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 role of it in environment and human health

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Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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