Human Resource Management System Request for Proposal (RFP)

human resource management systemWe’ve been talking a lot about implementing a human resource management system recently; how to evaluate systems, choose a vendor, increase user adoption, etc., and one of the final points of discussion  is the benefit of using a request for proposal (RFP) as a part of your final system selection process.

This can be a time consuming document to pull together, but it can also be incredibly helpful as you compare and contrast system functionality as well as vendor capabilities. An RFP can be as short or as long as you’d like, but the more detailed you get the more confident you will be in your final selection. Here are the most common elements of a basic HR software RFP and a template to help you create one faster.
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Implementing HR Software? How to Increase End User Adoption

implementing HR softwareAmong some of the most common reasons companies consider software implementations to be a failure is due to a lack of user adoption. Maybe the technical portions of the implemenation went off without a hitch, but if nobody is using the software or if they are using it incorrectly, the project can still fail.  Most people are resistant to change, especially when it comes to changing the processes and tools they use to do their jobs. After you’ve spent a significant amount of time, money, and energy to pick and implement the right solution, it’s important to make sure it’s actually being used to reach your organizational goals. Here are a few tips to encourage engagement, increase system adoption, and increase the ROI of your HR software implemenation.
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The Final Three Steps in Your Human Resource Software Project

human resource softwareIn the first portion of this article we touched on some of the most important things you can do at the beginning of your human resource software implemenation to ensure long-term success. Important factors such as getting executives and managers involved, definning requirements and KPIs, thinking about how the software will change internal policies and procedures, etc. As you work you way through the project and complete those first steps, it’s time to start thinking about the final steps of the process and future use of the software. Continue reading

16 Steps to Successful HR Software Implementation

HR softwareWhile every company will require its own unique implementation plan, successful HR software implementation projects have many similar elements and characteristics. It’s important that you understand your requirements,  identify goals, select the right product, define the project scope, establish executive support, make changes to existing policies and procedures, evaluate infrastructure requirements, and more. It sounds like a lot of work and it is, but when you work methodically your HR software implementation is well worth it when you gain new efficiencies and cost savings.

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HR Software ROI: What You Can Expect

The market for HR software has grown and changed in the past few years with advances in technology and the growing focus on this area of business for cost savings and increased competitive advantage. There are literally thousands of human capital management solutions available on the market, and it can be overwhelming to know which one is the best value for your unique business needs. Further, ROI is always a question when you’re making an investment in software and trying to choose the right system. While ROI is different for every system and every business, there are some averages that you can use as a guideline for HR software ROI and cost savings.
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3 Benefits of Human Resource Management Automation

Human Resource ManagementPut in the fewest terms, the value of HR software and the automation it provides for an organization is found in its ability to drive down costs, maximize productivity, and optimize the effectiveness of employees, but there is much more to it than that. Automating human resource management in your organization holds a variety of benefits you may not be considering, such as:
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Employee Turnover Can Cost Thousands- Avoid the Expense with HR Software

Employees leave organizations for many different reasons. Sometimes they’re just ready for a change, are asked to leave, retire, etc. but no matter why turnover happens, it can be detrimental in a number of ways. For example, productivity drops as other employees scramble to pick up additional responsibilities, increased stress to pick up the slack can damper employee morale, the company culture can shift, etc. But beyond the impact employee turnover has on daily operations, it is often times an extremely high and commonly overlooked expense of doing business which is why it is in every company’s best interest to keep turnover to an absolute minimum.
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Increasing Employee Engagement with Human Capital Management Software

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Employees are any company’s most important asset, which means they should be every company’s top priority. This is belief that is becoming more and more prolific as the war on talent rages on and talk of skills shortages fly around various industries. So what are you doing to attract and maintain top talent? Human capital management software can help increase employee engagement; a proven factor in reducing employee turnover and increasing company growth.
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Using HR Software to Ease the Burden of Compliance

There are seemingly countless laws, regulations, and requirements put on businesses to ensure a safe and secure work environment for its employees, such as COBRA, ERISA, Worker’s Compensation, OSHA, and FMLA to name just a few. Not complying with these many regulations can be extremely detrimental to a business, but it’s not cheap or easy to keep up with it all.
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Epicor HR Software: Epicor HCM and Epicor HCM Express

You’re either already using or plan to use Epicor ERP as a tool to increase productivity, insight, and control over various operational processes within your company, but what about HR? People are one of your company’s largest assets, but it takes significant time, money, and energy to manage them and all of the paperwork and information that goes along with them.  Here are two Epicor HR software options to help you reduce the time and money spent on HR administration and more time attracting and retaining top talent, complying with regulations, and completing other tasks that require more attention.
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5 Reasons HR Software Implementations Are On The Rise

HR softwareAccording to research by ADP Research, 57% of companies are planning to make an investment in HR software in the near future. This study and many others confirm that human resource management software is on the rise, but this software has been around in some form or another for many years, so why are so many companies adopting it now? Here are some of the top reasons HR software implementation and sales are on the rise today:
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