HR Software

Core HR software helps HR pros manage tradition human resource responsibilities include benefits administration, personelle tracking, and payroll. Core HR tools reduce HR's administrative burden and increase efficiency and are key once an organization has reached critical mass.

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Strategic HR, or talent management, is about attracting and developing an organization's talent, and includes areas such as recruiting, performance management, and training. Strategic HR tools help to grow and develop an organization's workforce.

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HR Software 101

Human Resources Management Systems, or Human Resources Information Systems, are very popular today in many small, medium, and large sized organizations. Employees, especially working in the areas of Payroll and Human Resources, have found that using HRMS and HRIS software has greatly improved their efficiency and productivity, leaving time for them to do what is most important to the success of their organization.


Simple yet time consuming tasks and administrative work like entering employee information or compiling time sheet submissions, and more complex work like producing reports for government compliance or regulatory laws are commonly labor and time intensive. However, the adoption of the newest HR software makes it easy for employees to complete their work much faster and eliminates the risk for error that commonly happens when information is calculated and documented manually. Many of these systems also allow every employee in an organization access to their personal information, so they can view details like benefits and time sheets and make requests for time off or meetings with management.


There are many companies out there that offer varied features and tools as a part of their HRMS and HRIS product, so it is important to do some research before choosing the one that will be the best fit for your company. Some companies offer this as an online-based subscription service, a software package that requires installment at your office, or as SaaS (Software-as a- Service).

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Job board for applicants who like to drink

One of the biggest trends in online recruiting: niche job boards that focus on a narrow group of applicants. The latest — and possibly most narrowly focused — is Just Drinks, a job board for people looking for work in the beverage industry. We aren’t just talking about bartenders here — the site includes everything […]

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Social networking profiles more accurate than resumes?

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In the debate about whether to search for candidates online before they’re hired, here’s another reason hiring managers may consider doing so: Candidates are often more honest in their LinkedIn profiles than in the resumes they send employers. At least that’s what LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman said at the Social Recruiting Summit held recently at […]

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4 common recruiting Web site mistakes

The company’s “Careers” Web page is one of HR’s most powerful recruiting tools. But that doesn’t mean all of them are designed to make the biggest impact. Not putting the proper care into building the page could cost a company some qualified candidates — after all, no matter how applicants hear about a job, they’ll […]

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Your peers’ hiring plans

Does your company plan on hiring additional full-time employees in the next few months? How about reducing headcount? If you said no to both, you aren’t alone. More than 64% of employers expect staffing levels to remain steady in this year’s second quarter, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Just 14% said they plan on […]

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