GR Reddy works for Husys Consulting who are the pioneers in the HR Function Management/Outsourcing in the world. The views expressed are purely based on our experiences.
In Today's scenario each and every company in the Information Technology focus on the SME's across the Globe. The reason being SME's have never gone overboard during the peak and don't get distracted somuch during the Recession. That may be due to the conservativism, carefulness and focus on the deliverables constantly than projection to the external world. The resources work with SME's are generally enjoy the challenges and learning experiences. One of the effective way to help them to achieve what they want to achieve is by creating more time per day. That possible by way of creating a support system of IT which would enable them to earn more time per day.
I would focus on the HR Information systems to make sure that while making your decision on the IT for HR is focused.
- Never Buy a product as a BOX : There are many vendors who have a great box but doesn't have the capabilities to understand the depth of your organisation and customize (Ofcourse, each one use the word customization, true meaning is understanding the business and creating tailor made product)
- Make sure that You are Ready : Internal usage of computers and the extent to which the employees are friendly would define your Return on Investment on IT. You must ensure that the understanding and usage of basics of computers are known or trained across the organisation to make use of the systems effectively.
- Seek for Customization as a product : Many organisations struggle to implement and reap benefits of the IT support effectively. The Key is may be the CEO/Owner decided to bring it... The product may not have been customized... however continuous support in customisation would always the key for effective use of the IT systems.
- Knowledge of Vendors: One of the key element is any such products is all about the Domain/Knowledge of function. Many Implementation staff from the vendors lack the knowledge of business and the functional module implemented. Make sure that the implementation team would have a function consultant/associate from the Vendor to make it more suitable to your organisation.
Also invest in the Technology support for effective people management as a tool for organisational improvement. This would help in improving and monitoring the people related issues of organisation.
The best process with people and supported by technology is the mantra of modern business success.
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