As an HR manager you’re always looking for new ways to streamline your HR department. New technologies and tools might be the answer, provided you educate your team and make the right choices. In this article we’ll discuss the possibilities cloud-based HR has to offer.
Cloud-based HR: what it is
Cloud-based HR management systems are fully supported by an external provider. Managers and employees have online access to all departments, across all subsidiaries and locations.
Those who used cloud HRM for a few of their systems, are now fully implementing it across the entire organization. That’s because these systems make data storage and gaining insights easy. Some examples of HR data that can be easily stored:
- Payroll processing
- Position management
- Performance management
- Cost-per-hire (in recruitment)
- Time and attendance
What’s the difference between cloud-based HR and regular data systems?
For regular data systems, you will always require on-premise hardware and software. This is not the case for cloud HR: these types of data centers store your data in the public cloud.
You won’t need difficult-to-use software or expensive hardware that takes up a lot of space. An extra advantage is that cloud-based HR is more cost-effective and scalable than traditional data systems.
How cloud-based HRM can accelerate your digital transformation
Over recent years, HR departments have disrupted HR. From bureaucratic to business driving, they’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to digital transformation. We now see over half of purchased core HR systems to be cloud-based solutions.
And of course that has its reasons! Apart from the advantages we’ve already mentioned (scalability and external storage) there are lots of other benefits to be considered.
The advantages of cloud-based HR
Besides the widespread access to different divisions and locations, cloud-based HRM systems cut costs within IT support due to the external provider. On top of that, the general costs are lower than other solutions and systems.
Besides costs, cloud-based HR systems can boost overall employee productivity. Adopting and adapting to innovative and efficient tools leads to optimizing your workforce, your competitive advantage, employer branding, customer and candidate satisfaction and so on.
And if lower costs and more productivity weren’t convincing enough, consider these advantages:
- Enhanced digital security
- Lessened paperwork
- Real-time performance assessment
- Efficient recruiting
So what does this mean for HR?
The self-service element to cloud-based systems will enable and equippe HR with time and tools to focus on their strategic tasks, lessening repetitive, manual and administrative tasks. Aiding them to drive business value instead, to deliver goals and focus on strategy.
And we love nothing more than enabling HR and showcasing its value.
Want to do digital transformation the right way?
Berlin consulting can help you find, implement and adopt the right HR technology to allow yourself to attain sustainable growth. Do you have any questions? Contact us!