MIS for Human Resource Management

28/03/2020 1 By indiafreenotes

Human Resource Information System or HRIS manages the hr policies, processes, and people in an organization. Its powerful set of features work together to tackle the multi-faceted complexities of HR processes. Every HRIS comes with an array of so-called ‘indispensable features’ that are said to cover other vital processes and services.

However, only a few of the HR software features are even marginally useful for SMBs. Most of them are mere marketing tactics. So, it is essential to tread carefully while choosing an HRIS vendor.

Nine core functionalities

  1. Centralized Database

With an automated database that collects, stores, and displays up-to-date, consistent information about the personnel, policies, and procedures in an organization, HR leaders can finally break up with spreadsheets and paper files.

A centralized database that is seamlessly integrated with other HR modules will not just facilitate virtualization but also offer great accessibility to all end-users. Any updates or changes made to the master database will reflect immediately across all modules, saving a considerable amount of time and effort human resources department put into matching and duplicating all records manually.

  1. Recruitment Automation

This feature offers a complete applicant tracking system with a reporting engine to analyze trends and patterns in recruitment. It also seamlessly integrates with job-portals, internal website, and employment-service providers to reduce the chaos in hiring.

  1. Employee Onboarding

With an employee self-service portal that is connected to a cloud-based database removes the necessary evil paperwork out of the onboarding equation. Employees can complete the onboarding process using scanned documents, automated workflow, predefined checklist, and easy-to-use digital forms in 15 minutes.

  1. Talent Management

Employees are the most valuable resources in any organization. However, the process of talent management, i.e, attracting, recruiting, engaging, developing, and retaining employees is a complicated process. Also, employee turnover cost is expensive. An HRIS with an exclusive talent management system will help the organization take better care of their employees.

  1. Payroll

Several SMBs already use a stand-alone system to manage their payroll process. And, no one is eager to switch it to an HRIS. Also, there may be concerns as to whether the payroll module in an HRIS is efficient enough to handle all the full spectrum of services like a dedicated payroll system.

In addition, an HRIS integrates seamlessly with the accounting module and attendance management system. So, the need for manual reconciliation is eliminated, reducing the room for manual errors and legal/financial compliance issues caused by them.

  1. Employee Self-Service

SMBs often find it hard to keep their employee-related data updated. Employee Self-Service (ESS) is an effective way to manage this problem. Giving employees access to view and manage their personal information (profile, time off, benefits, or payroll) can reduce the time HR staff spend on mundane clerical tasks.

Employees don’t have to engage in a mail chase to retrieve their leave balance or payslips. With a self-service portal, every HR process from employee onboarding to reporting will become more efficient. If the HRIS has multi-channel accessibility, employees can view, edit, and retrieve all work-related information right from their mobile phones.

  1. Time and Absence Management

Managing employee timesheets, schedules, and tracking attendance manually involves an immense amount of HR labor. Keeping up with leave request emails and tracking employee absence while sketching out a schedule to manage the changing workload is a huge ordeal. On top of that, exporting all attendance data to the payroll system is time-consuming and tedious.

If not handled properly, timesheets and vacation requests have the potential to stir up a lot of trouble. Mishandled time-off requests can leave a bad impression on the quality of life in the organization, and reduce employee satisfaction. So, streamlining the timesheet management and time-off process with an HRIS can control the manual errors and prevent possible disasters.

  1. Training

A training module can enable organizations to offer blended training experience to their staff to improve engagement, job satisfaction, and retention. They can also plan, track, and measure the impact of their training program to ensure its effectiveness.

  1. Succession Planning

This particular module enables organizations to map talent pipeline and rankings. Once key positions are identified, it would be easy to create employee-specific development plans.