Revolutionizing People Analytics

hr-technology-700x467I am not an analytics person. In fact, I barely passed statistics in college. But the world is awash with data. From optimizing supply chains to understanding customer sentiment; from tracking the spread of contagious disease to predicting churn – data and algorithms have given us incredible leverage in business and in life. Although the field of business analytics was born in the 1950s, it was only in the last decade that we saw an exponential increase in our ability to capture data, analyze it, derive insights, and take timely action. Always-on data and predictive intelligence are transforming how we view the world and how decisions are made.

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Five Trends that Will Transform HR Technology | #HRISWeek

HR_Tech_Trends_iStockImportant to understanding how best to leverage your HR technology systems of today, it’s equally important to see how HR technology has been instrumental in transforming the field of HR, and how changes on the horizon have the potential for an even greater impact in the future. Some of the most important tech trends to follow are listed below.

1. Growth of social networking

One of the next challenges for HR executives is learning to integrate information from social networking sites. Potential benefits exist alongside problems of privacy and data accuracy. Challenges are evolving as new legislation and applications develop. German politicians have already proposed to outlaw the use of social networking information in employment decision-making.

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Five HRIS Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | #HRISWeek

HR MistakesAn effective HR information system will contribute to overall cost reductions through better resource allocation and as such the decision to implement an HRIS is fairly simple, straightforward and smart. What’s not so simple is making sense of the numerous problems that organizations have with information systems of this sort. What follow are the Top 5 mistakes that companies encounter with Human Resource Information Systems implementation replete with tested tips to help you avoid some of those same pitfalls.

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The HRIS Dream: In the Clouds | #HRISWeek

Source: The HRIS Dream by Mike Maiorino, President and Founder of HRMS Solutions

Ahhhh, “The HRIS Dream” …

They say dreams don’t come cheap, or that they don’t come true. Yet everyone still wants them. Does “The HRIS Dream” even exist?

I’m not talking about the 90’s Dream when Larry Ellison (Oracle) and Dave Duffield (PeopleSoft) were pitching ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) as “The Dream” that would revolutionize the front and back-office. That dream took a small army of technical resources to deploy, learn and maintain. Many would refer to it as “The Nightmare”, not “The Dream”. So what is today’s software dream?

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Five Keys to Leveraging HR Technology | #HRISWeek

Social-Media-and-Human-ResourcesIn our first post for #HRISWeek, we are reproducing an article from SHRM which discusses how today’s HR technology is moving rapidly to web-based systems to deliver data and services such as employee self-service (ESS), online recruiting, web-based training, online applicant testing and online benefits management. Many organizations now support HR portals, which provide one point of contact for a range of HR services. To better leverage this technology, leaders must focus on the underlying HR processes supported by HRIS.

Keys to pairing powerful technology with solid HR processes include the following:

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