While personnel management is a sub-category of Human Resources (HR) that only focuses on administration, the tasks and responsibilities can outstretch the duties of an HR manager. Personnel managers hold an important role by focusing on hiring and developing employees to become more valuable to the company.
A few of these areas of interest include:
- Job analyses
- Strategic personnel planning
- Performance appraisals
- Benefit coordination
- New employee orientation
- Dispute resolution
- Other record-keeping duties
Power Apps and Personnel Management
Now I bet you’re thinking how this could tie in with Power Apps. With the various areas that a personnel manager can be involved in, doesn’t it make sense to have one application where everything exists? So that this busy personnel manager can easily navigate and participate in day-to-day duties with ease, get the job done more efficiently, and have it readily available for other team members to view and analyze.
How bizarre would it be if I told you we could build this application with little to no code and have it ready to be used in less than half the time it would take for a developer to code it from scratch? Not bizarre and very doable. With Power Apps, one can quickly build custom business applications that connect to your business data stored either in the data platform, Common Data Service for Apps, or in various online and on-premise data sources like Azure, SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics, SQL Server, and so on.
Why Power Apps?
Apps that are built using Power Apps transform your manual business processes to digital, automated processes. Even more good news – these apps will have a responsive design and can run on any browser or your mobile device. Power Apps will potentially alleviate the need to hire expensive custom developers and this will give you the power and tools necessary to move your business forward.
Let’s Take a Closer Look
If a personnel manager is doing the following, this is how Power Apps can be integrated:
Personnel Management Duty: Posting job ads, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews and making a final decision with management.
Power Apps Solution: This can be done through the Business Process Flow. As you can see with the example below, you will be able to ensure that users enter data consistently and are taken through the same steps every time they work through this type of process.
Personnel Management Duty: Analyze salary data and reports to determine competitive compensation rates.
Power Apps Solution: Power BI, a modern data visualization tool that can spot trends in real-time and make better, more informed decisions based on your specified dataset. This example below depicts the various ways to display data using custom visualizations. Imagine the possibilities!
Personnel Management Duty: Develop and maintain a human resources system that meets the company’s information needs.
Power Apps Solution: Using Dynamics 365, an app within Power Apps. Through the unified interface, your organization will have an application that is easy to use with the flexibility to grow.
Personnel Management Duty: Continually monitor changing laws, legislation movements, arbitration decisions and collective bargaining contracts.
Power Apps Solution: Dashboard management that Dynamics 365 offers can easily check for recent changes within your system.
Personnel Management Duty: Continually deliver presentations to management and executives regarding current and future human resources policies and practices.
Power Apps Solution: Use the Power Apps Unified Interface to present detailed reports, dashboards, and forms. You’ll be able to demonstrate the versatility of the application on various devices.
Power Apps not only gives you the capability to drive your business growth but it also eases your mind on the ability to change, update, delete, and customize your application as you see fit. Personnel management is not a simple feat but, using Power Apps can make your mission more manageable while also keeping everything in one place.