White paper: The business case for digitising talent acquisition
This white paper explores the advantages of automating recruitment processes; what to ask when assessing the suitability of recruitment software; the benefits of self-service systems and how recruitment software can improve onboarding.
White paper: How to choose the right HR software - a buyer's guide
Download the guide to discover how organisations’ expectations of HR professionals are shifting; the critical capabilities that different stakeholders will be looking for in a new HR system; and the key questions you should be asking of any potential HR supplier.
White paper: From evidence to automation - eight trends that'll shape the HR profession in 2018
So what does the future have in store for HR? Can we expect socio-economic complexity to continue to shape HR professionals' agendas, or is there scope to make real strategic progress? Hear from thought leaders - such as Lucy Adams and professor Dave Ulrich - in this CIPHR white paper.
From absence management to HRIT investment: Assessing HR's priorities
This report analyses the findings of a survey of 100 HR directors and managers in the UK, carried out by Webster Buchanan Research. The survey examined a broad range of people management issues, from absence management to investment in software and services.
Awareness of the huge cost of sickness absence is growing rapidly, but efforts to tackle it continue to be hampered by basic operational shortcomings, particularly in the way organisations manage their data and procedures. This Briefing Paper examines the underlying problems and weighs up HRs options.
With payroll departments under relentless pressure to cut costs and improve efficiency, this Briefing Paper examines what options are open to organisations looking to make both short-term and long-term improvements. Focusing on the difficult balance between reducing costs and maintaining service quality, it argues that organisations should weigh up a combination of strategic and tactical steps.
Weighing up the business case for HR system outsourcing
This Briefing Paper from Webster Buchanan Research explores HR system outsourcing, an arrangement where customers pass responsibility for system maintenance, efficiency improvements and data management to a third party. Arguing that this is a business decision for HR, not just a technology decision for IT, the paper looks at the challenges and potential benefits, from cutting costs and reducing risk to enabling HR to get better value from its systems.
Do the rewards you offer really match performance? Can you learn anything from your sales and marketing teams to improve your recruitment techniques? Do you have the right technology infrastructure to find, develop, measure and manage top talent? Find out more about the practicalities of talent management in this in-depth briefing paper.
People-based business intelligence : From HR efficiency to business trend analysis
Much HR reporting is still rooted in the inner workings of the HR department, rather than in the broader business issues that matter most to senior management. While its important to measure efficiency (such as How fast are you recruiting?), it’s just as important to look at effectiveness (Are you recruiting the best quality people?) and the broader business impact (Which vacancies are hitting our business hardest?). This Briefing Paper explores how People-based Business Intelligence can transform HR reporting and analysis.
HR self-service : Beyond efficiency – building a broader business case for HR self-service
Discussions about HR self-service have tended to focus on efficiency and cost factors – but the real implications are far broader. This Briefing Paper assesses the impact of self-service on a wide range of People Management activities, including Training, Absence and Performance Management.
Expense management : From efficiency to effective procurement
Travel and other non-PO expenses represent a significant outlay for most organisations, but many exercise poor control over their expenditure. This article assesses the business case for investment in expense management systems.