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.
The software is usually extremely easy to use. The business only has to set up an action or series of actions to respond to changes in the database and reminder e-mails will be send to specific people on specific dates.
As far as price, HR software has become less expensive lately as more affordable large vendors and niche software providers cater to small and medium-sized businesses with less than 500 employees. Overall, HR software should help your company and employees save time and money.
Most software providers require you to make an initial purchase, as well as an annual maintenance or set-up fee and a monthly subscription.
You shouldn’t be afraid to implement the software either, as many providers have made software available through the Web or downloadable from the Internet. The software also usually comes with easy-to-follow instructions.