Walking past a playground recently I overheard a little boy shout, “All for one and one for all.” Like the three musketeers, we learn early on that there really is strength in numbers. And HR lays this foundation at top performing companies—for hundreds, if not thousands of people to swim in the same direction—working together with a real sense of camaraderie and purpose.
Establishing an engaging culture that encourages people to work together, continue learning, and grow their careers in a meaningful way will motivate your workforce to create value. One of the best ways to facilitate this is with an intelligent, personalized HR technology. Unfortunately, not all technology is as simple and supportive as it sounds. Here are some things to look for when you want your HCM cloud solution to support an engaging employee experience.
Working toward common goals is made easier when HR manages to reinforce the company’s shared culture, mission, and values. One question worth asking prospective HR providers is whether their solution will allow you to extend your branding throughout the application. The question is really a test of sorts, getting at whether the vendor’s products are built from the ground up and share the same core functionality. An HCM solution that can’t extend branding across the application is often a sign of multiple systems that have been cobbled together.
This imperfect whole could cause problems later when you’re trying to integrate your people processes with other critical enterprise functions such as finance and analytics, supply chain, sales, and marketing. Can the prospective provider support end-to-end business processes outside of HR? How does the vendor support different departmental workflows and transactions? The best way to find out is to ask.
Today’s integrated HCM cloud solutions really shine in encouraging the collaboration of the C-suite and HR. When C-level decisions and recommendations are supported by shared data and sound analytical insight, strength in numbers takes on new meaning.
Employees stay engaged and productive when it’s easy to prioritize work, collaborate to make decisions, find mentors, and join fun and philanthropic activities. An HCM solution that gets people working together more effectively is a huge plus for any organization.
We’ve only touched on a few of the advantages conveyed by deploying an integrated HCM solution. In my next post, I’ll cover the impact and value of having a complete solution that incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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