Not too long ago in my HR career, I was entrusted with the project of creating a performance management system for the company I worked for. It started with a total evaluation of all of the positions within our organization including building out all of the core competencies and job roles and constructing the relationship to the company’s goals. At this point, I had to bring forth an automated solution to drive this process moving forward.
I was SO lucky!
But wait…let’s take a walk back….I have had the opportunity to work for a couple small organizations as the sole HR professional. Looking back, it’s hard to see how I did without the HR technology in place. My first exposure in HR was the opening of a major resort in Sin City. At the time there was only one other resort that used automation for the hiring process…..and it wasn’t us. Over the 9 month hiring blitz, the 50 HR/recruiting staff conducted over 25,000 in-person interviews and manually maintained all of the documents to support this process.
Over the years, I received many papercuts from the endless hours of maintaining employee requests and files, I then progresses to using Excel spreadsheets (Access was too daunting) and checklists to maintain the various HR processes, even in regulated environments.
Does this sound familiar?
By now you’ve had the chance to read articles and blogs about selecting an HRIS system that is best for you. You may have already made your pick.
CONGRATULATIONS on taking this huge leap of faith into the automated world of HR! But what are some considerations you should make before your implementation?
CHOOSE A GREAT PRODUCT AND IMPLEMENTATION PARTNERRegardless of whether your solution of choice is implemented by the product company or by an implementation partner don’t be afraid to ask questions.
GET YOUR PROCESSES IN ORDERThink of this as preparing to move into a new home. Before the movers come, you should have all of your closets and drawers cleaned and organized so that your move will be efficient….the same is true of implementing your new system…remember---garbage in = garbage out!
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