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Position Management

Position Management is a "feature" often discussed in HRMS systems that lets a company design jobs, roles, and a hierarchy and then "move people into and out of positions" - enabling the HR department to model and design an organization independently of the people in the jobs. It's a fairly common feature in HRMS systems now, but is often left out of most payroll-only platforms.

The benefit is to help HR and senior leadership model their company and organization to look at cost, org design models, and spans of control. In modern HRMS systems we add a much more advanced idea: team work management. In this model we don't only want positions to be designed, we want to design and view teams, which may be made up of projects with various people assigned, even though their "position" is somewhere else. Newer HRMS platforms will enable team design and team-oriented views of the organization.

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