Payroll upgrade a learning experience

Selkirk College migrates to in-house HRIS system to handle complex payroll
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/14/2010

It was a long, demanding exercise but Liana Zwick is more than happy her employer migrated to an in-house human resources information system (HRIS) in January.

As HR co-ordinator at Selkirk College in Castlegar, B.C., she says the transition “felt a lot like chaos” at times but she’s glad to be on the other side.

“It was a significant project that took a lot of time and work and I guess it’s ongoing, to a certain degree, in that we’re in our year of firsts,” she said. “Looking on it in retrospect, you could see how much work it involved but we’re also excited about the benefits we’re reaping.”