HR Information - where do you keep yours?
How do you store your employee information? Perhaps you hold it in a spreadsheet or in a paper-based filing system. Whichever method you use, you must ensure that the data are up-to-date and hold the information securely and confidentially to meet Data Protection Act requirements.
However, as a manager you are likely to need to be able to access and analyse the data to make informed and effective business decisions. How easy is it to find out how much annual leave your employees have left to take this year? How much sick leave has been taken by each employee? Are there any training requirements or appraisal discussions outstanding? These are just a few of the questions you may want to ask.
Many large companies have electronic database HR information systems (HRIS) which hold all this information so that they can access it quickly and easily, but until relatively recently, smaller businesses have not considered such systems to be within their reach. However, Cherington HR has teamed up with a supplier of a very cost-effective and easy-to-use HRIS that can be used by smaller employers. It will help you manage recruitment, leavers, sickness, accidents, reviews, new starters, disciplinary records, training, qualifications, staff holidays, birthdays, salary reviews, work patterns, vehicles, salaries, appraisals and much more. For more information contact Helen at Cherington HR.
Posted on 19 Nov 2016