The Top 12 Free and Open Source HR Software Systems

Capterra

The HR software solutions below are all free, and not in the “free sample” kind of way that will make you feel guilty after a limited trial. This freemium product allows unlimited users, but caps off data storage for free accounts at 500MB (vs. WebHR’s messaging functionality.

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Finances—Where Does HR Fit In?

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor featured tips from Clare Novak on the basics of finance and how to speak its language; today, how HR fits into the picture and some advice on how to turn financial literacy into funding for your department. Increase Productivity. HR budget cuts?

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Can HR be an Agent of Change?

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Aaron Green, VP HCM Strategy-Oracle, talks about how HR adopts change and if embracing cloud has simplified HR functions. In a recent tweet, you mentioned that the function of HR will die if we don’t take the lead on digital and social.

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Two Pressing Priorities for HR Executives: Social and Analytics

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

How is it, then, that in a recent Argyle survey of top HR executives, 62 percent say they are not using social and collaboration software at work? Why aren’t more HR executives taking advantage of that opportunity? Social Is HR’s Business. By Cara Capretta & Bertrand Dussert.

The Truth Is.There Is No Truth

Perceptyx

Ask anyone working in an HR function why employee engagement is important to their company and you will get a complete and well-reasoned response. The notion of engagement, that sense of commitment and purpose leaders hope to instill in their employees, has become well accepted in the 10 years since the construct has emerged and business and HR leaders alike have become passionate about growing engagement in their organizations. Copyright Sarah Johnson, PhD, 2014.

HR and IT Partnership: Observations from a Veteran CIO

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Analytics and faster onboarding will transform HR. Companies looking to differentiate themselves are turning to HR technology as it becomes clear that attracting and retaining skilled talent is key to providing superior employee experiences. What can HR leaders learn from IT teams?

#GWC14 - The games HR people should play

Strategic HCM

I was initially looking forward to this session because it’s got the word HR in the title. But actually I didn’t learn that much about HR applications for gamification. Still, it was great to meet Isidro – ‘the HR gamer’).

Disease and Lifestyle Management: Smarter Spending of Wellness Dollars

HR Daily Advisor

COOs will support DLM if it can increase productivity. It’s the brave new world of HR. Start your strategic thinking with BLR’s new practical guide: HR Playbook: HR’s Game Plan for the Future. HR 2015?

5 Things I'm Looking Forward to At #HRTechEurope

Cielo HR Leader

Cielo (check out our complementary Talent Activation Index ) is one of the sponsors of HR Tech Europe , which takes place in Amsterdam on October 23-24. At the same time, the lens on HR and talent functions has never been so intense.

Knowing HR and Business Like the Back of Your Hand

Cielo HR Leader

Jane is a highly experienced, international HR leader, who’s worked with some of the top global businesses, including Dun & Bradstreet, WPP, Barclays and Diageo. We ask her how she thinks HR should be adding real value to organizations.

Can HR Drive Excellence? Impacting Business and Culture through Goal Setting

Betterworks

I recently came across an HR Insights Blog featuring 10 Ways to Be Better in HR in 2014. Several of the points struck me as keys to Human Resources (HR) success not only this year, but for years to come: #1 – Assume the role of a leader. #4 Because today’s HR professionals are more empowered than ever to add value to their businesses, and the best way to move the needle is to do things differently. To consider thinking about HR the way John Maeda did.

Strategic Workforce Planning is the Way Forward

Cielo HR Leader

So, with corporate boards well aware that competitive advantage relies on the excellence of talent as much as on the excellence of products or services HR functions are keenly focused on what is the best people acquisition model – RPO or an in-house capability. So I went in as a consultant on a project basis and sorted out both their IT and finance function, recruiting over 100 new people along the way.

Employees are a Company’s Prime Real Estate

HRchitect

HRchitect can help companies, of any size, mitigate the amount of tasks an HR department handles throughout the course of any given day whether that’s helping select a new system, project management, implementing a new system, change management, training, etc. Written by: Elizabeth Capece.

To Succeed at Talent Acquisition, Go Beyond Your Applicant Tracking System

Visier

Talent acquisition is arguably the one HR area that provides the biggest advantage to a business. Research by Bersin indicated that in 2011, the average cost per hire was already $3,500 —and just three years later in 2014, that figure had grown by 28% to $4,500.

Innovative HR and Why Technology Innovators Can’t Survive Without It

Visier

As a tech company, we experience first hand the challenges faced by HR and business leaders in the hyper-competitive tech talent market. A data-driven approach can provide the actionable insights HR needs to get the upper-hand and succeed.

To Succeed at Talent Acquisition, Go Beyond Your Applicant Tracking System

Visier

Talent acquisition is arguably the one HR area that provides the biggest advantage to a business. Research by Bersin indicated that in 2011, the average cost per hire was already $3,500 —and just three years later in 2014, that figure had grown by 28% to $4,500.

Four Reasons Private Equity Firms Are Rethinking Their Workforce Investments

SuccessFactors

Venture capital investment in HR tech firms globally in 2018 was nearly triple that of 2017, with nearly $1.2 Despite the workforce consuming 40%-70% of a company’s expenditure, organizations often struggle to produce real-time, accurate workforce cost and productivity data.

Innovative HR and Why Technology Innovators Can’t Survive Without It

Visier

As a tech company, we experience first hand the challenges faced by HR and business leaders in the hyper-competitive tech talent market. A data-driven approach can provide the actionable insights HR needs to get the upper-hand and succeed.

Reimagining People Management With a Sense of Urgency

Reflektive

Following several years of product innovation, real-time performance management cloud adoption, and customer success across industries and market segments – we’re more confident than ever about our future. Doubling our engineering team to create new features and products; faster.

