In order to serve its employees better organizations have automated many functions that HR professionals perform. This has not only simplified operating procedures but also made it easier for employees in their interactions with HR personnel.
The power of computing has been used in such areas as employee scheduling, screening and recruiting, performance appraisal, and benefits administration. There has been a proliferation of HR software in recent times. Vendors of these software provide customized solutions to suit the needs of organizations.
Tracking the work employees perform is a key function of every organization. Be it attendance, effort logged in, or work throughput, there exists a need to capture all this data and be presented to managers who track the way things are going. Also, it becomes essential for rating employees and calculating compensation structure and for appraisal related purposes. With the use of smartcards and biometric devices, employee attendance data can be collected in a non-obtrusive manner.
Software that capture effort logged in by an employee are used to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports by managers. This tracking mechanism is an essential feature of companies big and small today. Not only does it give a manager a snapshot of the status of projects, it also alerts about impending crises and risk situations. The health of a project is determined based on the data captured and solution finding becomes easy. Many organizations now outsource some key functions such as payroll processing. Providers of such solutions specialize in providing quality support to their clients.
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