On March 4, TrustRadius released a report called The Buyer’s Guide to Core HR Software. The report is based on the reviews of more than 290 real users and reveals several important trends in core HR software.
One trend that surfaced in the report is the desire for a core software to be intuitive, engaging, and have a user-friendly, social interface. HR wants software that they (and their employees) will want to use–not have to use. In the article “5 Factors to Consider When Purchasing HR Software,” TrustRadius senior researcher Alan Cooke states that “Many users of back-end HR systems, such as payroll and benefit administrators, may not have a technical orientation, and it is vitally important that these systems be very intuitive and easy to learn and use. User experience along with self-service abilities has become a key buying criterion for buyers today.”
Another popular trend is the desire to have some type of talent management software as HR continues its own migration from administrative to strategic.
And then there’s the data—lots of data. The report states that “HR reporting has come to be seen as more important than ever as HR data is now considered strategic to the running of any business.”
What’s your experience with core HR software?