Regardless of the size of an organisation the importance of an HR system should not be overlooked. The value of an integrated HR system is often not realised as the functionality is not progressed beyond the initial input of employee contact details.
Ideally, an HR system will create greater automation and reduce the number of manual processes. If the business needs are considered when developing and implementing an HR system then the value will be demonstrated by the information available for analysis.
An HR system is not just a database of names and addresses, a functional integrated HR system will provide an organisation with;
- Automated Processes and workflows e.g. timesheets, leave requests
- Identification of Training Needs
- Skills and Knowledge Register
- Expiration of Licences/Tickets
- Organisation Structure
- Reporting and KPI’s
- Budgeting/Position ID
- Planning/Organisational Design
- Succession and Future Workforce Plans
- Performance Appraisals and Management
The following link provides the Top 10 HRIS (HR Information System) options for you to consider - http://www.softwareadvice.com/au/hr/ or create your own via the use of spreadsheets, processes, data bases etc.
The choice is yours; whatever HR system you choose or develop, make sure it adds value, is user friendly and the information within it is accurate and up to date.