Managing change is just as important to get right as the technology itself
Over the years, we’ve worked with a wide range of organisations, helping them select and implement the perfect HR system for their business needs.
While ‘going live’ is the ultimate goal for most HR teams, there is so much more to achieving project success than the completion of set up and configuration.
Despite its name, HR technology is not just about supporting an HR department: each system, depending on its intended use, often has far-reaching implications for other company departments and individuals across the whole workforce.
Communication is key
Communicating and managing any changes to existing processes, roles or responsibilities resulting from the implementation of a new HR system is therefore essential.
Too many organisations fail to communicate the reasons for implementing a new system to staff; how the new system can be used to support other departments or processes; and what changes can be expected as a result.
This lack of communication can not only lead to low adoption of the new system, and therefore risk achieving the required return on investment, but can also create anxiety and disengagement from employees fearful of their job being ‘replaced’ by a piece of software.
A proactive approach to change management
We always recommend that businesses take a proactive approach towards any system change, whether installing a completely new HRIS or adding new functionality via an upgrade.
To help, we have launched a new business coaching service to help you maximise the ROI of any project and ensure that your organisation as a whole embraces the change.
Tailored to your specific needs, our bespoke service will guide you through the most appropriate ways to manage change within your business.
We can help you to:
- improve communication amongst your workforce
- help your employees feel involved in the implementation process
- help all departments understand how they can benefit from any new systems
Using an external consultant such as Silver Cloud HR can also provide greater insight into staff perspectives as employees may feel more comfortable expressing any concerns to an independent third party.
An affordable business coaching option for all businesses
A common misconception is that business coaching is solely suited to large organisations.
We have devised our business coaching programme to be affordable whatever your company size.
Unlike many similar coaching services, we do not believe in tying our clients in to specific number of weeks. Instead, our coaching is offered on an hourly basis (£100+VAT, plus travel expenses) – allowing us to tailor our support to organisations’ unique needs and budgets.
Ensure a smooth transition from ‘old-to-new’, and ask us about our bespoke business coaching service today.