You understand that attracting and retaining the best of the best doesn’t depend solely on compensation factors. You realize that remote staff are as common as office and plant workers – and that all deserve a seamless as well as increasingly mobile means of handling many tasks.
You know people want fulfillment and higher purpose in their lives, including in the workplace.
Although you know what I’m talking about, you may not know how best to proceed. Turning vision and aspiration into reality seldom comes easily. Where to start modernizing the HR function may not be entirely clear. It may even be more a question of starting over, depending on the caliber of HR systems, processes and services currently in place.
With payroll and human capital management (HCM) solutions, you undoubtedly want – and need – to securely preserve relevant past, present and future data. It’s your organization’s lifeblood as well as something you’re obligated to protect – and not just because of more recent GDPR regulations or enforcement activities.
Getting Straight to the Core
Now you can more intuitively deliver core HR processes with a single source of truth for HR data. When disparate legacy systems and applications are the norm, including across international borders, you’re long overdue for such assessment and overhaul.
You’d be wise to shop around…and not just because of price.
Zalaris brings a unique “payroll/HR only” focus to its business model. We are full service across the entire spectrum of related opportunities and requirements. This expertise goes down to the country level across Europe, with local-language service centers as well as Zalaris’ own innovation and development facility in India.
“One truth” in many business enterprises can be especially challenging and elusive, whether in growth or cost-containment mode. Modern cloud-based HR and payroll solutions answer the bell in all scenarios, but the guidance should come from knowledgeable experts in both operational and experience-based data.
A Kick in the Ambitions
Getting off on the wrong data foot can be a hard kick to your workforce ambitions. It can be surprisingly easy to lose sight of the costs and hidden dilemmas that can arise with less-careful approaches.
Everything has its time and place, of course, but design thinking and engineering should factor prominently into the data equation and vice versa. Never underestimate the complexity and skillsets required. On the other hand, keep the benefits and value squarely in sight when you advance payroll and HR processes, solutions and services:
- Gain the ability to personalize the employee journey for all personnel – and foster more progressive overall corporate culture
- Bring greater meaning and purpose to the business, including more effective training and professional development opportunities
- Automate the tasks and functions where robotic process automation makes proven sense, plan for continuous evolution; streamline travel & expense reporting and management
- Establish stronger, more consistent HR/payroll standards and systems that cost effectively keep pace with complex regulatory demands as well as organizational requirements
- Foster greater diversity while accommodating flexible work schedules in addition to optimizing remote/mobile interaction
Simplifying the Mundane, Energizing the Masses
When done right, HR-focused technology and innovation should help energize your people, simplify the mundane, and encourage deeper contributions. Change is always hard yet always needed – and imperative from HR to the entire enterprise.
Remember that the right tools and processes are essential, yet useless if the data doesn’t make the grade – or start off right, ready and reliably. You can quickly turn off the people you’re looking to enliven.
Strengthening corporate culture and employee experience obviously takes time, commitment, collaboration and effective as well as transparent leadership. People want a sense of “belonging.”
Ironically, the initial burden will largely fall on data shoulders, both current and purposeful.
How you migrate, access, share, protect and continually update this information needs to be part science, art and, well, juggling act. When it comes to data, however, you can’t afford to drop the ball.
The bottom line?
We simply want HR to leverage the “one truth” data benefits of the integrated services Zalaris provides today from the cloud. Over time and given HR’s appetite for change, Zalaris will empower this function to make an increasingly profound difference. Through extended capability and capacity, using analytics, smarter automation and advisory excellence, you’ll be able to drive a compelling employee experience that leads to higher engagement, retention and productivity.