With no recent technology revolution, HR should shift its focus

Most people can’t program a VCR, so it’s no surprise organizations aren’t getting everything out of their HR technology systems
By Ian Turnbull
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 07/28/2005

Not every organization is on the leading (or bleeding) edge when it comes to human resources technology. In fact, some would argue the majority of companies — and HR professionals — lag far behind.

There are still many organizations that do business with only the most basic of payroll systems, and have no human resources system at all. There are also many organizations where old technology is the norm. Old in terms of years, and old in terms of approach.

Many organizations use basic office tools, such as word processors, database tools and especially spreadsheets, to manage information about human resources. And there are certainly many organizations that do not have a state-of-the-art human resource management system (HRMS).