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Recommended Citation: Akkina, R and G S Alijani.  Development of Essential Features for a Human Resource Management System.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §913.

Development of Essential Features for a Human Resource Management System

Rao Akkina    [a1] [a2]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

Ghasem S. Alijani    [a1] [a2]
Graduate Studies Program in Computer Information Systems
Southern University at New Orleans    [u1] [u2]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

A Human Resource Management System (HRMS) is the core of any successful organization. It is the centralized repository for all the critical data needed for administrating a workforce. An efficient HRMS, besides managing employee records, transforms an impersonal "company" into a trusted employer. As a company grows, traditional methods for addressing employee information needs usually result in a haphazard combination of paper and computer-based systems. In many cases, these systems are redundant and non-communicative. This results in inconsistent information and costly duplication of effort. The present system, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (HRMS), is built in an industry-standard client/server environment to alleviate these problems. It allows the personnel department to perform the tasks of storing, retrieving, and processing personnel data such as payroll and time reporting as well as generating managerial reports in a timely fashion. The HRMS is also in compliance with all government and corporate requirements. The system employs specialized input and maintenance programs along with a generalized robust data management that is user-friendly. It uses the Sybase's "SQL Anywhere" relational database on the server side and open-ended, object-oriented PowerBuilder on the client end.

Keywords: human resource management system, client/server technology, employee management, relational database

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