How to Choose (HR) Software...
So, you finally have the go ahead to purchase a shiny new HR system (or indeed any other business application) and you suddenly realise you have no idea how to go about it - where do you start and how do select from the seemingly huge range of suppliers? [[MORE]] Most advice on this topic will advise you to start by writing a Specification of Requirements, Invitation to Tender (ITT) or similar...
Culture and Technology
Yesterday, I had one of the most interesting experiences of my career! Attending an ‘un-confrerence’ was something that I simply didn’t expect to do, ever, despite having run a software company at the leading edge of HR technology for 14 years![[MORE]] I’ve never sung at a conference before (thank god all who have heard me would say!) - but I have never had so many...
What about a Social HRMS?
One of today’s hot topics is undoubtedly Social Networking within the enterprise and how to build employee engagement, share information and otherwise build a collaborative culture. But what about actually applying this new software paradigm to business applications such as HR Management Systems - what effect would this have? [[MORE]] Many software vendors are now looking at the impact of...
Are CRM systems the whole story?
For many years Customer Relationship Management has been the order of the day - enabled by many excellent software solutions such as Siebel, Microsoft CRM and Salesforce. But who are the relationships actually between? [[MORE]] I have spent most of my working life in the HR Software business and the issue within HR is how to make HR more strategic - and from a system point of view, how to gain...
Is information hiding in your organisation?
Everyday we hear how wonderful Social Technology is don’t we? How can we use it to expose and share information about our customers, staff, prospects and partners? If we’re honest, most of us have been wondering what the relevance was for business - particularly internally. The idea of creating an internal social network is great for encouraging a ‘cool’ working environment but how does it...
What is the future for HR - the debate rages!
20-12-2012 For years, it was Personnel, then HR was all the rage and now the debate is moving on again - Human Capital Management, People Management or what? Surely we should be considering the role ‘HR’ professionals play in an organisation rather than simply focussing on the name given to the function? For as long as I have been involved in the HR world, there has been a spectrum...