HR Technology Insights and Resources

HR Technology Insights and Resources

The rise of cloud-based, AI-powered technology solutions has been a game-changer for HR professionals around the world. Enhancing the potential of Human Resources departments, cloud HR software streamlines processes with automation, unlocks data analytics capabilities, and provides cost-savings across the business.

However, many organisations are not yet using HR tech to its full capabilities. In a rapidly changing world, HR departments who are not using HR solutions to enhance their offering risk being left behind. That's why we've put together this wealth of resources on HR technology to explore the ways it can transform your HR efforts. 

Defining the different kinds of HR technology

Not fully clued up on the different types of HR technology and their uses? You've come to the right place. These resources are a beginner's guide to the different types of tech your team might use. 

What is the difference between HCM / HRIS / HRMS / ERM?

If this article title looks like alphabet soup to you, don't worry. In this guide, we explain the key differences between four things you may come across when shopping for HR solutions: Human Resources Information Systems, Human Resources Management Systems, Employee Relationship Management, and Human Capital Management. Confused? You won't be for much longer after reading this helpful resource. 

What are the differences between an ERP system and an HR system?

An Enterprise Resource Planning system manages a wide range of business processes in a single software, including HR processes, while an HR system is a specialist software for HR functions. To learn more about the differences between these two types of software and to figure out which type of technology is better suited to you, read our comprehensive summary of the topic. 

Choosing your HR technology

If you've identified a need for HR software in your organisation, the next step is to find the solution that is perfect for you. In these resources, we share insights that can help you choose and compare different types of HR software, highlighting the importance of HR tech that is based in the cloud and vendors who provide above-and-beyond customer service. 

Choosing and comparing HR and payroll software

With a wide range of different solutions on the market with different features and capabilities, choosing the best HR software can be a challenge. Every organisation is different and has its own unique requirements that need to be taken into account. With this in mind, we've put together this comprehensive guide to choosing and comparing different solutions. Download it today to learn the best tips for choosing your new HR and payroll tool. 

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Why your HR software should be on the cloud

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which has transformed the way we work, a cloud-based HR solution which can be accessed easily by remote and hybrid workers is a must-have. In this article, we explore the key benefits of cloud-based HR tech and discuss how leaving your HR system on-premises is a sure way to fall behind your competitors. From improving access and security to enhancing your HR team's strategic capabilities, here are the biggest reasons your HR software should be hosted in the cloud. 

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Dreading the complexities and stress of choosing and implementing a new HR software? Don't worry -- in this downloadable resource, we share industry experts' tips for identifying and avoiding the most common mistakes. Read on for essential insights into the planning, timescales, technical skills, and project management necessary for deploying your new HR system. 
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Buying HR software: Questions to ask vendors

To choose the best HR software, you'll need to be ready to ask vendors the right questions. Planning ahead allows you to make your HR software search more strategic and effective while avoiding common pitfalls in the process. We share some of the most important questions and considerations for when you are comparing different software vendors in this handy guide.

Is your HR system up to the job?

Not sure whether it's time to switch to a new HRIS? In this article, we share the tell-tale signs that your current technology is no longer fulfilling your Human Resources needs. 

Building a business case for HR software

Your HR team is convinced of the need for a new cloud-based self-service Human Resources tool but the leadership team are still somewhat uncertain. In these resources, we help you build a business case for the new software. 

What is the ROI of my HR software?

Whether you're deciding whether to purchase a particular HR software or building a business case for HR tech to present to your C-suite, the return on investment is a key factor to consider. In this downloadable resource, we take a closer look at the measurable ROI of HR software to enable you to better make your case. 

The HRMS business case

How can you convince the finance director or CFO that this best-in-class HR software is a good use of your organisation's limited funds? We know the struggle all too well, which is why we've put together this list of the four best tips for convincing your finance department to invest in a new piece of Human Resources technology. Armed with these strategies, your business case for the HR solution is sure to succeed. 

How HRMS Analytics Data Can Improve Your HR Strategy

How much is HR software worth?

How much of an impact can HR software really have on your organisation's bottom line? In this downloadable resource, we have partnered with RethinkHR's Philip Barnes and Silver Cloud HR's Helen Armstrong to walk you through some of the key value driving aspects of Human Resources technology. From the cost-saving benefits of streamlining recruitment and increasing productivity to boosting efficiency throughout the HR department and the entire organisation, here are some of the key ways that your HR technology can save you money.  

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The CTO case for HR and payroll on Salesforce

Why choose a payroll and HR tool built on Salesforce? In this downloadable guide, we explain the reasons that you should choose a system based on the world's most popular business cloud, Salesforce. 

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Implementing HR technology

Many organisations dread implementing their new HR tech, worrying about the potential disruption, low buy-in from employees, and the general cost and expense of the change. However, implementation doesn't have to be scary and it's possible to get employees on board from the beginning. These resources share our tips for a successful HR tech implementation. 

