A recent study by HR.Com showed increased focus on the replacement of HRIS, Payroll and/or Performance Management systems. The intent to overhaul points to three specific trends:
- System Consolidation is afoot
- Rule Structures are changing
- Systems that remain unchanged will be complimented by others
Installing Human Capital Management technology can be a journey: the qualification process is lengthy and once the system is adopted we care not to steer employees in other directions.
Which is why we tend to put up with aging technology.
As legacy systems remain the backbone of hierarchy holding, you'll see a move toward system consolidation to improve program access and create ease in the user experience.
The emphasis on system consolidation through integration and middleware programming can improve the user experience across all platforms without overhauling entire systems.
Strategy & Scale
Too often, technology is deployed with half baked initiatives through an off-the-shelf solution. Piloting programs can yield actionable data but turning baby steps into a marathon can tarnish long-term engagement.
Technology needs to allow for self-administration, the ability to add/delete function with relative ease and a path to development to ensure users are incented for continual participation.
Steady as She Goes
The aforementioned study showed Employee Recognition programs remaining unchanged throughout most organizations.
Is this because programs are allowing for scale?
As employee recognition becomes an integral spoke in the larger Employee Engagement cycle, we are seeing these programs evolve through functional integration and gamification. You'll also find goal setting and real time feedback to start moving their way onto ER platforms.
Technical integrations can enhance the look and feel of an employee site while increasing adoption through communication and challenge architecture. Before you attempt to re-write history, you might want to explore how you can give your existing deployments a face lift.
Your learning at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) is complimented by a wide-reaching solution set displayed in the Exhibitor hall. Inventory your HCM systems before arriving in Las Vegas. You may find there are ways to improve upon your current solution set without spending $1 million or re-tooling your entire HRIS technology stack.
Learn, Apply and Improve!
Originally posted on Dave's Weekly Thought blog.