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diginomica: ‘3 more ways HR in the cloud makes sense’

United States – January 13, 2016, 11:30 AM

When evaluating the benefits of HR in the cloud, go beyond the core basics to consider the broader business impact, recommends Infor's Charles Cagle in Jan 12 article headlined: '3 more ways HR in the cloud makes sense for business today.'

Here are excerpts:

Much of the discussion around cloud computing in the C-suite hones in on cost savings, flexibility, and agility for the business. For HR, the true value of cloud computing goes even further. Putting HR in the cloud can help facilitate organizational transformation by simplifying day-to-day processes, increasing workforce insight and performance, and creating greater strategic advantage. …

Here are three concepts that go beyond the oft-heard messages of cost savings, flexibility, and agility that have been catalysts to drive more HR leaders to shift processes to the cloud.

1. Better engagement … businesses can broadly apply innovative tools to the entire workforce so the enterprise is connected in an integrated and relevant way. Employee-facing social and mobile tools that mirror what people use in their personal lives can make information and data accessible 24×7, leading to greater job satisfaction and higher levels of engagement.

2. Deeper insight … HR can become a powerful force for change by showcasing the impact valid talent data can have on people, operations, and the bottom line. … New talent management tools can help HR tell its story to the C-suite by providing a disciplined approach for connecting the dots between employee data and business results.

3. Reduced cycle time to new capabilities … cloud systems offer improved core HR functionality, faster implementation when replacing even the most embedded programs, and instant, automatic upgrades for the latest bells and whistles without the need for an extensive IT project.

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