As the current economic climate continues to dominate headlines, businesses will be more aware than ever of their need to save on their costs wherever they can. Departments such as HR will be seeing the squeeze on their budget and the function that they provide in terms of recruiting, salaries or training. It is now more important than ever before for HR to choose their suppliers wisely in order to get the best value for money for services such as HR software. The HR function of your company will be faced with a constant delivery of brochures and flyers of services for all manner of software options along with regular calls from HR software suppliers.
Make sure that your company’s aims are clear when looking to secure HR software. Whilst suppliers will be able to advise you on solutions, you are the expert in your business and you need the software to work for your company. Consider the elements of software that are desirable to you, essential, or just not required at all. Next, you should fix your budget so that you know whether you can afford to meet your essential criteria list – and if some of the ‘nice to have’ are possible. Make sure that you are honest with software suppliers about the challenges of your business and what works and what does not, so that they can truly understand what your company requires to improve performance.
Here at NorthgateArinso Ireland, we can offer companies advice when it comes to matters such as payroll solutions or HR software. We recognise that there is no one way for the HR function to operate and that each organisation is different and requires a unique approach. Having your HR software tailored to your companies specific requirements means that you will get better value for money as you will see more return on your spend in terms of business benefits through improved employee productivity, training, etc.