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Pillais Institute Of Management Studies And Research

Subject: Information Technology Class: MMS B Submitted By: Group 2

Under the Guidance of: Prof Akanksha Pandey

Human Resource Management Systems

NAME Abhay Alexander Ketki Bhatwadekar Vikram Bhutada Varzan Gandhi Pratix Jain Savita Yadav

ROLL NO. 61 70 71 78 83 119

Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) provide a link between human resource management and information technology. HRMS allow enterprises to automate many aspects of human resource management, with the dual benefits of reducing the workload of the HR department as well as increasing the efficiency of the department by standardizing HR processes. It merges HRM as a discipline and in particular its basic HR activities and processes with the information technology field, whereas the programming of data processing systems evolved into standardized routines and packages of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. On the whole, these ERP systems have their origin on software that integrates information from different applications into one universal database. The linkage of its financial and human resource modules through one database is the most important distinction to the individually and proprietary developed predecessors, which makes this software application both rigid and flexible.

The function of Human Resources departments is generally administrative and common to all organizations. Organizations may have formalized selection, evaluation, and payroll processes. Efficient and effective management of "Human Capital" progressed to an increasingly imperative and complex process. The HR function consists of tracking existing employee data which traditionally includes personal histories, skills, capabilities, accomplishments and salary. To reduce the manual workload of these administrative activities, organizations began to electronically automate many of these processes by introducing specialized Human Resource Management Systems. HR executives rely on internal or external IT professionals to develop and maintain an integrated HRMS. Before the clientserver architecture evolved in the late 1980s, many HR automation processes were relegated to mainframe computers that could handle large amounts of data transactions. In consequence of the high capital investment necessary to buy or program proprietary software, these internally-developed HRMS were limited to organizations that possessed a large amount of capital. The advent of clientserver, Application Service Provider and Software as a Service (SaaS) or Human Resource Management Systems enabled increasingly higher administrative control of such systems.

Currently Human Resource Management Systems encompass:

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Payroll Work Time Appraisal performance Benefits Administration Recruiting/Learning Management & Training System Performance Record Employee Self-Service HR management Information system

The payroll module automates the pay process by gathering data on employee time and attendance, calculating various deductions and taxes, and generating periodic pay cheques and employee tax reports. Data is generally fed from the human resources and time keeping modules to calculate automatic deposit and manual cheque writing capabilities. This module can encompass all employee-related transactions as well as integrate with existing financial management systems. The work time module gathers standardized time and work related efforts. The most advanced modules provide broad flexibility in data collection methods, labor distribution capabilities and data analysis features. Cost analysis and efficiency metrics are the primary functions.

Performance appraisal is the process of obtaining, analyzing and recording information about the relative worth of an employee. The focus of the performance appraisal is measuring and improving the actual performance of the employee and also the future potential of the employee. Its aim is to measure what an employee does.

The benefits administration module provides a system for organizations to administer and track employee participation in benefits programs. These typically encompass insurance, compensation, profit sharing and retirement. The HR management module is a component covering many other HR aspects from application to retirement. The system records basic demographic and address data, selection, training and development, capabilities and skills management, compensation planning records and other related activities. Leading edge systems provide the ability to "read" applications and enter relevant data to applicable database fields, notify employers and provide position management and position control. Human resource management function involves the recruitment, placement, evaluation, compensation and development of the employees of an organization. Initially, businesses used computer based information systems to:
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Produce pay checks and payroll reports; Maintain personnel records; Pursue Talent Management.

Online recruiting has become one of the primary methods employed by HR departments to garner potential candidates for available positions within an organization. Talent Management systems typically encompass:
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Analyzing personnel usage within an organization; Identifying potential applicants; Recruiting through company-facing listings; Recruiting through online recruiting sites or publications that market to both recruiters and applicants.

The significant cost incurred in maintaining an organized recruitment effort, cross-posting within and across general or industry-specific job boards and maintaining a competitive exposure of availabilities has given rise to the development of a dedicated Applicant Tracking System, or 'ATS', module. The training module provides a system for organizations to administer and track employee training and development efforts. The system, normally called a Learning Management System if a standalone product, allows HR to track education, qualifications and skills of the employees, as well as outlining what training courses, books, CDs, web based learning or materials are available to develop which skills. Courses can then be offered in date specific sessions, with delegates and training resources being mapped and managed within the same system. Sophisticated LMS allow managers to approve training, budgets and calendars alongside performance management and appraisal metrics.

The Employee Self-Service module allows employees to query HR related data and perform some HR transactions over the system. Employees may query their attendance record from the system without asking the information from HR personnel. The module also lets supervisors approve O.T. requests from their subordinates through the system without overloading the task on HR department. Many organizations have gone beyond the traditional functions and developed human resource management information systems, which support recruitment, selection, hiring, job placement, performance appraisals, employee benefit analysis, health, safety and security, while others integrate an outsourced Applicant Tracking System that encompasses a subset of the above.

