Module Specifications - Human Resources
Most organizations will insist that people are their greatest resource. Therefore, it follows naturally that the management of this resource is a fundamental priority for most organizations. But what exactly is the management of human resources?
Each person in your organization has unique qualifications and experience. The quantification of these qualities can be somewhat elusive, however. Nevertheless, it is crucial if management is to make informed decisions regarding staffing levels, training expenses, compensation and benefits, career opportunities, organizational structure, staff and resource deployment, and this list could go on.
In Workscope Management, we broke complex projects down into individual tasks, and assigned to them the resources required to execute those tasks. One of the resources required is the personnel and skill set required to execute the task. In the Human Resources Module, we look at the universe of tasks that you would ever be required to execute on any of the projects you supply. We start by looking at the entire set of jobs and projects that you are currently providing. Then we break these all down to their individual tasks, to create this universe of all tasks. We look then at the list to get all unique tasks, since many tasks are repeated in a generic sense for many different types of projects. For instance, a machinist may make a stainless steel ring for any number of different types of machines. We then look at each unique task individually to determine what skill is required to execute that task, and the expertise range of that skill set, based on an arbitrary skill set range of say one to ten. Once completed, we have a universe of skill sets that are required by your company.
Armed with this information, we can then assign proficiencies for each individual skill to each employee in the company. This process can be highly automated, by incorporating standardized testing for certain skill sets, or by looking at historical data and associating task skill levels with employees. Once this is completed, we have a complete database of all employee skills as they apply to projects that you would execute at your facility.
Working with some of the other modules in our arsenal, we can then address for instance production bottle necks that are due to deficiencies in specific skill set areas. By so doing, we can provide hard data that would justify training or capital investment. Furthermore, we can then track the efficacy of those investments to see if the desired solution has been achieved. We can set specific goals for each employee, and track the effect that your efforts have on achieving those goals. We can, in short, begin to manage wisely your most important resource.
Also as part of this module, we include functionality that would allow you to specify the organizational hierarchy of your company, and where your employees fit into that hierarchy. This is a necessary feature if we are to associate for instance profits or operating costs with specific segments of your organization. Also included is much of the basic functionality you would require from any human resources system: payroll processing, benefits information, personnel data, among others.