Benefits of Human Capital Management
It can be difficult for employers nowadays to make decisions regarding their employees purely based on what they perceive first hand, and this is especially true in large corporations. One of the ways in which employees can make decisions is to base their decisions on what is called; human capital management, this allows employees the opportunity to base their decisions on a system that measure an employee’s value based on performance and progress.
HCM, as it is better known, focuses on the value of an employee. This means that an employee essentially becomes a human asset; this includes the current value of the employee as well as the future value and investment of the employee. The benefits to a system like this are; it can help the employer to make decisions based on the information received by the software without being biased. Salaries and bonuses can also be paid according to the employee’s performance as well as their progress throughout the year. A performance appraisal normally forms part of the human capital management system.
HCM is known by many different names from company to company, but essentially it all works on the same type of system. Besides the payroll aspect that this system allows, it is also beneficial when the employer has to make decisions on promoting certain individuals, this system can greatly help a employer decide the growth of an employee and essentially it is up to the employee at what rate they would like to progress in the company. In times of financial drought, this system also shows the employer which employee would be less costly to let go in the case of retrenchments. All the information that is put into the HCM software is done so by the human resources department, but is all based on the companies rules and regulations.
Human capital management has in fact been used for many years and that is where the idea came from to build software around this concept that allows employers to make more informed decisions regarding their employees.
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