4 Advantages of Hiring an HRMS Consultant

Have you ever wondered if your HRMS and accompanying system processes are tiptop? Are you potentially missing cost savings due to process improvements? An HRMS Consultant can provide the answer to these questions and there are strong advantages to using one.

An HRMS Consultant Knows the Market

Experience and knowledge are key advantages of an HRMS consultant. A seasoned advisor can save you time and money by bringing past experiences from other companies, so that you don’t need to design and build HR system processes from scratch. An HRMS consultant can also bring new ideas to you that he or she has seen in use in other companies, which helps to validate concepts and benchmark against similar organizations to ensure that you’re on the right path.

An HRMS Consultant is Impartial

We often develop favoritism over processes and data in the HRMS that we developed and continue to use and protect them long after they’ve surpassed their usefulness. An HRMS consultant does not have the history but is instead taking a fresh look at how the HRMS functions, independent of politics and background.

An HRMS Consultant Has Done This Before

The greenfield in front of you when you have implemented an HRMS can be both a blessing and a curse. How often have you set up a process or configured the system only to realize a year later that there’s a better way to do things, and ‘if only we knew then what we know now.’ An HRMS consultant is an expert and should be able to save you those wasted efforts and ‘gotchas’ by drawing on past experience and applying it to your business requirements to ensure optimal HRMS setup from the get go.

An HRMS Consultant is Efficient

Most HRMS departments are constantly busy and new projects need to be prioritized carefully. While money for consultants may be limited, you can get a lot of bang for your buck if you use HRMS consultants strategically, on clearly defined projects. For example, if open enrollment only occurs once per year, it may make sense financially to bring in an HRMS consultant for two weeks to drive this effort rather than sending your staff to training each year when they’re already overloaded trying to support this effort.

HRMS consultants can be a good source of insight for your business—just be sure to use them appropriately and strategically to get the best value service for your business.

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Heather Batyski

About the author…

Heather is an experienced HRMS analyst, consultant and manager. Having worked for companies such as Deloitte, Franklin Templeton and Oracle, Heather has first-hand experience of many HRMS solutions including Peoplesoft and Workday.

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Heather Batyski