Future-proof the HR Function

04 Jul 23

The cost-cutting knives are out again.  While HR is still coming to grips with the implication of technological disruptions, the cost-cutting threat is even more existential.  How will HR survive further attrition?

As a HR Technology & Consulting business, People Resolutions work with clients across the spectrum from the poorly resourced to the top-heavy.  Where we see the biggest implosion is during the “changing of the guard”.  HR practitioners build up an array of private tools in the form of spread sheets that are used to bridge the gap between business processes and management reports.  When these key individuals resign, the fragile scaffolding often collapse.  Future-proofing an HR function requires the following minimum requirements.


HR System “real” Minimum Requirements

  • You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation: An HR system is only as good as the quality assurance process it enforces to keep master data current and accurate. Often buyers are excited by the “what” (fancy reports and business intelligence) – without interrogating the “how”.  While the “what” is important, it will collapse like a house of cards if the fundamental business processes (“how”) are not embedded in the system.  With HR Manage, data integrity forms an integral part of the system.
  • Change happens – all the time:  The world of work is turbulent.  A system must be able to handle changes rapidly.  Your HR System service provider must be able to prove that their system is geared to handle change through simple configuration and not depend on additional coding.
  • Simplicity:  HR processes can become complicated if left unchecked.  The difference between a master craftsman and the average Joe is how complicated they make things.  Look for a balance between simplicity on the end-user side but retain the ability to support the complexity of the real world of work (without making things complicated).
  • Don’t buy Software – buy into a Partnership: When you buy an HR system, you buy technology.  The thing with technology is that it becomes outdated very quickly and on the other hand, all Software Service Providers go to the same school.  What may impress you today in one solution will become standard practice a year or two later in all solutions.  Focus therefore on the partner.  Look at their track record.  It will outlast the solution.
  • The journey is the destination: The first thing a system must be able to do is to facilitate an uncharted implementation roadmap from the “as is” to the “to be” status.  If the system can only work once all the boxes are ticked, disaster is looming.  Implementation is not a linear process.



HR Manage has been around for since 2001.  It is the trusted partner for some of the most prestigious organisations in Southern Africa and beyond.  If you consider HR digitisation, HR Manage is the benchmark.

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HR Manage is a fully fledged Human Resource software system that has been on the market for over 20 years.  See some of our  other modules below and why some of the leading companies in South Africa has been sticking with us for over a decade.

HR System Overview

See an overview of the HR Manage software and the modules available in our complete HR Solution.

People Management

Manage biographic and occupation information for employees and contractors.  This is a core module where all other modules retrieve information from.

Training Administration

Schedule, track and manage training within your company or training college. Includes Bursary management, cost tracking and printing of custom designed certificates.

Reporting & Exporting

Generate standard complex reports like Employment Equity and SETA, or build custom reports using one of our advanced report designers.

Electronic Job Profiling

Build a library of Job Profiles that can be linked to people and used in reviews. Job Profiling can also be done in bulk using our unique Job Profiling Matrix.

Performance Management

Conduct reviews online based on generic or customised job profiles. The processes, scoring methodology, rating sets and all other aspects are customisable to suit almost any requirement.

Leave Administration

Comprehensive leave management with online applications and approvals, reporting and custom workflows for each type of leave. System allows for complex rules to be configured.

HR Workflows

Build custom workflows and forms for business processes such as employee on-boarding or staff movement. With various flexible types of activities (and more being added regularly), the system is as flexible as it gets.

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