Do You Need Human Resources Software?
By Sonya Buck, AgCareers.com Australia
For small business in particular, attending to Human Resources (HR) management is just another job on your endless administrative ‘to do’ list. For companies with many employees, HR has become a key function within the organisation.
Whatever the size of your business, there is no avoiding the Government compliance and tasks involved in what we used to call ‘Personnel’ management.
You might think the decision on whether to implement Human Resources software or not is easy and that only big businesses would consider this option. But even small businesses may benefit from some type of HR software, enabling you to free up your time for more strategic, income generating work.
Firstly, before you decide if you need HR Software, you should be aware of what it can do. Some of the functions available may be:
Before purchasing software, think about what you need. There are 3 types to consider:
Core HR solutions include all the practical assets of managing staff – Administration, Payroll, Benefits Admin, Time and Attendance Tracking, workforce planning and regulatory compliance.
Strategic HR software enables you to manage employment processes such as planning, hiring, employee retention, and development.
Integrated HR suites give you both the Core and Strategic solutions.
How do you know you need HR software?
If you decide to purchase, consider the following:
If you are not ready to purchase software, ensure you use tools available on Government websites to make your life easier. They include calculators for your payroll which can transfer onto printable pay slips, compliance checklists and you can also subscribe to receive vital legislative changes via email.
If you do decide to buy Human Resources software the cost could be recovered sooner than you think through time savings alone.