1. What makes HRToolbench unique?
HRToolbench is a truly integrated suite of HR modules that facilitates multiple HR processes and documents, including job descriptions, competencies, candidate selection, 360 feedback, performance management, compensation administration, and succession planning -- all accessed through a single unified website. No other vendor offers comparable scope of HR functionality in an integrated package, or the degree of information sharing among different HR modules. Designed with wide-ranging HR challenges in mind, HRToolbench simplifies and eases the administrative demands shouldered by HR professionals, and also provides employees and managers with the tools and shortcuts needed to collect and use high quality HR information to measure, develop, engagement, reward and motivate employees.
2. Why did you create HRToolbench?
My mission is to provide tools for HR professionals to align employees with business strategy and, thereby, contribute to company performance. I believe it’s important to help build and sustain a productive, respected, and fulfilled workforce. After working as an HR consultant for over three decades, I wanted to transfer my experiences into a unique solution. For the past 5 years I have worked tirelessly to design, create and develop HRToolbench that combines software and consulting services for HR professionals and business owners. With HRToolbench you can access the talent management best practices I have developed over the years in an easy to implement, cost effective module-based format. I personally enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with business leaders and HR professionals. My sincere desire is to help HR professionals contribute great things to their organizations and to enhance the stature of the HR field. All the knowledge, practical experiences, and content I’ve gained over the years are bundled into HRToolbench to provide HR professionals the tools they require to help drive business results in their organizations.
3. How can you determine if HRToolbench is a good fit for your company?
Contact us today for a no obligation, free consultation to discuss the specific needs of your business, and the talent management solutions that HRToolbench can provide for you.
4. How does HRToolbench enable my company to align employees with business strategy?
Your company’s success requires more than a well-conceived business strategy. It also requires flawless execution, which means employees - your company’s most valuable asset - must understand their roles and performance expectations. And as your business strategy evolves, your talent needs to evolve with it. The level of coordination and flexibility required cannot be achieved with paper forms, standard data, silo HR processes, and HR focused exclusively on administrative tasks. HRToolbench is the only web-based solution that can help align your employees with your business strategy while also making your HR professionals more efficient, strategic and critical to your company’s performance. HRToolbench provides all of the talent management technology tools and HR consulting services needed to manage your workforce strategically and to gain a competitive advantage.
5. How does HRToolbench help my company measure and manage the workforce as a valuable asset?
HRToolbench enables your company to design the ideal workforce required to execute its business strategy and to measure employees against the ideal. You can quantify competency gaps impeding job success, identify employee development needs, and measure and reward performance fairly. HRToolbench provides the tools and data needed to manage your workforce as a valuable asset; after all, employees represent 40% or more of your company's overhead costs.
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6. How does HRToolbench help manage talent more efficiently?
You can count on HRToolbench to give you the information you need to analyze your workforce and manage your talent more efficiently and effectively than ever before. HRToolbench's fully integrated modules save valuable time and provide strategic intelligence that will help you increase your company’s performance. To learn more about HRToolbench's solutions for strategic talent management, call us for a personal consultation.
7. How can HRToolbench help HR professionals manage the workforce more strategically?
Armed with the right tools and workforce information, HR can make a measureable contribution to company performance. HRToolbench is a fully integrated suite of online talent management tools designed by experienced HR professionals to provide the functionality, content and processes required to manage your workforce strategically. HRToolbench helps companies create data-rich job descriptions for every job, including job responsibilities and the general and function-specific competencies and corresponding proficiency levels required for job success. HRToolbench then applies this job information to different HR processes to create a foundation for strategic workforce management. For example, job competencies are used to assess candidates, to measure employee competency gaps, to focus developmental training, and to identify employees ready for potential transfer and promotion. Having this information immediately available provides a strategic advantage to the company and empowers HR professionals to manage the workforce as an asset whose productivity can be optimized. HRToolbench also provides HR professionals online access to the reports needed to respond quickly and effectively to top management's requests for strategic workforce information.
8. How can HRToolbench reduce the administrative load of HR professionals?
HR professionals are constantly maintaining job and employee information, and then compiling and reformatting data from different sources to support specific HR processes. HRToolbench is unique because it maintains the data needed to support numerous and time-consuming HR processes, integrates the necessary data components, and delivers the information in tools ready to use. This means information is entered once and appears automatically in the right format wherever it’s needed. Whether it’s writing job descriptions, reviewing employee performance, defining job competencies, assigning jobs to salary grades, managing spreadsheets for salary increase planning, or planning employee development activities, HRToolbench saves time, improves accuracy and increases quality. HR professionals observe that HRToolbench can save the estimated equivalent of a mid-level, full-time HR professional over the course of a year.
9. How can HRToolbench help compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act?
The HRToolbench Job Description module provides HR professionals with built-in FLSA compliance screens that contain all of the FLSA exemption test criteria necessary to determine the Federal exemption status of a job. HR professionals can easily keep track of the exemption status of all jobs and quickly determine the exemption status of a new job. The tool automatically displays a job's exemption status as soon as exemption test responses have been entered. Supplemental comments can also be entered to explain the basis of responses. Exemption test criteria for all jobs are maintained for easy retrieval by HR professionals. A FLSA report can be generated instantly in the event of an audit.
10. How can HRToolbench help compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act?
The HRToolbench Job Description module provides easy to use screens that enable employees and managers to document the “essential” and “non-essential” responsibilities of a job, as well as a job’s physical and mental challenges, and work environmental factors. Pre-written content and point-and-click user interface make the collection of ADA criteria convenient, consistent and comprehensive. Detailed ADA information on a job description can be used proactively to identify a job candidate’s potential needs for accommodation before they become legal problems.
11. How can the cost of HRToolbench be justified to senior management?
HRToolbench is affordably priced for small and mid-sized organizations that desire advanced talent management technology but cannot afford Fortune 500 price tags. It is difficult to project the precise "hard dollar" savings that HRToolbench can generate because each organization's situation is unique. However, here is an example of the potential savings that can be gained: following implementation of the HRToolbench 360 Feedback and Performance Management modules, a 135 employee professional services firm estimated an annual savings of $250,000 based on reductions in time required to complete feedback and performance evaluation forms and to administer the process.