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New talent management software transforming HR
Human resources departments have long been associated with rubber stamps and reams of paper forms. But new talent management software -- technology that helps organizations recruit, compensate, evaluate and train workers -- is lifting them out of the drudgery. It is helping HR become a strategic part of the business -- one that hires talented people, builds their skills and ultimately builds the business.
In this issue of Business Information, Executive Editor David Essex and Emma Snider, former SearchFinancialApplications associate site and news editor, detail the talent management software implementations at a slew of organizations. They take a hard look at how CEOs and HR managers are taking advantage of new talent management software -- to do everything from eliminating paper to improving business process transparency for employees.
The issue looks at yet another area of HR: the cloud. SearchCloudApplications Executive Editor Jan Stafford reports on customers' experience with software from Workday. In it, Twitter is aflutter about internationalization features. And Hewlett-Packard harmonized business processes throughout its global business -- 175 countries.
And in our "Connect IT" advice and insight column, analyst China Martens reflects on the coming changes for cloud-based enterprise application development -- and how the likes of Infor, Salesforce.com and SAP plan to focus on vertical applications.
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Features in this issue
With the help of new software, personnel departments have moved from collecting old-school performance reviews and benefits sheets to more valuable work: cultivating skills inside and out.
Recruiting on social networking sites. Workplace training on the go. Calculating commissions in real time. It all represents the latest in tech trends, and it's all in vogue with vendors.
In one of IT's most-saturated markets, organizations need guidance before buying. Here are five tips to help make shopping more fun.
Frustrated with the performance of their Y2K-era human resources management systems, organizations are looking to the cloud for 21st-century functionality.
Push a button and your applications are in the cloud, right? Right, but first you'll have to make some essential preparations.
Today's breed of NewSQL database can help master data-intensive cloud applications. But development processes should still adhere to best practices, said one CTO.
News in this issue
Hadoop vendors are pushing an approach that puts the distributed processing framework at the center of data management architectures. But some issues could sink the idea.
Columns in this issue
Companies invest time and money in employees, and they invest in software to manage them. What's not clear is whether technology has really helped improve business.
Vendors have been serving vanilla cloud apps, but now they're mixing in more industry flavor. Should organizations sample that software or make their own?
Companies are investing in the software to gaze into the future and learn more about customers and business opportunities. Is it prophesy -- or fallacy?