Over the past two years, businesses and Human Resources organizations have seen an evolution of the role technology plays in HR work processes. At the turn of the decade, we’ve seen a business shift when considering the right technology suites for HR teams. Instead of specialized HR software, forward-thinking companies are looking for software that is viable for the whole organization, with HR being one of the customers.
This exciting shift is making a huge impact not only on HR processes, but also how IT departments are purchasing, deploying and supporting technology as a whole.
1. Better service, better results. Implementing solutions that everyone in a business can use just makes sense. It streamlines the IT support model by reducing the number of systems requiring maintenance, training and support, thus saving business operational and support costs. It also creates the opportunity to achieve better results across the organization by enabling business leaders and HR professionals to streamline data entry, file management, time-and-payroll processes and people management into a single (or fewer) software interface that everyone can access.
2. Integration for every user role. Modern frameworks in time, payroll, compensation and review management systems make it possible for every level of user—from an individual contributor to managers and executives to HR specialists—to use the receive the same systems training and use the same software, streamlining the management and work processes.
3. People-focused, not technology-focused.
People management technology is vital for HR success, especially in national and global corporations. By embracing people management tech that is business-centric, not just HR centric, businesses achieve maximum results through business management, strategic programs, transactions and master data.
4. Faster collaboration with everyone. Technology that provides visibility and support to business leaders who operate, plan and adjust business strategy is vital for the ultimate success of the business. Instead of HR on one side and business leaders on the other, cohesive technology solutions create a better opportunity to holistically view the business and collaborate from top to bottom, side to side.
5. Saving time, saving money. In the case of HR technology processes, time is definitely money. Streamlining tech offerings by choosing solutions that do more, better, in a single console is a huge productivity booster, while saving the company substantial costs from redundant tools for different departments, different roles and different users.
By streamlining HR technologies and processes, businesses are reaping huge rewards in not only cost-savings, but also the productivity and satisfaction of employees across all business lines. After all, the key element of HR is building an organization where people are at the core of it all. And the right technology is a huge factor in building that human focus.