Looking for ways to do more with less? Its simple STOP doing non/low value activities. Focus on what matters automate or outsource what doesn\'t. Automate processes where you can get a great combination of cost/risk/results. But sometimes you need an impartial 3rd party to shake off the old ways and help you identify those opportunities and change rapidly.
1. Guidelines and Best Practices for HR Process Managementin the New Economy Eric Bergquist Principal Advisor www.theemploymentvault.com
What is driving business and HR
Best Practice HR Process Management
Introducing ECO a real example
3. What is driving Business
Long and slow recovery
CEO & Business Perspective
Not hiring permanent employees
4. Top HR service delivery issues*
#3Manage/upgrade HR systems
You need to drive productivityor someone else will
*from Towers Perrin 5. How to Manage your Processes
Today HR departments have many reasons to adopt "lean" practices;
Generate a continuing advantage in cost, quality, speed, and customer service to achieve world-class performance at reduced risk.
A framework is needed for diagnosing, improving and designing effective processes along with identifying leverage points with the greatest impact on the bottom line.
This framework includes the Business Process Flow Paradigm, which examines an organization as a collection of business flows with a critical link between operational drivers and strategic success.
6. How to Manage your Processes
How do you decide which processes to deliver through shared services and which to automate or outsource?
Focus limited HRM resources on what drives business outcomes, take the CEOs and business perspective.
Stop doing non-value HRM work, focus on what matters,automateor outsource what doesn't. Automate processes where we can get a great combination of cost/risk/results.
Stop doing low value HRM work,
Use the "great recession" and "new normal" as the burning platform to make real progress on eliminating low value processes
Upgrade your system for lower cost, agility, and intelligent self service.
Seize opportunities, to include automating quickly and on the cheap.
Self-service has made tremendous strides for the greater effectiveness and efficiency of HR. Its effective, pervasive and widely accepted itworks
Its also very transactional, as it was designed to be
Self-service often does not allow a high-touch experience
Self-service, in and of itself, does not improve engagement
The challenge is finding balance
Creating the ideal blend of effective and accurate processes and technology with improved service levels and reduced cost and risk as the goal.
Challenge yourself to think about where technology can help your organization.
8. Framework Outline
Look at everything you do and Stop doing no/low value HRM work,focus on what matters, automate or outsource what doesn't.
Look for transactional processes that do not require a touch experience.
Balance the blend of effective and accurate processes and technology with improved service levels and reduced cost and risk as the goal.
I'm repeating myself for emphasis: enhance process foundations, push HRM process standardization and rationalization, make process automation and self service the only service.
Make sure we have a list of HRM improvements that have an impact and get them done ASAP.
9. ECO a real example
Most companies outsource background checks, but have you considered the other side, the interruptions to your staff to handle those incoming requests for current and past employment verifications from mortgage brokers, car dealers, landlords and background screening companies?
What about the lost productivity, cost and risk of your staff attending to these requests?
Costs US companies approximately $1.5 billion for current employees
Cost approximately $940 million for past employees.
Both costs are expected to rise significantly in the coming years due to changes in the financial system and as employment (temp, full and part) improve.
Lets face facts, confirming someone used to work at your company does not add value to the companys bottom line. Why not use an automated web service to handle those requests.
10. Past Employment lookingfor new job Current employee looking to refinance their house, buy a car, rent an apartment Confirmation check performed Phone Call Fax Email Duplicate request (because no timely response received) HR or Payroll receives request HR or Payroll Processes request HR or Payroll replies back HR or Payroll ramps back up to work on value added activities Generic Current Process Fills out application Two or more Reply not received in timely manner so employee asked to verify with pay stub If reply finally received it is just discarded 11. Past Employment lookingfor new job Current employee looking to refinance their house, buy a car, rent an apartment Confirmation check performed Phone Call, Faxes, Emailsdirected to Website Verifier creates and account andLogs into system Employee logs into the systemand releases report (not the content)to specific person Only information entered and Title, stat, end date and status verified (no information released) Enters unique one time use report ID and password and report is displayed New Process Fills out application Fills out application Verifier creates and account andLogs into system Improved service delivered in a secure, accurate and quick waylowering cost and risk, freeing HR for what matters most 12. Thank you
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