Once you have decided on an HRIS or HRMS software application to purchase, you may be presented with a few options on how you wish to be trained. In this section, I am not referring to the HRIS software implementation. That's an entirely different subject for which we have other articles written. The four typical methods of HRIS software training are self training, online classes, classroom training, and onsite training. In this article, I will cover the advantages and disadvantages of each.Self Training on a new HRIS software applicationMost, if not all, HRIS vendors or HRMS vendors don't offer detailed enough documentation to make this option completely possible. Manuals are usually, at best, a starters guide as opposed to an in depth manual covering all the capabilities of the HRIS system you will be using. If the company you are working with offers detailed manuals or offers a training guide and you have worked with other HRIS software or HRMS software applications, I would think … [Read more...] about What Type of HRIS Software Training Works Best?
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Checking References on HR systems in which you are interested is always a good idea. If an HR software company can't provide references, or a reference provides a poor opinion of the HR software, that is certainly a red flag. Neither is likely to occur. HRIS software companies are only going to provide references who are happy with their particular HR system. They will usually call the client before providing their name as a reference to ensure they are willing to be a reference and that they are happy with their Human Resource software. The question then becomes, "How valuable are references if the HR software companies are handpicking them?" Here are a couple of tips to get the most out checking references when comparing HR systems.Checking HRIS References Tip #1Be as specific as possible with regard to which type of company from which you want a reference. This makes it less likely for the HRIS vendor to cherry pick the reference for you. It's also important to note how a company in … [Read more...] about Checking References on HRIS Software
What’s missing from your LMS RFP? If you have been involved in sourcing or researching Learning Management System vendors in the past few years, you may have noticed that your functionality spreadsheets and RFI responses all look the same. If you think about it, this makes sense. Now that the number of vendors in this space has gotten closer to reaching earthly proportions, you would expect all vendors to meet the common requirements. Your task at this point, to narrow the field or identify a clear leader becomes quite difficult. It’s your responsibility to not only spend your company’s money wisely but also to put the right software behind the objectives.Here are some tough questions that are not asked often enough of vendors. Some of them may make your salesperson squirm, but in the end will help you be more confident in your decision and avoid all-to-common pitfalls. This list should not be used verbatim nor is it intended to be complete. Pick the questions that … [Read more...] about Questions You Should Be Asking Of Your Potential LMS Vendors – But Likely Are Not
Human Resources is just what it says: resources for humans - within the workplace! Its main objective is to meet the organizational needs of the company it represents and the needs of the people hired by that company. In short, it is the hub of the organization serving as a liaison between all concerned. Depending on the size of the company, the HR Department might be called Personnel with a manageable workforce that can be handled by a personnel manager and a small staff. For larger, more complex organizations with hundreds of departments and divisions, the task is much more demanding, taking on a life of its own.Some companies have more than one HR Department - Corporate and Union. For example, a food service industry might have a Corporate HR Department that oversees "white collared" employees and an HR Department that oversees the "blue collar" workforce with an emphasis on labor relations. With such diverse needs, the organization will institute these two HR Departments to manage … [Read more...] about How HR Works to Get the Job Done
The trend towards outsourcing will continue to grow as market pressures force corporations to be more tightly focused on core business functions, gaining competitive advantage and reducing costs. Outsourcing is an attractive alternative in good times and bad times. Shifting back end administrative and business functions to an external provider in good times, may be a means for quicker time to market and focusing resources on core business activities to grow the business. In bad times, outsourcing is a means for streamlining the enterprise by eliminating functions, which create a drag on capital and/or do not provide any competitive advantage.In the current economic environment, concerns over, shrinking margins, liquidity and the need to reduce operating cost structures is accelerating a trend towards shifting certain back office administrative functions to outside suppliers. This trend is seen as a major paradigm shift within enterprises, which have realigned their internal … [Read more...] about Special Issues in Agreements Involving Outsourcing