- Francesca Bartha, Sr. Manager, HR Systems Solutions, KPMG
- Corrado Chiaramida, Sr. Manager, Network Learning Business Management, Telecommunications company
- Larry Dean, IT Director Hastings County
- Debbie Elliott, Principal Consultant, Elliott D & Associates
- Marlon Herry, Enterprise Applications Manager, University of Trinidad and Tobago
- Jim Meier, Director of Global Projects, Barry-Wehmiller
- David Piazza, VP, Applications Practice, Info-Tech Research Group
- Harjas Rai, Sr. HR Business Partner, Media company
- Atif Siddiqui, Sr. Partner, Cloud HCM, GroupeX
- Kim Townes, HR Director, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
- Human resource information systems (HRIS) are often deemed ineffective in achieving corporate business objectives.
- HR and IT leaders struggle to craft a right-sized strategy that meets business needs. Some overinvest in platforms, while others underinvest in lightweight, point-to-point solutions. Finding the sweet spot between full-suite and lightweight functionality is no easy task.
- Align HRIS goals with the business. HR needs to positional itself as a strategic partner before embarking on an HRIS initiative and selecting a software.
- Communication is key. Often, HR and IT speak different languages. Engage stakeholder groups early.
- Plan where you want to go. Designing a roadmap based on clear requirements, alignment with the business, and an understanding of priorities will contribute to success.
Impact and Result
- Adopt a holistic perspective of HR systems. Evaluate the current state of your organization’s HRIS, understand pain points, and identify ideal processes prior to choosing a solution.
- Evaluate and select a solution that not only mitigates current pains, but also supports future goals and objectives.
- Develop a practical roadmap that the whole organization can buy into, and engage and equip HR with decision-making tools to meet business objectives and drive business strategy.
This guided implementation is an eight call advisory process.
Guided Implementation #1 - Conduct an environmental scan
Call #1 - Understand the importance of an HRIS strategy.
Call #2 - Structure the project. Choose the project team and finalize the project charter.
Call #3 - Align HR objectives with corporate objectives. Create a business model to identify HRIS drivers, barriers, and enablers.
Guided Implementation #2 - Design the future state
Call #1 - Analyze and classify requirements.
Call #2 - Identify process owners, guiding principles, and metrics for future processes.
Call #3 - Understand solution alternatives and the implications of each.
Guided Implementation #3 - Create the roadmap and finalize the deliverable
Call #1 - Prioritize roadmap initiatives. Identify dependencies and assign ownership.
Call #2 - Learn tips and tricks for presenting the final deliverable to stakeholders.
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) Strategy
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- Title: Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) Strategy
- Number of Course Modules: 5
- Estimated Completion Time: 1.5 hours
Select and implement an HRIS strategy by adopting a holistic perspective of HR systems and select an HRIS that meets the organization’s needs and supports future goals.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain how an HRIS supports HR’s shift from an administrative function to a strategic partner to the business.
- Develop an HRIS business model based on an assessment of organizational goals, HR’s needs, technology drivers, and environmental factors.
- Determine user needs and pain points through the requirements gathering process and select the right HRIS strategy for the organization.
- Describe the factors involved in creating an implementation roadmap.
1 CPD hour per course.
Each course is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
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Module 1: Conduct an Environmental Scan
- Understand the importance of creating an HRIS strategy before proceeding with software selection and implementation.
- Set expectations for the HRIS strategy and understand McLean & Company’s HRIS methodology.
Key Benefits Achieved
- A go/no-go decision on the project appropriateness.
- Project stakeholders identified.
- Project team created.
- Finalized project charter to gain buy-in.
Establish HRIS vision.
- Established project vision.
Define the scope of the HRIS strategy.
- Determined scope of HRIS strategy.
Create the project team.
Build a RACI chart.
- Defined project roles and responsibilities.
Create the HRIS business model.
- Completed HRIS business model.
Align business goals with HR goals and technology capabilities.
- Strategy alignment between HR and the business.
Map the current state of HRIS.
- Completed current state map and thorough understanding of the HR technology landscape.
Assess current process capabilities.
Module 2: Design the Future State
- Gain a thorough understanding of the HRIS-related pains felt throughout the organization.
- Use stakeholder-identified pains to directly inform the HRIS strategy and long-term solution.
- Visualize your ideal processes and realize the art of the possible.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Requirements to strengthen the business case and inform the strategy.
- The art of the possible.
Classify pain points.
- Pain points classified by data, people, process, and technology.
Sketch the ideal process.
- Ideal future process vision.
Establish process owners.
- Assigned process owners, guiding principles, and metrics for each HR process in scope.
Module 3: Finalize Roadmap and Deliverable
Brainstorm and prioritize short- and long-term HRIS tasks.
Key Benefits Achieved
Understand next steps for the HRIS project.
Create a risk management plan.
- Completed risk management plan.
Brainstorm HRIS initiatives.
- Brainstormed HRIS initiatives.
Identify dependencies and enabling projects.
- Identified dependencies and enabling projects.
Build an implementation roadmap.
Complete the implementation roadmap.
- Completed implementation roadmap.