The Future of Human Resources Will Be SaaS


SaaS (Software as a Service) is a fast-growing business model for acquiring, using and paying for functionality, including recruitment, hiring and human resources functions.

The future of SaaS for Human ResourcesTwo key things are behind the popularity of the SaaS pay-as-you-go model for human resources functions: low investment and deployment costs.

As a result, SaaS will be widely adopted in a variety of small- and medium-sized business (SMBs), and human resources functions. According to this infographic from Staff.com, the SaaS industry will reach $21.8 billion in sales by 2015.

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What these numbers show is that there are prominent business advantages of SaaS for enterprise business applications. SaaS will provide tremendous value to SMBs, by working

with the advantages of the SaaS business model—improving business operations and improving the fulfillment of the growth challenges of human resources for small and midsize businesses.

Key industry trends that will contribute to the rapid global expansion of SaaS include examining ways to reduce recruitment, hiring, onboarding and other human resources costs.

10 reasons SaaS works for human resources functions:

Affordable

Unlike traditional software, SaaS is a subscription service that includes upgrades, service and customer support. SaaS subscription models generally operate on a monthly subscription basis with no massive up-front costs.

Quick to Deploy

For SaaS, all you need is internet access and a web browser and. That is it; you are ready to go. Traditional software can take weeks to months to organize, SaaS solutions do not require any software and you get access your new software instantaneously.

Zero Infrastructure

Your SaaS dealer handles the infrastructure. SaaS vendor will take care of all of this, so you don’t have to.

Continuous Upgrades 

The SaaS provider manages all software updates and upgrades, eliminating the need for downloading patches or regular updates. You will always have up to date software.

Guaranteed Service

With traditional software, you have no guarantee on performance. With SaaS, you are guaranteed a level of service.

Backups and Data Recovery is Automatic

Traditional software has costly automated solutions for the process of backing up data on a regular basis. Even at its best, backup and recovery are difficult. SaaS eradicate this painstaking chore, initiating automatic backups without the need for user intervention.  This ensures data integrity.

Work Anywhere

With an internet connection, SaaS can be accessed worldwide. Users can access their data and work from anywhere. This is perfect for home-workers or for people working across multiple sites.

Security

Information is more secure with SaaS than in traditional software. In the event an accident occurs in one location, a second data center can continue providing the service.

High Adoption Rates

Since SaaS is over the internet, there is no learning curve because employees tend to already are used to working online.

Customer Relationships in the Long Term

This is the most significant. SaaS providers ensure you are long-term happy customers. Contrast this with out-of-date software vendors making profits only on the initial software license deal with a relatively small ongoing support payment. The focus is on you buying the license, not on long-term maintenance.

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Is Human Resources Ready for BYOD in the Workplace?


Is Your Human Resources Department Ready for BYOD?

Is Human Resources Ready for BYOD?BYOD is short for bring your own device, a technology trend human resources departments will have no choice, but to take notice!

BYOD refers to employees who use their own computing devices—things like smartphones, tablets and laptops for use at work, with connectivity on the shared corporate network.

Using personal electronic devices in the workplace is one thing that simply cannot be blocked. BYOD is a strong presence in the workplace, with about 60 percent of employees already using their own technology (at least in some capacity) at work.

Some experts claim that BYOD helps employees be more productive. Others feel BYOD increases employee morale and convenience, making the company look versatile and a more attractive employer.

Either way, human resources departments need to formalize detailed policies in regard to BYOD.

  • Will a BYOD policy include any (or all) devices currently available?
  • Will use of personal devices restricted to only specific hardware and software platforms?
  • What about future devices? Will the policy cover devices that have not yet reached consumer markets (but will a few years from now)?

The tablet and smartphone markets are evolving rapidly, with an increase of new devices, technologies and manufacturers. This evolution means any BYOD policy by human resources should be fully adaptable for the future. Create written policies based on what you see today and as well as what you reasonably believe might happen tomorrow. Technology must apply to written policies, supporting human resources departments, management, audits, control and (most importantly) security.

Human Resources: Free live ovation demoCreate a solution designed to ensure remotely managed devices are covered with security policies that are relevant and reliable. This is especially true for many industries with strict compliance and auditing criteria.

In addition, be aware of service plans you give employees, so they get the best services without increasing costs. Wi-Fi hotspots and tethered options can have an overall better experience for employees. Data-only plans for individual devices using Wi-Fi can be a better alternative to maintaining an office-based long distance or ISP service plans.

In the trend towards BYOD, the numbers bear this out. This infographic from readwrite.com and Intel, also notes that 74 percent of IT management believe that BYOD will make employees more productive.

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