Top 10 frequently asked questions on Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management , Posted by on 2018/08/24 3     Comments

There have been occasions when readers like you have got in touch with the queries they had with respect to Human Resource Management issues. The following questions have been assimilated from the input received from various quarters and care has been taken to answer them in the simplest way possible. 

Q. What is Human Resource?    

Ans: Human Resource has two meanings:  

  • Human resource refers to the people who work in an organisation.
  • Human resource refers to that function in an organisation which manages the people and directs them to achieve organisational objectives.

Q. How did Human Resource originate?

Ans: Human Resource originated during the industrial revolution period because of the prevailing conditions amongst the factory workers in Europe. At that time, factory workers especially the women and children were treated very badly. It was to safeguard their interests that welfare officers were appointed. This later on led to the creation of personnel departments which took care of the requirements of the workers in an organisation and in due course of time this gave birth to the Human Resource function as we know of today. 

Q. What is Human Resource Management?

Ans: Human Resource Management is the the branch of operations in an organisation which recruits, develops, manages, trains, motivates, rewards and directs the workforce to align and achieve the goals of the organisation.

Q. What is Human Resource Management System?

Ans: A Human Resource Management System is an automated system that serves two important purposes: 

  • Employee data is kept in a computerised system which is secure and can be easily accessed for analysis.
  • As it is near impossible to physically store employee records for an ever growing organisation, an HRMS software handles such issues with ease and has modules which take care of all possible organisational functions which can be accessed through a single interface.

Check this out from Quora which answers a similar question:  https://www.quora.com/What-is-purpose-of-HRMS-Software   

Q. What is the difference between HRM systems and HRM tools?

Ans: They are the same thing as both are designed to automate the HRM process by developing a computerised system which takes care of Human Resource Management needs.

Q. What are the features of a Human Resource Management system?

Ans: In general a HRMS is a software system which has been designed and developed to automate the HR functions of an enterprise. One such HRMS, developed by Vyrazu Labs is available at Enterprise and automates the following functions:  

  • Leave Management
  • Employee Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Appraisal Management

Q. Is HRMS an expensive system?

Ans: HRMS is not at all an expensive system. Moreover it turns out to be cheaper when  compared to the service it provides. Also, there are various pricing plans which an organisation can opt for. Pricing is generally offered on per employee per month basis, so organisations do not have to make a sizeable investment while going for an HRMS system. 

Q. What is cloud computing and what is its relation to HRMS?

Ans: Cloud computing is a broad term and refers to anything which involves delivering hosted services over the internet. These services are categorised into three parts: 

  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS)
  • Software-as-a-Service(SaaS)

There is no direct relation between cloud computing and HRMS as these are two separate entities. The two happen to have a connection only when a service provider offers HRMS services by hosting the system on a server and thus ends up using cloud computing technology. 

Q. How secure is user data in an cloud based HRM system?

Ans: In a cloud based HRMS like the one mentioned above at Enterprisesecurity is provided at various levels — network and physical. There are regular backups taken to prevent any loss of data. Database and system files can be accessed only by authorised personnel. Lastly, the system takes help of the latest encryption methodologies to protect any transactional data within the system.

Q. What is the best cloud based HRM system ?

Ans: Well, it is very difficult to answer this question without asking you questions. The reason being that the needs of every user is different, as it depends on the scale of the organisation, the domain in which it works, the organisational structure, which technical platform is the user looking for etc etc. It shall be best to first decide on your needs and then approach service providers who shall accordingly take care of your requirements. 

Check this question from Quora:  https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-best-cloud-HRMS-HRIS-software-for-small-businesses    

Having said that, HRMS developed by Vyrazu Labs is a robust system which takes care of user needs and has been successfully installed at many organisations of varying sizes.

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