One question that keep coming up with various upgrades and implementations, of HR software, is whether the organization is managing its employees the correct way and is there a better way out there to do this. I have struggled to answer this question myself without having indepth knowledge about the organization.
I found following information, on Oracle Fusion Implementation guide, to be very useful to provide leading practice and decision support.
Let me know your experience on the same!
During implementation, one of the earliest decisions you’ll make is whether to use jobs or a combination of jobs and positions. The determinants for this decision are:
- The primary industry of your enterprise
- How you manage your people
Primary Industry of Your Enterprise
The following table outlines information on Primary industries and how they set up their workforce.
|Primary Industry||Workforce Setup|
|Transportation and Warehousing||Positions|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting||Jobs|
|Finance and Insurance||Jobs|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||Jobs|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||Jobs|
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services||Jobs|
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation||Jobs|
|Accommodation and Food Services||Jobs|
|Other Services (Except Public Administration)||Jobs|
Management of People
The following table displays suggestions of whether to use jobs or a combination of jobs and positions based on your industry and how you manage your employees when there is turnover.
|Industry||We always replace employees by rehiring to same role||We replace the head count, but the manager can use the head count in a different job||We rehire to the same position, but the manager can request a reallocation of budget to a different post|
|Project (An industry that supports project-based forms of organization in which teams of specialists from both inside and outside the company report to project managers.)||Positions||Jobs||Jobs|
|Controlled (An industry that is highly structured in which all aspects of work and remuneration are well organized and regulated.)||Positions||Positions||Positions|