HR Renewal is delivered as an add-on for SAP ERP enhancement packages and forms a key part of SAP's core renovation program to modernize the user interface of its self-service solutions. Once it had been installed, activated, and configured in a demo system, it seemed the right time to take a step back and assess its real selling points. Comparisons could also be drawn to NGA’s User Experience Research Report – Mind the Gap.
HR is starting to use more sophisticated methods to analyze and predict how the workforce evolves. We are in the early stages; so far the attention has been on reporting and analysis, less on predictions. The necessary requirement is a data warehouse containing historic data based on company-wide agreed data definitions. Organizations are starting to realize they own a wealth of information but they struggle to make that available in a sensible way, especially to determine which data stores hold the truth for what kind of decision making.
HR departments have had to change considerably over the past few years, creating a completely new environment for employers and employees. Legal changes such as the new shared parental leave and pay laws in the UK, plus an increasingly diverse workforce, present new challenges to managers and business leaders.
There are 5 areas where there’s opportunity to create a more employee-friendly atmosphere. Properly addressed, they will help companies gain and maintain a competitive advantage.
With the recent corporate security breaches, the focus on security and privacy standards will rise to a new level. Customers, as well as current and future employees, will want to know what companies are doing to keep their personal information safe – in Canada and European countries more so than elsewhere, but privacy is by no means dead. HR has to proactively prepare for this conversation by explaining how personal information will be kept secure.