June 19, 2019

Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing a New HRIS

Continuous Improvement, HCM Implementation, System Review
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A human resource information system, or HRIS, streamlines the necessary processes of your human resource department by storing data electronically and automating certain functions and tasks. While the payroll and HR experts at Wise recommend fully leveraging the best HR system for you to ease your day-to-day HR activities, make sure to avoid making these mistakes when implementing a new HRIS to avoid unnecessary stress and frustration. Here, the HR professionals at Wise detail common mistakes to avoid when adopting a new HRIS so you can successfully up your HR game stress-free.

Assuming Every System Offers the Same Services

If your company is considering transitioning to an HRIS to automate and optimize the day-to-day aspects of HR management, do not make the mistake of assuming every HRIS offers the same features and functionality. Systems can differ widely in cost, function, capacity and much more, so it is important to do your research on HRIS before you jump into a decision. Compiling a list of necessities and conducting a cost-benefit analysis for an HRIS is a great start. Once you’ve created a list of must-haves and put together a process for comparing available systems, consult a Wise professional to ensure the HRIS you select is perfect for your business.

Neglecting Training or HRIS Education

Just because your HR team is made up of reliable and experienced employees, it does not mean they are fluent in the intricacies of your company’s new HRIS. While allocating time for training may seem frustrating at first, ensuring your HR employees are properly acquainted with the ins-and-outs of your new HRIS will be vital in avoiding setbacks down the road.

Improperly Managing the Switch

Not only will a lack of training impede the process of successfully implementing an HRIS, but lack of communication will do so as well. You should be ready to communicate with managers and employees about the new system they will be using to update their records, leverage HR workflows and access information for decision support!  By discussing the features and benefits with your employees, HR is able to educate managers and employees in advance to ensure that all team members know what to expect. Additionally, by giving employees the time and space to prepare and ask questions, you are able to mitigate potential conflicts or disruptions early on.

Recruit the Help of Wise Consulting

According to Bersin by Deloitte, companies that transition to an automated HRIS have cost savings of 22% per employee. If you have embraced the idea of a more efficient and automatic HRIS, but aren’t quite sure how to take the next step, look no further than Wise Consulting. Our dedicated HR and payroll experts know all there is to know about how to successfully transition your HR processes to an HRIS to improve employee productivity, boost morale, handle application and resume management, lessen paperwork and reduce administrative anxiety. Contact Wise Consulting to discuss implementing a new HRIS today.