Human Resources

Human Resource Management – The History
Human Resource Management – The History 150 150 Kanhai Chhugani

Human resource management is something all of us are familiar with. Would you like to know about the history of HR Management history? It is in fact quite fascinating!

It all started when the apprentices of the putting-out system were being provided with welfare measures. It was in the early part of 20th century that the very first personnel department came into existence. Ever since then Human resource management has come up a long way gaining more and more significance with time.

Sometime during the 1980s people came up with the abbreviation HR for human resources. Slowly the HR departments of organizations started taking over the functions of personnel department as well as the training department, thereby forming a synergy. Organizations started realizing that as their business increased, they had new requirements for staff restructuring and training. The decisions made by the companies had to be in the direction of the welfare of its employees as they were their biggest assets.

With the advancement in technology HR organizations have successfully moved from personnel management to business execution. Here is some information about how the four different generations of HR have evolved over the last twenty odd years:

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Gender-bender
Gender-bender 1024 692 Kanhai Chhugani

The sure-shot way to increase your women headcount

Many women find it difficult to cope up with work once they have children. When Google saw this mass exodus happening in their company, a couple of years ago, they got alert.

They were smart enough to realize that, believe it or not, this skewed male-female ratio had strangely also begun to impact their bottom line.  That’s when Google went all out to woo its women employees back into their fold.

Studies suggest that the women employees boost productivity in every organization.

  • If you assume a situation where the number of women employees is almost equal to the number of males, the GDP of US would increase by 5%, Japan’s by 9% and India’s by 27%!
  • 51% of women have stated that it is very difficult to move up the career ladder once they have children and 16% of the fathers agree.
  • 42% of working mothers decreased the number of their working hours to care for their children and home and 28% fathers did the same.

Yet, the situation is far from rosy. Although its most often a desk-bound role, only 25% of IT positions are held by women. This is also reflected in college enrollments. The number of women students opting for a Computer Science course stands miserably at 14%.

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Leave management automation
Leave management automation 712 474 Kanhai Chhugani

Intro: ….it’s simpler than you can imagine

It’s long been known that paper-based systems are not the best way to handle employee leave requests, irrespective of the size of the organization. Even when the employee number is small, it makes sense to automate the process.

In a recent Aberdeen report, 60% of all organizations reported the need to improve automate certain tasks in order to drive more value into their workforce management practices. Unfortunately, despite the easily availability and the variety available with such tools (to suit every budget and business need), a majority of HR departments continue to rely on in-house systems and manual processes.

It’s hard to keep track of every employee’s presence on all working days. Even the employee may not accurately recall how much vacation and personal time they availed in a certain year. Without an integrated workforce management system, it’s impossible to make a correct assessment of an employee’s leave entitlement and encashment, if that applies.

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Payroll automation
Payroll automation 300 200 Kanhai Chhugani

Intro: Save time, save effort and stay compliant

Are you still doing manual payroll calculations?

Manual reporting can be extremely time-consuming, tedious, boring and not to forget, prone to all sorts of human errors. Payroll management is a critical internal function. It must be rendered on-time and error-free, otherwise, experts have discovered that it can lead to a lot of staff discontent.

The second main challenge with manual timekeeping is that it can be heavily labor-intensive. From an employee’s punch card, the payroll manager has to extract the number of work hours put in; and then enter those numbers into his spreadsheet to arrive at the entitlement. Making the calculation more complex is – overtime, unpaid breaks, absences, etc. Imagine having to do this for each employee, at every monthly pay cycle! Won’t that be taxing and an inefficient use of a payroll manager’s time, that can be spent on more important, strategic tasks.

EasyHR can help. Whether your head count on your payrolls is 15 or 1500, we can automate your system so you don’t have to rely on manual calculations. It’s crucial for medium and enterprise-level organizations, as in their case, payroll often accounts for 50% of their total budget, according to one estimate.

With global cutback still the order of the day in a recession-recovering world, in order to remain viable and profitable, managers are often confronted with difficult choices. While many businesses have been forced to cut payroll costs by resorting to layoffs, there are those who are taking a more ethical route of cost reduction, simply by streamlining the payroll process with an automated solution, resulting in more accurate time and attendance tracking. This cuts down the wasteful expenditure on weak timesheet controls and human errors, especially in case of companies with staff spread out at multiple locations, at different sites and projects.

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Having employees buy into your HR technology
Having employees buy into your HR technology 1000 667 Kanhai Chhugani

It could be a tad difficult but worth the try

Why to waste your energy in getting quality work, when you can get the same quality work without wasting your energy?

Confused?

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