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The Importance of Technology in Human Resource Management

Posted by Joshi, Monika at Friday, 05/06/2011 8:34 am
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Living in such a fast paced society, technology is ever changing. With developments such as ATM machines, self checkout registers, and online shopping, technology has always been evolving to make our lives better and easier. This statement can be said for all business industries as well as in our everyday lives.

For the human resources industry in specific, HR technology is used to attract, hire, retain and maintain talent, support workforce administration, and optimize workforce management. The goal from automating the following functions is to help managers work faster and more efficiently. HR technology is used by managers, employees, HR professionals, IT and operations departments all in different ways to improve the way they do business.

Implementing HR technology within an organization enables managers to gather, collect, deliver information, and communicate with employees more easily and efficiently. By automating certain business processes it can greatly reduce the amount of administrative work and allow managers to focus more of their time and energy on managing their workforce. HR technology also provides managers with the necessary decision making tools to allow them to make more effective HR-related decisions.

Achieving a strong relationship between HR and technology can help companies achieve the following key objectives.

1. Strategic alignment with the business objectives
2. Business intelligence – providing users with up to date, relevant data and reports
3. Effectiveness and efficiency – changing how HR work is performed by reducing lead times, costs, and service levels.

Overall, HR technology provides managers with decision making tools to help manage costs and enables them to reduce the time spent on administrative and legal compliance work, while maintaining an efficient and effective workforce to deliver quality service.

A Time and Attendance System is an essential form of technology that can be used in numerous industries and companies. To learn more about these systems and how they can benefit your company, continue to our website.

  • Shane Granger You are talking about Workforce Planning (WFP) or Human Capital Management (HCM) systems in your blog (which doesn't go into any detail) then you direct to a Workforce Management (WFM) system (T&A et al). Although T&A systems might be useful as a Supply Gap Calculator etc they are not a WFP or a HCM system which you describe. So question, what are you saying?

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