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HR slow to adopt B2E initiatives


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Only 18% of HR professionals currently use employee self-service/B2E initiatives, despite the fact that over half have no trouble justifying IT spend on the department, according to new Softworld research.

The survey, which questioned 100 HR and payroll professionals and was conducted last month, also revealed that over 70% of HR professionals would like to raise the profile of HR within their organisation.

When asked about the main reasons for purchasing new HR software, 76% said increasing productivity and efficiency. Only 24% cited integrating the HR system with other department’s software applications.

Other results revealed that:

  • in 64% of respondent’s organisations the HR department is considered of strategic importance.

  • 42% encounter difficulties when managing cultural change within their organisation.

  • only 22% measure their company’s performance in terms of human capital management.

    Liz Wood, Portfolio Director for the Softworld HR & Payroll event, said: “Whilst many HR departments realise their strategic importance, they still strive to be recognised by the rest of the organisation for the importance of their role. With over half stating they have no difficulties in justifying IT spend, it is interesting that a lot of organisations should choose not to investigate this route further. The market currently offers a wealth of systems and applications that could help HR achieve this recognition, whilst saving the company time and money.”

    The next Softworld HR & Payroll event takes place from 3–4 March 2004 at the Grand Hall, Olympia, London. The event features a free exhibition of around 75 leading solutions suppliers, as well as an educational programme comprising vendor seminar, breakfast briefing and masterclass sessions. It will be co-located with Softworld Accounting & Finance and the Business Performance & Project Management (BPPM) events and visitor badges will allow a free cross-over between all three events.

    As sponsors of the event, HR Zone will be bringing you more details on the exhibitors and new product launches soon.

    For more information, or to pre-register,
    click here

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