Antiquated systems and manual processes just won’t do. To stay competitive in today’s evolving HR industry, you need more than just a hands on approach. You need automation, outsourcing, and answers to all your toughest questions.
Before you register online with a trending, know-it-all HR platform, do some quick homework and look for these attributes that will help you decide if they are the true HCM partner you are looking for.
1. Innovative Technology
When upgrading your human resources, you are going to want cutting-edge technology. However, don’t be fooled. Innovation is as much about flexibility as it is about capabilities. Today’s HR technology moves quickly. One day it’s the best in the business, and the next it’s obsolete. Look for a platform that gives you exactly what you need now, but is also easily adaptable and can be modified. Whether it’s adaptation of new systems or the ability to grow as your company objectives change, flexible technology is invaluable to business.
2. Step-By-Step Guidance
Best practices come and go as fast as technology. HR is evolving at such a rapid pace, and it’s tough for companies to keep up. A HCM solution should offer more than a laundry list of FAQs and documentation. A true partner is someone you can turn to for guidance. Experts that stay one step ahead. Ahead of policy, legislation, and changes in the industry. People can trust to ensure compliance and that you remain penalty free.
3. Personal Support
The only way to get such guidance is through dedicated personal support. Unfortunately, many of today’s HR outsourcing companies using automated platforms have removed relationship building from their business equation. Replaced by offshore call-centers and long hold time, the the lost art of customer service has become a relic rather than a requirement. Look for a partner with both the technology, and the dedicated support. Settle for nothing less than senior-level professionals in the HR industry that you can all directly. It still exists, you just need to know where to look.
4. Solid Reputation
It seems that a new HCM solution springs up each day. And while they may have the algorithms, the features, and the slick new interface that have people drool over latest and greatest, is it trustworthy? One may never know, at least not for a while. Identifying an HCM partner with a longstanding reputation for excellence should be a top priority. The integrity of a company should not be questioned when you are dealing with sensitive and secure information, when compliance is on the line, and when you are investing a lot of money in what you’re hoping is a long-term HR solution.
5. A-La-Carte Integrative Services
While you may only be looking for one or two features, it behooves you to look for a human resources management solution that offers a full-suite of capabilities. And one that doesn’t make you pay for what you don’t use. (A crucial point, because many of these platforms adapt the all or nothing approach leaving you with an exorbitant fee for a single service.) Upgrade to a customizable platform with the bells and whistles should you ever need them. You may find early on that using a closed loop integrated system is not only safer when passing secure data, but also easier and more cost effective. Complete integration means only entering data once, eliminating manual errors, and streamlining processes with a single login. In the long-run it will save time and operational costs.
Payroll Data HCM solutions are trusted by thousands of clients across the US. We’ve led the industry for over 20 years, by pioneering technology that has become industry standard, and backed by a team of some of the most intelligent minds in every aspect of HR management. We combine old school client-centric values, with innovative design and forward-thinking features to simplify the business of HR. Considering an upgrade? Take some time to understand the critical components to look for in an HCM partner.
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