HR has little faith in IT

Only a quarter of human resources (HR) managers believe that workforce planning, leadership development and performance management are supported by their IT systems.

Only a quarter of human resources (HR) managers believe that workforce planning, leadership development and performance management are supported by their IT systems.

Just a third of the respondents to the survey by talent management company Taleo have confidence in their IT systems to support recruitment and internal placements.

“Findings of this study clearly show that HR is evolving to play a more strategic role in supporting fundamental business objectives, but the systems being used by HR functions are not keeping up,” says Neil Hudspith, senior vice-president for international operations at Taleo.

While respondents believe routine HR functions such as payroll and management reporting are adequately supported by IT, satisfaction drops off rapidly for more sophisticated HR needs.

Only 29% of respondents feel they have the IT might to gain a clear picture of internal skills.

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