To find the ultimate software for your Human Resources needs, you must map your mission to that of the vendor. Your business wants a solution to the employees’ life cycle. You need support in tracking and managing from recruitment through termination/retirement. There is no opportunity for human resources to become strategic until you find the end-to-end functionality that allows you the freedom to manage talent.
To get to that position, you need a system that administers:
- Recruitment through on-boarding and orientation
- Payroll, benefits and compensation processing
- Performance and succession planning
- Time and attendance reporting
- Decision-making and employee-retention tools
- Employee access to their respective personnel data
In addition to a record of excellence in applications at companies your size and in your business sector, you may be looking for some key touch points:
- Focus on excellence
- Built-in functionality
- Low cost ownership
- Customer support
- Ease of installation
- Speedy activation
- SaaS solutions
- Quantifiable ROI
Make your employee needs your own. Look at things from your workers’ perspective. When all is said and done, employees should be able to address their concerns through their access to your HCM cloud. The portal must deliver easily and intuitively. Worker, supervisor, manager, and executive need channels of access for real-time information and reporting.
- Employees can review pay, time and attendance, and benefits information.
- Management can access reports, workforce data, and trends on-demand.
Such reporting and access reduce in-person demands on HR staff offering them opportunities for growth and job restructuring. When managers and executives can access real-time data, they increase your accountability but let you redirect your future in strategic HR and talent management.
The HRIS portal becomes the corporate communications hub with ready, sequential, and calendared news, bulletins, and corporate culture. As a result, it reduces printing and distribution costs and facilitates communication at distant work sites. You want the scalability to make room for your business growth and global access from everywhere you go. And, with the trending data and more, you can develop your tools for strategic development.
Look for a robust system. In the software world, robust describes an operating system that performs as well under stressful conditions as it does under ordinary conditions. All software has bugs. Much of it is fragile. The bigger the system the more likely it is that you – and the software developer – cannot grasp its complexity.
A robust system operates for years without problems. It performs effectively while variables, assumptions, and additions change. The robust system will not break easily. Even when one aspect does crash, it does not affect the rest of the system. You want the system designed with a retinue of capabilities. The Cloud and SaaS should support the robust character of your ultimate software choice.