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How does a centralised & automated HR system benefit SMEs?

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The world has changed with employees wanting choice, slick process, and flexibility. From an HR perspective, this means ensuring people are aligned, engaged, and properly skilled. It means having an agile, often remote, workforce that can quickly adapt to change and is more diverse and inclusive. And it means providing experiences that attract and retain top talent and empower everyone to do and be their best in an ever-changing work scenario.

If you are an SME, time-consuming HR tasks can deter from a focus on improving employee performance and an overall increase in productivity. Consider how much time it would free up if you had a streamlined HR system that allows you this focus?

Your people are the heartbeat of your organisation. When they’re engaged – feeling supported, trained, rewarded, and motivated – they’ll do what it takes to win, remain loyal and stay with you.

An automated, streamlined system can also help you to strengthen the connection between HR and operations by bringing together core HR and payroll, talent management, recruitment, learning, people analytics, and employee experience management with other applications and processes within your organisation. As a result, you can ensure employees are aligned with the goals of the business and, in these uncertain times, feel a sense of belonging and recognition. So important, especially if your business has moved permanently to a remote or hybrid working model.

One centralised system means you can continuously listen and act on feedback and drive operational improvements. And you can help shape careers and minimise staff attrition by providing personalised learning and development opportunities.

Put people at the centre of your business

Whether you choose automation for candidates, new hires, employees, managers, or leaders – a centralised HR system will help keep everyone engaged and productive while smoothly connecting HR across your organization to allow your people to feel connected, empowered, and supported.

A robust HR system such as SAP SuccessFactors offers embedded feedback and analytics tools across the employee journey, allowing you to continuously listen and take the right actions to impact engagement; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I); productivity; and innovation. It offers the opportunity for comprehensive insights, analysis, and guided action planning.

Drive efficiency & productivity

Any system you choose should be simple to use and make it easier for your employees to access everything they need from a single-entry point. One intuitive workspace that brings together applications and processes, information, workflows, and communication that everyone needs so they can quickly prioritise work and access what’s most important to them.

If your people could also access career exploration tools, anytime coaching and feedback, personalised learning recommendations, and intelligent mentoring, all could empower them to take charge of their careers. And, for HR, you gain access to a wealth of data and insights into each individual’s capabilities, aspirations, motivations, and preferences, which would allow you to anticipate their needs and take steps to meet and exceed their expectations.

Create a Future-Ready Workforce

It continues to be a candidate driven market so having strategic talent management solutions for your workforce, you can build the skills and agility needed today and for the future of your organisation. A system like SAP SuccessFactors will allow you to upskill and reskill your workforce to fill gaps and mobilise teams quickly, provide individualised recommendations for learning and development opportunities, and enhance the culture of your organisation to allow always-on learning to inspire and engage employees to achieve their goals and also keep staff attrition to a minimum in the current market.

You can also help employees find the best possible work for the skills they have today – and the skills they want to gain. They could have visibility into new opportunities, such as short-term assignments, dynamic teams, mentors, learning recommendations, and role recommendations.

Make informed decisions

With the right system in place, it can help you remove bias from hiring, pay, and promotion decisions. Using company-wide data, you can plan, measure, and improve DE&I and well-being. And you can help individuals expose their current skills and capabilities to allow equal opportunity for growth.

With visibility into your internal and external workers, you can also plan, staff, onboard, and pay your total workforce using a consistent and optimized experience. SAP solutions provide real-time visibility into your workforce so you can ensure alignment of your talent with your workforce plan.

You can also standardize and deliver on-time, accurate, and compliant payroll. With a proven payroll engine, you gain highly reliable payroll data for financial planning and funding purposes, which continuously adapts to the latest compliance standards, delivering an average of 1,700 legal updates annually.

In addition, one centralised HR system means you can have real- time workforce reporting – and can, for example, see which locations and teams are over and underperforming and why. You can also understand how workforce decisions and investments impact organizational outcomes.

Tackle companywide compliance with confidence

A system like SAP SuccessFactors takes the pressure off managing regulatory needs right across your organisation. New regulations impacting HR, privacy, and security are continually tracked globally by SAP who automatically push changes direct to you, allowing you to better meet and stay ahead of compliance requirements, wherever your people are based.

Increase the Strategic Value of HR

When you invest in your people, you increase the strategic value of HR. Why? Because better employee experiences will shape your customers’ experiences – and the success of your organisation.

Automating and centralising HR process and admin, you can maximize the ROI of HR and people investments within your organisation. You can connect HR across your business by integrating, extending, and building applications to fully optimize HR and operations.

You can also align people related decisions with business priorities – the key to improving profitability. Access to real-time, accurate people data to power comprehensive processes and experiences. And by leveraging insights from your chosen system, you can align talent decisions with organizational performance.

An HR system such as SAP SuccessFactors enables you to engage people in new and inspiring ways, create a culture of productivity and purpose, and improve organizational agility to build a sustainable workforce. At the same time, you can run your business more effectively by:

Realize the benefits of a centralised & automated HR system for your SME

  • Streamline, simplify and standardise HR processes and admin.
  • Deliver better employee experiences and better organisational outcomes by attracting top talent faster.
  • Facilitate HR compliance anywhere in the world – including payroll compliance.
  • Increase productivity and boost staff retention.
  • Make faster, informed decisions based on data-driven insights into HR and organizational processes.
  • Improve employee satisfaction and engagement.

A single, centralised HR system such SAP® SuccessFactors® Human Experience Management Suite helps provide individualized experiences designed to keep everyone across the organization happy, productive, engaged, and continuously improving. You can simplify HR compliance globally, build a future-ready workforce, and align people decisions with organizational priorities.

Objectives

  • Drive growth by aligning HR with your organization’s strategy
  • Enable intuitive and consistent experiences across multiple devices
  • Attract, identify, and retain top performers and develop future leaders
  • Comply with global and local regulatory requirements
  • Connect to HR and non-HR applications and processes

Solution

  • Robust technology spanning core HR, payroll, talent acquisition and talent management, employee experience management, learning, and people analytics
  • Global solutions and embedded localizations
  • Strong partner ecosystem with complementary applications
  • Cloud-based technology foundation to integrate, extend, and build with other SAP and third-party solutions

Benefits

  • Accelerate innovation and meet unique needs
  • Enable HR compliance and effectively manage a modern, global workforce
  • Make faster, informed decisions based on data-driven insights into HR and organizational processes
  • Boost overall success by aligning HR to organizational goals

Traditional human capital management (HCM) systems were not built with employees’ needs and wants in mind. By transforming HCM into HXM (Human Experience Management) you can help your customers transform the way they engage with their people and deliver the experiences their employees have always wanted.

This industry-leading cloud-based human experience management (HXM) suite uses the latest SAP technology to help you win the war for top talent, connect people to purpose, and drive results across your business.

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Do you need a core HR system that meets the global needs of your people and your business? 

Learn the key benefits of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central during this 60 second product journey video. 

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Service Center: Serve Your Employees

Watch this short demo video on the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Center Service Center to learn how to reinvent the employee experience by delivering the HR services your employees need when and where they need them.

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