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Select a Human Resources Information System

Don’t get caught up in the marketing hype! Navigate the crowded HR technology landscape with a thorough and objective approach to HRIS software selection.

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  • Kristina Blazevski, Program Manager, Property Development Industry
  • Gord Bowers, Independent Consultant
  • Hilary Croach, CIO, Bay Cove
  • Arn Kashino, Head of Enterprise Business Solutions, CAPREIT
  • Farhan Khan, HRIS Implementation Specialist
  • Muhammad Malim, HRIS Implementation Specialist
  • Adam Pearson, Safety Manager, Automotive Industry
  • Graham Turner, HRIS Implementation Specialist
  • There are many solutions claiming to provide strong capability in most areas of functionality. Differentiating between the solutions is very difficult.
  • There are often many unstructured opinions from stakeholders during the selection process, creating ambiguity and bogging down decision makers.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • No technology solution will perfectly satisfy all needs.
  • Select the right system by creating an objective process for gathering requirements and evaluating vendors against them.

Impact and Result

  • Follow a structured approach to launch your HRIS project, filling in knowledge gaps in an organized way to prepare your organization to make an informed decision.
  • Follow a thorough process for gathering concrete requirements for the many different functions of an HRIS.
  • Identify a set of vendors whose solutions fit your use case and send them a detailed RFP.
  • Create a fair and objective process for evaluating bids you receive from vendors.

Research & Tools

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is an eight call advisory process.

Guided Implementation #1 - Prepare for requirements gathering

Call #1 - Identify organizational fit for the technology.
Call #2 - Create the project plan.

Guided Implementation #2 - Gather requirements and prepare RFP

Call #1 - Parse the vendor landscape with SoftwareReviews to create a long-list of vendors.
Call #2 - Plan requirements gathering steps.
Call #3 - Create evaluation criteria.

Guided Implementation #3 - Select an HRIS vendor

Call #1 - Evaluate RFP responses and create a short-list of vendors.
Call #2 - Conduct vendor demonstrations and select a solution.
Call #3 - Determine metrics to measure process improvement and plan for implementation.