Kudler Fine Food’s Human Resource Information System
October 14, 2013
Kudler Fine Food’s Human Resource Information Systems
Kudler Fine Foods (Kudler) opened in 1998 by Kathy Kudler and performed beyond expectations. With a solid business plan that provided a productive and profitable first year Kathy opened two more stores by 2003. The upscale epicurean food stores opened in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinitas with a talented administration but without a central file area to connect their employee or store information (Apollo, 2013).
The lack of a central file area creates a disengaged information system from store to headquarters as the business continues to expand. The original strategy consisted of Kathy Kudler as the main management person, hires and fires, finalizes the inventory, places weekly orders, and maintains the accounting. Currently the responsibilities are on the store managers and other delegated personnel, but with the same limited information system. Administrations currently entails 12 personnel, each location entails 38 employees, and consists of 19 job descriptions in which prompts an evaluation of the human resource information system (HRIS) (Apollo, 2013).
HRIS Current and Solutions
Kudler uses Quick Books but outsourced to Intuit who tracks personal and work information for each employee on their database, for example the employees name, address, marital status, birth date as well as his or her pay rate, tax information, hire date, and so forth. Additionally outsourced to a third party provider is the workers’ compensation in which that provider maintains their own records (Apollo, 2013).
Quick Books was sufficient but as the company grew it became lacking and not filling the requirements. Keeping track using manually filled out forms, spreadsheets for job analysis’s, pay scale surveys, and individual compensation plans, and other documents in file cabinets and individual store databases leads to errors, lost and misfiled...