Getting to grips with online HR developments

This week’s Softworld Human Resources & Payroll Exhibition will unveil
more clever technology for online HR

More than 40 HR products will be introduced at this week’s Softworld Human
Resources and Payroll Exhibition. Like last year, the e-recruit zone will
provide a home to some innovative technologies. Among the exhibitors are
Peoplesoft, RebusHR, OneClick HR and Computers In Personnel which will
demonstrate its new range of Ciphr HR solutions.

Product highlights

Core Computer Consultants will unveil Core Business Intelligence –
intended to improve decision-making by giving HR professionals the ability to create
ad-hoc, management and forecast reports based on department data.

Cara Information Technology will introduce: Cara-Online Payslip,
which enables employees to access, view and print payslips via the

Intellect will showcase its entire HR portfolio, but will focus on
strategic data management and its RDBMS system.

Total Managed Delivery will demonstrate its TMD/Service Request,
which can raise, track and solve incidents within the workplace – from logging
a PC fault to ordering stationary items.

FSI UK’s latest HR Oasis Workflow programme contains 15 workflow
processes ranging from self-certification, time and attendance, salary review
management, employee self-service to holiday requests.

I-Grasp will reveal Global Successor – for complete end-to-end

McGuffie Brunton will display the latest version of its Equator HR
management system which includes payroll, time and attendance, shopfloor data
capture and access control modules.

Softworks Computing will introduce TouchWise, a touch screen time and
attendance system, which allows employees to deal with their time and
attendance levels.

Selven’s Team Spirit Web-enabled browser provides access to payroll,
personnel or time and attendance, while Team Spirit E-learning offers a
flexible approach to online learning.

Grampian Software will demonstrate its Absence Module, Recruitment
Module and Training module as well as integrated time and attendance and P11D
systems. will launch its redesigned site.

Day one/6 February

Breakfast Briefings – BB1
Selecting the right HR and payroll system for your organisation

– Determining your requirements

– Common mistakes – how to avoid them!

– A look at the latest market trends

– How to ensure you select the right system for maximum ROI

Steve Foster, director, KPMG consulting

Masterclass – MC1a
Negotiating a software package with your suppliers – strategies for success

– The key questions you should be asking

– Maintenance – what to expect and what must be included

– Ensuring a proper support service is provided

– Negotiating a reasonable price – cost versus long-term

Mark Grice, management consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers

Masterclass – MC2a
Case Study: e-Recruit
ment – streamlining the recruitment process

– Why e-recruitment?

– Review of the recruitment process before implementation and

– Supplier selection

– Testing & piloting

– The implementation process

– Lessons learnt

Jackie Weston, resourcing manager, KPMG

Masterclass – MC3a
Review of recent and upcoming payroll legislative changes

– Changes in the taxing of company cars

– Statutory mileage rates for 2002

– Proposed changes in maternity and parental leave rights,
including changes in payment of statutory maternity pay

– Changes in tax credits

– Internet filing of payroll year-end returns

Adrian Hobbs, payroll author, Gee Publishing

Masterclass – MC4a
Outsourcing and integrating HR and payroll

– Integrating systems for consistent information

– Combining your HR and payroll needs

– ASPs – maintaining control, removing responsibility

– Increasing the value of the HR and payroll contribution to
your organisation

Graham Russell, principle consultant, KPMG consulting

Day two/7 February

Breakfast briefings – BB2
Selecting the right software system for your HR and payroll functions

– Defining your organisation’s needs

– Researching the various packages on offer

– Making the most of your time at Softworld

– The key questions to ask

Deirdre Hardy, HR consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Masterclass – MC1b
Employee self-service – redressing the balance between employee and employer

– How much information should be provided online?

– Saving time and money – taking HR into a strategic role

– Changing perceptions; incentivising your staff

– Integrating ESS and HR systems

Mary Sue Rogers, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Masterclass – MC2b
Case Study – The
experience and the lessons of the PwC global
implementation of HRMS across 14 countries and 100,000 employees

– Project overview

– Implementation changes

– Impact of the HRMS system on the business

– Future technology opportunities

Ron Collard, partner, HR consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Masterclass – MC3b
Case Study: Implementing a web-enabled HR and payroll function across the

– Automating and integrating business functions

– Increasing efficiency and cost effectiveness

– How these issues were planned, managed and put into effect to
ensure the project was a success

Sarah O’Brien, project manager, Pret A Manger

Masterclass – MC4b
Using technology to develop and manage pay and benefits packages

– Benchmarking salaries against industry averages

– Gaining fast access to up-to-date pay data

– Endorsing your reputation as a competitive employer

– Taking advantage of the latest on-line technology

– Making a real impact on the bottom line

Richard Crofts, principle consultant, Cubiks, a PA Group Company

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