Integrating systems with HR can boost business efficiency


Integrating systems with HR can boost business efficiency

Lindsay Clark

Integrated IT systems give HR professionals more time to focus on strategic business issues, new research has found.

A new report, HR and technology: impact and advantages, has been launched from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Cranfield School of Management.

 Although the research shows 91% of organisations introduce a HRIS to improve the quality of information available, the majority fail to integrate systems across the organisation.

Rebecca Clake, CIPD Organisation and Resourcing Adviser, said, “HR must work with IT professionals to draw on the skills required to develop an information system that will meet the needs of HR, other users across the organisation and help achieve the wider business objectives.”

HR systems could improve the efficiency of HR processes, but they were capable of helping businesses even more. “Well implemented systems have the potential to drive business performance, as well as providing effective means of employee engagement and communication.

“They can provide accurate statistics enabling HR professionals to identify areas that managers can work on to improve performance and productivity of teams. But failing to invest the resources required and cutting corners or costs early on will leave businesses losing out in the long-term.”

 Link to the CIPD report

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