IT has made its presence felt strongly in the area of Human Resource that has made the area more vibrant and extensive. The organization’s has started to understand the strategic importance of HR function. I order to meet the need of placing the right candidate at the right position at the right time.
Most of the surveys have revealed that the companies are laying emphasis in using technology to perform their HRM functions and expanding heavily to train their managers to be able to adapt the technology.However the type of IT used in HRM varied to a very great extent in between recruitment, training, HR records, performance monitoring, and evaluation and development tasks. Various benefits that have accrued owing to the use of IT in this area:-
Creation of an IT based workplace:- With the evolution of technology, it has been made possible to create a workplace that is remote controlled and manageable.
Achievement of higher performance:- The various HRM tool has made it easy for managers to evaluate and compare the performance of employees in no time that helped in delivering quick decisions.
HR staff becoming more strategic oriented:- The introduction of IT in HRM has freed the HR staff from the intermediary roles to enable them to concentrate more on strategic matters like training and setting performance goals.
Employees increased satisfaction:-A trend has been seen in developing organizations that employees who are hired, maintained and trained with the use of HRM technology considered themselves to be a part of a modern hi tech organization and feel satisfied internally.
Overall reduction in HR operational Costs:-An overall reduction in operational costs associated with HRM has seen a remarkable decline due to increased productivity, quality and profitability.
A complete HR Information system is able to complete the following tasks:
- Create and maintain employee database.
- Fulfiling legal compliance.
- Provide relevant information to managers and HR to monitor them and manage them productively.
- Preparing training modules.
- Attendance and leave records
The introduction of IT has changed the role of HR professionals completely. Now HR manages focuses more on strategic contribution, personal credibility, HR delivery, business knowledge and other roles.