Selecting and implementing HR/Payroll software is more complex than it sounds. And a HR/Payroll system is not just software. It is a blend of manual and automated time capture and time management with human resource policies and procedures, and legislative and management reporting. The strategic and tactical blend of these parts into a complete and streamlined whole human resource management structure is a challenge that peaks with the implementation of a “new system”.
This workshop will explore:
Ø The process, from start to implementation
Ø Defining the business need
Ø The dreaded business case
Ø Roles and responsibilities
Ø Consultants – good idea, or not?
Ø RFPs and alternatives and how to short-list vendors
Ø Demos – the right and wrong ways
Ø The web (and other technologies)
Ø A peek at implementation
Participants will learn how to avoid pitfalls and create a recipe for success, how to launch the process and get the buy-in, how to balance the pros and cons to make the best possible decision for their organization.
Speaker: Ian J. Turnbull, CHRP, Managing Partner of Laird & Greer Management Consultants
Ian specializes in the selection, implementation and strategic and operational integration of human resources information management systems within organizations. He co-authored Human Resources Management Systems: A Practical Approach (3rd ed 2007, Carswell) and was Editor-in-Chief for Privacy In the Workplace – The Employment Perspective (2nd ed 2009, CCH Canada). He has taught the practical application of HRMS at the Centre for Industrial Relations at the University of Toronto, and is a frequent speaker at human resources, payroll and general management conferences in North America and abroad. Ian is a Director of The Canadian Privacy Institute – an organization dedicated to practical information and solutions about matters of privacy and security of personal information, and President of the Human Resource Professionals of York Region.