It’s said that technology innovates so quickly that if you’re not constantly looking to move forwards then you’re moving backwards. It’s an axiom that SAP SuccessFactors partner Presence of IT has taken to heart.
Bill Gates once said: “Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk.” It’s absolutely true of course. But while in some aspects of the business world risk-taking is associated with audacity and big rewards, there are other instances where taking risks offers no pay-offs. One instance in which risk should be avoided at all costs is your payroll system.
The links between well-designed performance management and organisational success are well established, but there’s still an ongoing debate about the best approach. We know from research conducted by SAP SuccessFactors that the best performance management systems are those which are tailored to an organisation’s unique workforce characteristics including their culture, industry requirements and available resources.
It might seem counterintuitive to rely on machines to drive engagement with people, but the fact is, manual processes are part of the reason people feel disengaged at work. Switching our mindset towards providing better user experiences for employees has a range of benefits, particularly for your HR teams.
It’s firmly on the radar of today’s HR professionals – HR in the digital world – and this hot topic was centre stage at a thought leadership breakfast in Auckland last week. With Presence of IT’s global thought leader Rob Scott presenting alongside SAP SuccessFactors COO Marc Havercroft, invited guests of the HR community from a variety of industries were treated to valuable insights on how HR models are being impacted by digital environments.