Drive a Robust Systems Strategy to Achieve HR Objectives and Enable the Business

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A non-existent strategy for HR IT systems can cause the following:

  • Lack of business support or budget for HR system investments
  • Decision-making in silos and unplanned system growth and redundancies
  • A weakened HR-IT relationship
  • Data quality issues and compromised analysis and reporting capabilities
  • Manual workaround and excessive manual intervention leading to organizational discomfort

A well-defined strategy for HR IT systems enables the following:

  • HR resources can be redeployed to value-add activities by eliminating excessive manual efforts
  • Existing HR processes will be more efficiently supported
  • HR systems used organization-wide will have a more consistent user interface
  • HR’s profile will be strengthened by supporting and enabling business goals
  • Firefighting and ad hoc support requests to IT will be reduced
  • IT’s effort in maintenance, support, and vendor engagement will be reduced
  • IT will be involved in HR systems decision making and will be able to offer input on applications and tackle integration issues before they arise

Module 1: Document the Current State

The Purpose

  • Set expectations for the project.
  • Agree on pain points and understand potential benefits.
  • Create an inventory of current HR systems.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Agreed upon expectations.
  • Understanding of pain points and benefits.
  • Understanding of the complexity of the current HR systems.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Outline goals and project expectations
1.2 Discuss pain points and benefits
1.3 Document current state
  • Inventory of current HR systems
  • HR systems map

Module 2: Perform an HR Systems Health Check

The Purpose

  • Identification of business needs.
  • Assessment of gaps.
  • Assess of function and integration quality of HR systems.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Agreement on business needs and gaps.
  • Understanding of the current quality of HR systems.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Build a list of requirements
  • Business requirements
2.2 Determine gaps in application coverage
  • Gap assessment
2.3 Assess functional quality of each application
2.4 Assess integration quality between applications
  • HR Systems Health Assessment

Module 3: Build the HR Systems Roadmap

The Purpose

  • Understand options for application selection.
  • Understand system dependencies.
  • Determine rollout order for new applications.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding of what types of applications are needed.
  • List of planned next steps for the rollout of the new strategy.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Examine the HR technology market
3.2 Examine system dependencies
3.3 Build the HR systems roadmap
  • HR Technology Roadmap

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