Updated: Apr 25
As Human Resources (HR) technology advances, more companies are looking to deploy systems that can help to reduce costs while increasing efficiencies. Software applications that streamline HR tasks have become more valuable as businesses work to determine the most effective use of employee assets. While some platforms have broader uses than others, many solutions tend to overlap in their functions.
Generally speaking, HR software is intended to help employees and managers operate at their highest potential. Effective HR applications often integrate key functions, such as recruiting, new hire orientation and onboarding, staff management, time scheduling, payroll operations and the strategic allocation of human capital.
Human resources software is often referred to as human resource management systems (HRMS), or Human resources information systems (HRIS). Both terms are used to reference the systems a company utilizes for effective staff management.
Types of HR Software Solutions
Below, are the major categories of HR software along with some background on each to provide a guide for understanding the entire HR software landscape.
HR software can be used to automate your company job postings, as well as the management of received applications. These programs streamline the submission of your company’s job openings to multiple websites. From the applicant side, job seekers can submit their resumes without having to meet with anyone in person.
Applicant tracking software takes the recruiting process further by sorting and managing applications as they are received and directing them to the appropriate recipients. Applicant tracking systems can also manage processes for your company’s hiring committee and schedule interviews automatically.
Time and Attendance
Most every business, regardless of size, needs to track employee attendance. Automating this task can save money while improving operational efficiency. Time and attendance software is especially useful for companies whose employees are paid according to the number of hours they work.
Once hired, it is important to track of employee credentials, along with any certifications they earn. Often, your recruiting software can be used as a source from which to copy this information into the proper areas.
Professional HR Solutions for eLearning
As the corporate landscape continues to shift and the workplace gains in complexity, many companies are increasing their training efforts for employee development. And often, these programs are driven by (or at least overseen by) the HR department.
eLearning refers to the use of electronic technologies (typically, the Internet) to support and manage all types of learning programs, including corporate training. And while eLearning can impact most every area of an organization, some of the most common types of eLearning-based corporate training topics include:
New hire orientation and onboarding
Employee skills development and training
Sales and customer service training
Workplace culture and diversity
Today, the benefits for those companies that implement eLearning-based corporate training programs are significant. Companies that utilize effective eLearning can expect to see an increase in revenue on a per employee basis, as well as an improved overall bottom line. In addition, companies that offer eLearning tend to have happier employees who are less likely to leave the organization.
Professional HR Solutions for eLearning from LMS Portals
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system (LMS) that allows for the creation of private corporate eLearning environments (portals) on-demand. And each portal you launch can have its own unique branding, along with powerful tools for user onboarding, learner collaboration and messaging, detailed analytics, and more.