2012: The Year of HR Software

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If one thing can be said about 2012, it is that it was an exciting time to be working in the cloud, especially for human resources professionals.

2012 brought several innovations—from advances in Recruitment and Hiring to onboarding, HRMS and payroll—with cloud-based software revolutionizing the way HR works.

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Social HR and the Employee Lifecycle [Infographic]

For businesses that want to take advantage of social media, it can be a little confusing.  There are so many new tools available; the first challenge is to decide where to start.

The decision about how a company can “become social” is so much more than choosing delivery channels, like Facebook or Yammer.

A social business may start with the usual suspects—marketing and IT—but it goes so much further than that. The true soul of social strategy for business rests with Human Resources.

Without HR, a strategy incorporating social media platforms will stall before it has a chance, or at least never fully realized. They play a central role in connecting the program with the heart of a social program’s—employees.

If a company is serious about using social tools to transform their organization, then it must start with employees and HR. By examining the “life cycle” of employees and understanding the unique needs in each step in the process, you can see where HR can put social “in its place.”

Through this interesting infographic from TheSocialWorkplace.com, every level of employee—from recruitment, onboarding, continuing engagement and separation—can be socialized.

Infographic after the jump…

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