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Cloud HCM - How can it help the Fitness CentersPosted Friday, May 24, 2013 by Tim Diassi
Cloud HCM - How can it help the Fitness Centers?
HCM, also known as Human Capital Management, helps HR departments and managers to gain a better knowledge of their workforce, including their needs and areas for improvement. Finding quality and highly trained staff for the fitness industry, and finding ways to retain such staff is important. To achieve this, many HR departments are utilizing Cloud HCM, which combine the benefits of cloud computing with the philosophy of HCM. This allows HR staff to manage workforce talent, in addition to carrying out multiple administrative tasks using applications which are accessed over the internet and in the cloud. The applications offered will depend on the service provider, but commonly they include a range of applications and software which manage payroll, benefits, talent, and goal management. The also include applications which administrate performance reviews, allow for workforce predictions and other forms of predictive analysis including workforce compensation.
The applications offered by Cloud HCM are easily configurable, enabling companies to not only record data more effectively, but which also allow departments to use the data in meaningful ways. For example, it allows companies to identify employees that are suitable for promotion, or who should be awarded bonuses. It also allows them to identify any gaps in training, and helps to guide companies in their recruitment processes. Companies must also ensure that the data they record is compliant with state and federal regulations and these software options allows for high quality data management. It allows HR staff to record employee profiles, such as maintaining a record of their resume, their skills and even provides applications which help to match workforce tasks with the most suitable employees. Payroll process can also be migrated to cloud computing applications, providing dashboards to help management visualize and monitor these processes.
Companies may choose Cloud HCM applications which help to track and manage individual staff goals. This allows companies to provide their staff with clear objectives which are easily measurable and which staff can access on a daily basis to help guide their day to day work. Some applications also allow employees to set and manage their own goals, which can help to enhance staff motivation, an important consideration for staff retention.
Analytic tools allow HR staff to use the data collected in ways which support their decision making. It allows for a more in depth insight to their workforce and helps them to make predictive analysis for the future. In many cases, managers may require analytic data quickly and at short notice. Cloud computing, enables managers to access workforce data across multiple locations and in real time. This provides them with an accurate and up to date overview of the status of their current workforce.