Business, at its core, has always been about people, no matter what industry you are in. How we manage this valuable asset is of the utmost importance. Simply knowing your staff and their situation in regards to goals, remuneration, development and compliance can make all the difference. In the past, if you weren’t a large corporation with deep pockets and a big IT department, obtaining this information was almost impossible. Thankfully though, things have changed. People management software is now available to businesses at all levels, often in the form of cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS). This means managing your people is simpler than ever.
What is people management software?
People management software allows organizations to create a picture of their employees. You can collate records, produce organizational charts, manage performance, set goals and get a bird’s-eye view of your staff. With people management software, you and your employees gain continuous feedback, ensuring everyone is kept in the loop. The ability to see this dynamic and centralized view of your people, anywhere, any time, makes managing them easier, effective and more efficient. Gone are the days where this kind of information was manually keyed into a spreadsheet or document and locked away, keeping with it reams of valuable data.
Why it will help your business
The clarity and visibility that people management software allows, ensures that you keep a good grasp on your staffing situation. A quality product, such as intelliHR’s SaaS, also allows insight into people management that you may have not previously been aware of. You can drastically reduce staff turn-over and save significant amounts of money by maintaining a clear view of your staff and ensuring their needs are met. Knowing your staff’s situation can also help to plan for the future, for example if they are due long service leave, approaching retirement or simply whether they are happy at work. Most importantly, good people management software will give you and your HR team back valuable time.
Most people think people management software will be too costly for their business, however, intelliHR has a low monthly cost. Being SaaS means you’ll also receive automatic updates free of charge as they are released. You’ll also have access to the customer success team if you require assistance at any time. Companies already using people management software now realize it’s a necessity in keeping costs down and their businesses running efficiently.
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Previously I was managing copious amounts of spreadsheets to track HR data, now it is all there at the click of a button and in a professional format
says intelliHR customer Belinda Maybury, HR Manager of Sheldon Commercial Interiors. “Workflow and compliance automation is great for following up team members and easy to stay on top of”. Are you still manually keying data into spreadsheets and can’t get a clear view of your people? If so, it could be time to investigate people management software.