The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a software or online solution for the data entry, data tracking, and data information needs of the Human Resources, payroll, management, and accounting functions within a business. Normally packaged as a data base, hundreds of companies sell some form of HRIS and every HRIS has different capabilities. Pick your HRIS carefully based on the capabilities you need in your company. Typically, the better The Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) provide overall:
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Management of all employee information. Reporting and analysis of employee information. Company-related documents such as employee handbooks, emergency evacuation procedures, and safety guidelines. Benefits administration including enrollment, status changes, and personal information updating. Complete integration with payroll and other company financial software and accounting systems. Applicant tracking and resume management.

The HRIS that most effectively serves companies tracks:

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Attendance and PTO use, Pay raises and history, Pay grades and positions held, Performance development plans, Training received, Disciplinary action received, Personal employee information, and occasionally, Management and key employee succession plans, High potential employee identification, and Applicant tracking, interviewing, and selection.

An effective HRIS provides information on just about anything the company needs to track and analyze about employees, former employees, and applicants. Your company will need to select a Human Resources Information System and customize it to meet your needs. With an appropriate HRIS, Human Resources staff enables employees to do their own benefits updates and address changes, thus freeing HR staff for more strategic functions. Additionally, data necessary for employee management, knowledge development, career growth and development, and equal treatment is facilitated. Finally, managers can access the information they need to legally, ethically, and effectively support the success of their reporting employees.

Security and the HRMS Solution

Of critical concern when embracing Web-based HRMS systems is security, especially with respect to safeguarding company data and employee privacy. When selecting an HRMS solution, be sure that it utilizes a secure transmission method such as Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) for encrypting data as it flows over the public Internet. Next, make sure that the password policy for the application adheres to your own internal procedures. You wouldnt want your HR Administrator to use a password that can be easily guessed. This can be easily overlooked but would enable a security breach that would jeopardize the privacy of your companys data. Make sure the application includes rules to prevent any unauthorized access. Finally, you really should have buy in from your own IT leadership team by integrating them into the evaluation process with potential vendors in terms of security policies, data access, and backup and recovery procedures. To balance security with accessibility and scalability, you should discuss your integration needs with potential solutions providers as well. Skew toward vendors with open database platforms (ODBC compliant), such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server, as opposed to proprietary or mainframe systems. This will offer the most flexibility particularly when you require integration with other applications as an immediate need or in the future as your company grows. Look for other features including XML (Extensible Markup Language) support and robust reporting capabilities to ensure that you can easily pass information from one application to another. This is critical with a payroll application as youll likely require feeds to accounting packages and third parties including retirement plans and benefit providers. Utilizing a Web-based platform allows you to streamline the entire HR lifecycle from recruitment and training to payroll and benefits administration. Consolidating these processes into once system allows small and medium sized businesses to proactively manage HR operations and improve efficiency.

Most Web-based HRMS platforms offer much more than HR and employee benefits services. Look for a solution that offers a wide range of service offerings including payroll, talent management, applicant tracking, recruiting tools, pre-employment testing, background checks, labor law resources and skills training. Robust and user-friendly reporting tools are also critical. While employee access to a wide range of HR lifecycle services is helpful in streamlining HR processes, it is extremely important to choose a Web-based HRMS platform that is easy to use. Employees are less likely to embrace these services if they are too complex. Keep it simple. Regardless of industry or size, an HRMS platform can help small and medium sized businesses achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency and productivity and can offer your organization the tools and services to stay competitive. This provides you an edge by enabling you to focus on your core business. The key to finding the right HRMS system is selecting an HR business solution that is secure, well-supported, and equipped to help you reach your goals. With a centralized Web-based HRMS platform to support your HR department, you have the ability to successfully track, manage, and control your most valuable asset, your employees.

Determining the Need for an HRMS Solution

Researching business technology can be a daunting task and finding a Human Resources Management System (HRMS) that meets the unique needs of your business, and offers ease of acceptance by your employees, can present a challenge. Many researchers suggest exploring a Web-based HRMS solution, which avoids the pitfalls of a costly software purchase, internal IT involvement or a lengthy implementation process. Prior to selecting an HRMS solution, you must identify your business needs, processes and short and long-term goals. Including HR professionals, who manage your current HR operations, in the process is also critical, as it will impact embracement versus abandonment. Regardless of the size of your organization, the daily management of payroll, benefits administration, training and other continuously changing HR needs can be challenging as well. Web-based HRMS platforms offer attractive options for many organizations, especially small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking for a centralized, integrated and cost effective solution. Empowering employees to self serve offers significant time-savings for the administrator or department. Using a Web-based HRMS, employees can easily access the system to print a pay stub, W-2s, enroll in employee benefits, view their paid time off, and update personal information. Providing real-time access to vital information equips employees and HR managers with tools to eliminate unnecessary HR workflow.