Due to COVID-19, digital adoption across the business world in India has accelerated. HR managers of every company have had to work overtime to help their businesses sail through the crisis and get employees connected to work remotely. At the same time, employees were required to adjust their daily routine to one that had to balance home and work on the fly. Needless to say, the ability to work remotely has also opened new possibilities, both for employers and employees, thereby ushering in the wave of digital culture.
With this wave of change, every company in India has started to focus on adopting innovative ways based on digital platform adoption to simplify and solve WFH challenges. Let’s face it, the success of the new business model is entirely dependent on employees who will lead and execute the digital transformation journey. Fortunately, the majority of businesses in India have adopted HRIS systems in the past months. And, talking about HRIS, they have helped business leaders to bridge the skill requirement gap and build people capability ecosystems in this difficult time. More companies are investing in HRIS faster than ever; however not every HRIS system can reap the necessary benefits to a company. Hence, it is the duty of employers and HRs to zero down the right system for their companies.
In this blog, we will give you seven tips that will help you make the right decision the first time. Let’s dive in.
No knowledge is always better than half knowledge. That being said, employers and HR managers should invest a good amount of time in research. They should know everything about HRIS software before implementing one. From its benefits and features to well-known vendors in the Indian market, employers should try to acquire as much knowledge as possible. Doing research will help a company to figure out what works or does not work for them, thereby simplifying the whole selection process.
Know The Requirements
The second best practice to make the selection process easier is evaluating the exact requirements of a business. HR managers can write down what their company needs/wants. This step will not just avoid any confusion but also help a business to purchase the right HRIS software. On the other hand, if a company starts its selection process without doing this step, it can certainly end up with the wrong system offering useless features.
Fix A Budget
Having clarity of available resources and knowing how much can one spend can apparently avoid the risk of spending too much on the wrong HRIS software. To decide on a budget, employers and HRs can sit together and have a meeting wherein they should only discuss the budget parameters.
Choose Decision Makers
A company can also select people who will be involved in the entire selection process. The people who are selected should be the only ones who will evaluate as well as approve the HRIS software for the company. This step is a smart way to avoid problems or war of words related to the HRIS investment.
Have A Resource For Help
Like most companies, one can also consider using third-party consultants to help with the selection process. Third-party consultants can not just help with the specifications but also assist employers and HR managers in asking the right questions to the vendors. People who do not want any third party involvement in their selection process can skip this step as well.
Evaluate A Handful Systems
Every company, be it small or large, should make sure that it picks a handful of HRIS software to evaluate. Employers and HR managers should try to make a list of vendors as per their requirements. In addition, HR managers should also research the shortlisted vendors and know their reviews. Starting the selection process with multiple options will increase the chances of the right investment.
Companies should not consider demo as a waste of time. Taking a demo can help HR managers and employers to compare the HRIS software to their requirements. So, a company should always be ready to spend some significant time on demo.
To conclude, we would like to add that companies can simplify any selection process, be it purchasing HRMS or HRIS software, with the help of the aforementioned tips.