Human Resources Software
Staff Files 8.0 is the easiest way to manage employee information including time-off accruals, training records, and performance reviews.
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Click on the Download Now button to start downloading the free demo edition of the software. The file size is 24.3 MB, so it could take a couple of minutes to download.
- If necessary, click on the Save As option and save to your desktop.
- When the download is complete, double click on the SFdemo.exe file on your desktop to install the demo software.
- You can expect a registration screen to appear the first time you use the demo. User registration is free. There’s no obligation to buy.
- If you have any questions, please call 1-800-874-8801.
The demo edition of our employee scheduling software is available for up to 15 uses.
Optimize the features in Staff Files
Download the Tips & Tricks Guide (.pdf, 395 KB) to learn how to use the Staff Files demo to its full potential.
Three Ways to Engage Employees
Human resources software is a great way to save time managing personnel records, so that you can spend more time managing personnel themselves. Let’s face it - managing employees can be hard. Your workforce can be your company’s biggest asset, but a disengaged staff will only cause problems. Here are three ways to engage employees:
- Business Planning
- Appointment Scheduling
- personnel records
- customer review
- Human Resources
- Employee Scheduling
- how to schedule
- write a business plan
1. Motivate Your Employees
Feedback is a great way to motivate employees. Tell them what they are doing right and they’re likely to continue doing it. Give them suggestions when they are not doing something right to help them learn a better way.
Feedback can be given by simply dropping by their desk to say “good job” or “here’s a suggestion for next time,” as well as formal, regular performance reviews with a standardized template that’s also used to evaluate their peers.
2. Connect by Clearly Communicating Expectations
Communication is vital when connecting with employees. Being specific and clear is helpful in making sure they understand their particular job, the vision for the company, and their relationship with the company.
Job descriptions help employees understand their principal responsibilities, basic functions of their work, and their decision-making authority.
An employee handbook should start off with the company mission statement and vision for the future, then include the company policies.
Company policies define the boundaries of the employee-employer relationship. For example, policies can define the expected behavior for social media and technology use. Consequences for bad behavior and bad performance are explained in a disciplinary policy. Employee benefit policies clarify insurance plans, vacation time, and sick days.
3. Leverage the Natural Abilities and Talents of Your Staff
Leverage your employees to do their best work possible. It’s important to understand employees’ natural abilities and skill sets, as well as their interests and goals. It’s also smart to monitor and encourage ongoing training for all employees.
Assign projects and roles to employees based on their skill sets, goals, and training. Matching tasks with the right employees for the job will increase efficiency and give you the best performance possible. It doesn’t make sense to give an employee a job they are not qualified for. It’s like trying to stick a square peg in a round hole. Not only could it be too overwhelming or intimidating for the employee, they likely won't be able to do what you want.
Human resources software maintains written performance reviews, job descriptions, employee handbooks (with all company policies), and training records that can be used to manage your personnel. Motivate your employees with regular feedback. Clearly communicate expectations. And, make the most of your workforce by leveraging their natural abilities and talents. These are three easy ways to engage employees.