Keen readers of UNLEASH will remember our report entitled ‘Why HR Projects Fail‘. While the report outlined the frequent pitfalls that HR professionals encounter, it did not answer the elusive question of how you ensure a HR project’s success.
This enigmatic quandary might have an answer. The service management behemoth ServiceNow teamed up with UNLEASH to determine why only 16% of organizations rated their HR technology projects as successful in 2020.
Prior to COVID-19, around one-third of organizations were undertaking new HR technology projects every year; now more than half of companies intend to increase spend on HR technology.
However, does technology have the answers for successful HR projects?
Making projects succeed
UNLEASH and ServiceNow are investigating key themes in HR which have been widely discussed over the course of the year.
Notably, there is an analysis of employee experience, organizational culture and change management, as well as adoption.
On top of that, the study will inspect HR teams, skills, and HR technology and ecosystems. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a guide to picking the right HR system for a project.
Safe to say, this will be an essential read for the thousands of companies who are planning on undergoing a HR project.
Speaking about the study, Gretchen Alarcon, VP and GM at ServiceNow said: “Our commitment at every turn, is to help organizations worldwide create and deliver the best employee experiences possible.
“Maximizing the impact and results of HR technology projects can be a critical lever for organizations striving for excellence.
“But the technology is only part of the story. Championing your culture, embracing change management and building the right project team are all fundamentals that have to be right in order or HR projects to succeed. And we can’t wait to see what the global HR community shares in this research in terms of the optimum mix.”
Our very own Marc Coleman also discussed the importance of this research and noted: “We are committed to this ongoing research to unpack what every organization should consider when investing in new HR solutions.
“This is deliberately different to other research in this market. We’re not here to tell HR leaders what to buy. There are so many incredible solutions out there.
“Instead, our role is to hold a mirror up to our industry, serve our community and help HR projects be the best they can be.”
If you’re looking for guidance or just reassurance when it comes to a HR project, ServiceNow and UNLEASH have you covered.