Integrating the HR landscape on the Cloud
by David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group
Whilst we talk in business about Human Resources (HR) as if it is a singular function, in reality of course it is much more complex. HR is an aggregated area of focus and an aggregation of people, processes and systems that capture, manage and report a very diverse set of different things. Having multiple systems may be pragmatic for getting things done, but in reality it creates a major headache when you need to connect the data together.
Integration between HR-related systems has been a major bugbear for companies, and with the need for more integrated processes and HR analytics, that problem is getting more pressing.
With many of these systems moving to the Cloud, this changes the integration landscape significantly. For many companies, their learning, recruiting or performance system will already be in the Cloud. The Cloud is already the dominant deployment approach for new talent and learning, and core HR is now following as well. Understanding how integration is going to work in the Cloud is going to be critical.
Clearer links and better continuity between the individual talent elements
Increased automation of talent processes as a whole, and improved efficiency of operations
Improved user experience, lower learning curve and higher adoption throughout the talent lifecycle
Reduced duplication, more accurate talent data and ease of sharing talent data (currently seen as poor in most organisations)
Better management information and analytics
Improved operational performance and ROI from the HR function