HR Software for Small Businesses

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You might think that HR software is only for companies with a lot of employees, but small businesses can benefit from using it as well.

HR software is often thought to be costly, and therefore companies that don’t have a lot of employees or a lot of money to spare have avoided it. However, there are a lot of benefits to keeping employee information in one, automated place, according to an article by Fresh Business Thinking.

Using HR software can help you find information quickly, such as training spend, equal opportunities compliance and directors’ reports. But perhaps most importantly, good HR software will have the capability to remind employees about important events, such as as a probation period ending, appraisals, eye tests, expiring licenses or permits, impending retirements, long service awards or even employee birthdays.

ATS Helps Companies During Recession

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Applicant tracking systems and other types of recruiting software may be able to help companies who are trying to stay afloat during the current economic recession. Click here to learn more.

If your company is on the brink of going under, or just looking for some new ways to save money, it’s important to have an HR strategy. Making sure everyone is on the same page and following the same logic will help ensure long-term success.

Recessions such as the one we’re in now can result in companies having to decide who gets laid off and who gets hired in a pinch. These can be extremely daunting decisions.

Staffing Software Tips

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If your company is being inundated with resumes from job seekers, like many throughout the country currently are, you may want to consider implementing some type of Web-based staffing software solution.

Web-based staffing software uses artificial intelligence and resume tracking software to collect, sort through and rank large amounts of resumes and candidate information. That information is then turned over to hiring managers and recruiters so they can more easily and efficiently select the right person for the job.

However, when implementing  staffing software, there are many things to consider, according to an article by eHow:

  • Staffing software can reduce the amount of pressure placed on hiring managers. Software eliminates much of the administrative work required by old fashioned methods and allows recruiters to better describe the critical skills needed for job success, which in turn increases the chances of finding the best candidate.

Rethinking ATS

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We all know that these days most companies use applicant tracking systems to help with the recruiting process.

While most companies have systems that can reach thousands of candidates and find that perfect employee, many recruiters and beginning to think this is an outdated way of recruiting. Recruiting efficiency usually comes from applicant management software that promotes teamwork and collaboration from hiring managers and recruiters.

So how can companies make applicant tracking systems better? Here are a few suggestions from Darwin Redshield at Articlebase.

HR Software Choices

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If your company is looking into implementing HR software to make certain functions easier, there are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a software provider.

Any good HR software is capable of handling employee information, such as names, addresses, income tax withholdings, available vacation days, holiday pay, child support payments, garnishing and retirement savings. Most software also allows employers to better use direct deposit and print statements, forms and reports.

HR software also can reduce the amount of time the HR department spends on daunting tasks such as payroll. Good HR software will help improve productivity, cut labor costs and improve the quality of decision making. Payroll has become a critical financial aspect of running a business of any size and should be taken into account when choosing an HR software provider.