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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The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant [Infographic]


The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant [Infographic]Searching for a new job—for the first time or a mid-career change—might leave you with your head spinning.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how technology has changed the pace—and process—of business. No segment of the business world has remained unchanged; every job is touched—for better or worse—by a flood of new gadgets, software and processes.

Some jobs, however, are resistant to automation. Take recruiters, for example.

Like sales and customer service, the role of the recruiter is in developing connections—with contacts, candidates and client employers. Their job has always been to attract candidates, matching them to either temp or permanent positions.

They build relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements.

That is not to say that innovations have not affected the job of the recruiter. Wonderful technological advances have streamlined the field of recruiting and hiring. There are some excellent services to craft and submit advertising or job descriptions for use in a wide range of media; ways to quickly organize large amounts of data for networking, headhunting, and both contact and referral management.

There are software-as-a-service companies that can screen candidates, interview them, perform background checks and match them to their clients.

The recruiter of today is unrecognizable from even a few years ago. As technology changes every industry, recruiters for the most part have been impacted hard.

Recruiters have advanced with the times, but what about the future?

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Shed the Burden of Content Management with Content as a Service


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Learn how Content as a Service allows you to realize the full advantage of your Human Resources eLearning initiative.

Many organizations and HR departments are held back in their company training programs, underestimating the time, effort and knowledge required to successfully roll out eLearning locally or globally.

This can lead to inadequate training, wasted dollars and discontented employees. Content as a Service (CaaS) solves these problems by removing the need for organizations to manage the technology, infrastructure and administration, allowing them instead to focus on the effectiveness of the eLearning itself. Learn how CaaS enables: Continue reading “Shed the Burden of Content Management with Content as a Service”

Restaurants Save BIG With Web Hiring Tools!


Restaurant chains now are using web-based hiring and onboarding tools to reduce hiring costs; savings are more than half of the cost of traditional hiring methods.

HotSchedules has announced a partnership with Virginia-based restaurants Roger Brown’s and The Cove Tavern, for labor organization and hiring process tools.

The web-based labor management service uses web-based intuitive and flexible employee scheduling, communications and paperless hiring solutions for the restaurant industry.

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Fixing the Global Talent Crisis


With all the talk about improvement in the U.S. economy, it would seem to the casual observer that employers have their choice of the most qualified talent in the workforce.

That may not be so.

In a recent survey of international businesses, human resources agency ManpowerGroup discovered more than one-third of employers are finding it difficult to bring on the right expertise to develop their businesses.

Chart Showing Employers Having Difficulty Filling Jobs

Chart: Courtesy ManpowerGroup

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