  • HR teams are faced with the challenge of helping staff interpret their benefits options while optimizing explanations and minimizing extra communication time. The HR manager recognizes the importance of streamlining the process to ensure a smooth and efficient enrollment experience for employees and need a comprehensive strategy going forward.


1) Keep the Open Enrollment Process as Simple and as Comprehensive for Employees as It Can Be

Remember - each unnecessary step is a time wasted today. And each necessary step not taken is a time wasted in the future.

  • Adopt Self-Service Technologies: Implement user-friendly online platforms that allow employees to explore and select their benefits independently.- Notion- HRIS systems such as Juggl, BambooHR- Google forms is an easy and FREE choice
  • Centralize the Information: Consolidate all benefit information and resources in a centralized location, such as an intranet portal or HR management system.Notion or a corporate portal is a really good option that can save you a lot of time. You can check some ready examples here
  • Communicate with Short, Visual Content through Messages: Utilize short, visually engaging messages to communicate important enrollment details, rather than lengthy emails that may overwhelm employees.
  • Have a synchronized checklist with notifications: you need to put a clear goal and a plan in front of your employees. At all points that should see what steps they need to take and your HR managers need to be automatically notified of the progress (or lack thereof).Tools such as Clickup, Asana, Jira or others can be a good solution.

2) Align Enrollment with Payroll

  • Streamline Integration: Integrate the open enrollment process with payroll systems to ensure accurate tracking of benefit elections and deductions.

Couple of examples to consider: Juggl (this one is my business), Rippling, Remote.

3) Enforce Deadlines and Procedures

  • Set Clear Deadlines: Establish clear deadlines for enrollment submissions and communicate them effectively to employees.
  • Enforce Procedures: Ensure that employees follow established enrollment procedures to prevent errors or delays in processing.

Expected Results

  • Increased employee engagement and satisfaction during the open enrollment process.
  • Reduced administrative burden on HR staff through the adoption of self-service technologies and streamlined procedures.
  • Improved communication and understanding of benefit options among employees.
  • Enhanced efficiency and accuracy in benefit enrollment and payroll integration.

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