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Employee Management Software FAQs

Brian McDowell FAQs, Videos

A lot of our customers come to us looking for various ways to manage their teams. Increasingly these are small businesses without HR managers or departments – and that have no intention of creating HR departments. In many instances we think this is smart, unless you have a really proactive People Management team that focuses on developing and attracting talent …

Employee Management Software FAQs was last modified: November 23rd, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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Can you take holidays by the hour in HRLocker?

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View, FAQs

We’re often asked if HRLocker can allow employees to take their holidays by the hour. (The answer is no. But there are workarounds to make that a yes!) However, we usually throw the question back and ask ‘why’re you managing your team so microscopically?’ HRLocker is built with Best Practises and the workplace – and workforce – of the future …

Can you take holidays by the hour in HRLocker? was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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Where does the value lie in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

Brian McDowell FAQs, Staff Posts

As software vendors we’re always claiming our Solutions deliver value for money, excellent Return on Investment and generally deliver a more efficient, pleasant life. Prospective customers are understandably more cautious. You’ll, understandably, assess your options carefully before committing to implementing any new system. Especially Solutions involving Talent Management and acquisition. Plus you’re, increasingly, conscious of the type of brand experience …

Where does the value lie in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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What is an Applicant Tracking System – How Does it Work?

Brian McDowell FAQs, Staff Posts

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is simply recruitment software to help employers find talent. And to avoid sorting through millions of CVs! There are broadly two types. The larger, enterprise-level systems, that are often known for ‘scaring off’ applicants with lengthy forms and questions. And then there are smaller, more affordable and user-friendly ATSs that really deliver value to small and …

What is an Applicant Tracking System – How Does it Work? was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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Does HRLocker have a Timesheet App?

Brian McDowell FAQs, Staff Posts

A lot of businesses that approach us, especially those looking for clocking-in systems, ask if we have a timesheet app. The answer is yes – and no! YES because the HRLocker suite is a web application (featuring timesheets) and is delivered through the browser, usable on ALL devices featuring a reasonably modern browser. NO because it’s not a downloadable ‘native’ …

Does HRLocker have a Timesheet App? was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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What does Onboarding Mean?

Adam Coleman Blog, CEO HR Points of View, FAQs 2 Comments

In HR, People Management and Personnel circles, new terms and processes come up from time to time that non specialist managers and business owners need to find out about. ‘Onboarding’ is one of these, but what does it mean? This is my definition. (Please correct me if I’m misguided): ‘OnBoarding’, is all the activity that a company and a person needs to …

What does Onboarding Mean? was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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What is CPD? Are You Up-to-Speed?

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View, FAQs 0 Comments

So, what is CPD?  Yet another acronym … so, what does it stand for? “Continuous Professional Development” But is this just another name for – training? CPD Definition Here is a good definition put forward by the CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development) “CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, …

What is CPD? Are You Up-to-Speed? was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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Do you have to ask permission to credit check employees?

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View, FAQs, Longer Reads

Pre-Employment Candidate Background Screening – Credit Referencing As part of HRLocker service, customers have access to first-call HR support. And, recently, a question to our consultants has come up a couple of times: Q: If we want to run credit checks on our existing – and new – employees, do we have to ask permission? This type of question comes …

Do you have to ask permission to credit check employees? was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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Do You Even Need a HR Department?

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View, FAQs

There should be no such thing as a HR Department: People talk about HR Problems and HR Solutions. Surely they should be people problems and productivity solutions? Every Manager should be skilled up on how to get the best out of their people. The best way of doing this is by educating your managers how to manage their people, not …

Do You Even Need a HR Department? was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by Adam Coleman