Human Resources Tools

Written by Jacey Harmon
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Human resources employees are forced to wear many hats. HR employees are responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees. Once an employee is hired, they need to make sure the employee is trained properly and understands all of the job's responsibilities and benefits. HR departments are in charge of tracking employee hours and maintaining payroll. All the while, they need to ensure compliance with various state and federal regulations.

Tools for Human Resources Departments

Education is one of the most powerful tools available for HR departments and employees. Training courses and seminars are available that will give HR representatives the skills necessary to successfully perform the job. Courses on successful interviewing and hiring techniques will aid in decreasing employee turnover. Seminars that cover state and federal regulations will ensure a company's compliance.

Software is a HR representative's best friend. There are software programs designed to aid HR employees in successfully navigating their duties. Software, in conjunction with computer networks, can be used to track employee activity. Employees can "punch in" through computers, and this data can easily be collected through the company's network. Hours can then be calculated and payroll completed through a remote connection--meaning any PC that's connected to the Internet.

Human resources employees can design and distribute employee handbooks through the company's network. This reduces expenses by eliminating the need to print hard copies of employee handbooks. It also eliminates excuses employees may come up with for not knowing company policies. Network-based employee handbooks are readily available to all employees and are impossible to lose.

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