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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.

  • 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.


About McLean & Company

McLean & Company is an HR research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools, diagnostics, and advisory services that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 8 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

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.

Contributors

  • 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