Whether you own a small business or run a major corporation, managing personnel is undoubtedly one of the most challenging aspects of your position. If you feel overwhelmed tracking employee benefits, scheduled raises, training sessions, leaves of absence, and other human resource functions, you need a new HRIS. An HRIS, or human resource information system, will ensure accurate recordkeeping and streamline everything from hiring to firing. When you’re ready to choose a system—or upgrade the one currently in use—keep the following guidelines in mind.
Consider Future Needs
While it’s important to choose an HRIS that will meet your current needs, organic growth is inevitable if the business is successful. In other words, look for a flexible HRIS that you will grow into, rather than a stagnant one that you will grow out of. For example, maybe you only need help with managing payroll and employee benefits today, but down the road, you may need a system that tracks annual performance reviews, ongoing training, and certification courses.
Talk to Your Employees
If you already have a human resources department, talk to those who manage it about their needs. Chances are they already have a list of the various functions they want in an HRIS.
And if you don't have a formal HR department yet, talk to those who work for you. What do they want to access upon receiving a username and password? For example, would they find it useful to see their employee benefits, time-off requests, and upcoming raises? What about their ongoing education requirements? Can it all be compiled in one place? Your staff is a valuable resource for you to tap.
At Seeman Holtz, business owners will find guidance regarding everything from employee benefits to payroll. Based in Boca Raton, FL, and with satellite locations around the country, this agency is proud to serve clients nationwide. Their knowledgeable team is well-versed in human capital management and can assist with risk assessment, time and attendance, ACA compliance, business insurance, and more. To learn more about their services and find the office nearest you, visit their website. Call (800) 991-3592 to discuss your human resources needs over the phone.