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9 Steps to Producing Accurate Salary Surveys
Developing and analyzing market data, though time-consuming, is a critical task for any human resources (HR) or compensation analyst. Determining a precise

hr surveys  for any human resources (HR) or compensation analyst. Determining a precise market rate helps companies attract and retain valuable employees, and adjust compensation ranges to reflect changes in the market. Learn how standardized analysis procedures can help maintain consistency and accuracy throughout your company’s compensation program.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Core human resources (HR) includes the HR system of record that combines HR transactions, processes, and data. Main capabilities also include payroll management, benefits management, workforce management, and training management.  

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State of the Market: HR


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

The products covered in this guide address the management of a company’s workforce, including hiring, payroll, benefits, training, health and safety, and more.

While HRIS are also commonly referred to as human resource management systems (HRMS) or as human capital management (HCM), for the purpose of this guide, we will refer to the systems that support HR functionality as HRIS throughout. All these systems—in one way or another—encompass core HR functionality.

We’ve included customer success stories to illustrate how the various HR solutions have helped companies like yours solve personnel, payroll, and benefit management problems.

For your convenience, there is also a vendor directory to assist companies looking for an HRIS, whether it’s an end-to-end on-premise solution, an on-demand or software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, a third party solution, or a best-of-breed solution.

We hope you’ll find this guide a useful tool in determining which HRIS is best suited to your company’s business model and particular needs.


Table of Contents


Introduction

State of the Midsize HR Marketplace

Executive Summary: Core HR

Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better

Customer Success Story: Core HR

Nikon Reaps Benefits from Ultimate Software’s Ultipro

Executive Summary: Human Capital Management

Tactical Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management

Customer Success Story: Talent Management

Commerce Bank is Counting on Lawson

Vendor Spotlight

Auxillium West

Ceridian Canada Limited

CheckPoint HR

Lawson

NuView Systems, Inc.

Sage Software

Ultimate Software

Unicorn HRO


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State of the HR Marketplace


For many years, HR management has been viewed as the enterprise function responsible for staffing and personnel-related issues, such as recruiting and hiring, establishing employment policies, handling pay and retirement plans, and administering benefits. Today, company executives see the HR function in an entirely different way. From recruiting, hiring, and training new staff, to the transfer of key functions from the back office to the front line, it is evident that executives are looking to transform HR from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic and vital part of the business.

What is fueling this transformation is that SMB executives are beginning to understand the critical link between their people and the bottom line. To remain competitive as an SMB in today’s job market, employers need to know what their employees are doing, what skills they have, their ambitions, how they are progressing, and how they fit into the future of the business.

SMBs that continue to view HR as strictly a department or administrative service and that fail to infuse HR functions throughout the organization will inevitably limit their ability to compete and grow.

We’ll review some of the trends in the HR space, as well as some of the challenges facing SMBs in the wake of globalization and the changing HR landscape.


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The Human Capital Management Market-Hot, but also Overpopulated?


Many human capital management (HCM) vendors try to cover most of the bases through broader product suites. While there have been noticeable consolidation moves in the market, which vendors will eventually dominate cannot be exactly stated at this time.

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David vs. Goliath? Talent Management Outlook in Midsized vs. Large Organizations


Many surveys address how the needs of human resources (HR) vary, but they often focus on the difference between small and large organizations with the assumption that midsized organizations are similar enough to large organizations not to require extra focus. To get a different perspective, we looked specifically at how the HR function in midsized organizations compares to their much larger counterparts. Are they as similar as is popularly believed?

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Why Employee Performance Management Technology Matters to CEOs


While the board has no business telling management which employee performance management (EPM) system to use, it does have the right to ensure an effective system is in place. EPM is one of the central tools for directing and monitoring activities right across an organization. Employing this system will ensure that any goals set out by management are clearly visible to everyone up the chain of command—including the CEO.

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Reporting & Workforce Intelligence e-Guide for HR


With the right reporting and business intelligence tools, HR can help provide visibility into the company’s workforce, leading to improved financial results and sound, fact-based human capital management decisions. By looking beyond soft measures, you can identify what factors contribute to the company’s success, as well as areas that may be negatively impacting long-term goals, and even begin to forecast future workforce trends. This e-guide outlines reports and tools that HR professionals can turn to when delivering data to executives, as well as tips for more effectively utilizing workforce data for better human capital investment decisions.

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10 Things HR Can Do to Help Align an Organization’s Goals


In this white paper, you’ll learn the ten most important things to consider before you embark on organizational alignment project, how to position HR in the process and what role HR professionals should play and best practices for avoiding common pitfalls, such as planning a multi-tiered rollout to help goals work their way down an organization.

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HR Manager to HCM Strategist in Four Easy Steps


Demand for global workforce visibility and insight is huge; yet many HR teams today are only able to produce data on what is currently happening or what occurred in the past. But HR needs to move beyond “what occurred,” applying full analytical capabilities to understand “why an event happened” so proactive changes can be made to improve overall business performance. This type of complex exploration and examination, where financial implications and cause and effect are studied, helps elevate HR to the most strategic level—transforming the HR manager to HCM strategist. Read this white paper to discover how cohesive business intelligence can proactively impact your organization.

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HR in the Cloud: Bringing Clarity to SaaS Myths and Manifestos


This white paper is designed to give you greater insight into the pros and cons of putting your HR applications in the cloud. You’ll learn about which applications and cloud delivery models make the most sense not just for your human resources (HR), but for your company’s industry and business model. You’ll also gain a better understanding of the myths circulating about software as a service (SaaS) and other cloud solutions, and why an enterprise-grade solution may make the most sense.

By downloading this document, you agree to provide contact information and other data to select sponsors of this content.

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Raising the Bar in HR


Investing in a human resource management system (HRMS) can help you tap into the wide range of business intelligence that already resides within your HR department. Read further to find out implementing an HRMS can help you streamline your administrative activities, become more efficient and productive, and find new ways to move your business forward, giving your company a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

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PDS Software Vista HRMS 4.1 for Human Resources Certification Report


PDS's human resource management system (HRMS), Vista HRMS 4.1, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 24-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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