Let’s start with a little bit of context about what Master Data is and how it will help your organisation’s HR department.
As an organisation, one of the primary responsibilities of your HR department will be to maintain extensive employee records and regularly keep them updated. Maintaining these records can be essential to your organisation as it will help you gather and analyse information about your employees in a comprehensive manner.
Employee Master data contains the personal and professional histories of your employees, their skill sets, all kinds of contact information, and an array of other details. Managing this information is important for both operational and legal reasons. Apart from being relevant to the HR team and executives, employee data management can also be useful while monitoring performance and productivity.
Managers can refer to employee records for employees’ skill sets and work histories to get a better understanding of what exactly that employee is capable of. You can also look at an employee’s history in your organisation when considering them for a promotion.
While onboarding a new employee, you can also add details about any training that they might require to do their job well. Employee data doesn’t just come in handy when the employee is working at your organisation but also after they have left. It helps maintain a relationship with them in the future, so you have the option of easily approaching them if you need to recruit them again.
Having correct information stored about your employees and their time at your organisation will help you avoid litigation even if an employee is terminated. Moreover, your HR department will be able to efficiently assess how your current employees support the growth of your organisation and spot any gaps.
Let’s see how employee master data management works in ERPNext!