If you have downloaded and installed ICE HRM or registered to the hosted service, you should now have access to a working version of ICE HRM. Also if you are reading this you might be willing to act as the administrator of this system. So now its the time to start configuring your new system. In this tutorial I'll be configuring ICE HRM for an IT company.
1. Creating Company Structure
We should start from here, I'm going to create a company which has two departments (Development and QA). The company name would be ABC IT.
1. For this first click on left hand side menu item "Admin" -> "Company Structure", and then add a new company structure using add new button in top right corner.
2. Here you do not need to select the "Parent Structure" (because there should be some structure which doesn't have a parent structure)
3. Now move on and add two other departments called Development and QA. Select "ABC IT" as the parent structure of both departments.
4. And also you can view company structure graph. This is just to give employees a high level view of how the company is organised.
2. Creating Job Titles / Pay Grades / Employment Statuses
1. Click on menu "Admin->Jobs" and Select Job Titles tab
2. Now add two Job Titles (using Add New button in top right corner), namely Software Engineer and QA Engineer
3. Now Select Pay Grades tab and add a new pay grade
3. Updating master details for Skills / Education / Certifications and Languages
1. Just like you did in previous steps select "Admin->Qualifications" menu and add Skills, Educations, Certifications and Languages.
2. Skills tab should list all the relevant skills of your company employees. This is the list of skills which employees select and add to their profile. As an example, for an IT company there can be skills named "Programming and Application Development" or "Project Management". So a developer can log in to their profile and list "Programming and Application Development" under his skills.
3. Education tab should list all the educational qualifications relevant to your company. This could include entries like "Bachelors Degree" or "Diploma".
4. Certifications tab should list all the certifications related to your company. For an IT company there can be a certification named "Microsoft Certified Architect".
5. Languages tab list languages that your company expect your employees to use.