HR technology: implementation survival guide

After successfully implementing HR software hundreds of times, we share our best tips for implementation of the technology in this helpful downloadable guide. From project planning to data and change management, here's everything you need to know about implementing your new cloud-based software. 

Benefits of HR and payroll software

The benefits and uses of an HR and payroll system are numerous. From enabling HR teams to work more effectively through the automation of time consuming admin to streamlining compliance and increasing the security of employee data, and even enhancing HR's performance management efforts, there are a wide range of ways that an HR and payroll system can benefit your organisation. In the following resources, we take a closer look at some of the key benefits of a high quality HR and payroll software. 

Key benefits of a truly single HR and payroll solution

What's the difference between an integrated solution and a truly single HR and payroll software, and why do they matter? Strap in because we're about to give you a whistle-stop tour of the biggest benefits of opting for a truly single solution for HR and payroll.

7 benefits of automating HR and payroll processes

With some of our clients seeing time savings of thousands of hours each year, we'd say that automating your HR and payroll processes is pretty useful. Not convinced? Read our guide to the 7 biggest benefits of using your HR tech's automation capabilities. 

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How expense management software reduces HR headaches

Throw away the spreadsheets and paperwork for good -- expense management software can save heaps of time on calculating travel and expenses. In this article, we explore how expense management software can increase the speed and accuracy of expenses approvals. With travel and expenses being the second highest controllable cost for an organisation (behind payroll), having the best tools to manage these effectively and stay on top of budget is essential. 

How absence management can create a more productive workforce

Absences are inevitable in any workplace, so employers need to work hard to ensure that productivity and employee wellbeing are maintained despite the (on average) six unplanned absences each worker takes each year. As we explain in this article, HR software can be used to support a successful absence management strategy with a streamlined and optimised process for dealing with those unexpected days off. 

How HR technology can improve recruitment processes

Can your new HRIS make an impact on the effectiveness of your recruitment and onboarding strategies? Of course it can! In this article, we explore the main ways that HR tech tools can enhance recruitment and onboarding in your organization. 

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Cloud HR savings are 'firmly established', says research

According to a recent report, businesses that have invested in cloud-based HR systems are seeing IT and operational HR cost savings. In this article, we look closely at the statistics to illuminate the cost-saving benefits of choosing an HRMS in the cloud.  

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What is the Bradford Factor and how can HR software help?

While short unplanned absences from the workplace are common and inevitable, the Bradford Factor argues that they are actually more disruptive to productivity than longer absences. In this article, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of using the Bradford Factor. We also share key tips about how HR software and its analytics capabilities can be used to improve the Bradford score in your workplace. 

How can technology improve employee experience?

With a competitive recruitment market and a shortage of top talent, is it any surprise that 92% of employers report that improving employee experience is a top priority following the Covid pandemic? In this article, we do a deep dive into how the right HR software can improve employee experience. Read on to learn how easy-to-use self-service for 24/7 access, improved onboarding, and customised recognition and reward programmes are just a few of the ways that Human Resources tech can transform employee experience.  

How HR tech boosts customer experience

Customer experience is deeply and inextricably linked to employee engagement: the more engaged, passionate, and knowledgeable your employees, the more your customers will love interacting with your brand. In this article we look at ways HR software can be used to improve the interwoven pairing of employee engagement and customer experience. 

HR technology in a post-pandemic world

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world of work has changed forever. Looking to the future, the strategic role of HR will only become more important. In the following resources, our experts shed light on the future of HR tech and its role. 

5 ways to get the most from your HR tech in the post-pandemic workplace

The world of work has changed following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and our HR processes and tools need to adjust accordingly. In this white paper created in collaboration with HR expert Barry Flack, we look at the role of HR solutions in the complex post-pandemic workplace. 

What have we learned about hybrid working?

With the majority of employees hoping for a hybrid working policy after the end of the pandemic, hybrid working looks like it's here to stay. In this article, we share key insights about how organisations can refine their hybrid working strategies. We also look closely at how HR can use technology to make a hybrid workforce a success, using cloud-based tools to ensure connectivity even when people aren't working from the office. 

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HR technology trends for 2021

From hybrid working and an increased reliance on cloud software to a rise in virtual recruitment and onboarding, these are some of the biggest technology trends that are impacting HR in 2021 onwards. Read the article to learn everything you need to know about the technology trends following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. 

3 technology trends impacting HR skills

Traditionally an admin-heavy role, the skills of HR are increasingly becoming strategic. In this article, we explore how the increasing digitisation of Human Resources is impacting the skills HR professionals need. From data to business strategy, this is the exciting future of Human Resources. 

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What is HR technology's role in workplace mental health?

With an estimated 12.7% of workplace absences being linked to mental health, it's important that employers are prioritising their team members' well-being. This is especially true in the post-pandemic world where hybrid work and remote work have led to increased levels of isolation among employees. In this article, we look at one of the solutions to dealing with mental health in the workplace. 

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