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TECHNOLOGY: A WIN FOR HUMAN RESOURCES

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The Houston Chronicle recently published an article– written by Jared Lewis about the effect of technology on the Human Resources field. Jared Lewis, a professor of History, Philosophy, and Humanities, works as a writer and has published numerous articles on Education and Business. In this article, Jared Lewis points out many specific HR practices that have become more efficient with software design specifically for the field.

I can attest to the fact that technology makes my job as a Human Resources Coordinator more seamless. There are four particular areas I would like to reference.

TWO NOTED BY JARED LEWIS:

Recruiting: With the development of application tracking systems (ATS), the labor to gather and screen resumes has become much easier. Also, it's a great way to increase our application pool to find more qualified candidates. Also, with ATS, it's easier to update job descriptions, run reports, and maintain important job information for recruiters.

Data Storage and Retrieval: The Human Resources Field is known for being the keeper and protector of sensitive information. We can now store documents in a secure database for better organization and quick retrieval. Having a central place where paperwork is kept is extremely helpful when someone is out of the office.

AND TWO AREAS, WHICH I HAVE NOTICED:

On-Boarding: Because our company recruits throughout the United States, issuing e-documents online makes the new hire orientation less complicated and helps meets deadlines.

Payroll Processing: technology services that allows for direct deposit allows for a more secure way and faster way to access money. In addition, it decreases the manual labor of administering spreadsheets for accuracy due to human error. Overall, technology has given the Human Resources field great tools to improve productivity and operational efficiency.