Selecting The Right Human Resource Information System Package


Selecting The Right Human Resource Information System Package: HPE


With so many technological tools available, it can be overwhelming to identify the most applicable systems and packages for a specific organization’s succession planning processes. However, with careful consideration of organizational needs and goals, HR professionals and business leaders can create a prioritized list of human resource information system (HRIS) packages that is most appropriate for their organization.

For this Assignment, continue your analysis of HRIS packages. First, review pages 359-371 in Chapter 14 of the course text Effective Succession Planning to evaluate the effectiveness of HRIS packages. In addition, review the online chapter titled “Human Resource Information Systems” from the HR Practitioners Guide, located in this week’s Learning Resources, to explore the various costs associated with HRIS packages as well as the needs and activities that HRIS packages can streamline. As in previous weeks, also review the scenario below to continue your Course Project.

With a solid start and a happy board of directors, you are well on your way to establishing an effective succession plan. To help streamline current and future procedures, you have decided to invest some time in finding an HRIS package that will fulfill the succession needs of your organization. You know that each HRIS package boasts different results, but are not sure which might align best with the succession goals you are trying to accomplish. As such, identify the top three HRIS products to conduct a side-by-side comparison of their functions, solutions, security measures, costs, and miscellaneous considerations that come with the product. Seeing this information in an outlined format will not only assist you in your decision, but can also help highlight the rationale for your final HRIS selection to your board of directors.

To complete this Assignment, complete the following parts:

  • Part 1: HRIS Product Analysis Template
    • Download the HRIS Product Analysis Template, found in this week’s Learning Resources.
    • Analyze the websites and consumer reviews of at least three different HRIS solutions/packages to familiarize yourself with each product.
      • Note: Many HRIS websites allow you to experience their product by completing free, online demos. To access these demos, you will have to provide an e-mail address. This assignment does not require you to participate in the demos, but you may choose to do so if you would like to gather more information on the products.
    • Evaluate human resource information system packages according to organizational needs.
      • First, conduct a side-by-side comparison of the three HRIS packages you explored using the HRIS Product Analysis Template.
      • Then, write a 2-paragraph review for each of the packages that summarizes the overall features offered, as well as the usability and strengths of the software package’s interfaces.
        • Describe how the features, usability, and strengths of the package would align to the organization’s succession needs.
          • Support how these elements may be used to plan for an organization’s future, succession goals, and/or to fill succession gaps by citing specific references to this week’s Learning Resources and/or your own research.
  • Part 2: Selecting Your HRIS Package, 2- to 3-page paper:
    • Evaluate human resource information system packages according to organizational needs.
      • Select one HRIS product from Part 1 that would support succession planning for Hewlett Packard Enterprise chose for your Course Project.
        • Provide a description of each organizational need that this product could help address.
        • Describe at least one pro and at least one con of your selection.
    • Assess the criteria used when selecting appropriate HRIS packages.
      • Identify the top five criteria you used to select an appropriate HRIS package for the organization you selected for your Course Project.
        • Justify how these criteria would help the succession planning process for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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