Be careful! These books can change your career: People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list

Littal Shemer

These books can change your career: People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list. Artificial Intelligence for HR: Use AI to Support and Develop a Successful Workforce. Digital HR: A Guide to Technology-Enabled Human Resources. Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric.

Keeping it Simple: Driving HR analytics Value in 1 week

Analytics in HR

I attended an HR analytics conference in 2014, and was very impressed by the HR analytics work done in excel by Elouise Leonard-Cross, then of Home Group, in the North-East of England. The Home Group HR team did a great job by keeping things simple. HR Analytics

If you build it, will they come? Overcoming the talent crisis in manufacturing

HR Times

Blog posts here on HR Times regularly discuss ways organizations can rethink and revamp their talent programs to better support business strategies and overcome workforce challenges. Eighty-four percent of manufacturing executives polled in the Skills Gap study by Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute agree there’s a talent shortage in US manufacturing, and they estimate that six out of 10 open skilled production position are unfilled due to the shortage.

What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for HR?

EmployeeConnect

Machines driven by artificial intelligence offer benefits for every type of industry, and HR departments benefit especially from AI and its even-tempered analysis, freedom of cultural prejudice and ability to collate vast bodies of data from disparate sources. Risks of AI in HR.

HR Supercharged: How Modern Tech is Changing Work

ClearCompany HRM

Recently, we evaluated the findings of Bersin by Deloitte’s High-Impact HR research. Technology has made quite the impact on both what tools are being used in modern HR departments, as well as what features and functionality users expect. In a 2014 IDG survey, only 24% of enterprise organizations migrated or planned to migrate HR functions/applications to the Cloud. Employees rely on performance tools to monitor productivity and plan for reviews.

Be careful! These books can change your career: People Analytics reading list

Littal Shemer

Digital HR: A Guide to Technology-Enabled Human Resources. Data-Driven HR: How to Use Analytics and Metrics to Drive Performance. A practical guide which enables HR professionals to leverage the value of the vast amount of data available at their fingertips. David Lahey (2014).

How advanced payroll systems and HR reporting can save you this new financial year

Ascender

By now the end of the 2016/17 financial year is all but a not so distant memory, but for some HR leaders, it may feel more like a recent nightmare. Particularly if your payroll systems, its functionalities and HR reporting could have offered you more. For the HR Director powerful data technology offers a competitive advantage, and can ease the pain of critical data-based deliverables such as annual salary reviews. Be strategic with HR Reporting.

HR Technology’s Winning Formula: A Tool, Not A Crutch

TalentCulture

It sometimes seems that those in the HR world often find themselves in a world of extremes when it comes to technology. In addition, this can lead to HR remaining bogged down in trying to justify its existence, or at least its high value, time and time again.

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6 Steps to Make Your HR Department Completely Paperless

HR Partner

The rapid advancement in digital technology has made it easy for small businesses to go paperless and get rid of piles of HR-related paperwork. You can start this from your HR division to make sure the paperless trend quickly percolates down to other departments as well. HR Tools

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The “Power of Positive”: A New HR Method from Sports Coaches

HR Daily Advisor

Like a coaching staff, HR pros deal with numerous different personalities, and while some are challenging, HR and its employees nonetheless must work together to achieve success for their whole team. Both HR and coaches work hard behind the scenes.

5 Things Every CEO Needs to Know About HR

HR Daily Advisor

In the past century, Human Resources has evolved from “Welfare Officer” and “Labor Manager” to the modern HR role, often known as “Chief People Officer” or “VP of People.” Having a solid HR or “People” team in place is imperative for any business once you reach approximately 50 employees.

Leading in the new world of work: Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends

HR Times

HR teams have the opportunity to help us simplify our lives, simplify their own programs, use data to make decisions, and innovate. This means companies should redesign the learning experience as they simplify HR. HR as a function rated itself a 1.65

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The Digitalization Of HR And Its Implications For Workforce Analytics

SuccessFactors

They also suggest that the deepening reliance on enterprise data will incent talent analytics teams to create an ecosystem of partners outside of HR, whose data will enable these teams to provide holistic guidance to the business.

Talent strategies for 2015: The world has changed

HR Times

This year our Talent and HR predictions for 2015 has some important new ideas to consider — in this article I will give you some highlights, and you can download the report here. The concepts of “integrated talent management” are rapidly changing, with many HR practices being reinvented.

Arcoro Acquires InfinityHR to Further Expand HCM Offering

InfinityHR

InfinityHR Adds Core HR, Benefits Management and Payroll to Arcoro’s End-to-End solution. InfinityHR joins the existing Arcoro HCM platform companies of BirdDogHR and ExakTime and marks the third human resource (“HR”) software acquisition by Arcoro this year. Accordingly, the acquisition of InfinityHR brings core HR features, benefits management, payroll, Affordable Care Act reporting and other features that can be integrated seamlessly into the Arcoro solution. “We

How Ansell Ditched Spreadsheets and Deployed Best Practices

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Ansell Healthcare began its Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud implementation in December 2014 and went live in July 2015. Q: What were the high-level criteria in Ansell’s decision to move HR to the cloud? This was not the vision for HR in our organization.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #245: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. HR Tech Weekly. John and Stacey discuss Stacey’s work on her upcoming book on the HR Tech Environment. EddyHR Acquires Pay-Role HR Solutions Link ».

Namely grabs new CEO!

HRExecutive

2) in charge of products. After helping David build a great new product suite, Larry eagerly became Ceridian’s new “chief revenue officer,” a ridiculous new title—CRO—for the head of sales. I’m amazed at how little importance is routinely given to HR domain expertise.