If your business is continuing to grow and add employees you may want to look into using staffing software.
Staffing software is one of the most efficient and technologically advanced ways to manage employees. According to an article by wiseGEEK, staffing software is a series of applications that automate cleriecal and bookkeeping tasks that would normally be completed by people.
“Letting a computer perform these tasks not only gets them done more quickly – given a computer’s natural ability to multitask to the nth degree – but also frees up the people who formerly did those things for other tasks,” the article notes. “This is an important way for companies to get ahead, by letting technology help them create more time for new challenges.”
Staffing software is usually able to handle time sheets, paychecks, vacation requests and invoices. Some software also allows workers to manage day-to-day activities like meetings, to-do lists, tracking customer and contact data and setting reminder alarms.
On top of all the functions staffing software is able to perform, it also creates an electronic record of the activities it handles, eliminating the need for files. The only slight drawback to the software is that it’s not easily mobile.
“Professionals who travel frequently and rely on their mobile phones, laptop computers, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) in order to do business might find themselves handicapped by a lack of staffing software while they are on the road,” the article states.
“Smartphones can solve this problem to some degree, since they can run mobile versions of common software applications, including some versions of staffing software,” the article adds. “These phones can also provide Web-browsing capabilities, allowing mobile workers to access Web-based staffing software.”