Employee Management

Written by Serena Berger
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Employee management is one of the aspects of administration that can take the most time; yet typically, you only notice it when something goes significantly wrong. You may have a whole HR staff who are occupied with everything from keeping track of applications, testing, evaluations, terminations, and benefits--it can be hard for someone not immersed in the daily operations of the HR office to understand each function that those staff members perform. The fact is, however, that much of their work may be redundant, and the right software could save your staff a lot of time and your office a lot of money.

For example, the hiring process is rarely as efficient as it could be, especially for a mid-sized company. Larger companies have often determined ways to streamline the process, and sole proprietors tend to make all hiring decisions individually. A mid-sized company, however, may be struggling with everything from recruitment to processing applications, developing an effective interview process to administering training and testing.

Early Stages of Employee Management

These early stages are among the most crucial to running a company successfully. It has been stated by many business leaders that putting the right person in the right job is half the battle. It could be added that it is also necessary to make that employee feel equipped and empowered to do the job that you want him to do. The application and training periods can make all the difference between getting someone who will struggle or do the bare minimum and someone who will become a loyal and creative employee.

Software can actually help you achieve these ideals of employee management. By sending all data from applications and interviews directly to a database, anyone who would be working with the employee can be apprised of concerns or questions and ask questions before it is too late. Once training begins, you can use an online testing and evaluation procedure to highlight potential problem areas and determine how best to pair the employee with a mentor who will help him excel. From the employee's perspective, if you have treated him with professionalism, given him a solid benefits package that is well administered, and made your procedures clear, that is the best incentive to perform.

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