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Why ‘cheap’ HR implementations are often the most expensive

By | HR Software

For businesses investing in any kind of new software, the vendor selection process is typically driven by three key factors. Firstly, the buyer determines what features and functionality are required to serve their purpose, and seeks out the vendors best able to meet these requirements. They then consider a shortlist of options based on customer service and maintenance quality. Which provider has the best track record on support? Who will be the most responsive to technical issues? The third determining factor, of course, is the price. But there’s a fourth (and fifth) key consideration in buying new software that is all…

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5 key benefits of an integrated HR system

By | Analytics, HR Software

Typically, when you’re evaluating HR software you have to choose between a ‘best-of-breed’ strategy with point solutions for different HR capabilities – recruitment, payroll, learning and development etc – or an integrated system that caters for everything through one comprehensive package. The rationale for best-of-breed is that the specialised functionality and more advanced features of these solutions provide advantages that an integrated system can’t meet. An example of this is a specialised recruitment tool that provides the entire range of features you might ever need, such as multiposting, applicant tracking, candidate management and so on. Yet on the flipside, with…

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5 ways HR technology can improve employee productivity

By | Employee Management, HR Software, Technology

One of the key tasks facing any HR team is increasing employee productivity, as more productive employees translate into a healthier bottom line. With a productive workforce, you cut time-wasting, improve communication, boost engagement and raise happiness levels across your organisation – resulting in lower costs and higher profits. And there are now a host of tools out there that, when used properly, could result in higher employee productivity. Here are five ways technology can help you get the most out of your workforce: 1. Improve your reward programme Praising and rewarding staff has long been a mainstay of business…

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Why HR must embrace the future of work

By | HR Software, Technology | No Comments

The future of work is changing – quickly and irrevocably. Artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological innovations are driving this change and the working landscape in twenty, or even ten years’ time is going to be vastly different from that of today. Developments such as social media, mobile working and cloud connectivity have already altered how, where and when people work – while AI, robotics, and smart technology are already making some traditional job roles obsolete. In short, we’re facing an innovation deluge. And keeping on top of all the latest technologies and trends is going to be a key…

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Simplifying the implementation of HR software

By | HR Software, Recruitment | No Comments

HR software is supposed to make our lives easier and our working time more productive. But we’re all familiar with projects that haven’t gone to plan, implementation processes that have gone over schedule, budgets exceeded, and promised benefits seemingly as far away at the end of the process, as they were at the start. In most cases, the problem isn’t the software. It’s the way the software is implemented. But there are ways to manage implementation so that you avoid the major pitfalls and get the true benefits of your HR software. One of the first places to start is…

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