One System to Support All HR Processes

Nick Pye |


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Having multiple systems to support different HR processes, or a mix of systems and paper-based processes, is one way to really push up the cost of HR administration and will frustrate people managers.

It also makes it far more difficult to get a consolidated view of an organisation’s employees.

There are understandable reasons why an organisation might want to deploy individual systems. Often a fully-integrated system that supports multiple processes may not offer some of the specific functionality of a best-of-breed, single-process, single-solution system.

However, organisations should seek to offset the benefits against the additional costs as part of their selection process, especially if wanting to calculate a return on their investment.

Having different systems supporting different processes creates inefficiencies and unnecessary complexity.

There is also the issue of manager adoption to consider. If an organisation asks a manager to interface with 4 or 5 different systems to manage his or her HR processes, then it's significantly reducing the likelihood that the manager will bother to use any of them.

Keeping everything in one place makes things much simpler for the user and delivers greater and wider benefits to an organisation. Did you find this article useful? Youmanage HR offers software to help you streamline your HR processes and ensure compliance within your company. We also write articles on HR, leadership, employee engagement, health & well-being and much more. Start a free trial of Youmanage, get in touch to ask questions, or check out our blog to help you to deliver HR best practice in your business.

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Nick has more than 25 years of leadership experience, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, business development, HR product strategy and has been CEO of Youmanage since 2010. Nick acquired the Youmanage business in 2010 and led the renewed vision and go-to-market definition of the Youmanage platform for its official re-launch in September 2013. With significant and continued product development, he continues to steer Youmanage as an industry leading cloud HR software provider. Work aside, Nick retains his huge enthusiasm for music in both trumpet and bagpipe playing!