2020 has certainly kept HR professionals on their toes, with another impending period of lockdown set to test whether lessons have been learnt in terms of getting the basics ‘right’ to enable colleagues to work effectively from home.
Alarmingly, recent results from our online HRIS healthcheck tool indicate that as many as 40% of organisations still do not have a cloud-based HR system in place.
A ‘must have’ (even pre-Covid) for companies operating in multiple locations or employing remote workers, cloud HR systems enable 24/7 anywhere access to a multitude of common HR functions, from booking holiday requests and managing absence, to indicating compliance with company policies.
Operating without a cloud HR system in place can be frustrating at the best of times and, if the last nine months have shown us anything, potentially bring work to a standstill.
Looking at remote capabilities further: 54% of our HRIS healthcheck participants stated that new starters were currently unable to complete their personal details through an onboarding portal.
Additionally, just 24% indicated that employees and managers are able to view and update their own/team data via a self-service portal, with 63% stating that self-service functionality was either ‘partly’ or non-existent.
Other key findings from our HRIS healthcheck included:
- 60% are potentially open to payroll errors through either a lack of or insufficient integration between their HR & payroll systems
- 52% do not feel their platform provides them with a trusted single source of people data
- 40% feel they are not utilising their current HRIS to its full capacity
- 40% do not have a dedicated HRIS resource to help them get the most out of their HRIS
- 64% do not feel they have sufficient people data to engage strategically with the rest of the business
- 28% do not have their HRIS updated regularly (at least annually)
Ensuring that your HR solution is not only fit for purpose in terms of compliance and data integrity but also enables HR to gain a seat at the head of the table when it comes to enabling your people strategies is vital.
If, like many, this is still a struggle for you, talk to us about arranging an in-depth Digital HR Review for your organisation. Covering technology, people, data, strategy and more, our digital HR specialists will review your HR processes and provide tailored advice and recommendations.
You may also wish to take a look at our digital HR maturity model below, to determine where your organisation currently stands within its digital transformation journey.
We work through this model with our clients to enable them progress through each stage – putting in place clear goals and processes that will enable them to transform the HR experience for employees and HR alike, with plenty of quick wins to be gained along the way.