5 Types of HR Software to Free Your Time

When I think of the Human Resources Department, I think of people. I think of a team working diligently to make sure that everyone else within the organization is able to succeed in their own positions without having to worry about extraneous paperwork. Sounds demanding! HR Departments are able to keep up, and even have a minute or two to pursue goals of their own, when they take advantage of HR software. Here is some quick information about common types of HR software that can give you time back into your workday.

5 Types of HR Software:

Hiring software can encompass recruiting, applicant tracking, candidate screening as well as other features. The goal of this software is to organize and streamline your hiring process so you can get the right people in the right jobs as quickly as possible.

Among many other features, scheduling software gives you the ability to auto schedule, schedule at multiple locations, and assign skill levels. This type of software provides conflict warnings, and shift planning. With employee self-service as a feature it also allows employees to bid on shifts, swap shifts with another employee online, and sync their calendars. Scheduling is often integrated with time and attendance software.

Time & Attendance
Time and attendance software allows an employee to clock in and out, request time off and view PTO accrued. This type of software can keep labor expenses in check by reducing over-payments, and providing alerts to managers before an employee hits overtime. Time and attendance software can greatly reduce the number of hours spent on manual timesheets, as well as post-work that is completely eliminated.

Payroll software reduces time spent on payroll with features such as customized wage calculations, automated year-end reporting, direct deposit, and electronic tax filing. Payroll software can include accounting software, or be integrated with QuickBooks allowing you to complete more tasks without leaving the system. Integrating payroll with time and attendance bridges the gap between hours worked and hours paid.

Benefits Administration
Benefits administration software brings health insurance, retirement plans, profit sharing, and compensation together in one neat package. It provides an alert for when an employee becomes eligible for a benefit. Benefit administration software is often integrated with payroll software.

These types of software not only provide analytics, reduce errors, and keep you compliant, they provide the opportunity for human resources to have the time to tackle new projects. When integrated with each other, they pack an even bigger punch, allowing an increase productivity and efficiency.

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