4 ways to convince your boss to purchase personnel software
July 25, 2014 at 10:28 AM
You've been the HR manager for your current employer for quite some time. And although your daily operations tend to be carried out quite smoothly, there's no doubt in your mind that having employee management software to store your workers' personnel records would be of the utmost benefit. In fact, you've decided to talk with your boss about purchasing a program that would best fit your company's needs.
If you've found yourself in the situation outlined above, here are four excellent tips for persuading your boss that the company will truly benefit from a software program that stores its workers' personnel records.
Tip #1: Ask your boss a personal question about one of the workers
Walk up to your boss and say, "Do you know what Lisa's husband's phone number is?" Your boss will probably reply with something like, "I'll have to look it up, why?" Ask your boss how difficult it would be to get the number in the event that something were to happen to Lisa at work. Without a software program, your boss will have to dig through paper personnel records, which could take several minutes to several hours. Now that you've captured the attention of your boss, ask about getting a software program that could ease the process of retrieving phone numbers in the event that something was to happen to one of the workers.
Tip #2: Talk about improving productivity
The tasks that are completed by the HR department in relation to personnel records are usually large in number. Tell your boss that your job would be greatly simplified with a software program that makes it easy to store and retrieve all personnel information. Also, let him or her know that software will organize the stored information itself, and with an easy-to-use interface, anyone within the company who has permission to access the information will find the program extremely simple to use. As a result, productivity will be boosted, which could lead to an increase in profit levels.
Tip #3: Tell your boss about the support you'll receive
It's important to mention the support that you'll receive when taking advantage of a software program that stores personnel data. Whether it is instructions on how to set up permissions to different internal HR workers or how to retrieve certain pieces of stored data, support will make using the program a breeze.
Tip #4: Outline the problems, and present the solutions
Before talking with your boss about implementing new HR software, make sure to outline the problems that the program can be a solution to. Present each of the problems to your boss, followed by going into detail as to how the new software would be an excellent remedy. Most importantly, discuss how the software will boost productivity and
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