Excel for Human Resources

Excel is used to solve many challenges, and among other things it can also serve as a human resources management software. You will find out how to link an employee to a Personnel Data in Excel, and how to easily search them. Many of you who read my blog loved Serbian TV series “Military Academy”. In this “recipe” I used data on several actors from this series (except for names and photos, most of it is fictitious).

Word frequency

How often do repeat certain words in the given text? Which one of them is most often repeated? The answer to this question can be obtained using a few simple techniques, which will be more talk in the text that follows. To begin with, a news post is taken from the link http://www.iib.rs/srl/bizit2018-srl/and we will analyse it to measure the frequency of words occurrence. The selected text should be copied to cell A1 of the new worksheet.

Categories and subcategories

Excel can be a good tool for filling questionnaires and for this purpose are often used structured tables where we keep the results. When the result is one of a few, in advance known, values the input is done by selecting it from the list. Sometimes there is a need to, after choosing value in the first list, affect the items that appear in the second. For example, choosing a category affects the display of related subcategories. How can we achieve this?

Generic forms

Excel has, within the VBA Editor, a form design tool that helps you easily fill in structured data tables. However, some of you still do not know the VBA and are unable to create the form yourself. Some others will find themselves in the situation that their job is overwhelmed by entering data one time. For all of you, in the “recipe” that follows, I will show how to enter data in a table using generic Excel forms.

“D” functions

The “D” functions are used for multiple data aggregation in the given table. In essence, they do the same thing as “IFS” functions in a slightly more elegant way, and whether this way is better – you estimate yourself! By the way, I am an adversary when the “experts” describe tables as databases. Sometimes the database actually makes one table, but this is very rare. Now, at least you know what letter “D” in ther prefix stands for!